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The Lord of the Rings. 1974The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Deluxe India Paper Edition, 4th Impression 1974
George Allen & Unwin
ISBN 004823091X
Hardback - Issued in a box
Cover illustration based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.143-144

The map showing A Part of The Shire appears on page 30. 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. The Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor is inserted on a fold-out sheet opposite page 770.

Seven impressions issued before the box was replaced by a slipcase:

4th Impression 1974 – issued in a slipcase or box*
5th Impression 1976 – issued in a box
6th Impression 1978 – issued in a box
7th Impression 1979 – issued in a box
8th Impression 1982 – issued in a box
9th Impression 1984 – issued in a box
10th Impression 1985 – issued in a box

* Copies have been seen in both slipcases and boxes. In 1974 the slipcase was replaced by a box with a printed label on the lid. Presumably the decision had been made to replace the slipcase with a box, but existing stocks of slipcases were used up before the change was made.

Details of the 2nd Impression are not recorded in later impressions.

A copy of the 5th Impression has been seen in a box that had a Lord of the Rings title label applied over the top of a Hobbit label.

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