|The Lord of the Rings.
1st Edition, 8th/6th/5th Impressions 1959.
George Allen & Unwin.
Hardbacks. Issued in a slipcase.
Cover illustrations based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Page Ref.: p.98.
In The Fellowship of the Ring, the map showing A Part of The Shire appears opposite page 24.
In The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, the 1954 version of the map of The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age is inserted on a fold-out sheet at the rear.
In The Return of the King, the Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor is inserted on a fold-out sheet at the rear.
Third state of the slipcase.
Available 1959 to 1960.
400 sets produced.
Boxed in two batches:
150 in August 1959
250 in October[??] 1959
Slipcases manufactured by Jarrold & Sons.
Covered with grey textured paper.
No price printed on label.
Three piece construction.
Includes 1959 impressions:
- 8th Impression 1959
- 6th Impression 1959
- 5th Impression 1959
For further details see The First Boxed Edition of The Lord of the Rings.
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