The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
1982 Super Deluxe Limited Numbered Edition.
This is copy number 117 of the first one thousand copies off the press of the first edition of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, reserved for later publication in this collector's edition.
A Near Fine example of the very hard to find Super Deluxe Limited Edition issued to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the first publication of The Silmarillion.
Collected and edited by Christopher Tolkien after his fathers death.
Original publishers full red leather binding, with raised bands, gilt stamping, cloth and leather slipcase, as issued.
The book features red silk ribbon marker bound in, raised bands and gilt stamped Title, Author, and Publisher on the spine.
The front boards features the JRRT Monogram gilt stamped in single gilt ruled box.
Blind stamp of the heraldic device Tolkien designed to represent Luthien Tinuviel to the rear boards.
On the first free endpaper, the Publisher's Limitation Plate, gives the Limitation number of 117 of 1000.
A striking example of a very hard to find book.
Matches in size and style the 1987 Unwin Hyman Super Deluxe Limited Edition of the Hobbit.
The only fault, some light foxing to the edges of the textblock, none has migrated to the pages themselves, only to the edge.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
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