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2nd Illustrated Edition of The Silmarillion (2004)
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I'm wondering if early printings of this edition were bound in cloth. I have the 6 matching, oversized illustrated volumes (3 LotR, Hobbit, Sil, Foster's Guide) all of which are bound in lovely cloth - except for The Silmarillion. Mine is a 6th printing, bound in cheap blue paper at our favorite Printing Express in Hong Kong. If early printings are cloth-bound, I'd like to find one. TolkienBooks.net interestingly notes that the first printing has a fold-out map and misspells "Naysmith" on the dj.

I'm still working to acquire the 1st illustrated edition with the less common dj that was discussed at length in a previous thread. I believe this was bound in black cloth-covered boards. Would you believe that I've ordered it on Ebay twice from different highly-rated sellers, and both times it's been lost in transit! I'm starting to think there's someone in the postal service collecting these at my expense!

Posted on: 6/13 21:05:59


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Karl wrote:
I'm wondering if early printings of this edition were bound in cloth. I have the 6 matching, oversized illustrated volumes (3 LotR, Hobbit, Sil, Foster's Guide) all of which are bound in lovely cloth - except for The Silmarillion. Mine is a 6th printing, bound in cheap blue paper at our favorite Printing Express in Hong Kong. If early printings are cloth-bound, I'd like to find one. TolkienBooks.net interestingly notes that the first printing has a fold-out map and misspells "Naysmith" on the dj.


"Naysmith" is spelt incorrectly on the spine, but is spelt correctly as "Naismith" on the dust-jacket. The edition is printed in Belgium and looks to me like cloth and not paper

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62500

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Karl wrote:
I'm wondering if early printings of this edition were bound in cloth. I have the 6 matching, oversized illustrated volumes (3 LotR, Hobbit, Sil, Foster's Guide) all of which are bound in lovely cloth - except for The Silmarillion. Mine is a 6th printing, bound in cheap blue paper at our favorite Printing Express in Hong Kong. If early printings are cloth-bound, I'd like to find one. TolkienBooks.net interestingly notes that the first printing has a fold-out map and misspells "Naysmith" on the dj.

I'm still working to acquire the 1st illustrated edition with the less common dj that was discussed at length in a previous thread. I believe this was bound in black cloth-covered boards. Would you believe that I've ordered it on Ebay twice from different highly-rated sellers, and both times it's been lost in transit! I'm starting to think there's someone in the postal service collecting these at my expense!



The first printing definitely isn't cloth. It also isn't paper -- seems more like some kind of buckram material. It is slightly shiny and not entirely nice to look at. It was printed by "Proost" in Belgium. It does have a nice colour fold out map. Mine doesn't have any misspellings of "Nasmith" on the DJ, though.

Edit: Nasmith is spelled "Naysmith" on the spine, though.

Edit 2: I see Trotter beat me to it :)

Edit 3: Not sure I'd bother going out of your way to find an early copy. That said, I think they are generally cheap.

Posted on: 6/13 22:18:32

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