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1977 JRR Tolkien : The Silmarillion : True 1st/1st Domestic with Errors

1977 JRR Tolkien : The Silmarillion : True 1st/1st Domestic with Errors

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The Silmarillion

By JRR Tolkien

Published by George Allen & Unwin, London, 1977. True first printing with a full stop after Feanor on p.330 (line 4), and the text 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea' being in italics on p.352.  Also known as the 'Domestic' edition with blue staining to top edge and with the price printed on the inside front flap of the jacket. Hardback book with dust jacket. 365 pages. Folding map at the rear of the book.

CONDITION

A very good true first edition. The dust jacket is very good and the price remains intact. Pages very clean throughout and there is no writing or names to the book. Overall a very good true first edition.

The Silmarillion is a collection of myths and stories in varying styles by the English writer J. R. R. Tolkien. It was edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher Tolkien in 1977, assisted by the fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay. It tells of Eä, a fictional universe that includes the Blessed Realm of Valinor, the once-great region of Beleriand, the sunken island of Númenor, and the continent of Middle-earth, where Tolkien's most popular works—The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings—are set. After the success of The Hobbit, Tolkien's publisher Stanley Unwin requested a sequel, and Tolkien offered a draft of the writings that would later become The Silmarillion. Unwin rejected this proposal, calling the draft obscure and "too Celtic", so Tolkien began working on a new story that eventually became The Lord of the Rings.



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