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Thain’s Book

The book that held the original stories of the Silmarillion

Red Book
of Westmarch
The Thain's Book
(all volumes)
with annotations
Numerous other copies
(especially the first volume)
Findegil's copy

A direct copy of the Red Book of Westmarch, and one of very few to include Bilbo Baggins' Translations from the Elvish. It was kept by the head of the Took family, the Thain of the Shire, at Great Smials.

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