The first publication of a deluxe edition of 'The Silmarillion', featuring the revised, reset text, bound in cloth and leather and set in a clothbound slipcase.
'The Silmarillion' is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in 'The Lord Of The Rings' look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of 'The Silmarillion' are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.
For the first time, this deluxe edition of this pivotal work features the revised, corrected text and includes, by way of an introduction, a fascinating letter written by Tolkien in 1951 in which he gives a full explanation of how he conceived the early Ages of Middle-earth. Bound in cloth and leather, and set in a cloth-bound slipcase, this attractive edition will prove a fine addition to any Tolkien collection.