1972 – Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics – First Stand-alone American Printing? – Hardcover – Folcroft Library Editions

(1985 Edition Pictured)

Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics was seemingly published in the USA as a stand alone work for the first time in 1972 by this publisher.  The publishing history seems to be:

  • Folcroft Library Edition 1972
  • Folcroft Library Edition 1972 (Ltd Edition of 100 copies)
  • Folcroft Library Edition 1974 (Ltd Edition of 100 copies)
  • Folcroft Library Edition 1985 (Ltd Edition of 100 copies)

It is possible that the edition described at http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=14350 is earlier but it is undated.  It does not have the red hardcover that the other Folcroft printings do.