Available for the first time in 25 years, this book of songs and sheet music, a collaboration between J. R. R. Tolkien and the composer Donald Swann, ...Show synopsisAvailable for the first time in 25 years, this book of songs and sheet music, a collaboration between J. R. R. Tolkien and the composer Donald Swann, will delight Tolkien fans everywhere as the book to stand beside their copies of Lord of The Rings, the essays, poems and calendars. Includes a bonus CD containing performances of all the songs. In this song book the composer Donald Swann gives Tolkien characters Bilbo, Treebeard, Sam Gamgee and Tom Bombadil tunes for their ballads of the road. Professor Tolkien approved of this and added a tune of his own, decorated the book in his own hand and added a glossary of Elvish terms and lore that appears nowhere else.Hide synopsis
Description:Tolkien, J. R. R. & Bryant, Samuel Hanks. Good. Hardcover Boards...Tolkien, J. R. R. & Bryant, Samuel Hanks. Good. Hardcover Boards are faded, rubbed, soiled, and scratched. Corners and spine are bumped and fraying. Textblock is tight. Interior is tanned but unmarked and clean.
Description:Fair Good jacket. Music by Donald Swan. Front gutter is starting...Fair Good jacket. Music by Donald Swan. Front gutter is starting and nearly detached. Heavily soiled jacket with chips and tears on the edges Text is clean.
Description:Very Good. Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien. Music by Donald Swann. With...Very Good. Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien. Music by Donald Swann. With decorations by J.R.R. Tolkien and Samuel Hanks Bryant. Pp.68. Foreword and afterword double column. Illustrated with decorations to headers and footers. Blue paper covered boards with some rubbing, heavy at the top, minor soiling.
Description:Fair. Appears to be 1st US printing, number line Reads...Fair. Appears to be 1st US printing, number line Reads H10987654321. Imperfect copy has water ripple to top right corner and edge of text, more to first several pages. Green cloth covers with silver title/design. Front cover top right corner has minor lift. Missing dust jacket.
Description:Fair. ***TOO LARGE for INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING! ! *** Light...Fair. ***TOO LARGE for INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING! ! *** Light interior markings. Good reading copy. Light wear. All items shipped to US include delivery confirmation. Thanks for looking!
Donald Swann, freed from his partnership with Michael Flanders, wrote elegiac tunes, a perfect match for Tolkien's lyrics. We borrowed a friend's copy long ago, but had to return it (naturally), so it's lovely to have our own copy at last.
I consider this book to be an essential part of any serious collection of Tolkien material. I had a copy of this book many years ago, but it vanished on me, and I'm very glad to have it again. I only wish that you could also purchase a cd and be able to listen to the songs.
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