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TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973).  The Road Goes Ever On, a Song Cycle. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1968. 

4to. Title printed in red and black, marginal decoration in Tengwar by Tolkien printed in gray and black. Original boards lettered in red; original printed dust jacket. Provenance: George Sayer (1914-2005), teacher at Malvern College, biographer of C. S. Lewis (invitation to a reception tipped in). 
 
FIRST EDITION. SIGNED CALLING CARD BY TOLKIEN mounted to front free endpaper (slightly smudged). George Sayer’s copy, with an invitation tipped in to a 14 March [1968] reception “to hear the first London performance of Donald Swann’s musical settings of poems by Professor Tolkien, sung by William Elvin with the composer at the piano. The Song Cycle, The Road Goes Ever On, with embellishments and commentary by J. R. R. Tolkien will be published in book form on 28th March.” 

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