London: George Allen & Unwin (1977), 1977. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 7-365,  pp. Navy blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine; navy blue topstain. Illustrated with a fold-out map in the rear. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Hammond and Anderson A15a. Per Hammond and Anderson, the British domestic and export editions and the American edition were published simultaneously. This is the export edition, with the jacket that does not contain a price, the typos in the text as called for by Hammond and Anderson, and the blue and white headband on the top textblock. A beautiful copy of this important work by the most influential and beloved writer of fantasy. Very near Fine / Near Fine. Item #000010048
A minor spot of fading to the topstain; jacket is Near Fine with a touch of rubbing to its reverse.