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Children of Húrin. 2007
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Children of Húrin. 2007The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien
Edited by Christopher Tolkien
Deluxe Edition 2007
ISBN 10: 0007252234
ISBN 13: 9780007252237
Hardback - Issued in a slipcase
Illustrated by Alan Lee
Hammond Page Ref.: None

Includes a fold-out map on an integral leaf at rear showing only the north-west section of the standard map of Beleriand by Christopher Tolkien. Also includes nine colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Alan Lee.

10,000 copies printed. 500 sets of sheets were used for the Limited Deluxe Edition.

According to information gathered by from HarperCollins and Houghton Mifflin, Christopher Tolkien signed approximately 900 adhesive book plates, which were to be added to the front endpaper of some copies of the book.

The distribution of these appears to have been:

550 to Houghton Mifflin - signed by both Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee. 450 of these were inserted into copies of the First Edition purchased at a release day event in New York. Presumably the rest were prizes for competitions and for private distribution.

Approximately 200 to Harper Collins - Initially only signed by Christopher Tolkien, some were later signed by Alan Lee and other people present at events held to promote the release of the book. These book plates were inserted into copies of both the Trade Edition and the Deluxe Edition, but the relative proportions are unknown.

Approximately 150 remaining - Inserted into copies for private distribution by the Tolkien Estate, and for use by HarperCollins as review copies and prizes for competitions.

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