Tree and Leaf
Tree and Leaf is a small book published in 1964, containing two works by J. R. R. Tolkien:
- a revised version of an essay called "On Fairy-Stories" (originally published in 1947 in Essays Presented to Charles Williams)
- an allegorical short story called "Leaf by Niggle" (originally published in the Dublin Review in 1945).
|Author||J. R. R. Tolkien|
|Publisher||George Allen and Unwin|
|28 May 1964|
|Preceded by||The Adventures of Tom Bombadil|
|Followed by||The Tolkien Reader|
Tree and Leaf was the first publication in which On Fairy-Stories and Leaf by Niggle became readily available to the general public. The book was originally illustrated by Pauline Baynes.
Both pieces were re-issued in the collection The Tolkien Reader (1966), and have also appeared in various subsequent collections.
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