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Unfinished Tales Of Numenor And Middle-Earth by  J.R.R Tolkien - 1st Edition See Notes - 1980 - from Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA) (SKU: 001025)

Unfinished Tales Of Numenor And Middle-Earth

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Unfinished Tales Of Numenor And Middle-Earth

by Tolkien, J.R.R

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
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Unfinished Tales Of Numenor And Middle-Earth, Tolkien, J.R.R. George Allen and Unwin, London, 1980. First Edition, and likely from the first or second impression of the first three impressions by George Allen 1980 of which a total of 44,000 copies were printed. This copy has the print errors page 234 where the first part of each letter on the left hand side of page are cropped; this variant suggests a priority of issue. Jacket is not price clipped (no printed price); all copies of the first 44,000 copies lacked a price on the dust jacket and price was added on as a label. The shades of brown, blue, red and green inks used on the dust jacket vary from impression to impression. This copy has a green grey shade which does not appear to be from fading and is likely a variant. Maroon cloth boards with bright gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Top edge red. Pages are clean and bright with 3 small soil marks on fore edge. Previous owners nameplate on front pastedown; map at rear is neatly detached but in fine condition. Boards are fine except for a small circular light stain to back board; binding firm and straight. Minor wear only to dust jacket including a small stain inside back jacket. A fine rare collector's copy.


Unfinished Tales (full title Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth) is a collection of stories and essays by J. R. R. Tolkien that were never completed during his lifetime, but were edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and published in 1980.


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Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA) CA (CA)
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Unfinished Tales Of Numenor And Middle-Earth
Tolkien, J.R.R
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
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1st Edition See Notes
George Allen And Unwin
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Date published

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About Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA)

Welcome! BACK LANE BOOKS is home to thousands of carefully selected antiquarian, rare and used books. Visitors are welcome - please phone ahead to make an appointment. I strive to provide accurate descriptions of each listing and I always include my own photographs of the item for sale. Appraisals are also available. Colleen 604 209-5072


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