First Edition - Twelfth Printing. With a Frodo and Sam Bookmark and attached Ring! Hardcover with dust jacket; 423 pages; Size Approx. Published by George Allen & Unwin LTD ; 12th printing 1962.
The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of three volumes of the epic fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings by the English author J. It is followed by The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Has the folding map attached at the back of the book. Also an in-text map at the beginning of the book.
Included with the book you will receive a new Frodo and Sam bookmark with a gold metal Ring of Power attached to the tassel. The Ring is inscribed in runes along its edge. Three Rings for the Elvin Kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
A fine addition for your bookshelf! Lower corners lightly bumped, spine and upper edges darkened a bit, gift inscription in the front, otherwise in very good condition with a solid binding and clean pages.The letter/number at the end of the title line for this listing is just an inventory code for locating the book. Rivendell Antiquarian Books sells used rare, vintage and collectable books predominantly from pre 1970. We have been sellers of antiquarian books for over 20 years, and our experience helps ensure quality descriptions of our rare and collectable books. Be assured that we want your experience with Rivendell Antiquarian Books to be enjoyable and problem free. We believe that it is a travesty to simply throw away a used book when there is little or nothing wrong with it - we believe in giving each book the chance of finding a new home. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. We know the excitement of a new page turner, or the familiar joy of an old favorite, and we find satisfaction in putting older, and often scarce books in the hands of people who have the same love for old books that we do. Rivendell Antiquarian Books is committed to ensuring each customer is entirely satisfied with their puchase and our service. Our books have been inspected carefully by hand by experienced book valuers to ensure the condition description is as accurate as possible for this exact copy pictured.
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