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The Lord of the Rings. 1958
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The Lord of the Rings. 1958The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
1st Edition, 7th/5th/4th Impressions 1957/57/58
George Allen & Unwin
Hardbacks - Issued in a slipcase
Cover illustrations based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hammond 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.

Second state of the slipcase.

Available 1958 to 1959.
Price: 63s.

500 sets produced.

Boxed in three batches:

150 in November 1958
250 in February 1959
100 in August 1959

Slipcases manufactured by Jarrold & Sons.

Covered with grey textured paper.
Price printed on label.
Three piece construction.
No staples.
Uses thicker board than first state??

Includes various impressions 1957-59:

The Fellowship of the Ring - 7th or 8th Impressions
The Two Towers - 5th or 6th Impressions
The Return of the King - 4th or 5th Impressions

For further details see The First Boxed Edition of The Lord of the Rings.

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