Book #46470

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

J. R. R. Tolkien, trans.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [1-6] 7-149 [150], [10] pages
Publisher: Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978.
ISBN: 0395219701

A handsome first printing of the first American edition in Fine condition in about Fine dust-jacket with only minor edgewear.

Tolkien's translations of these Medieval masterpieces remained unpublished until after his death. Unlike the work of Chaucer, they had been virtually lost to the modern reader due to the incomprehensibility of the dialect in which they were composed.

Price: $90.00

Author Bio

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Close friend of C. S. Lewis, considered by many as the father of modern fantasy literature and among the 50 greatest British writers.