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First editions. Twelve volumes. Octavo. Each bound in the publisher’s cloth and in the original dustwrappers.


A complete set of first editions of the monumental The History Of Middle-earth. The first four volumes are in very good condition, a little dusty and marked, in very good dustwrappers, the remainder are fine or near fine, in near fine dustwrappers.


After assembling, editing and publishing The Silmarillion (1977), Christopher Tolkien returned to the even greater mass of his father’s unpublished papers giving the full history of Middle-earth.


The resulting work - amounting to twelve volumes published over thirteen years - fully encapsulates Tolkien’s vast legendarium: “the body of tales, languages, georgraphy, and other lore from which sprang The Lord Of The Rings and The Silmarillion, and into which The Hobbit ‘intruded’” (Hammond).

The History Of Middle-earth

SKU: 113
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  • Author

    J.R.R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien

  • Publisher

    London: George Allen & Unwin; Unwin Hyman; Harper Collins

  • Date


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