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Custom Clamshell Case for the 1st UK Edition of The Lord of the Rings
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Custom Clamshell Case for the 1954- 1955 Allen & Unwin First Editions of The Lord of the Rings. Full Burgundy or Black Leather cover, The spine of the case has three raised sections gilt stamped with Title & Author and features the Tolkien illustration of the Gates of Moria split between the sections. The rear cover has the JRRT Monogram gilt stamped. The front cover has the Tengwar Title and Author, with the large Ring & Eye device centered. Interior trays are cover with Burgundy or Black Silk Moire. All leather, papers, boards, and cloth are highest quality acid free, and the cover is Moroccan Leather. A beautiful compliment to house and protect your First UK Edition of The Lord of the Rings. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Item #1152
Price: $350.00
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Custom Clamshell Case for the 1st UK Edition of The Lord of the Rings
Custom Clamshell Case for the 1st UK or US Edition of The Lord of the Rings
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Custom Clamshell Case for the 1954- 1955 Allen & Unwin First Editions of The Lord of the Rings. Full Black Leather cover, The spine of the case has three raised sections, featuring raised bands, inlayed compartments with Crimson or Burgundy Leather, gilt stamped with Title & Author, split between the sections. Also has a small Ring & Eye Device from the original UK Dustjacket, along with publisher and date. The rear cover has the JRRT Monogram gilt stamped. The front cover has the Tengwar Title and Author, with the large Ring & Eye device centered. Interior trays are cover with Black Italian bookcloth. Also available is a quarter bound clamshell case, with the same leather triple spined look as the full leather version, featuring red or burgundy marbled paper boards, matched to the Red and Burgundy inlays to the spine. A beautiful compliment to your First Edition Lord of the Rings set. All leather, papers, boards, and cloth are highest quality acid free, and the cover is Moroccan Leather, or marbled paper by Joan Ajala of Australia. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1319
Price: $350.00
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Custom Clamshell Case for the 1st UK or US Edition of The Lord of the Rings
Custom Clamshell Case for the 1963 Deluxe Edition of The Lord of The Rings
London: Allen & Unwin, 1963. Pauline Baynes. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Custom Clamshell Case to house your Allen & Unwin 1963 Deluxe Edition of The Lord of the Rings with the Pauline Baynes Triptych Slipcase. The Clamshell case is covered in Full Black Moroccan Leather, with recessed panels that hold the Triptych artwork. Interior is covered with black Italian Bookcloth, lined with felt for a secure fit to safely house the delicate original slipcase and books. A wonderful case to house your collection of one of Tolkien major works. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1384
Price: $350.00
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Custom Clamshell Case for the 1963 Deluxe Edition of The Lord of The Rings
Custom Leather Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, UK and US 1st or 2nd Editons,
Allen & Unwin. J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This open ended slipcase is custom made to house your J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings 3 volume collection. Hand made from the finest acid free bookboard and covered with gilt stamped bonded leather. Each case will house the 3 books of the trilogy, the original Allen & Unwin printings of the 1st or 2nd editions, the Houghton Mifflin 1st and 2nd editions, and The Readers Union set. The case also feature a felt lined interior and silk ribbon pull if desired. Measurements to be provided at time of purchase, so the case will be made to fit your set of books. Made from highest quality acid free boards and bonded leather. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1474
Price: $50.00
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Custom Leather Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, UK and US 1st or 2nd Editons,
Custom Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, Custom Slipcase Only
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Custom, made to fit, open ended slipcase to house your Tolkien - Lord of the Rings collection. Hand marbled papers custom made by Joan Ajala of Australia, fully lined interior. Measurements to be provided at time of purchase, so the case will be made to fit your set of books. Most Allen & Unwin and Houghton Mifflin copies of 1st and 2nd editions will fit. Made from highest quality acid free boards and papers. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Inquire if interested. Item #267
Price: $50.00
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Custom Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, Custom Slipcase Only
Custom Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, UK and US 1st or 2nd Editons
Allen & Unwin. J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This open ended slipcase is custom made to house your J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings 3 volume collection. Hand made from the finest acid free bookboard and covered with gilt stamped faux leather. These can be personalized with your name, as well as the title, author, and publisher. Each case will house 3 books, the original Allen & Unwin printings of the 1st or 2nd editions as well as the Houghton Mifflin 1st and 2nd editions. The case also feature a fully lined interior and silk ribbon pull if desired. Measurements to be provided at time of purchase, so the case will be made to fit your set of books. Made from highest quality acid free boards and papers. Inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #763
Price: $40.00
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Custom Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, UK and US 1st or 2nd Editons
Custom Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, UK and US 1st or 2nd Editons
J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This open ended slipcase is custom made to house your J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings 3 volume collection. Hand made from the finest acid free bookboard and covered with gilt stamped faux leather. These can be personalized with your name, as well as the title, author, and publisher. Each case will house 3 books, the original Allen & Unwin printings of the 1st or 2nd editions as well as the Houghton Mifflin 1st and 2nd editions. The case also feature a fully lined interior. Measurements to be provided at time of purchase, so the case will be made to fit your set of books. Made from highest quality acid free boards and papers. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #813
Price: $40.00
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Custom Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, UK and US 1st or 2nd Editons
Custom Slipcase for The Allen & Unwin De Luxe 1 Volume Lord of the Rings, India Paper Edition, Black Faux Leather Covered, Felt Lined
London: Allen & Unwin. J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Open ended Custom slipcase to house your UK Allen & Unwin De Luxe Edition of The Lord of the Rings, India Paper Edition. Hand made from the finest acid free bookboard and covered with Black Faux Leather, features the JRRT Monogram to front and back boards. Each case will house the original Allen & Unwin India Paper Edition. The case also features a felt lined interior. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #986
Price: $30.00
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Custom Slipcase for The Allen & Unwin De Luxe 1 Volume Lord of the Rings, India Paper Edition, Black Faux Leather Covered, Felt Lined
Custom Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, US Paperback Editons
Ace Books. J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. This open ended slipcase is custom made to house your J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 3 Volume Paperback Collection. Hand made from the finest acid free bookboard and covered with gilt stamped faux leather. These feature the Tengwar Title and Author with the Ring and Eye device to the front, with the Tolkien Monogram to the rear. Each case will house 3 books, the original Ace Paperback printings, as well as the Ballantine issues. The case also feature a fully felt lined interior. Measurements to be provided at time of purchase, so the case will be made to fit your set of books. Made from highest quality acid free boards and papers. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1224
Price: $30.00
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Custom Slipcase for The Lord of the Rings, US Paperback Editons
Custom Slipcase Only, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Custom Four Book Slipcase for the UK 1st Editons
Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This open ended slipcase is custom made to house your J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 4 volume 1st Edition collection. Hand made from the finest acid free bookboard and covered with gilt stamped faux leather. This case features J.R.R. Tolkien original artwork from the UK 1st Editions. Each case will house 4 books, the original Allen & Unwin printings of the 1st Edition. The case also feature a fully lined interior and silk ribbon. Made from highest quality acid free boards and papers. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #897
Price: $75.00
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Custom Slipcase Only, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Custom Four Book Slipcase for the UK 1st Editons
Custom Slipcase, The Lord of the Rings, Custom Slipcase Only
Pauline Baynes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Custom, made to fit, open ended slipcase to house your Tolkien - Lord of the Rings collection. Black cloth exterior, recessed panels with laminated facsimile illustrations from the Pauline Baynes Triptych slipcase. Fully lined interior. A reproduction of the 1963 Deluxe Edition slipcase. Measurements to be provided at time of purchase, so the case will be made to fit your set of books. Most Allen & Unwin and Houghton Mifflin copies of 1st and 2nd editions will fit. Made from highest quality acid free boards and papers. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Inquire if interested. Item #270
Price: $75.00
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Custom Slipcase, The Lord of the Rings, Custom Slipcase Only
Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion
Bath: Folio Society, 2003. Ingahild Grathmer and drawn by Eric Fraser. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Folio Society Limited Numbered Editions, a Five Book Set, Limitation Number on all three issues are not matched. Includes The Hobbit #242, The Lord of the Rings #1474, and The Silmarillion #945. "Now available as a HAND BOUND LIMITED EDITION in a magnificent new binding of Moroccan goatskin leather and pure Indian silk. All are individually numbered and limited to just 1750 copies. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history. A must for all Tolkien fans and serious collectors as well!" This stunning 5 volume set of Tolkiens most loved stories, exhibits the finest quality features imaginable: *Hand numbered Limited Edition, #'d copy of 1750 *Hand-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather and pure Indian silk *Illustrations designed by Ingahild Grathmer and drawn by Eric Fraser *Full leather slipcase's (3) with scalloped edges *Gilded top edges with ribbon page marker *Renowned calligrapher, John Andrew, has designed the lettering used on the spines and slipcase. The only minor fault to this set of books, the Lord of the Rings slipcase has one bumped corner, which did not effect any of the books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #904
Price: $2,800.00
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Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Harper Collins Slipcased Set
London: Harper Collins, 2000. Alan Lee. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 2000, this set takes the 1997 Alan Lee illustrated edition of the Hobbit and the 1991 Alan Lee illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings, and releases them together in their own publishers slipcase. The slipcase features one scene from each book, and is accented by a gold border on the top and bottom edge that features the runic script as found on the dustjackets. The slipcase has a couple of bumped corners, no splits to the seams as are common. As the Hobbit is a wider book, the slipcase has an offset spacer to allow both books to fit the box evenly. The Hobbit is the 1997 edition, 5th impression, released to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the original publication. The dustwrapper was modified to match The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion illustrated editions. Most of the changes are to the text on the spine, but small changes were also made to the runic border. This one also features a price on the inner flap which is an indication that you own a later, modified edition. A full 22 color illustrations, and 38 pencil drawings, beautifully illustrated edition by Alan Lee. The Lord of the Rings is the 1991 edition, 12th impression, produced to commemorate the centenary of Tolkien's birth. The dustwrapper is distinctive to some others as it has the title in a black oval shape, a design introduced during the 11th impression, and is also priced on the front flap. There are 50 full color illustrations by Alan Lee, and you can see how his ideas impacted the movies directed by Peter Jackson. A beautifully illustrated set, not available to the US market, it makes a wonderful slipcased set for the Tolkien Collector. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #887
Price: $425.00
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The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Harper Collins Slipcased Set
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1977, Still Sealed in Shrinkwrap.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1977. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A four volume paperback set housed in the Publishers original Gold Foil covered slipcase, featuring the Heraldic symbols that were drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien. These illustrations include the ones designed to represent Feanor, Idril Celebrindal, Earendil, Luthien Tinuviel, Fingolfin, Elwe, Luthien Tinuviel and Finwe. This is one of the few published sets that includes all four books, The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. This is also the first set to feature the illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien, as the covers of the book and slipcase, rather then the Barbara Remington designs as found on previous issues. As this set is still sealed it is not possible to tell the exact printing or publishing date, however the exterior of the case does note the Heraldry designs are copyright of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1973. Also the numbers on the spines of the books match up with another set that all were issued in November of 1977. Hammond and Anderson's, A Descriptive Bibliography notes that "after the 40th (March 1973) and no later than the forty-second (September 1973)", the Hobbit was sold in sets with the Lord of the Rings, housed "in a slipcase, gold (or red) printed paper over boards, featuring Heraldic devices by Tolkien." This design was used until 1983, when the covers were changed again. So this set is from that period, 1973 - 1983. Very unusual to find a set that has not been opened after 30 or 40 years. The case shows no bumped corners, shrinkwrap is still intact with a few of the scattered holes and scrapes that are common, and the spines of the four books are in perfect condition. They do not appear to be faded or tanned in any way. The box has one bumped upper rear corner, there is also an inked out price tag to one side. The original Publishers price sticker to the other side. The shrinkwrap shows a tear on the back panel, has a piece of tape stuck to the area. A near perfect find for the collector. Interior photos and photos of the covers are from another opened set, just for illustrative purposes. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1611
Price: $180.00
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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1977, Still Sealed in Shrinkwrap.
The J.R.R. Tolkien De Luxe Edition Collection, Two Custom Full Leather Slipcases Only
London: Harper Collins. J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A beautiful full leather bound set of two slipcases to house the 9 volumes of the Harper Collins De Luxe Editions by J.R.R. Tolkien. Both cases will be Newly made, double walled for strength, covered in full bonded Leather with glazed finish, gilt stamped in gold foil, felt lined with a silk ribbon pull. These Custom Slipcases are made house all nine issues of their 21st Century De Luxe Slipcased Editions. Made from high quality acid free bookboard, covered in glazed bonded leather, lined with felt, and a silk ribbon pull to help slide out the books for easy reading. Please note this listing does not include any books, it is for the two slipcases only. Other colors are available, inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of ephemera are available. Item #1455
Price: $150.00
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The J.R.R. Tolkien De Luxe Edition Collection, Two Custom Full Leather Slipcases Only
The J.R.R. Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection in Custom Leather Slipcase
London: Harper Collins, 2008. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A fabulous comprehensive set of Tolkien's major works, housed in a custom full black leather slipcase with gilt stamping. This Collection features four of their 21st Century Deluxe Slipcased Editions. Comprised of the 2004 Harper Collins Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Hobbit, the only edition to feature all 13 of Tolkien's own illustrations for the book, reproduced in full color, together with his original maps reproduced as he originally intended, but not previously achieved in nearly 70 years of publications. Also included is the 2004 Harper Collins 50 Anniversary Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Lord of the Ring's, which features the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, as illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien, which he intended for inclusion but were not used previously. Included as well is the 2007 Harper Collins Deluxe Slipcased Edition of the Children of Hurin, which includes a ninth color plate by Alan Lee not featured inside the standard hardback. Also features the Helm of Hurin, as designed by Alan Lee, gilt stamped to the exterior. The final book included is The 2007 Harper Collins 30th Anniversary Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Silmarillion. The newly reset edition feature's Tolkien's, 'The Halls of Manwe', as the full color frontispiece, with the slipcase gilt stamped with the heraldic symbol he designed to represent Luthien. This edition also includes Christopher Tolkien's two color maps, including a fold out map of Beleriand, and as a Preface, Tolkien's original letter of 1951 containing his account of the mythology of Middle-Earth. Each book and slipcase are sealed in factory shrinkwrap, appear unread, except for The Children of Hurin, which has been neatly opened, but still in the original shrinkwrap. All in As New condition. All books are assumed to be later impressions, except the opened Children of Hurin which is a 1st Impression. Photos of other opened books are from stock photos of identical books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of ephemera are available. Item #1641
Price: $775.00
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The J.R.R. Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection in Custom Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings - Original 1963 UK Deluxe Set, in Original Pauline Baynes Triptych Slipcase, Signed By the Author.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1963. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, published by George Allen & Unwin in 1963. The true 1st Deluxe Edition of the 3 volumes of the Lord of the Rings, comprised of "The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and "The Return of the King". The Fellowship of the Ring is signed by the author, J.R.R. Tolkien, to the title page. A wonderful provenance on this signature, as it comes with a note signed by Merlin Unwin, the son of Rayner Unwin. It states that The Fellowship, "belonged to my father Rayner Unwin (Tolkien's editor and publisher) and was kept in his personal library at our family home in Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire. After his death in 2000 it remained there until the death of his widow, Carol, in 2012. Merlin Unwin". The young lad whose book report was instrumental in the publishing of the Hobbit, kept this signed copy for many years. Has the initials A.R.R. to the back of the free endpaper. It has been added to this partial set, which had the original slipcase and the other two books, to complete this lovely set. I know of only one other signed set of this Deluxe Edition, which was given to Pauline Baynes, and recently sold for an extremely high price at auction. This set is bound in the original Black Buckram cloth with gilt titles, author and publisher to the spines of each volume. Each volume features Bevel-Edged boards, gilded page edges, and the original silk bookmark sewn in. The books are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing and marks to the covers, with almost no marks or rubbing to the gilded edges, Initials to the back free endpaper, with no other writing or inscriptions in any of the books, except for the authors signature. The textblocks are clean and unmarked, with a very tight binding. The original maps are all present, and have no tears or misfolds, nor any browning to the folds as often happens. The spine of the Two Towers is only slightly lighter in color, less so than the common flaw with this edition. Seems to only occur with the Two Towers, and rarely the other two books. The books are housed in the very scarce original publishers slipcase featuring the Pauline Baynes color "Triptych" artwork. This case has some minor splits starting to the entry corners, but very little rubbing to the back corners, and no bumped corners as is often found. Clean and bright, one of the nicest I've run across in many years. The scarcest of all the original Allen & Unwin 1st Editions, as well as the Houghton Mifflin issues, with the signed copy added, makes a marvelous set for the Tolkien enthusiast. According to publishers records, 1000 or less sets produced. Briefly mentioned in the Tolkien bibliography by Hammond and Anderson on page 98. The outside of the slipcase show some superficial rubbing, one small scuff to the back side edge, but whole & complete, without any major stains or faults. A rare opportunity for this scarce signed set with it's original Pauline Baynes illustrated slipcase. A full leather clamshell case has been crafted to house this wonderful set, including the original slipcase. The clamshell features full black leather with recessed panels, holding reproductions of Pauline Baynes color "Triptych" artwork. A beautiful presentation to house and protect this extraordinary set. Digital images available upon request. Other Tolkien sets, original and rebound are available. Inquire if interested. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Item #1228
Price: $22,500.00
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The Lord of the Rings - Original 1963 UK Deluxe Set, in Original Pauline Baynes Triptych Slipcase, Signed By the Author.
The Lord of the Rings and Other Bookbindings of Philip Smith
London: Philip Smith, 1970. Philip Smith. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings and other Bookbindings of Philip Smith. Signed by C Philip Smith to the top of the title page. Self published in London in 1970. The first part of the book is devoted to the renowned 'Lord of the Rings Wall of Books'. Very well illustrated in black and white, with technical notes on the binding process he used. The second part of the book deals with other superb bindings by this renowned bookbinding artist. The text is by Philip Smith in English with parallel French translation. The covers are silvered card with black printing - very difficult to photograph properly. The cover show some rubbing and creasing with minor color loss at the fold area. A minor amount of edgewear, but still in Very Good condition for it's 40 years of age. No previous owners names or writing noted. A very scarce and desired book, rarely available for the collector. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1192
Price: $300.00
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The Lord of the Rings and Other Bookbindings of Philip Smith
The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set, 60th Anniversary with a Reader's Companion
London: Harper Collins. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 2014, the 60th Anniversary Edition, a four volume boxed set featuring Tolkien's original unused dustjacket designs, together with the fourth volume, A Reader's Companion, which includes special features and the definitive edition of the text. This set is still sealed in the publishers shrinkwrap, with one slightly bumped upper rear corner of the slipcase. I doubt if it has bumped the corner of the book, but it is possible. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1533
Price: $285.00
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The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set, 60th Anniversary with a Reader's Companion
The Lord of the Rings, 1992 UK Centenary Edition Three Volume Set, with Publishers Slipcase
London: Harper Collins, 1992. Alan Lee. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 1992, the Centenary Edition three volume set housed in the original publishers slipcase. The books feature Alan Lee's Illustrations that were commissioned to celebrate the Centenary of Tolkiens Birth. Only one printing of this lovely set was ever published. The dustjackets feature some of Alan Lee's most famous illustrations, with a Silver Band to the top and bottom with the runes in black. All dustjackets in Near Fine condition with minor rubbing to the silver bands, mainly to the flap fold area on The Fellowship where they rubbed the original slipcase. The publishers slipcase shows some rubbing and a quite a bit of color loss to the edges and a streak down the middle where the interior of the slipcase overlaps, no splits or tears to the fragile case. A very uncommon and extremely hard to find set. A beautiful unmarked set bound in blue cloth with the JRRT monogram stamped in silver to the front boards of the books. No previous owners names or markings, not price clipped, in extraordinary condition. All original illustrations by Alan Lee thru the 3 books. You can follow how the recent movies were first visualized by Lee, and carried thru by Peter Jackson, with Lee's assistance throughout the movie's production. An exceptional set of books, only one printing of these books were ever produced. This separate three book set, makes handling and viewing much less of a problem then the single volume editions that were large and awkward to handle. Housed in the original publishers slipcase featuring Silver Runes to the top and bottom edge, an oval with 'J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, and Illustrated by Alan Lee' stamped in Silver to the side boards, with the Centenary Logo to the end panel, also stamped in Silver. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1374
Price: $750.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1992 UK Centenary Edition Three Volume Set, with Publishers Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition Early Printings with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1955, these books are early impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 4th impression published in 1955. The Two Towers is a 3rd impression published in 1955, the title verso states it is a 2nd impression, but the actual 3rd impression publication history is omitted by the printers, in its correct 3rd impression dustjacket, as per The Tolkien Collector, Number 20, edited by Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond. The Return of the King is a 2nd impression published in 1955, in it's correct 2nd impression dustjacket. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing with the only minor loss to the top of the spine on the Fellowship of the Ring. The others are in remarkable condition with only the most minor wear to the edges, and only very light tanning to the spines of the later two books. The dustjackets are priced and not clipped and covered in archival protectors, showing a little fading to the red lettering on The Fellowship, none to the Two Towers or Return of the King. The books are in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition without any names or writing or offsetting to the endpapers. A previous owners (same) bookplate to the Two Towers and Return of the King, no other names or markings to the other book. The gilt to the spines are all clean and bright, slightly dulled to the Return. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, and all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom full Red Leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1454
Price: $2,250.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition Early Printings with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Original Dustjackets and Custom Red Leather Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1966. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1965 and 1966, these books are later impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 15th impression published in 1966. The Two Towers is a 11th impression published in 1965. The Return of the King is an 11th impression published in 1965. All three books have their correct impression, non price clipped original dustjackets, in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing and almost no tanning to the spines, with a tiny amount of wear to the bottom of the spine of the Fellowship. The books are in Very Good Plus condition with no offsetting or foxing, a previous owners name to each books front free endpaper, no other markings in the books. The gilt to all three books clean and bright, with only the lightest of shelfwear to the bottom edge of the boards. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom full red leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1470
Price: $800.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Original Dustjackets and Custom Red Leather Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 1992 US Three Volume Set, with Publishers Slipcase
Boston, New York, London: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. Alan Lee. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1992, a three volume set housed in what appears to be the original publishers blue slipcase, but without the silver stamping to the case as is normally found. The books feature Alan Lee's Illustrations that were commissioned to celebrate the Centenary of Tolkiens Birth. Only one printing of this lovely set was ever published. All three of these books have the date under the publisher on the title page, a Houghton Mifflin point for the 1st printings, as well as the full numberline 1 thru 10 on the verso of the title page. The dustjackets feature some of Alan Lee's most famous illustrations, with a Silver Band to the top and bottom with the runes in black. All dustjackets in Near Fine condition with almost no rubbing to the silver bands. A couple small yellowish spots to the back panel of Fellowship dustjacket. A beautiful virtually unmarked set bound in blue cloth with the JRRT monogram stamped in silver to the front boards of the books. No previous owners names or markings, not price clipped, in extraordinary condition. All original illustrations by Alan Lee thru the 3 books. You can follow how the recent movies were first visualized by Lee, and carried thru by Peter Jackson, with Lee's assistance throughout the movie's production. An exceptional set of books, only one printing of these books were ever produced. This separate three book set, makes handling and viewing much less of a problem then the single volume editions that were large and awkward to handle. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1476
Price: $225.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1992 US Three Volume Set, with Publishers Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 2nd imp./2nd imp./1st Impression respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom leather slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not order any of the 2nd UK impressions. The Near Fine dustjacket of the Fellowship has clean bright colors with almost no wear or rubbing. The rear panel has some light soiling to the white areas, but not loss to any edges or folds. The Two Towers Very Good Plus dustjacket exhibits all the correct issue points for this early copy, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" points. There is only minor rubbing at the spine fold areas with minor loss or chips, beautiful bright colors, a tiny bit of tanning to the spine, hardly noticeable. The Fellowship dustjacket has the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the rear panel, is not priced, and has the 'w' nicked on the front flap, line 11. The Return of the King dustjacket is price clipped and so is lacking the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good Plus dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and minor loss at the spine tips and along the flap fold with minor loss to the tips. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted. The Fellowship does have a small bookstore sticker on the front free endpaper. Only the dustjacket of The Return is price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. The full leather slipcase is felt lined, and stamped with Tolkiens Ring & Eye Design with Tengwar Title and Author, the JRRT Monogram to the rear panel. Additional digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Item #1477
Price: $3,000.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition Early Printings with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1957. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1956 & 1957, these books are early impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1957/1956/1957 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 7th impression published in October of 1957 in its correct and original 7th impression dustjacket. The Two Towers is a 4th impression published in 1956, in a 3rd impression price clipped dustjacket, very likely the original to the book, as often leftover dustjackets were used on the next impression. The Return of the King is a 3rd impression published in January 1957, in it's correct 3rd impression dustjacket. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing and soiling, with the only loss to the ends of the spine and flap fold areas. They are in remarkable condition with only the most minor of loss or wear to the edges, and only light tanning to the spines. The dustjackets are covered in archival protectors, showing no fading to the red lettering on the spines. The books are in Near Fine condition with a bit of offsetting to the endpapers. No previous owners names or writing to any of the books. The gilt to the spines are all clean and bright. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, and all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom red leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1492
Price: $2,400.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition Early Printings with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.


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