The Book of Lost Tales Vols I & II

J R R Tolkien's early stories


J R R Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien


Guild Publishing, London, 1986
The Book of Lost Tales Vols I & IIThe Book of Lost Tales Vols I & IIThe Book of Lost Tales Vols I & II

Printing Details

Book Club editions, hardback in dustwrapper. Two volumes. Each 23 × 15cm, 297pp + 385pp.

The Book of Lost Tales is a collection of early stories by English writer J. R. R. Tolkien, published as the first two volumes of Christopher Tolkien's 12-volume series The History of Middle-earth, in which he presents and analyzes the manuscripts of those stories, which were the earliest form of the complex fictional myths that would eventually comprise The Silmarillion. Each of the Tales is followed by notes and a detailed commentary by Christopher Tolkien.


Both volumes are in good condition, with some foxing to the pages top edge and a little light wear to the wrappers.

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