|The Lord of the Rings.
Unwin Books Edition 1974.
Paperbacks. Issued in an open-ended sleeve.
Sleeve illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Page Ref.: p.148.
In The Fellowship of the Ring, the map showing A Part of The Shire appears on page 28.
In The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King, the 1954 version of the map of The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age appears spread over the final pages.
In The Return of the King, the Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor appears on pages 12-13.
This set includes:
Copies from three impressions issued in this sleeve?
1st Impression 1974 – for export only
2nd Impression 1974 – for domestic sale
3rd Impression 1975
According to only the later domestic copies noted above were issued in the sleeve, but two sets of export first impressions have also been seen in this sleeve - whether these are as issued is uncertain.
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