Book #12426

The War Of The Jewels - 1st Edition/1st Printing

J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: London: Harpercollinspublishers, 1994.
ISBN: 0261103148

A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket with the original price of £25 printed on the jacket.

The eleventh volume in J. R. R. Tolkien's "History of Middle Earth". It is the second volume, Morgoth's Ring being the first, to explore the later 1951 Silmarillion drafts and includes an expanded account of the "Grey Annals", the history of Beleriand after the coming of the Elves; additional narratives involving Húrin and the tragedy of his children (see Narn I Chîn Húrin) ; "the Wanderings of Húrin", the conclusion to the "Narn"; Christopher Tolkien's explanation of how he constructed Chapter 22 of the Silmarillion; "Quendi and Eldar"; and Tolkien's exploration of the origins of the Ents and the great Eagles; The History of Middle-Earth; Vol. 11.

Price: $700.00

Author Bio

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Close friend of C. S. Lewis, considered by many as the father of modern fantasy literature and among the 50 greatest British writers.