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The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, Signed by Christopher Tolkien on bookplate to the front free endpaper #CLP0267 - The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, Signed by Christopher Tolkien on bookplate to the front free endpaper - € 1250,-

First State of the 1st impression of The Silmarillion, with the special commisioned 1977 bookplate signed by Christopher Tolkien, only seen in few copies.


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The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
This copy is the 1st printing of the 1st UK Edition published in 1977 by Allen & Unwin.

Signed by Christopher Tolkien on bookplate stuck to the front free endpaper.
This bookplate was specially commissioned in 1977 for the release of the book.

This is the UK Edition, bound by Billings and Son Ltd, with the £ 4.95 price on the dustjacket.
The book is in Near Fine condition, with no previous owners name, or other writing or marks.

A very clean and bright dustjacket, with no fading or tanning except for the spine.
Only the most minor of rubbing, shows no fading or soiling, the dustjacket is also in Near Fine condition.

A wonderful copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's lifetime work containing his account of the mythology of Middle-earth, edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien.

The map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North appears as a fold-out map, and is printed in black and red, no tears or marks noted.

Noted points or error's:
Page 330 line 4 shows no period after Feanor.
Page 352 line 39 has an italicized "and" in 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea'.
Making this the First State of the First Impression.

The dark blue topstain is not faded, but slightly dusty.
Final end papers and edge of text block show some minor tanning and soling.

An extremely collectable copy of The Silmarillion, signed by Christopher Tolkien on a special commissioned bookplate for the release of the book in 1977. 


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