First printing of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Octavo, 365pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine, illustration on cover. Stated “first printing” on copyright page, with full number line. Map tipped-in at rear. Clean text throughout, likely never read. Broken type on Page 229, “Father Giles of Ham” misprint on Page 3, a true first printing. In publisher’s dust jacket, $10.95 on front flap, touch of wear at top edge of spine from handling, otherwise a fine example. (Hammond, A15c)