|The Lord of the Rings.
1st Edition, 9th/7th/6th Impressions 1960.
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.
Fifth state of the slipcase.
Available 1960 to 1961.
The number of sets produced is uncertain, but was probably less than 1,000.
Boxed in three batches[?]:
Slipcases manufactured by Jarrold & Sons.
Covered with grey textured paper.
No price printed on label.
One piece construction.
Staples in top and bottom panels.
Join running down centre of top and bottom panels.
Includes various impressions 1960-61:
- 9th or 10th Impressions
- 7th Impressions
- 6th or 7th 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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