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By Ulmo
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The Realms of the Noldor and the Sindar

Sep 20, 2018
2018/9/20 4:39:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Was this map printed in red-and-black in the UK but only in black in the US, in the first edition Silmarillions?

Same question about Númenórë in UT, I suppose.
Sep 20, 2018
2018/9/20 9:49:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Think that's correct. Haven't examined enough US copies but I think they were only ever in B&W. UK copies of The Silmarillion always included red.
Sep 20, 2018
2018/9/20 15:32:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The first US edition of The Silmarillion has red and black map.

[EDIT] - and now, having read your question correctly, you are right - the *interior* map of "The Realms of the Noldor and the Sindar" (facing page 120 in the 1st US edition) is only in black and white. I haven't seen that one reproduced with red ever.

Side note - the map is facing a different page (114) in the book club edition since I gave that a peek while I was checking.

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Sep 24, 2018
2018/9/24 2:41:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I feared as much. Thanks.

What about the first Nasmith edition?
What about the current Deluxe edition?
Sep 24, 2018
2018/9/24 6:16:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ulmo wrote:
I feared as much. Thanks.

What about the first Nasmith edition?
What about the current Deluxe edition?

Current deluxe: red and black.
First Nasmith - black and white at the back.
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