This is quite similar to the cover of my copy of the Sil. It's the first paperback printing of the Ballantine Books edition (this page loads rather slowly, so if you wanna see you should click and then go make yourself a sandwich er somethin' ): http://img-fan.theonering.net/rolozo/images/covers/silmarillion_2.jpg
Rather ugly, eh? :mad2:
I believe this may be the dust jacket of the hardcover while mine is paperback. They're almost identical except that the title is not within the picture but directly below the postAuthorIDs name above the picture.
Above that, it says "America's #1 bestseller! One million sold in Hardcover!" :orcthumbs:
I couldn't find the paperback cover ANYWHERE! :mad:
Anyway, the cover and the binding are disintegrating but the text is unmarked. It's really time I get a new copy :funnylaugh: