Unfinished Tales

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Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

TOLKEIN, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel]. Unfinished Tales. Edited with introduction, commentary, index and maps by Christopher Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. 8vo, [viii] 472pp. Olive cloth pictorially stamped in green and silver. Top edge orange. A full-page map of Numenor in the text and a two-color fold-out map at rear. A fine copy in original pictorial dust jacket (creasing to top of spine, one slight crease in blank area of front flap).

First edition, review copy (with publishers review slip laid-in). This posthumously published collection of stories fills in the gaps remaining in The Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit and Silmarillion. Ranging in time from the Elder Days to the end of the War of the Ring, it includes many lively tales, including Gandalf's first-hand account of how he came to send the Dwarfs to the celebrated party at Bag-End. The second work edited by Tolkien's son, published just a few years after The Silmarillion.