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The Silmarillion. 1977The Silmarillion
J.R.R. Tolkien
Edited by Christopher Tolkien
1st Edition 1977
Presentation Copy
George Allen & Unwin for Methuen Publications
London / Toronto
ISBN 0048231398
Cover design based on artwork by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hammond Page Ref.: p.220

The Realms of the Noldor and the Sindar map is located facing page 121. The Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North is inserted on a fold-out sheet at rear.

Printed by Clowes & Sons.

Issued in Canada. Composed of the pages of the Export Edition bound in dark blue leather, with a presentation plate pasted onto the title page. Blue and white striped headband and dyed blue top edge.

Contemporary promotional material said:

ALL CUSTOMERS ordering copy/ies of THE SILMARILLION in advance of publication will become eligible to receive a "Special Limited Edition" * in lieu of the regular edition. Recipients will be determined in a draw to be held September 15th, 1977 at participating bookstores.

* Only 500 of the "Special Limited Edition" have been bound exclusively for Canada. This edition will not be for sale.

A second variant has been seen that has an extra plate pasted onto the front free endpaper. This plate contains a dedication to "friends of the publisher".

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