- First published 1967 in the UK
- For more detailed information on UK editions, see the Smith of Wootton Major section of TolkienBooks.net
The first UK edition was released with no dustjacket - just boards wrapped in black illustrated paper (illustrations by Pauline Baynes). The boards chipped very easily as you can see in the image below. The second state of the first edition was then published with a white border around the edges of the boards.