Publication: The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings

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  • Publication: The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings Publication Record # 286701
  • Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Date: 1978-05-00
  • ISBN: 0-345-27258-7 [978-0-345-27258-4]
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Price: $2.50
  • Pages: 527
  • Binding: pb
  • Type: NOVEL
  • Title Reference: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Cover: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Notes:
    • Sixty-Sixth printing May 1978. [This Publication Record].
    • No printing number line in book.
    • Foreword on pages numbered 9-14. On page 13 it states that "The Lord of the Rings is now issued in a new form and the opportunity has been taken of revising it." "With a new Forward by the author" above author's name on title page. The Foreward is not dated separately and it is therefore not determined to when it first was done, nor the date of the revision.
    • Contains a 14 July 1973 introduction by Peter S. Beagle on the 3rd page in, before title pages. This introduction is not titled on page 3. It ends with -Peter S. Beagle (over) Watsonville, California (over) 14 July 1973. Dated to the date given. This essay is repeated exactly in all three books of The Lord of the Rings. This introduction is also used in the November 1978 edition of The Hobbit or There and Back Again (Revised Edition).
    • Copyright 1965 by J. R. R. Tolkien.
    • The cover painting, "The Hills: Hobbiton-Across-the-Water", is by J. R. R. Tolkien. George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1937, 1951, 1966.
    • Introduction copyright 1973 by Peter Beagle.
    • First Ballantine Books edition October 1965.
    • Not titled or signed map on pages 16-17. Not titled or signed map on page 40.
    • "The Lordship of the Rings" Part One: The Fellowship of the Ring on top of front cover.
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