Running Press, 1978. FIRST EDITION, First Printing. a wealth of information on diverse subjects, from the evolution of the concept of the middle earth to the history of the coinage on Gondor. A Treasury of Folklore, Songs, Poems, and Recipes of Middle-Earth, Plus a Collection of Articles on J.R.R. Tolkien and His Works, and an Extensive Reading List. Dozens of fascinating articles also include: a complete chronology of the Hobbit and the Lord ot the Rings, Delectable recipes for Snaug's fems and Mrs. Maggot's cottage pie. The folklore of the middle earth as recorded in the newspapers and magazines of Tolkien fandom. Songs and poems, some of them printed in the original language. Edited by Alida Becker - Illustrations by Michael Green and Color Illustrations by Tim Kirk. 191 pages.