London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This copy is the 1st printing of the 1st UK Edition published in 1977 by Allen & Unwin. This is the UK Export Edition, bound by William Clowes & Sons Ltd, with no price on the unclipped dustjacket. The book is in Very Good Plus condition, with no previous owners name, no other writing or marks. No bumped corners noted, nor any stains to the blue cloth, gilt bright and shiny. The edges of the textblock are lightly soiled, with the top stain a bit dusty and faded. A very clean and bright dustjacket, with no fading or tanning. Only the most minor of rubbing to the edges, a tiny bit of color loss along the top edge of the fold areas, the dustjacket is in Very Good Plus 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, very clean and bright. Noted points or error's: Page 330 line 4 shows a period after Feanor. Page 352 line 39 does not have an italicized "and" in 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea'. Making this the Second State of the First Impression. An highly collectable copy, housed in a custom blue 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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London: Folio Society, 1999. Ingahild Grathmer and drawn by Eric Fraser. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A complete set of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, which include The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. The Hobbit was published by the Folio Society in 1999, the 3rd impression. The Lord of the Rings is the 3rd impression of 1999. The Silmarillion is also a 3rd impression of 2003. All are illustrated by Eric Fraser, Ingahild Grathmer, and Francis Mosley respectively. A wonderful matched set made of high quality acid free paper, and bound in full vegetable parchment to create a beautiful set of Tolkien's primary works. All three issues are housed in their own separate publishers slipcase, and are in Near Fine condition. No writing, no marks, no faults. All are unread, crisp and tight, clean and bright. 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.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Alan Lee and Ted Nasmith. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Tolkien Library, a collection of Tolkien's five most famous books. A lovely illustrated set collected together featuring Houghton Mifflin publications from 1997 thru 2004. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are illustrated by Alan Lee, and The Silmarillion is illustrated by Ted Nasmith. The Hobbit and the Silmarillion are later printings, while the Lord of the Rings all have the full number line 10 - 1. These are large and heavy books, making the set weigh over 18 lbs, or 8 kg, domestic (US) shipping only without extra shipping charges. These are housed in a double walled Custom Black Leather slipcase, featuring gilt stamped images on each side. No names or writing in any of the books. None of the books are price clipped and all are in Near Fine condition except the dustjackets of The Fellowship has a large closed tear on the lower front corner, otherwise in Near Fine condition with new mylar protectors. No writing, foxing or offsetting to any of the books. A fabulous set, with the one fault to the dustjacket. 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.
London: Harper Collins, 2021. Ted Nasmith. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, published by Harper Collins in 2021. Limited to a worldwide first printing of just 4,000 copies, this deluxe edition is printed in two colours and is fully bound in cloth and stamped in gold foil. Housed in a matching custom-built slipcase decorated with stunning wraparound artwork, it also features two full-colour removable posters that are unique to this edition. From the leaflet, "The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's World. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-earth, and the Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the last remaining pure light of Valinor." Features include a Double-sided fold-out poster which reproduces two paintings by Ted Nasmith, 'White Ships from Valinor' and 'Luthien at Tol Galen'. A large color poster which folds out to reveal the colored version of the 'Map of Belllleriand and the Lands to the North', drawn by Christopher Tolkien. The definitive version of the text specially reset for this edition, and printed in two colors on heavyweight acid-free paper, with a ribbon marker. Illustrated with almost 50 full-color paintings by Ted Nasmith, some appearing here for the first time, and five delicate pencil drawings. Fully clothbound hardback, stamped in gold foil with an inset miniature of 'Maglor Casts a Silmaril'. Housed in a custom-build slipcase illustrated with wraparound artwork of 'The Burning of the Ships'. This copy is sealed in shrinkwrap, As New from the publisher. 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.