|The Lord of the Rings.
1st Edition, 6th/5th/3rd Impressions 1956/57/57.
George Allen & Unwin.
Hardbacks. Issued in a slipcase.
Cover illustrations based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Page Ref.: p.98.
In The Fellowship of the Ring, the map showing A Part of The Shire appears opposite page 24.
In The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, the 1954 version of the map of The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age is inserted on a fold-out sheet at the rear.
In The Return of the King, the Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor is inserted on a fold-out sheet at the rear.
Not seen. First state of the slipcase.
Available 1957 to 1958.
500 sets produced.
Boxed October 1957.
Slipcases manufactured by C. Davidson & Sons.
Covered with grey textured paper ??
Price printed on label.
Three piece construction ??
No staples ??
Uses thinner board than later states ??
Probably includes 1956-57 impressions:
- 6th Impression 1956
- 5th Impression 1957
- 3rd Impression 1957
The 6th Impression 1956 of misidentifies itself as the 5th Impression December 1956.
For further details see The First Boxed Edition of The Lord of the Rings.
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