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The Return Of the Shadow

By Tolkien, J R R ; Tolkien, Christopher




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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1989-01-05. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Return of the Shadow; The History of the Lord of the Rings Part One

Tolkien, J. R. R.; Tolkien, Christopher

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. [9], x, [1], 2-497, [5] pp. Black cloth with gold lettering on the spine. History of Middle Earth volume 6. Price of $19.95 on front flap of dust jacket. Illustrated by a color frontispiece and by a few photographs throughout the text. A Near Fine book with a tiny push to the spine in a Near Fine dust jacket with a small slit to the spine panel.

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Price: $65.00


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The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, The History of Middle-Earth, Part 1, Vol. 6

Tolkien, J. R. R.; Tolkien, Christopher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1988-01-01. Hardcover. New. As new clean tight and bright Please email for photos.

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Price: $64.00


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The Return of the Shadow : The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part One

Tolkien, J. R. R.; Christopher Tolkien

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988. A gorgeous, pristine copy. Bright, shiny, clean, square, and tight. Sharp corners. The Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped (19.95). No rubbing. No chips. No tears. No creases. No owner's name or bookplate. No remainder mark. Pages are fresh and crisp -- obviously never read. First printing, with complete number row (10 987654321) on the copyright page. Bound in the original black cloth, lettered in shiny gold on the spine. From the Dust Jacket: "With the sixth volume of THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH the story reaches THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of his father's earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and the gradual emergence of the conceptions that transformed what J. R. R. Tolkien long believed would be a far shorter book, 'a sequel to THE HOBBIT.' …[The book] is illustrated with reproductions of the first maps and notable pages from the earliest manuscripts." Contains a Foreword and 25 chapters arranged into 4 major sections as follows: I) THE FIRST PHASE: A Long-Expected Party; From Hobbiton to the Woody End; Of Gollum and the Ring; To Maggot's Farm and Buckland; The Old Forest and the Withywindle; Tom Bombadil; The Barrow-Wight; Arrival at Bree; Trotter and the Journey to Weathertop; The Attack on Weathertop; From Weathertop to the Ford; At Rivendell; 'Queries and Alterations. II) THE SECOND PHASE: Return to Hobbiton; Ancient History; Delays are Dangerous; A Short Cut to Mushrooms; Again from Buckland to the Withywindle. III) THE THIRD PHASE: (1): The Journey to Bree; (2): At the Sign of the Prancing Pony; (3): To Weathertop and Rivendell; New Uncertainties and New Projections. IV) THE STORY CONTINUED: In the House of Elrond; The Ring Goes South; The Mines of Moria. Index.. First Printing of the First Edition.. Hard Cover. New condition./New dust jacket.. 8vo. x, 497pp..

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The Return of the Shadow : The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part One

Tolkien, J. R. R.; Christopher Tolkien

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988. A gorgeous, pristine copy. New condition in a New dust jacket. Bright, shiny, clean, square, and tight. Sharp corners. The Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($19.95). No rubbing. No chips. No tears. No creases. No owner's name or bookplate. No remainder mark. Pages are fresh and crisp -- obviously never read. First printing, with complete number row (10 987654321) on the copyright page. Bound in the original black cloth, lettered in shiny gold on the spine. From the Dust Jacket: "With the sixth volume of THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH the story reaches THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of his father's earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and the gradual emergence of the conceptions that transformed what J. R. R. Tolkien long believed would be a far shorter book, 'a sequel to THE HOBBIT.' …[The book] is illustrated with reproductions of the first maps and notable pages from the earliest manuscripts." Contains a Foreword and 25 chapters arranged into 4 major sections as follows: I) THE FIRST PHASE: A Long-Expected Party; From Hobbiton to the Woody End; Of Gollum and the Ring; To Maggot's Farm and Buckland; The Old Forest and the Withywindle; Tom Bombadil; The Barrow-Wight; Arrival at Bree; Trotter and the Journey to Weathertop; The Attack on Weathertop; From Weathertop to the Ford; At Rivendell; 'Queries and Alterations. II) THE SECOND PHASE: Return to Hobbiton; Ancient History; Delays are Dangerous; A Short Cut to Mushrooms; Again from Buckland to the Withywindle. III) THE THIRD PHASE: (1): The Journey to Bree; (2): At the Sign of the Prancing Pony; (3): To Weathertop and Rivendell; New Uncertainties and New Projections. IV) THE STORY CONTINUED: In the House of Elrond; The Ring Goes South; The Mines of Moria. Index.. First Printing of the First Edition.. Hard Cover. New condition/New dust jacket. 8vo. x, 497pp.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

Tolkien, J. R. R.; Tolkien, Christopher

Harpercollins Pub Ltd. PAPERBACK. 0261102249 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

J. R. R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien [Editor]

Houghton Mifflin, 2000-09-01. Paperback. Used:Good. In Stock. Always but with confidence.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings: Part One

Tolkien, J. R. R.; Tolkien, Christopher (ed)

London: Unwin Paperbacks, 1980. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover/trade, tight clean and sqaure, flat spine, xii, 497 pages with maps, Very Good Plus condition with minor edge wear. "In this sixth volume of "The History of Middle-Earth", Bilbo's "magic ring" becomes evolved into the dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord and a Black Rider first rides into the Shire. The book comes complete with reproductions of the first maps and facsimile pages from the earliest manuscripts. Check out the scans. . First Unwin Paperback Edition . Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Cover illustration by Roger Garland. 8vo.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

J.R.R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1989-01-05. Hardcover. Good.

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The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 6)

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

Mariner Books, 2000-09-01. 1. Paperback. Used:Good.

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THE RETURN OF THE SHADOW: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part One

TOLKIEN, J.R.R.; TOLKIEN, CHRISTOPHER

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, 2000. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE. 497pp. CLEAN WITH VERY LITTLE WEAR. NICE! (BX 48).

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The Return of the Shadow (The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part 1)

Tolkien, J.R.R.; Tolkien, Christopher

Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. 5th Printing. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Fifth printing. Spine base lightly bumped. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 497 pp. In this sixth volume of The History of Middle-earth the story reaches The Lord of the Rings. In The Return of the Shadow (an abandoned title for the first volume) Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring and the gradual emergence of the conceptions that transformed what J.R.R. Tolkien for long believed would be a far shorter book, 'a sequel to The Hobbit'. The enlargement of Bilbo's 'magic ring' into the supremely potent and dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord is traced and the precise moment is seen when, in an astonishing and unforeseen leap in the earliest narrative, a Black Rider first rode into the Shire, his significance still unknown. The character of the hobbit called Trotter (afterwards Strider or Aragorn) is developed while his indentity remains an absolute puzzle, and the suspicion only very slowly becomes certainty that he must after all be a Man. The hobbits, Frodo's companions, undergo intricate permutations of name and personality, and other major figures appear in strange modes: a sinister Treebeard, in league with the Enemy, a ferocious and malevolent Farmer Maggot. The story in this book ends at the point where J.R.R. Tolkien halted in the story for a long time, as the Company of the Ring, still lacking Legolas and Gimli, stood before the tomb of Balin in the Mines of Moria. The Return of the Shadow is illustrated with reproductions of the first maps and notable pages from the earliest manuscripts.

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