First edition, first printing of three poems by J. R. R. Tolkien. Publisher's original yapped wove green wrappers, printed in black. Housed in a bespoke quarter green morocco solander case. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with some toning, rubbing and small chips at the spine tips and yapped edge. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's marks. Scarce.
Issued in an edition of only 500 copies in May 1924, priced at 2s. The volume includes three poems by J. R. R. Tolkien: 'An Evening in Tavrobel' (p.56); 'The Lonely Isle' (p.57); 'The Princess Ni' (p.58). The last poem is a precursor of 'Princess Mee' later published in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. None of the three poems have been reprinted. (Hammond B5 & A6a).
Stock code: 22344