First edition, first printing. Domestic issue (printed by Billings). Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to the spine, in dustwrapper. Top edge navy blue. Fold out map to the rear. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth and gilt bright. The contents are clean throughout, without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with a near fine dustwrapper, that is faded to the top half of the spine and very lightly bumped to the top of the spine and panel edges. Not price clipped (£4.95 to the front flap).
Tolkien's creation story and Norse-style epic history of the world in which The Lord of the Rings is set. Compiled and edited by his son, Christopher.
Stock code: 23934