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The Two Towers. 1954
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The Two Towers. 1954The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien
1st Edition 1954
George Allen & Unwin
Hardback in dustwrapper
Cover illustration based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.83-99

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.

Twelve impressions issued, all similar:

1st Impression 1954 – 3,250 copies
2nd Impression 1955 – 1,800 copies
3rd Impression 1955 – 3,000 copies
4th Impression 1956 – 4,000 copies
5th Impression 1957 – 4,250 copies
6th Impression 1959 – 3,500 copies
7th Impression 1960 – 4,000 copies
8th Impression 1961 – 2,000 copies?
9th Impression 1962 – 8,000 copies?
10th Impression 1963 – 6,500 copies
11th Impression 1965 – 10,000 copies
12th Impression 1966 – 4,000 copies

Copies of the 3rd Impression are marked as the 2nd Impression, but do not state the year (1955) on the title page.

For further details see The Early Publishing History of The Lord of the Rings.

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