Smith of Wootton Major, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, illustrations by Pauline Baynes, publisher's pictorial boards, rubbed, 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1967
This copy was signed by Tolkien for his friend and neighbour, Robert Castle. Castle was the first paid employee of Oxfam, and even coined the term 'Oxfam' from the somewhat cumbersome Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. He became friends with members of 'The Inklings', such as Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, through their generous donations to the growing charity.