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The Silmarillion by  Christopher (Editor)  J.R.R.; Tolkien - First Edition - 1977 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

The Silmarillion

by Tolkien, J.R.R.; Tolkien, Christopher (Editor)

Condition: Very Good+/Near Fine


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. First Edition. Very Good+/Near Fine. First American edition, Hammond and Anderson's fourth issue text (p. 229 text cut off at right, paper more ivory than white [no priority]). 365 pp. with fold-out map at rear. Green cloth with gilt and silver lettering, red topstain. Very Good+ with foxing to edges in Near Fine unclipped ($10.95) dust jacket with creased front flap, light shelf wear. A nice copy.

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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