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Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth

TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

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ISBN 10: 0395299179 / ISBN 13: 9780395299173
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1980
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Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Small 4to. Green cloth with silver lettering, dust jacket. 472pp. Map, large foldout map tipped to rear flyleaf. Near fine/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn, with spine slightly sunned. A tight and attractive first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 41034

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Title: Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Collected by Tolkien's son, these tales further explore the legendary Middle-earth, including its languages, legends, politics, and kings, and ranging temporally from the Elder Days of The Silmarillion through the War of the Rings. Simultaneous.

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The tone is heroic, both the heroes and the villains greater than life-size. New York Times Book Review
Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalf s lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of the emergence of the sea god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring. It also contains the only surviving story about the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known about the Five Wizards sent to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, about the Seeing Stones known as palantiri, and about the legend of Amroth.
Edited and with an introduction, commentary, index, and maps by Christopher Tolkien.
An indispensable volume illuminating many unknown stories and details of Middle-earth unavailable elsewhere. Douglas A. Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit
J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892 1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and the author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Unfinished Tales. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpub
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