The Silmarillion

By: TOLKIEN, J. R. R.; TOLKIEN, Christopher (editor)

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Stated first printing, first American edition on copyright page. This is the first state version, but later in the print run with damaged lines of text on page 229; list of author's works incorrectly lists 'Father Giles of Ham' (instead of the correct 'Farmer'). In green full cloth covers with decorations & titling stamped in gilt and silver on cover & spine; publisher's red topstain. Large fold-out map of Beleriand at rear of volume. Jacket bears drawing by the author on the front, and Roger Hill photo of the author on the back; orig. $10.95 flap price intact. --- 'The Silmarillion' was a life-long Tolkien project, but wasn't published until after his death, after being edited and organized by his son, Christopher Tolkien. It is perhaps the author's most imaginative work, taking the reader along as he explored his imagined ancient world. --- A clean, firm, bright copy but with a slight bit of rubbing to cover edges, along with a very faint stain to front fore-edge. Touching gift inscription on half title pg. Jacket edges with some chafing and crumpling, particularly at spine ends; otherwise in nice shape and in removable archival mylar protector.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 365 pages

Title: The Silmarillion

Author Name: TOLKIEN, J. R. R.; TOLKIEN, Christopher (editor)

Categories: >>Classic Fiction, Literature,

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1977

ISBN Number: 0395257301

ISBN Number 13: 9780395257302

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Stock No.: 76702