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Morgoth's Ring, Volume 10 of the History of Middle-earth, signed by Michael G.R. Tolkienor #CLP0185 - Morgoth's Ring, Volume 10 of the History of Middle-earth, signed by Michael G.R. Tolkien - € 550,-

An extremely collectable Tolkien association copy of Morgoth's Ring, the 10th volume in The History of Middle-earth series


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Morgoth's Ring, Volume 10 of The History of Middle-earth, 1st edition / 1st impression, published in 1993 by HarperCollins.
This copy has been signed "Michael G.R. Tolkien / 1993 / { First edn / extra copy }
Michael G. R. Tolkien, the author, is the eldest grandson of J. R. R. Tolkien.

In the tenth volume in J. R. R. Tolkien's "History of Middle Earth", Christopher Tolkien describes and documents the later history of The Silmarillion, from the time when his father turned again to 'the Matter of the Elder Days' after The Lord of the Rings was at last achieved;

The first of two companion volumes which documents the later writing of The Silmarillion, Tolkien's epic tale of war. After the The Lord of the Rings was at last achieved, J R R Tolkien turned his attention once again to 'the Matter of the Elder Days'. The text of the Annals of Aman, the 'Blessed Land' in the far West, is given in full; while in writings hitherto unknown is seen the nature of the problems that Tolkien explored in his later years, as new and radical ideas, portending upheaval in the old narratives, emerged at the heart of the mythology, and as the destinies of Men and Elves, mortals and immortals, ecame of central significance, together with a vastly enlarged perception of the evil of Melkor, the Shadow upon Arda. The second part of this history of the later Silmarillion is concerned with developments in the legends of Beleriand after the completion of The Lord of the Rings.

According to information supplied by HarperCollins, 5,978 copies of the 1st Impression were printed, 1,448 of which were sold by Book Club Associates. BCA subsequently took an additional 2,196 copies. The 2nd Impression consisted of just 511 copies; it is unclear if these were for BCA use. Both priced and unpriced dustwrappers have been seen.

So 4530 1st edition Harper copies printed only. BCA took a further 2196 from the trade printing leaving only 2334 original true 1st/1st trade editions released.

'ISBN 0002241951' appears on the verso of the title page. This is an error.

This is a very nice association copy signed by Tolkien's son Michael G.R. Tolkien in 1993.
The book and dust jacket are in near fine condition.

An extremely collectable Tolkien association copy of Morgoth's Ring, the 10th volume in The History of Middle-earth series.

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