This copy is of the 1st printing of the 1st US Edition published in 1977 by Houghton Mifflin.
It does have the error of 'Father' Giles of Ham listed in the books by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The book is in Near Fine condition, with a previous owners name, date and embossed stamp.
A very clean and bright dustjacket, with no fading, slightest bit of tanning to the spine.
Only the most minor of rubbing, with no tears or loss.
No fading or soiling, the dustjacket is in Near Fine condition.
A wonderful copy of J.R.R. tolkien's lifetime work containing his account of the mythology of Middle-earth, edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien.
The map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North appears as a fold-out map, and is printed in black and red, no tears or extra folds noted.
Red topstain is bright and unfaded, slightly dusty.
An extremely collectable copy.
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