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The Silmarillion, by Tolkien. Publisher salesman's sample, published by Allen & Unwin in 1977
#CLP0502 - The Silmarillion, by Tolkien. Publisher salesman's sample, published by Allen & Unwin in 1977 - € 1.400

This dummy Silmarillion prints the half-title, title pages, copyright page and the first 32 pages of the text followed by a couple of hundred blank pages.

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The Silmarillion, London George Allen & Unwin, 1977. First Edition. Publisher saleman&aps;s dummy copy used in advance of the books publication.


This sample book prints the half-title, title pages, copyright page and the first 32 pages of the text followed by a couple of hundred blank pages to fill out the book.

With a long blank folded sheet at the rear as a mockup for the map that would be in the finished book.
Bound in blue cloth with the stamping and decoration the same as that of eventually used in the finished book.

A beautiful copy, scarce in original matching dustjacket in absolute Near Fine condition.

A highly collectable copy, hard to find in any condition.

Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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