The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien (1999 edition), paperback fantasy novel
“J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic legendary precursor to The Lord of the Rings
The Silmarilli were perfect jewels, fashioned by Fëanor, most gifted of the ELves, and within them was imprisoned the last Light of the Two Trees of Valinor. When the first Dark Lord, Morgoth, stole the jewels and set them within an iron crown in the impenetrable fortress of Angband, Fëanor and his kindred took up arms against the great enemy and waged a long and terrible war to recover them.
The Silmarillion tells the story of the rebellion by Fëanor’s allies against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth. It is the history of the heroic First Age in Tolkien’s world, the ancient drama long before the time of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
This new edition of The SIlmarillion includes by way of introduction a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien which provides a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier ages.”
The NEAR MINT copy is slightly smaller (just under 8″ tall) than the VERY GOOD copy (8½”).