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The Return of the King. 1963/1964
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The Return of the King. 1963/1964The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien
1st Deluxe Edition 1964
1st Edition, 13th Impression 1963
George Allen & Unwin
Hardback - Issued in a slipcase
Slipcase illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Hammond Page Ref.: p.98

The Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor is inserted on a fold-out sheet at the rear.

Part of a three volume set issued in a slipcase. This was a set of 1963 Impressions bound in black buckram and issued in a slipcase illustrated by Pauline Baynes.

According to correspondence between Allen & Unwin and the printers Jarrold & Sons, 1,000 sets of books were bound in November 1964.

500 sets were boxed in November or early December 1964, and another 500 in October[?] 1965.

The books were bound by Jarrold & Sons and the slipcases were manufactured by Runprint Ltd, part of the Purnell Group.

For full details of this edition see The First Deluxe Edition of The Lord of the Rings.

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