|The Lord of the Rings.
Film Tie-In Edition 1978.
2nd One Volume Edition 1978.
Cover illustration from the Bakshi animated film.
Page Ref.: p.143.
The map showing A Part of The Shire appears on page 30. The 1954 version of the map of The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age is present in full on page 6 as well as appearing spread over four integral pages. The Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor appears on pages 774-775.
This edition only includes a brief excerpt from the Appendices - A Part of the Tale of Aragorn and Arwen from the Annals of the Kings and Rulers.
Three impressions, both similar:
1st Impression 1978
2nd Impression 1979
3rd Impression 1979
Wayne Hammondís Tolkien bibliography records that this Film Tie-In Edition was issued in May 1979 to coincide with the release of Ralph Bakshi's animated film in the UK.
It seems odd that although issued in 1979, this film tie-in edition was cheaper than the first issue of 1978 (£2.95 instead of £3.95). Discounted to promote sales?
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