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The Silmarillion

Tolkien, J. R. R.;Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0048231398 / ISBN 13: 9780048231390
Published by Allen & Unwin, London, 1977
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A nice copy of the first British export edition, first printing with all the requiste first issue points (without the period (full stop) on page 330 line 4 after "Feanor"; "Lord of the Waters and King of the Sea" in italics on page 352 line 39; map with red ink titles facing page 121, tipped in fold-out map at rear with red ink titles; printed by "William Clowes & Sons, Limited" to copyright page). Appears unread or barely so. Text is tight and clean. Lettering bright and unflaked. Deep blue top stain. In a Fine bright and glossy dust jacket (in mylar) w/short crease to front flap o/w Fine. No tears or fading. No previous owners' names. No remainder mark or spray. Not Price Clipped (not priced). Not ex-lib. Not a Book Club Edition. This is a nice copy at a very good price. Photos sent upon request. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Bookseller Inventory # 4922-TS

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Title: The Silmarillion

Publisher: Allen & Unwin, London

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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An edition of the forerunner to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, which gives an account of the Elder Days when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves make war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.

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The Silmarillion is J.R.R. Tolkien's tragic, operatic history of the First Age of Middle-Earth, essential background material for serious readers of the classic Lord of the Rings saga. Tolkien's work sets the standard for fantasy, and this audio version of the "Bible of Middle-Earth" does The Silmarillion justice. Martin Shaw's reading is grave and resonant, conveying all the powerful events and emotions that shaped elven and human history long before Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf and all the rest embarked on their quests. Beginning with the Music of the Ainur, The Silmarillion tells a tale of the Elder Days, when Elves and Men became estranged by the Dark Lord Morgoth's lust for the Silmarils, pure and powerful magic jewels. Even the love between a human warrior and the daughter of the Elven king cannot defeat Morgoth, but the War of Wrath finally brings down the Dark Lord. Peace reigns until the evil Sauron recovers the Rings of Power and sets the stage for the events told in the Lord of the Rings. This is epic fantasy at its finest, thrillingly read and gloriously unabridged. (Running time: 14 hours, 6 CDs)

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