The Fall of Gondolin
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Seller: frostiblack
100.0% positive
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Ended Nov 29, 2021 5:01:22 PM
Category: Books & Magazines:Books
C $925.00
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THE SILMARILLION. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Special Deluxe Methuen Presentation issue, bound in Full Blue Leather with the Emblem of Lúthien Tinúviel in gilt on front panel. London; George Allen & Unwin. [1977].First Edition, First Printing, Deluxe issue. Octavo, original publisher's full pebbled blue leather, gilt titles on spine, large gilt emblem - the device of Lúthien Tinúviel - on front panel. 365 pp, folding map at rear. The correct first printing - the export issue, printed by Clowes, which precedes the domestic issue that was printed by offset lithography from this issue. No dust jacket, as issued. With a special label affixed to the title page which states "This presentation copy of THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien is one of a limited edition specially bound for Methuen Publications, Canada." Copies of this issue were bound up specially for Methuen Canada - the Canadian distributor - and were offered in a special lottery available for persons who pre-ordered the book before publication in September, 1977. These special copies were only distributed in Canada, one copy being allotted to each bookshop in the country who were handling the sale of the book. While there is no exact determination of the amount of copies so bound, it would have been decidedly small (according to Thompson Rare Books, 250 were created). Aside from a slight bit of fading to the blue-dyed top edge, and a small line (not ink, looks like pressure was applied) to the top edge, there does not appear to be any damage to this copy (gilt is perfect, fold-out map in rear intact). Overall, a gorgeous copy of one of the rarest issues of Tolkien's life-work. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions or require more images!
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