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The Return of the King. 1966
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The Return of the King. 1966The Return of the King.
J.R.R. Tolkien.
2nd Edition 1966.
George Allen & Unwin.
SBN 048230472 (from 1968).
ISBN 0048230472 (from 1970).
Hardback in dustwrapper.
Cover illustration based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.130-138.

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

Six impressions issued before the dustwrapper design was changed:

1st Impression 1966 15,000 copies
2nd Impression 1967 15,000 copies
3rd Impression 1968
4th Impression 1969
5th Impression 1970
6th Impression 1971

The ink used for the rings was changed from the gold colour shown opposite to a yellow-orange colour in 1970.

Some copies of the 7th Impression 1973 have been seen with this style of dustwrapper.

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