First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black boards with gilt titles to spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and a further seven black and white illustrations throughout the text. A better than very good copy, the binding tight and square, with bumping to the spine ends and board tips. The contents are clean throughout and without stamps or inscriptions, with a few spots to the top edge and fore-edge of the closed text block edge. Complete with a near fine lightly rubbed dustwrapper, that is bumped to the spine tips and rubbed along the folds. Price clipped to the lower front flap.
The sixth volume in The History of Middle-Earth series.
Stock code: 23930
London: Unwin Hyman.