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The Return of the King. 1955The Return of the King.
J.R.R. Tolkien.
1st Edition 1955.
George Allen & Unwin.
London.
ISBN: N/A.
Hardback in dustwrapper.
Cover illustration based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.85-99.

Notes
The Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor is inserted on a fold-out sheet at the rear.

Eleven impressions issued, all similar:

1st Impression October 1955 7,000 copies
2nd Impression November 1955 4,000 copies
3rd Impression January 1957 3,500 copies
4th Impression May 1958 2,200 copies
5th Impression 1959 3,300 copies
6th Impression 1960 3,000 copies?
7th Impression 1961 2,000 copies?
8th Impression 1961 2,000 copies?
9th Impression 1962 8,500 copies
10th Impression 1963 8,500 copies
11th Impression 1965 14,000 copies?

Three states of the 1st Impression have been seen - for full details see The First Impression of The Return of the King.

Dustwrappers marked as 12th Impression have been seen on 11th Impression books, but a 12th Impression of the book was not issued.

For further details see The Early Publishing History of The Lord of the Rings.

 
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