1949: George Allen & Unwin,
First edition. 8vo. 79pp. Burnt orange boards with blue lettering to spine & blue dragon vignette to front board. A near fine copy with unmarked boards. Blue topedge as issued. No inscriptions. The very good+ dustwrapper is complete with no loss. One short closed tear. None of the usual toning to spine. Some dusting to wrapper panels. Original price of 6snet on front flap. A very attractive copy.
The story describes the encounters between Farmer Giles and a wily dragon & how Giles uses these to rise from humble beginnings to rival the King of the Land. Set in Britain in an imaginary period of the Dark Ages featuring mythical creatures & medieval knights. Only tangentially connected with the authors Middle Earth legendarium.