Hadn't seen an announcement about this here, so thought I'd share.
Verlyn and Doug's edition of ON FAIRY STORIES now has a release
date: Monday, October 1st, 2007. According to the listing on
amazon.co,uk, it'll be a 128 page book that includes the final (1964)
revised text of the essay,* plus an introduction describing the
circumstances of the original Andrew Lang lecture, extensive
commentary on allusions Tolkien makes in the essay, and (perhaps most
importantly) material Tolkien drafted that didn't make it into the
published essay ("important elaborations of his views on other
writers"). The title is TOLKIEN ON FAIRY-STORIES.
Here's the link:
I preordered my copy today.
*that is, the version printed in TREE & LEAF, not the version
appearing in ESSAYS PRESENTED TO CHARLES WILLIAMS.