Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Ted Nasmith. First Thus. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1998, this edition contains 20 full colour illustrations specially commissioned by artist Ted Nasmith. The book is in Near Fine condition. Has a previous owners bookplate to the half title page, no other writing or marks. A very clean and bright dustjacket, with no fading or tanning. Only the most minor of rubbing, with a closed tear, approximately 1 inch, no loss. No fading or soiling, the dustjacket is also 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. 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: Harper Collins, 1998. Ted Nasmith. First Thus. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Silmarillion, the Myths and Legends of Middle-Earth, published by Harper Collins in 1998. This is the 1st impression of this lovely illustrated edition. This new edition contains 20 full color illustrations specially commissioned from artist Ted Nasmith. J.R.R. Tolkien's account of the Elder Days, the tales of the Silmarillion are legends deriving from a much deeper past, when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him to recover the Silmarils. Originally published in 1977, 4 years after his death, Christopher Tolkien has gathered together and edited, what he considered his life's work. This book is in Near Fine condition, now housed in a custom faux leather slipcase to help protect this beautiful copy. 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.