First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red boards with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, five black and white illustrations throughout the text and five pages of Runes. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, with bumping to the spine ends and a small indentation to the top edge of the rear panel. The contents are clean throughout and free from inscriptions or stamps. The closed text block is spotted to the top edge with a couple of light scuffs and small marks to the fore and bottom edge. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper, that is free from fading, loss or tears. Not price clipped (£17.95 to the lower front flap).
The seventh volume in The History of Middle-Earth series.
Stock code: 23933
London: Unwin Hyman.