Unwin Books, 1972. FIRST EDITION, 7th impression. Softcover (released prior to the hardcover.) Very good condition, tightly bound, slightly darkened spine. 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall.. Green &white covers, slightly creased. Illustrated with Tree on wraps. The paperback issue was earliest release of this title. Tree And Leaf --- J.R.R.Tolkien This Book Is In Two Parts - An Essay On Fairy Stories. And One of Tolkien's Earlier Short Stories 'Leaf By Niggle' Like The Later And More Generous 'The Lord Of The Rings', It Shows His Mastery Of The Art Of 'Sub-Creation', The Power To Give To Fantasy ' The Inner Consistancy Of Reality'. 96 pages.