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9780048231390

The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion

Publisher George Allen and Unwin

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  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover


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The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkiens world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.

Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Nmenor at the end of the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of the Rings.

This pivotal work features the revised, corrected text and includes, by way of an introduction, a fascinating letter written by Tolkien in 1951 in which he gives a full explanation of how he conceived the early Ages of Middle-earth.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    UK First Edition / First Printing. Fine book in the original binding, with one very small spot of foxing to page block, and minor nicking to several rear pages. In a fine dustwrapper. Not Price-Clipped (£4.95)
    Purple sprayed edge to top, printed by Billing and Sons ltd.

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