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The Lord of the Rings. 1978The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Film Tie-In Edition 1978
2nd One Volume Edition 1978
Unwin Paperbacks
ISBN 0048231495
Cover illustration from the Bakshi animated film
Hammond Page Ref.: p.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 four 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.

Three impressions, both similar:

1st Impression 1978
2nd Impression 1979
3rd Impression 1979

Wayne Hammond’s Tolkien bibliography records that this Film Tie-In Edition was issued in May 1979 to coincide with the release of Ralph Bakshi's animated film in the UK.

It seems odd that although issued in 1979, this film tie-in edition was cheaper than the first issue of 1978 (£2.95 instead of £3.95). Discounted to promote sales?

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