The Silmarillion narrates the complexity of Middle-earth through a collection of J.R.R Tolkein’s 5 mythopoeic works, illustrating an extensive history and lore in relation to his work, The Hobbit. The collection was originally published as individual works, but was later rejected due to incompleteness. In 1977 The Silmarillion was edited and published posthumously by Tolkien's son Christopher, with assistance from Guy Gavriel Kay, who later became a noted fantasy writer.
Houghton Mifflin Company published the 1st US edition of The Silmarillion in 1977, as a hardcover. The first edition contains Wall Street Journal publication information and Tolkien's Middle-earth fold-out map.
First American edition. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good (slight yellowing, water stain). Dust jacket condition: Fair (notable tearing/fraying, stained along the spine).