What a thrill!! My very first British copy of The Hobbit. Third edition/Sixth impression, 1971. The nice and colorful illustrations just warm my soul…
And thou, Melkor, shalt see that no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the music in my despite. For he that attempteth this shall prove but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful, which he himself hath not imagined.
|—||The Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien, p. 17|