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The Lord of the Rings. 1968The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
1st One Volume Edition 1968
George Allen & Unwin
SBN 048230871
ISBN 0048230871 (from 1970)
Cover illustration by Pauline Baynes
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.141-143

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 present in full on page 6 as well as appearing spread over five integral pages. The Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor appears on pages 774-775.

This edition only includes a brief excerpt from the Appendices - A Part of the Tale of Aragorn and Arwen from the Annals of the Kings and Rulers.

Ten impressions issued:

1st Impression 1968 – 50,000 copies
2nd Impression 1968
3rd Impression 1968
4th Impression 1969
5th Impression 1970
6th Impression 1970
7th Impression 1971
8th Impression 1971
9th Impression 1971
10th Impression 1972

The 1st Impression was also published in Canada by Thomas Nelson & Sons. Not reprinted.

The size of the book was reduced from 210 x 140mm to 204 x 128mm beginning with the 4th Impression.

The 6th Impression was also published in Canada by Methuen Publications. Not reprinted.

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