The White Tree: Tolkien



In J. R. R. Tolkien‘s fantasy universe of Middle-earth, the White Tree of Gondor stood as a symbol of Gondor in the Court of the Fountain in Minas Tirith. The White Tree also appears as a motif upon Gondor’s flag and throughout its heraldry combined with the seven stars of the House of Elendil and the crown of the King.

(see Gondor)


Taken from “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”


Tree and Leaf (1964) A collection of stories by J R R Tolkien

A new edition of Tolkien’s Tree and Leaf, complete with his rare translation and commentary of The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, the Battle of Maldon. Fairy-stories are not just for children, as anyone who has read Tolkien will know. In his essay On Fairy-Stories, Tolkien discusses the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy and rescues the genre from those who would relegate it to juvenilia. The haunting short story, Leaf by Niggle, recounts the story of the artist, Niggle, who has ‘a long journey to make’ and is seen as an allegory of Tolkien’s life. The poem Mythopoeia relates an argument between two unforgettable characters as they discuss the making of myths. Lastly, and published for the very first time, we are treated to the translation of Tolkien’s account of the Battle of Maldon, known as The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth. Tree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction.


Leaves from the Tree: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Shorter Fiction. The Proceedings of the 4th Tolkien Society Workshop.
Peter Roe Memorial Booklet No. 2.
Shippey, et al.
1st Edition 1991.
The Tolkien Society.
ISBN 0905520033.
Booklet with card covers.
Hammond p.387.

Includes a paper (“Dragons from Andrew Lang’s Retelling of Sigurd to Tolkien’s Chrysophylax” by Christina Scull) that reproduces an extract from Tolkien’s unpublished lecture on dragons.

Two impressions issued?  The 1st Impression had a yellow-green coloured cover, while the later unidentified reprint (shown opposite) was issued in a yellow card cover.

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