London: Allen & Unwin, 1977.
1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2098
The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This copy is the 1st Impression and 1st State of the 1st UK Edition published in 1977 by Allen & Unwin. This is the UK Domestic Edition, bound by Billings & Son Ltd, with the dustjacket priced and not clipped. The book is in Near Fine condition, no previous owners name or any other writing or marks. The edges of the textblock are clean and bright, with the top stain unmarked and not faded. A very clean and bright dustjacket with unfaded red lettering, some slight fading to the top edge, no tanning, and only the most minor of rubbing to the dustjacket, in Near Fine condition. A wonderful copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's lifetime work containing his account of the mythology of Middle-earth, edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. 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. 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. The dark blue topstain is not faded. An extremely collectable copy, housed in a custom black leather slipcase, gilt stamped with the JRRT Monogram, and Tolkien's Heraldic device representing Luthien Tinuviel stamped on the covers of the black leather. Any questions, please feel free to ask. 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.
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