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Mills, Stella Marie (1903-1989) The Saga of Hrolf Kraki.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2865BLocation: BostonDate / Time: November 15, 2015 11:00AM


Mills, Stella Marie (1903-1989) The Saga of Hrolf Kraki. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1933.
First and only edition, in publisher's green cloth, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
Mills was a student and lifelong friend of J.R.R. Tolkien; this was her only published work. Tolkien was very familiar with the Hrolf Saga, for example Tolkien's character Beorn, the shape-changer, from The Hobbit, was based on Bothvar Bjarki (little bear) and his father Bjorn, who metamorphose into bears. This book was dedicated by Mills to her professors Gordon, Tolkien, and Onions.
Estimate $200-300

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Stella Marie, Basil Blackwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Bjorn, Oxford