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SILMARILLION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
Author Name:    Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)

Title:   SILMARILLION [THE]

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Near Fine

Jacket Condition:   Very Good

Type:   Book

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:    Houghton Mifflin Company 1977

ISBN Number:   0395257301 / 9780395257302

Illustrator:   Tolkien, J.R.R.

Seller ID:   003864

Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US edition. (Previously published in in the UK by George Allen & Unwin.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. True first issue with all points present per Hammond A15c: "First Printing" and "First American Edition" is stated followed by full number line on the copyright page. Price $10.95 intact on front jacket flap with "Father Giles of Ham" listed instead of "Farmer Giles" of Ham in the book publication list in the front endpapers (page 3). Broken type on right edge of lines 28-29 and 30-32 on page 229. Red top stain on type block and boards are green cloth with silver spine lettering and copper devices. Fold-out map of Beleriand is clean, intact without tears and still attached to rear free endpaper. Jacket is frayed and chipped at tips and head and heel of spine panel. Several jacket creases at top edge of front panel with one jagged but closed tear 1.5 cm in lenght. Handling and age-related wear to page block edges, but normal for a book this age. Faint scuff mark on top edge of page block. Defects said, still a straight, square copy with a tight binding and without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. "Major work of mythology that Tolkien held in higher esteem that The Lord of the Rings." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature *4A-251. Award History: 1978 Locus Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel.


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