JRR Tolkien Sir Gawain & the Green Knight signed remarqued ltd 1st edn
First edition, first impression - in new/unread condition - Signed and remarqued (hand-sketched) by the artist Bill Sanderson. This elegant deluxe slipcased edition of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour, features a beautifully decorated (illustrated by Bill Sanderson) text and includes as a bonus the complete text of Tolkiens acclaimed lecture on Sir Gawain. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl are two poems by an unknown author written in about 1400. Sir Gawain is a romance, a fairy-tale for adults, full of life and colour; but it is also much more than this, being at the same time a powerful moral tale which examines religious and social values. Pearl is apparently an elegy on the death of a child, a poem pervaded with a sense of great personal loss: but, like Gawain it is also a sophisticated and moving debate on much less tangible matters. Sir Orfeo is a slighter romance, belonging to an earlier and different tradition. It was a special favourite of Tolkiens. The three translations represent the complete rhyme and alliterative schemes of the originals, and are uniquely accompanied in this special deluxe slipcased edition with the complete text of Tolkiens acclaimed 1953 W. Ker Memorial Lecture that he delivered on Sir Gawain. The item "JRR Tolkien Sir Gawain & the Green Knight signed remarqued ltd 1st edn" is in sale since Wednesday, May 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "stepsarg_qfkro" and is located in Barry. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Personalised: No
- Year Printed: 2020
- Modified Item: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Binding: Hardback
- Author: J.
- Modification Description: Hand sketched and signed by the artist Bill Sanderson
- Signed: Yes
- Publisher: Harper Collins
- Special Attributes: First printing