TREE AND LEAF
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1964. Second Impression. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. , 12-92,  pp. 16mo, green cloth, green head, gilt spine lettering, facsimile signature to title page. Just a hint of foxing and a small splotch to the head, spine leaning just slightly, otherwise very crisp and tight. DJ unclipped, spine a bit sunned, light rubbing to extremities and two very short tears, now wrapped in mylar. VERY GOOD / VERY GOOD. Item #1293
A nice copy of Tolkien's trenchant work of criticism, "On Fairy Stories," printed with his "purgatorial" short story, "Leaf by Niggle" about a homebody who reluctantly embarks on a transformative journey.
"Faërie cannot be caught in a net of words; for it is one of its qualities to be indescribable, though not imperceptible."