|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.
Fourth state of the slipcase.
1,060 sets produced??
Boxed in three batches:
500 in April 1960
310 in May 1960
250 in November 1960
An additional 250 sets may have been produced in December 1959.
Slipcases manufactured by Jarrold & Sons.
Covered with grey textured linson.
No price printed on label.
Three piece construction.
Includes various impressions 1959-60:
- 8th or 9th Impressions
- 6th or 7th Impressions
- 5th or 6th Impressions
The 9th Impression 1960 of misidentifies itself as the 8th Impression 1960.
For further details see The First Boxed Edition of The Lord of the Rings.
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