The Shaping of Middle-Earth: History of Middle-Earth Volume IV. J. R. R. Tolkien.

The Shaping of Middle-Earth: History of Middle-Earth Volume IV.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. First Printing of the First Edition. A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This fourth volume of The History of Middle-earth presents early versions of those first tales, from the creation myth to the fall of Morgoth. Writings include a chronology of the events in Beleriand, the first Silmarillion map, and the only known description of the physical nature of Middle-earth's universe. Detailed annotations highlight changes ranging from the spelling of Elvish names to pivotal emendations whose effects reach even to the war of the ring. The Shaping of Middle-earth presents a solid framework by which to trace the development of the early lore of Middle-earth. It is a truly indispensable reference work for those familiar with the history of that endlessly beloved land--and fascinating reading for those just entering that world. Item #25964
ISBN: 0395425018

Price: $150.00

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