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The Return of the King. 1966
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The Return of the King. 1966The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien
2nd Edition 1966
George Allen & Unwin
SBN 048230472 (from 1968)
ISBN 0048230472 (from 1970)
Hardback in dustwrapper
Cover illustration based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.130-138

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

Six impressions issued before the dustwrapper design was changed:

1st Impression 1966 – 15,000 copies
2nd Impression 1967 – 15,000 copies
3rd Impression 1968
4th Impression 1969
5th Impression 1970
6th Impression 1971

The ink used for the rings was changed from the gold colour shown opposite to a yellow-orange colour in 1970.

Some copies of the 7th Impression 1973 have been seen with this style of dustwrapper.

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