|The Lord of the Rings.
1st Edition, 10th/8th/7th Impressions 1961.
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.
Sixth state of the slipcase.
Available 1961 to 1964.
More than 8,000 sets produced??
Boxed in 18 batches:
Starting in July[?] 1961 and continuing until September 1964.
Information for 1961 is very patchy, so additional sets may have been made at that time.
Slipcases manufactured by Jarrold & Sons.
Covered with grey textured paper.
No price printed on label.
Two piece construction.
Staples in top and bottom panels.
No join running down centre of top and bottom panels.
Includes various impressions 1961-63:
- 10th to 13th Impressions
- 8th to 10th Impressions
- 7th to 10th Impressions
For further details see The First Boxed Edition of The Lord of the Rings.
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