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Hardback w/Jacket



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Lord Of The Rings



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1st Edition



Sauron Defeated

( HARDBACK ) J.R.R. Tolkien
History Of Middle Earth, Book 9
Edited By Christopher Tolkien

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This is Part 9 of the (Lord Of The Rings) History Of Middle-Earth Book Series

1st Edition 1992
1st Impression 1992
Harper Collins
Hardback In Dustwrapper
ISBN 0261102400
481 Pages

Book In very good condition. Pages are clean with no blemishes. Red cloth boards excellent, clean.

Dustcover is in very good condition, with no scuffs, no rips, no tears, very light fading to spine.

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Two impressions issued.

5,000 copies of the 1st Impression were printed, 2,000 of which were sold by Book Club Associates. Meaning only 3,000 True 1st/1st copies.

Both priced and unpriced dustwrappers have been seen. Copies have also been seen price-clipped with a new price added on a sticker. Others have the price added on a label to unpriced dustwrappers.


In this book is traced first the story of the destruction of the One Ring and the downfall of Sauron at the end of the Third Age. Then follows an account of the intrusion of the Cataclysm of the West into the deliberations of certain scholars of Oxford and the fall of Sauron named Zigúr in the drowning of Anadûné.

Frontispiece – Arundel Lowdham’s ‘Fragments’ (Two pages of Avallonian and Adunaic)


Part One: The End of the Third Age

1. The Story of Frodo and Sam in Mordor
2. The Tower of Kirith Ungol

  • Reproduces a manuscript page that includes a sketch of the Tower of Kirith Ungol.
  • Also includes the text of the poem I Sit Upon the Stones Alone. (Later heavily revised to become In Western Lands)

3. The Land of Shadow
4. Mount Doom

  • Reproduces a manuscript page showing an illustration of Mount Doom.

5. The Field of Kormallen
6. The teward and the King
7. Many Partings
8. Homeward Bound
9. The Scouring of the Shire
10. The Grey Havens
11. The Epilogue

  • Includes two versions of the abandoned epilogue to The Lord of the Rings.
  • Two manuscript pages are reproduced showing two versions of The King’s Letter to Samwise, together with a transcription of the tengwar in Version I. Version II of The King’s Letter was published in Vinyar Tengwar Issue 29 (May 1993) along with full analysis of all three versions.

Appendix – Drawings of Orthanc and Dunharrow

  • Reproduces three pages of illustrations of Orthanc.
  • Also reproduces two illustrations of Dunharrow.

Part Two: The Notion Club Papers
Foreword and List of Members

  • Reproduces the title page of the manuscript of The Notion Club Papers.

The Notion Club Papers Part One
The Notion Club Papers Part Two

  • Includes the text of the poem The Death of St. Brendan.
  • Also includes the text of the poem Imram (as published in Time and Tide).

Major Divergences in Earlier Versions of Part Two

  • Reproduces three pages from Edwin Lowdham’s manuscript.
  • Also reproduces six manuscript pages by Christopher Tolkien based on manuscript pages by J.R.R. Tolkien. (The original pages were unsuitable for photographic reproduction)

Part Three: The Drowning of Anadûné
1. The Third Version of The Fall of Númenor
2. The Original Text of The Drowning of Anadûné
3. The Second Text of The Drowning of Anadûné
4. The Final Form of The Drowning of Anadûné
5. The Theory of the Work
6. Lowdham’s Report on the Adunaic Language
Index I - To Part One: The End of the Third Age

Index II – To Part Two: The Notion Club Papers and Part Three: The Drowning of Anadûné

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