London : George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.
We offered this set in our Catalog 84.
born: 1/3/1892 died: 9/2/1973 born as: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
English novelist and scholar who achieved fame with his richly inventive epic trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954-56). By the mid-1960s this remarkable work had become a sociocultural phenomenon, especially in its appeal to young people. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature