The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. First Edition (1962)
Book ID: 67372
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1962. First Edition. Pp, 64. Pictorial paper boards, in a lightly chipped dust jacket. A nice bright copy.
A collection of poetry written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published in 1962. The book contains 16 poems, two of which feature Tom Bombadil, a character encountered by Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring.
Pauline Baynes was an English book illustrator, whose work encompassed more than 100 books, notably those by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. She was also J.R.R. Tolkien’s chosen illustrator: her drawings appear in Farmer Giles of Ham, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major, Tree and Leaf, and after Tolkien’s death the poem Bilbo’s Last Song.
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