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The Lord of the Rings. 1974The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Unwin Books Edition 1974
Unwin Books
ISBN unknown
Paperbacks - Issued in an open-ended sleeve
Sleeve illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hammond Page Ref.: p.148

In The Fellowship of the Ring, the map showing A Part of The Shire appears on page 28.
In The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King, the 1954 version of the map of The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age appears spread over the final pages.
In The Return of the King, the Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor appears on pages 12-13.

This set includes:

The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

Copies from three impressions issued in this sleeve?

1st Impression 1974 – for export only
2nd Impression 1974 – for domestic sale
3rd Impression 1975

According to Hammond only the later domestic copies noted above were issued in the sleeve, but two sets of export first impressions have also been seen in this sleeve - whether these are as issued is uncertain.

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