Farmer Giles of Ham 60th Anniversary Edition (17.02.09 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

This is a book I have not seen myself yet, but was announced by David Brawn in this interview, Tolkien publications for 2009 by Harper Collins.

It will be a commemorative diamand anniversary edition of Tolkien’s classic book, including the new introduction (from the 50th anniversary edition), a map, a copy of Tolkien’s unpublished short story which he expanded for publication, his notes for an aborted sequel, and the original first edition illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

Farmer Giles of Ham is written by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrated by Pauline Baynes and edited by the two Tolkien scholars Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond
Farmer Giles of Ham 60th Anniversary Edition


This special 60th anniversary edition includes (as did the 50th anniversary edition):

- an introduction by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond, editors of Tolkien’s Roverandom.
- a facsimile reproduction of the original first edition text, complete with all the illustrations by Pauline Baynes, famous for her Narnia drawings
- at map of 'The Little Kingdom' by the same artist
- Tolkien's unpublished notes for a sequel which he never completed
- an appendix containing the unpublished short story which Tolkien later expanded into the published version

What is special about this edition?

- limited to 500 copies only
- a brand new jacket
- probably only available through tolkien.co.uk from end February 2009

Title: Farmer Giles of Ham 60th Anniversary Edition
Type: Hardback Edition

Extent: 144 pages
Format: 135x216mm
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 01/12/2008


Language: English
ISBN-10:
0261103776
ISBN-13: 978-0261103771

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