New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. FIRST U.S. EDITION. Hardcover. Octavo. Black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles on spine. Binding is clean, square and tight. Beautiful dust jacket features white and gold lettering and is illustrated with Tolkien's drawing of a dragon on front and his black line drawing of a desolate vista on the back. Slight nudge to upper front corner of board and jacket. pp. 425. Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket. Item #84972
Tolkien's 1926 translation of Beowulf, never published in his lifetime. Also includes an original Tolkien Old English style folk-tale, Sellic Spell. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Contents: Preface; Introduction to the Translation; Beowulf; Notes on the text of the Translation; Introductory note to the Commentary; Commentary; Sellic Spell; The Lay of Beowulf.