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The Silmarillion   -(complete First Edtion with Fold Out Map)- by  Christopher (ed); Assisted by Guy Kay  J. R. R.; Tolkien - First Edition - 1977 - from Nessa Books and Biblio.com

The Silmarillion -(complete First Edtion with Fold Out Map)-

by Tolkien, J. R. R.; Tolkien, Christopher (ed); Assisted by Guy Kay

Condition: Very Good Plus/Near Fine


London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and design on spine, headband, faded blue top edge, 365 pages plus map facing page 121, red & black fold out map at rear is complete in Near Fine condition, book is in Very Good Plus to Near Fine condition with faded blue top edge, with ink name on ffep, in a Near Fine condition dust jacket, now in Mylar, with first state indications, no price on dust jacket, copyright info of 11 on 12 point type, imprint by William Clowes, First Published in 1977 as stated on copyright page, indications of the authentic First Edtiion are here, emblems on dust jacket designed by J. R. R. Tolkien, check out the scans. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. Illus. by J.R. R. Tolkien. 8vo.

The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkien's mythopoeic works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher Tolkien in 1977, with assistance from Guy Gavriel Kay, who later became a noted fantasy writer. The Silmarillion, along with J. R. R. Tolkien's other works, forms a comprehensive, yet incomplete, narrative that describes the universe of Middle-earth within which The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place.




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