|The Peoples of Middle-earth.
Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
1st Edition 1996.
Hardback in dustwrapper.
Page Ref.: None.
One impression only.
A widely spoken rumour says that part of the print run was recalled by the publisher and was pulped. This is untrue.
HarperCollins have kindly checked through their records and have provided the following information:
”2,525 copies were printed for the trade, plus 1,565 for BCA, all in the same run... BCA sold their copies very quickly and then bought 500 copies from the trade run, rapidly shortening the shelf life of the edition. No copies were ever withdrawn or recalled, but a decision had been taken to discontinue the hardback editions, which across the series were selling very slowly - the older titles were selling only about 25 copies a year.”
For further information see Was The Peoples of Middle-earth Pulped?
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