London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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 Near Fine condition, with no previous owners name, "Xmas 1977" written on the front pastedown, hidden by the dustjacket flap, no previous owners name or any other marks. No bumped corners noted, no stains to the blue cloth, gilt bright and shiny. The edges of the textblock are clean and unfoxed, with the top stain slightly faded. A very clean and bright dustjacket, very carefully laminated with no fading or tanning, bright red colors to the title, 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, very clean and bright. 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 of the First Edition. A highly 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. 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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