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This is a list of every published Tolkien work that is explicitly stated as a first printing or is by default.  This can be communicated by publishers with terms like “First Printing” or number lines such as “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”. This is a more expansive category than “first edition printings” because publishers often will define a reset or a redesign of a work as a first edition even though its not the first published instance of that work.  It is less expansive than “first states” because major text or design changes can occur without a resetting of state number (or sometimes even ISBN).