This, for the record, is the cover of Nenya's edition, which I grabbed off the shelf to check the spelling of something. And then started at in silent amazement for some time.
Nenya: Yeaaaaah. There's a reason I haven't read that series yet.
*I know it's '73 because that's when the inbound ad for Kent menthol ciggies is dated. Also we are GOING to get that new collected edition of Earthsea when it comes out in the fall!