#001266 - The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III Housed in Original Publisher's Slipcase, with Some Damage - $350.00
J.R.R. Tolkien's History of Middle-earth, published by Harper Collins in 2002, these are later printings, #1 is a 6th impression, #2 a 5th impression and #3 is a 5th impression
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|History of Middle-Earth 3 Volume Box Set, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Published by Harper Collins in 2002, these are later printings, #1 is a 6th impression, #2 a 5th impression and #3 is a 5th impression.
Edited by Christopher Tolkien, who collected the vast amount of manuscripts, maps and illustrations, left by his father and edited them into 12 volumes which were published as the History of Middle-Earth.
Book I is the first five books collected into one, and represent work done during the 1920s and 30s and fully relate the early history of The Silmarillion.
Book II is comprised of the middle four books, and relates the full and unique account of the creation of The Lord of the Rings.
Book III is comprised of the last 3 books, and relates to the later history of the Silmarillion along with the account of writing of the Prologue and Appendices to The Lord of the Rings, that links these two works thru the historical structure of the Ages.
The 3 volumes are all in Near Fine condition, in Near Fine dustjackets, now protected in archival protectors, except for a large bump to the upper left corner of the slipcase and the same corner of book number 1 is bumped as well.
It has not split the seams of the case or anything more than wrinkled the rear boards of the book. Unfortunately the shipping damage of this type is quite common, due to the very heavy weight of this set, and the fairly fragile nature of the case.
A beautiful set, even with the noted damage, does not affect any of the text.
A very hard to find set, let alone one with the publishers slipcase.
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