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Don't worry about not having a copy of The Red Book Of Westmarch, I don't know anyone who in reality does have one. The Red Book was the work that Bilbo wrote concerning his travels with Thorin, the War of the Ring and other events of the Third Age as seen by Hobbits. Also attached to it were three volumes of elvish translations and a volume of genealogies and other misc Shire matters.
Basically, it is The Hobbit plus Lord of the Rings with appendixes.
I have the 1974 Houghton Mifflin Company's single volume imitation red leather slip covered collector's edition of the LOTR with a fold out map and all the Appendices. And even though it doesn't contain The Hobbit, I like to think of it as The Red Book of Westmarch; however, I know deep down, that there aint no such thing as that tome: it was just a figment of JRR Tolkien's great imagination.
I dont have any special editions of Tolkien's work , but my first copy of LOTRs could definately be entered into a "Most battered copy of LOTRs" competitions.
Hullo there, Lorend! Enjoy your stay and make it a long one...
[Edited on 8/11/02 by ProgHead777]
I got a new copy of LoTR last year after my copy lost a few hundred pages.....
You are a librarian's nightmare!
(As if I don't have a few worn out tomes!)