Auction – “Tree and Leaf”

Tree and Leaf by JRR TolkienAUCTION of “Tree and Leaf”

On 16 May (Thursday) we will auction off a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Tree and Leaf” for a good cause

Auction of a copy of “Tree and Leaf” by J.R.R. Tolkien. This copy is of the first run of the first edition with Tolkien’s facsimile signature printed in it. Jeremy Prince is giving up this copy for a global auction. He received it personally from Tolkien almost 50 years ago.

You can register your interest here. Please note that you have to be registered for the festival (€50) to be able to bid for the book lateron, either in person on the day or by email (silent auction).


Book Description and Condition

Main Title: Tree and Leaf by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Published: London, George Allen & Unwin.
Date: 1964.
Edition: First edition.
Description: 92p. 19cm.
Subjects: Fairy tales – History and criticism.

Tree and Leaf Edition page JRR TolkienNotes: Advertisements at end of book for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King; The Adventures of Tom Bombadil; Farmer Giles of Ham; The Hobbit; English and Medieval Studies.

Condition: A near fine copy in its original dark green cloth with gilt-blocked titling on spine and the author’s facsimile signature printed on the title page. The top edge of the text block is dyed green and a small amount of bleeding has occurred to some of the pages. There is a small stain on the top corner of back cover beside spine. The dust-jacket is in good condition although it is price-clipped, somewhat edge-nicked and has some small tears to the edges. The dust-jacket is also stained and rubbed from shelf-wear with some marks to the front cover and the spine is sun-toned. The dust-jacket is now protected with mylar sleeving.

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