An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography

The Lord of the Rings. 1997
Search the Site
 Advanced Search

Links to Bibliography Pages

The Bibliography

1954-1955 - The Lord of the Rings

1954-1979 - Three Volumes

1980-1990 - Three Volumes

1991-1999 - Three Volumes

2000-Present - Three Volumes

1968-1990 - One Volume

1991-Present - One Volume

1999-Present - Seven Volumes

Back to previous page Record Number: 46460
The Lord of the Rings. 1997The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Deluxe India Paper Edition 1997
ISBN 0261103687
Hardback - Issued in a slipcase
Not illustrated
Hammond Page Ref.: None

The map showing A Part of The Shire appears on page 30. The 1980 version of the map of The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age and the Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor appear on the endpapers.

Four impressions issued:

1st Impression 1997 - 1,000 copies
2nd Impression 2000 - 980 copies
3rd Impression 2001 - 2,037 copies
4th Impression 2002 - 3,061 copies

[Details of print run sizes supplied by HarperCollins]

The 1st and 2nd Impressions were issued in a cloth covered slipcase, whereas the 3rd and 4th Impressions were issued in a leatherette covered slipcase.

The 1st Impression claims to be a limited edition of 1000 copies. Later impressions do not make this claim, although many people make the assumption.

Rumours that only 300 copies of the 1st Impression were actually saleable due to binding problems would appear to be untrue.

If you are looking for new, secondhand or out-of-print books then AbeBooks UK may be able to help.
Alternatively, you can search and order through Thousands of booksellers - millions of books.
Text © Neil Holford and 2003-2020 --- Images and quoted text remain copyright of the respective publishers and authors
Winner of the Tolkien Society's Best Website Award