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Rayner Unwin

The making of The Lord of the Rings


Faringdon Willem A Meeuws


Unwin, Rayner: 
The making of The lord of the Rings.
8 pages in stapled wrappers. First edition 250 copies, 1992.
Reprinted 100 copies in 2007 (unchanged)
Includes bibliographical references.

Also issued: limited edition of 12 copies bound in Italian hand-made 
marbled paper covered boards and linen 
spine with title label
All the above with the ISBN : 1-854760-11-4

Rayner Unwin first published a shorter version of this
in The Bookseller. I  wrote to him and asked if he would 
allow me to publish this in a small edition. He
immediately consented and not only that, he sent me a 
longer updated version. The booklet 
came out just on time for the occasion of 
J.R.R. Tolkien's first centenary celebrations in 1992
and all copies were practically sold during the Oxford 
Tolkien conference and Oxonmoot. 
                                        Wim Meeuws

Rayner Stephens Unwin CBE (1925 23 2000),
served as the chairman of the publishing firm 
George Allen & Unwin, which had been founded by
his father Sir Stanley Unwin.

`112 copies printed in June 2018 with some added
 bibliographical information numbered 1 - 100
ISBN 1 85476 052 1 SOLD OUT

Of this edition 12 copies in Italian 
hand-made marbled paper 
covered boards and linen spine numbered I - XII
ISBN 1 85476 053 X ALL SOLD



4 bookmarks on rear cover, 
Poster Hobbits in Broad street on front cover