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Re: Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket
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There are about five variants of this edition. From memory, without going & getting them all...

Unpriced jacket & "£19.99 then £24.99" priced jacket.
Both have 'J. R. R. Tolkien’ printed with the spine (parallel to spine) in large font size; picture of Maglor perpendicular to spine; and just ‘The Silmarillion’ printed parallel to spine in large font.

£24.99 priced jacket & 2000 incarnation (2nd imp. Pb bound as Hb).
Both have ‘J. R. R. Tolkien’ perpendicular to spine (not parallel) and in smaller font size; picture is ships (not Maglor); under ‘The Silmarillion’ (which is in smaller size) additional ‘Illustrated by Ted Nasmith’ text.

2000 Pb:
Back to original setting: bigger font size; Maglor; no TN mention on spine.

The copies with unpriced jackets, "£19.99 then £24.99" jackets, and "£24.99" --are all 1st imp. copies with full line numbers. Additionally, the US first imp. was probably printed with the first UK edition. If I recall, both were printed in Spain.

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Re: Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket
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One other note - David also provided the copyright page photo, which is identical to my first impression "common" copy - definitely not indicated as a later printing!

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Re: Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket
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David at The Tolkien Bookshelf was quite kind to provide the original high-resolution image of the dustjacket he had for sale. I have attached that below.

I can say the following: my personal copy looks like the "common" dustjacket spine design shown above in the thread. However, on the inside flap, it has the following for pricing info:
£19.99 until 31 December 1998
£24.99 from 1 January 1999


The picture from David fairly clearly shows just the price of £24.99 on the flap. My theory is that David's copy was an updated dustjacket from 1999 at the least, or perhaps from the 2000 reprint. It is also possible that there was a last minute decision to have the "discount" priced dustjacket, and so David's copy could predate the "common" copy. David's copy definitely has the same ISBN as my first impression in "common" dustjacket.

I don't see any other differences in the dustjackets other than the spine and price info (just from the photo, I obviously don't have both in hand.)

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Re: Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket
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It is quite possible that some copies may have been re-jacketed at some stage.
The copy at tolkienlibrary is dated April 2008.

Posted on: 8/25 10:48:36


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Lot 5 Estimate £1000-£1500

TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973). The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. 8vo. Half title, wood-engraved frontispiece and 9 wood-engraved illustrations by the author, all but one full-page, one-page of advertisements at the end (frontispiece and title page very lightly browned). Original green pictorial cloth designed by the author, map endpapers printed in red and black (without the dust-jacket, some very light staining and a small nick to spine), contained in a modern green morocco-backed box by Asprey & Co. Ltd. Provenance: From the Collection of John Marriott (1921-2007) and Count R. L. Sangorski (1940-2014). FIRST EDITION, first impression.1,500 copies were printed of this, the author's first novel and a children's classic.

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auc ... ee-43a3-ab8d-a66500fa0f76

Lot 6 Estimate £2000-£3000

TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973). The Lord of the Rings. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954-55. 3 volumes, comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King, 8vo. Half titles, map printed in red and black, large folding maps printed in red and black at the end of each volume, table. Exceptionally finely-bound in contemporary green morocco by Asprey & Co. Ltd., spines with raised bands and lettered in gilt, gilt edges, marbled endpapers (some very light staining to boards, joints a little browned). Provenance: Count Sangorski (crowned monogram stamped on titles of all three volumes and on rear endpapers of two volumes). FIRST EDITION. (3)

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auc ... 18-4541-8074-a66500fa100c

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