THE SHAPING OF MIDDLE EARTH. The Quenta, The Ambarkanta and The Annals, together with the earliest 'Silmarillion' and the first Map. Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
Price: $25.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: Unwin Paperbacks.
Date Published: .
Edition: First Paperback Edition
Binding: Original Wraps
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 309005
First Paperback Edition, First Impression. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. 380 pp. +  pp ads at rear, Index, two-page map in colour on glossy paper, other black & white maps in the text. Cover artwork "Eärendil and Elwing" by Roger Garland. Very slight rubbing, a nearly fine copy with no reading creases. Very uncommon in nice condition.
¶ Herein are the Quenta Noldorinwa, the History of the Gnomes; the Ambarkanta or Shape of the World by Rúmil; the Annals of Valinor and the Annals of Beleriand by Pengolod the Wise of Gondolin; with maps of the world in the Elder Days and translations made by Aelfwine the Mariner of England into the tongue of his own land. Includes 'Prose Fragments Following The Lost Tales', 'The Earliest 'Silmarillion' (The 'Sketch of the Mythology')', 'The Quenta', 'The First 'Silmarillion' Map', 'The Ambarkanta', 'The Earliest Annals of Valinor', ' The Earliest Annals of Beleriand', 'Index'.