The Nature of Middle-earth
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Seller: christopherbooks
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Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
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Condition: Paperback.Printed illustrated front cover beneath clear glassine.White tape spine.A little very light creasing but generally hardly any signs of wear.Solidly bound.Internally clean and bright.Very slight foxing to the page edges.There are no ownership markings other than the author's.A Very Good book.
The Ruins of Osgiliath.Tales of the First City of Gondor.By Alex Lewis Published by Khand Smial,1990. The rare first of three paperback booklets by Alex Lewis which several years later were published together in revised form in The Ruins of Osgiliath:The Complete Tales of the First City of Gondor,also a very scarce book .This booklet was published in a signed limited edition of only 100 numbered copies of which this is number 76,signed and hand numbered by Alex Lewis.The book is a collection of short tales which are all based within the historical framework and subcreative environment of Middle-earth.The book comprises 48 pages,printed on only one side.The pages are numbered 1 to 48 by hand it would seem in the top right corner and each story is also numbered (other than the first story) in the centre of the top margin of the page.The titles of the five stories can be seen in the pictures.Page 11 has a correction in hand(see pictures).The publication date is taken from the last page of the text and the author's introduction where he states that "A second volume of Ruins of Osgiliath may appear at Oxonmoot 1991 if the response to the present collection is favourable"-see pictures. The author states in his introduction that all proceeds of the sale of this book would be used to purchase a memorable gift for Priscilla Tolkien,Vice President of the Tolkien Society,to be presented at the 1992 Society Conference,1992 being the centenary of the birth of her father J.R.R.Tolkien.Alex Lewis was the Chairman of the Tolkien Society at the time. The book is rectangular in format ,produced with the spine on the shorter side of that rectangle so most of the pictures are rotated anti clockwise by 90 degrees as you would do to read the book.Clear glassine front cover.The first picture shows how it appears with the spine on the left side. Paperback.Printed illustrated front cover beneath clear glassine.White tape spine.A little very light creasing but generally hardly any signs of wear.Solidly bound.Internally clean and bright.Very slight foxing to the page edges.There are no ownership markings other than the author's. A Very Good book. Rare. If anything is unclear please ask via the contact seller link.Thank you for looking. All images are of the actual item for sale. Books are securely packed and posted within two working days.
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