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Return of the Shadow. 1988
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Return of the Shadow. 1988The Return of the Shadow
J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
1st Edition 1988
Unwin Hyman
ISBN 0044401620
Hardback in dustwrapper
Not illustrated
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.267-268

Four impressions issued, all similar:

1st Impression 1988 - 5,000 copies printed
2nd Impression 1988
3rd Impression 1989
4th Impression 1991

Both priced and unpriced dustwrappers have been seen.

A 4th Impression copy has been seen in price clipped dustwrapper, with new price added on HarperCollins label.

In 1988, Cedric Chivers of Bath bound 120 copies of the 1st Impression for libraries. The binding type is not recorded in Wayne Hammond’s Tolkien bibliography, but was probably hardback.

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