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The Silmarillion

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. Copyright date is 1977 first edition first printing green cloth over boards with gold and silver lettering on the front and on the spine no tears or bent pages nor any writing light foxing to the for edges and to the bottom page edges light red tent to the top page edge map in the back of the book is in very good condition shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe the spine is minor dust jacket now protected by a clear cover has no tears no bent flaps is not price clipped bright clean text with a tight binding a very solid book all things have a beginning this is the beginning story of how the hobbit and the Lord of the rings began.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by The Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
  • Bookseller: Mclin Haven US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 002436
  • Title: The Silmarillion
  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Illustrator:The Author
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1977
  • Bookseller catalogs: Sci-fi; Fiction;
  • Subjects: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Americana;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


Book summary

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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