|The Lord of the Rings.
2nd One Volume Edition, 1st Impression 1978.
George Allen & Unwin / Unwin Paperbacks.
Cover illustration by Pauline Baynes.
Page Ref.: pp.142-143.
The map showing A Part of The Shire appears on page 30. The 1954 version of the map of The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age is present in full on page 6 as well as appearing spread over four integral pages. The Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor appears on pages 774-775.
This edition only includes a brief excerpt from the Appendices - A Part of the Tale of Aragorn and Arwen from the Annals of the Kings and Rulers.
This is the (earlier) First State of the First Impression.
The First State can be distinguished from the Second State using the following points:
- Price of £3.95 on spine
- George Allen & Unwin imprint on spine
- No Unwin Paperbacks logo on upper cover
The 1st Impression was issued with both the Pauline Baynes cover artwork opposite, and an image from the Bakshi film. This impression has been seen with three different prices: £3.95, £4.95 and £5.50. It is unclear whether the impression was bound in stages or if later reprints were not indicated.
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