The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28

London: Allen & Unwin, 1977.

Limited/Numbered. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen and Unwin in 1982. This is the Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition. "This is copy number 28 of the first one thousand copies off the press of the first edition of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, reserved for later publication in this collector's edition." Only the first 100 were signed by Christopher Tolkien to the Limitation Notice. To support this statement, this copy has the noted points or error's: Page 330 line 4 shows no period after Feanor. Page 352 line 39 has an italicized "and" in 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea'. Making this the First State of the First Impression. A Near Fine example of the very hard to find Super Deluxe Limited Edition issued to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the first publication of The Silmarillion. Collected and edited by Christopher Tolkien after his fathers death. Original publishers full red leather binding, with raised bands, gilt stamping, and top edge gilded as issued. The book features a red silk ribbon marker bound in, raised bands and gilt stamped Title, Author, and Publisher to the spine. The front boards features the JRRT Monogram gilt stamped in single gilt ruled box. Blind stamp of the heraldic device Tolkien designed to represent Luthien Tinuviel to the rear boards. On the first free endpaper, the Publisher's Limitation Plate, gives the Limitation number of 28 of 1000. The map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North appears as a fold-out map, and is printed in black and red, no tears or marks noted. A striking example of a very hard to find book. Matches in size and style the 1987 Unwin Hyman Super Deluxe Limited Edition of the Hobbit. No foxing, no previous owners name or any other writing. The only fault to the book is a couple of specks of the gold to the monogram have flaked off, very tiny and hardly noticeable. The red leather is not faded to the spine as is so often the case. The slipcase is the original publishers red cloth slipcase, which has the matching band of red leather around the book opening. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1356
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The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28