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Condition: Lacking the original slipcase but housed in a fine quarter morocco, velvet lined, clam shell box, made by The Chelsea Bindery, with gilt piping to the raised bands and gilt lettering to 2 compartments. A fine copy of this famously elusive edition.
TOLKIEN. J. R. R. THE SILMARILLION. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. 1977 (1982). FIRST DE LUXE EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 5.9 inches). One of only 100 copies numbered and signed by Christopher Tolkien, from a total edition of 1000 copies published on the fifth anniversary of the original publication date. This is copy number 100. A plate mounted to the front free endpaper states "FIRST EDITION PLATE This is copy number --- of the first one thousand copies off the press of the first edition of The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien reserved for later publication in this collectors edition" it is numbered and signed in black ink by Christopher Tolkien above his father's printed Monogram. Fold out map at the rear. Bound in the original publishers delux full red morocco leather binding. Spine with blind ruled bands and gilt lettering. Tolkien's Monogram stamped in gilt to the front board, within a gilt ruled border. Rear board with the blind stamped circular device of Luthien Tinuviel. Top edge gilt. Red ribbon page marker. Lacking the original slipcase but now housed in a fine quarter morocco, velvet lined, clam shell box, made by The Chelsea Bindery, with gilt piping to the raised bands and gilt lettering to 2 compartments. A fine copy of this famously elusive edition Published on 15th September 1982 at £100 (signed copies) or £75 (unsigned) to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the first publication of the book. According to the publisher's prospectus, 1,000 sets of sheets, 'the first one thousand to leave the press of the first impression', were to be bound identically in red morocco, the first 100 signed by Christopher Tolkien. Hammond & Anderson. Bibliography of J. R. R. Tolkien. A15h. Please note. This is offered with no reserve. Free, fully insured, priority delivery to anywhere in the world. For UK free, fully insured, next day courier service. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister