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Tale of Gondolin. 1994The Tale of Gondolin.
J.R.R. Tolkien.
Adapted by Alex Lewis.
2nd Edition 1994, 1st State.*
Privately Printed.
Weston Rhyn.
ISBN: None.
Illustrated by Ruth Lacon.
Hammond Page Ref.: None.

Illustrated throughout by Ruth Lacon.

Numbered, limited edition of 50 copies. Signed by Alex Lewis and Ruth Lacon.

Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin is reproduced largely unchanged from Unfinished Tales (1980) and the rest of the story is adapted from the version of The Fall of Gondolin published in The Book of Lost Tales, Part 2 (1984).

*Referred to as the Second Edition, however, the First Edition merely consisted of two proof copies: one bound in leather was presented to Priscilla Tolkien while the other was retained by Alex Lewis.

Two states seen, corresponding to two binding dates. This is the First State. Copies 1-25 and 31-33 were bound in the earlier state in 1994-95. The Second State was bound in 2004.

There are numerous differences between the two states, most notably the lettering on the binding and the orientation of the illustrated pages. For a detailed listing of the differences between the two states visit

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