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The Silmarillion by  Roger Hill  J R R Tolkien ; colored by H. E. Riddett ; photo - 1st Edition - 1977 - from Joseph Valles - Books and Biblio.com

The Silmarillion

by Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. ; jacket design, Louise Noble ; jacket drawing, J R R Tolkien ; colored by H. E. Riddett ; photo, Roger Hill

Condition: Fine/Good


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977, 1977. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st American edition, 1st printing ; 365 pp. fold-out map ; in color pictorial dustjacket ; price on dust jacket ; tiny nick on lower back of dustjacket dig at front gutter of dustjacket ; LC: PZ3.T576 |b Si3 |a PR6039.O32 ; ISBN 0395257301 ; LCCN 77008025 ; OCLC: 2200253 ; "Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth. THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth." ; FINE/G.

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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