Publication: The Return of the King

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  • Publication: The Return of the King Publication Record # 293706
  • Authors: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Date: 1976-06-00
  • ISBN: 0-345-25345-0 [978-0-345-25345-3]
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Price: $1.95
  • Pages: xii+544
  • Format: pb?
  • Type: NOVEL
  • Cover: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Notes:
    • Stated 52nd printing of October 1965 Ballantine Books edition
    • contains an untitled 14 July 1973 introduction by Peter S. Beagle on unnumbered 3rd page in, before title pages. 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).
    • The "Synopsis" is not signed, but appears to be by Tolkien and appears before the TOC and maps, summarizing The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.
    • the "Synopsis" pages are numbered with Roman numerals, but numbering resumes uninterrupted at p. 19 after TOC and maps
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