London: George Allen & Unwin, 1977. [Fantasy Lore] FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.365 . With the folding map and the original dust-jacket with the author's illustrations bound in at rear. Recent black half calf with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, and matching cloth over boards. Top edge dark navy. Not to be confused with the publisher's own leather binding. Light toning to edges. Jacket trimmed to match text block. Very good. 'The Silmarillion' is the story of the First Age in Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which Middle Earth characters from 'The Lord of the Rings' look back, and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. Item #57343
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