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The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket in Custom Slipcase

#CLP0039 - The Silmarillion BCA edition from 1978 - sold


The Silmarillion printed by Book Club Associates, London, United Kingdom, 1978

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The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Silmarillion printed by Book Club Associates, London, United Kingdom, 1978


This is actually Tolkien's first book and also his last. In origin, it precedes even the Hobbit, and is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's Middle Earth. Tolkien worked on iy, changed it, and enlarged it throughout his entire life. It was edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher Tolkien, with the assistance of fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay to construct some major parts. The earliest drafts date back to 1917. There are several later editions of Silmarillion. 

Book Club edition by arrangement with George Allen & Unwin (Publishers) Ltd.
Includes note of pronunciation, tables (genealogies), index (names of persons and places) and an appendix (elements in Quenya and Sindarin names).

Maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine.
Surface marks to page ends but text is clean. Boards show slight wear - corners bent slightly/ crease to back top corner, surface marks.
Jacket is unclipped and shows £ 4.95 price. Dust jacket has lots of tears to top and front (probably from taking in and out the shelve) and shows
wear to the bottom and top of the jackets both front and back.

While the book looks fine the jacket has seen better days. Still a very nice copy!

Smaller in size then the 1st impressions of The Silmarillion, this lies much better in the hand and so the perfect reading copy of The Silmarillion.
A nice copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's lifetime work containing his account of the mythology of Middle-earth, edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien.

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