The Silmarillion

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The Silmarillion De Luxe Folio edition

Folio Society, 1997. 1st edition. Quarter-leather bound in goatskin. In a leatherbound slipcase. Lettering and top of the book in gild. Illustrated in b&w by Francis Mosley. With fold-out map. Antiquarian: fine condition (small dent in the gilding on the top of the book).

The Silmarillion - Ballantine, 2002

Paperback. Cover by Mike Dringenberg.*

The Silmarillion - Ted Nasmith. HarperCollins 2004

Hardback. Reprint. Illustrated with 45 full-page colour plates by Ted Nasmith.*

The Silmarillion. HarperCollins, 2006

HarperCollins, 2006. Hardback. Reprint. Dustjacket art by Tolkien. Includes the letter from Tolkien to Milton Waldman*

The Silmarillion, Tolkien Reader, Unfinished Tales, Sir Gawain

Ballantine
Decorated slipcase with the pocket editions of Unfinished Tales, The Tolkien Reader, The Silmarillion and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Covers by Michael Dringenberg.*

The Silmarillion 30th Anniversary de luxe edition (reprint)

HarperCollins, 2007. Reprint. Bound in darkblue cloth in slipcase. On slipcase and cover the heraldic device of LĂșthien in gold by Tolkien. Limited edition.*

The Silmarillion. HarperCollins, 1999

Paperback. Reprint. Cover by Tolkien (Taniquetil).*

The Silmarillion. HarperCollins, 2013

Paperback. Reprint. Cover by Tolkien (Taniquetil).*

The Silmarillion. HarC, 2021 (18/9)

HarperCollins, 2021. Reprint. Hardback. Illustrated by Ted Nasmith. Including brand-new paintings, this is a fully illustrated new edition of the forerunner to The Lord of the Rings. The Silmarillion fills in the background which lies behind the more popular work, and gives the earlier history of Middle-earth, introducing some of the key characters. The Silmarillion is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth, through the Second Age and the rise of Sauron, to the end of the War of the Ring. They are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-earth, and the Elves made war upon him in his impenetrable fortress in Angband for the recovery of the Silmarils, three jewels containing the last remaining pure light of Valinor, seized by Morgoth and set in his iron crown. Accompanying these tales are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Numenor 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 told in The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien could not publish The Silmarillion in his lifetime, as it grew with him, so he would leave it to his son, Christopher, to edit the work from many manuscripts and bring his father's great vision to publishable form, so completing the literary achievement of a lifetime. This special edition presents anew this seminal first step towards mapping out the posthumous publishing of Middle-earth, and the beginning of an illustrious forty years and more than twenty books celebrating his father's legacy. Also included is a letter by J.R.R. Tolkien written in 1951 which provides a brilliant exposition of the earlier Ages, and almost 50 full-colour paintings by Ted Nasmith, including some which appear here for the first time. *

The Silmarillion de luxe. HarC, 2021

HarperCollins, 2021. 2nd printing. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). In slipcase. Illustrated in colour by Ted Nasmith.* Limited to a worldwide first printing of just 4,000 copies, this deluxe edition is printed in two colours and is fully bound in cloth and stamped in gold foil. Housed in a matching custom-built slipcase decorated with stunning wraparound artwork, it also features two full-colour removable posters that are unique to this edition. The Silmarillion is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth, through the Second Age and the rise of Sauron, to the end of the War of the Ring. They are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-earth, and the Elves made war upon him in his impenetrable fortress in Angband for the recovery of the Silmarils, three jewels containing the last remaining pure light of Valinor, seized by Morgoth and set in his iron crown. Accompanying these tales are several shorter works. The Ainulindale is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and powers of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts the downfall of the great island kingdom of Numenor 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 told in The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien could not publish The Silmarillion in his lifetime, as it grew with him, so he would leave it to his son, Christopher, to edit the work from many manuscripts and bring his father's great vision to publishable form, so completing the literary achievement of a lifetime. This special edition presents anew this seminal first step towards mapping out the posthumous publishing of Middle-earth, and the beginning of an illustrious forty years and more than twenty books celebrating his father's legacy. Also included is a letter by J.R.R. Tolkien written in 1951 which provides a brilliant exposition of the earlier Ages, and almost 50 full-colour paintings by Ted Nasmith, including some which appear here for the first time. This special slipcased edition is fully bound in cloth and stamped in gold foil; it includes two full-colour removable fold-out posters unique to this edition and is housed in a custom slipcase illustrated with a stunning wraparound painting.