447 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, light reading crease, two small paper lifts on front cover, a little darkening, binding fairly tight. A little yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.
Cover illustration is Fangorn by J.R.R. Tolkien, preface by Peter Beagle. This is the authorized American edition with revisions by Tolkien in 1965.
"In the First Part of The Lord of the Rings, 111-year-old Bilbo Baggins passed along his magical ring to his orphaned nephew, Frodo - unwittingly setting its original owner, the horrible Gollum, on his trail. Lest the ring fall into evil hands, Frodo sought to destroy it at the Mountain of Fire in the enemy land of Mordor. He convened the Companions of the Ring to carry out this perilous mission, but his brave band has been scattered, beset by orc-soldiers, and in the Second Part, as 'the great Darkness' descends, Frodo himself has mysteriously disappeared. This second part now tells how each of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring fared, after the breaking of their fellowship, until the coming of the great Darkness and the outbreak of the War of the Ring."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall