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THE TREASON OF ISENGARD - HoME 7 - Tolkien True 1st/1st HB RARE _FINE , Clean
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Hardback w/Jacket

Fiction Type:

Lord Of The Rings



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1st Edition





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The Treason Of Isengard

( HARDBACK ) J.R.R. Tolkien

History Of Middle Earth, Book 7 Edited By Christopher Tolkien

This auction is for The Treason Of Isengard 

This is Part 7 of the (Lord Of The Rings) History Of Middle-Earth Book Series

1st Edition 1989
1st Impression 1989 Unwin Hyman Hardback In Dustwrapper ISBN 0044403968 504 Pages

In FINE condition. Pages are clean and bright and tight with no blemishes. Red cloth boards excellent, clean. No price shown, NOT price-clipped.

Dustcover is in very good condition with no scuffs, no rips, no tears. Spine is Not faded.

Illustrated plate of the Orthanc at the very front inside pages of the book.

NB: There was only 1 impression of this Unwin Hyman 1st/1st edition published, which was in 1989. A total of 8000 copies were printed in total, of which 3000 were given to BCA, leaving only 5000 which are this true 1st/1st book.


Book Contents - The Treason of Isengard
In The Treason of Isengard the story of the Fellowship of the Ring is traced from Rivendell through Moria and the land of Lothlórien to the day of its ending at Calembel beside Anduin the great river. Then is told of the return of Gandalf Mithrandir, of the meeting of the hobbits with Fangorn, and of the war upon the Riders of Rohan by the traitor Saruman.

Frontispiece - Orthanc


1. Gandalf’s Delay

2. The Fourth Phase (1): From Hobbiton to Bree

3. The Fourth Phase (2): From Bree to the Ford of Rivendell

4. Of Hamilcar, Gandalf, and Saruman

  • Includes three versions of the poem All that is Gold does not Glitter.

5. Bilbo’s Song at Rivendell

  • Includes a letter to Donald Swann dated 14 October 1966 concerning the poem Errantry.
  • Also includes six versions of Errantry and it’s revised form the Eärendillinwë (Eärendil was a Mariner) together with details of intermediate readings of some sections.

6. The Council of Elrond (1)

  • Includes an earlier version of Seek for the Sword that was Broken.

7. The Council of Elrond (2)

8. The Ring Goes South

9. The Mines of Moria (1): The Lord of Moria

  • Reproduces a manuscript page showing the earliest drawing of the inscription and signs on the West Gate of Moria.
  • Includes early versions of:
    • Part of Gimli’s song in Moria
    • The runic inscription on Balin’s tomb

10. The Mines of Moria (2): The Bridge

11. The Story Foreseen from Moria

12. Lothlórien

  • Includes details of earlier versions of Legolas’s song of Nimrodel.

13. Galadriel

14. Farewell to Lórien

  • Reproduces two designs for the 'G' rune on the box of earth from Galadriel’s garden.
  • Includes earlier versions of:
    • I Sang of Leaves
    • Namárië

15. The First Map of The Lord of the Rings

16. The Story Foreseen from Lórien

  • Reproduces a manuscript page that includes a sketch of the Gate of Minas Morgul.
  • Also includes a diagrammatic sketch showing the Watchers at the Tower of Cirith Ungol.

17. The Great River

18. The Breaking of the Fellowship

  • Reproduces a manuscript page includes a sketch-plan of the scene of the Breaking of the Fellowship.

19. The Departure of Boromir

20. The Riders of Rohan

21. The Uruk-hai

22. Treebeard

  • Includes an early version of Treebeard’s song.

23. Notes on Various Topics

24. The White Rider

  • Includes early versions of Galadriel’s message-verses to Aragorn and Legolas.

25. The Story Foreseen from Fangorn

26. The King of the Golden Hall

Appendix on Runes

  • Includes a series of six manuscript pages by Christopher Tolkien based on manuscript pages by J.R.R. Tolkien. (The original pages were unsuitable for photographic reproduction)


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