The Lord of the Flies was also inscribed to a "Sarah" (see his sale, Sotheby's New York, 11 October 1991, lot 298)." /> TOLKIEN, J.R.R. Farmer Giles of Ham. London: Allen and Unwin, 1949. <I>8vo, original light orange boards; pictorial dust jacket (some light wear).</I> FIRST EDITION, FIRST BINDING, of Tolkein's second work of fiction (preceded by <I>The Hobbit</I> and followed by <I>The Lord of the Rings</I>). PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author in his calligraphic handwriting on verso of front free endpaper: "Sarah with best wishes from J.R.R.T." With illustrations by Pauline Diana Baynes. Hammond A4a: "...'Farmer Giles of Ham' was originally an impromtu story told to the Tolkein children when they took shelter under a bridge during a sudden rainstorm that interrupted a family picnic." A very good copy. A Richard Manney set of <I>The Lord of the Flies</I> was also inscribed to a "Sarah" (see his sale, Sotheby's New York, 11 October 1991, lot 298). | Christie's