11-15-2015 11-15-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2865B Boston
November 15, 2015 11:00AMCalender
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Mills, Stella Marie (1903-1989) The Saga of Hrolf Kraki.

$246$200
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2865B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

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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Keywords

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