|The Lord of the Rings.
1st Edition, 7th/5th/4th Impressions 1957/57/58.
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.
Second state of the slipcase.
Available 1958 to 1959.
500 sets produced.
Boxed in three batches:
150 in November 1958
250 in February 1959
100 in August 1959
Slipcases manufactured by Jarrold & Sons.
Covered with grey textured paper.
Price printed on label.
Three piece construction.
Uses thicker board than first state??
Includes various impressions 1957-59:
- 7th or 8th Impressions
- 5th or 6th Impressions
- 4th or 5th Impressions
For further details see The First Boxed Edition of The Lord of the Rings.
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