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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. J. R. R. Tolkien.
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. J. R. R. Tolkien.
Custom Clamshell Case for The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. J.R.R. Tolkien. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Custom Clamshell Case, Quarter Bound with Leather Spine gilt stamped with the Mountain, Title and Author, Runic Device, and Publisher, to match the original spine of the books. Please note, this case does not include a book, it is for the clamshell case only. The Dark Forest Green Leather is complimented with Custom Hand Marbled Paper by Joan Ajala of Australia, in Green, White, Grey and Blue marbling. These colors look remarkable with the colors of the original dustjackets found on the UK 1st and 2nd Editions. The cases are custom made to fit your copy, and may take a few weeks to finish out for your order. All papers, boards, and cloth are highest quality acid free, and the spine is Moroccan Leather, stamped to match the original UK spine. A beautiful compliment you house and protect your early UK Hobbit. 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 #1015
Price: $300.00
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Custom Clamshell Case for The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression, Custom Fine Binding Full Leather Clamshell Case.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression published by Allen & Unwin in 1937. Newly rebound in dark green morocco leather. First Edition, Second impression published 1937, same year as 1st impression. Decorative map endpapers lifted and reused, with 4 color and 9 mono plates all in excellent condition. The second impression is important for the addition of the 4 color illustrations by the author. This is the 1st and only early UK edition published with Tolkien's color illustrations. One of only 1877 copies of the original 2300 that survived the bombing of London in November 1940. This copy has been elegantly rebound in full Dark Green Morocco leather. Features Tolkiens original 'Mountains and Dragon' design gilt stamped on the boards and spine. Has no writing or inscriptions. Pages are clean and bright, a few minor finger smudges scattered through the book, none obtrusive. Absolutely no foxing noted in the text block or on the maps. All edges have been trimmed and gilded, with a black ribbon marker sewn in. Original cloth spine bound into the rear. A beautiful copy, in a fabulous finely crafted binding. A full leather clamshell case with matching gilt stamping is included to protect and display this wonderful copy. 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 #961
Price: $5,800.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression, Custom Fine Binding Full Leather Clamshell Case. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, First UK Edition, 2nd Impression, Fine Binding with Foredge Painting
London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression published by Allen & Unwin in 1937. First Edition, Second impression published 1937, same year as 1st impression. Decorative map endpapers lifted and reused, with 4 color and 9 mono plates all in excellent condition. The second impression is important for the addition of the 4 color illustrations by the author. This is the 1st and only early UK edition published with Tolkien's color illustrations. One of only 1877 copies of the original 2300 that survived the bombing of London in November 1940. This copy has been elegantly rebound by the Temple Bindery in full Dark Green Morocco leather. Features Tolkiens original Dragon design gilt stamped on the front board with a single gilt rule to the edges. The rear board has the single gilt rule, while the spine features raised bands, compartments with Title and Author inlayed on Dark Maroon Morocco leather. Has no writing or inscriptions. Pages are clean and bright, with only a few spots of foxing noted in the text block or on the maps. All edges have been trimmed and gilded, with a foredge painting of Bilbo, The Dragon, and Gandalf on forward edge, and Gollum, Barrels out of Bounds, and Lake Town to the reverse edge. A beautiful copy, in a fabulous finely crafted binding. A custom green cloth slipcase is included to protect and display this wonderful copy. 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 #1191
Price: $7,000.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, First UK Edition, 2nd Impression, Fine Binding with Foredge Painting. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, UK 1937 1st Edition, 1st Impression., With Authors Signature.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A magnificent 1st Edition, 1st Impression, newly rebound in dark green morocco leather, gilt stamped to with Tolkiens Dragon as from the original cloth boards, with a lovely green cloth covered clamshell case, stamped in black to match the original covers. This is the 1st (First) impression published 21st of September 1937. The original decorative map endpapers have been professionally lifted, lined, and bound in following the marbled paper endpapers. The maps are in excellent condition, with no names or markings. This is the 1st and only early UK edition published with Tolkien's famous frontispiece, 'The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', in his original black and white line drawing. One of only 1500 copies of the original print run, which sold out within months of it's release. This copy has been elegantly rebound in full Dark Green Morocco leather, by The Temple Bindery. Features a beautiful flourished signature mounted to the front pastedown. The textblock shows no names, writing or inscriptions. Pages are clean and bright, a few insignificant smudges and some minor spots to the pages, scattered thru the book, no other markings or tears noted. All edges have been trimmed and gilded. A beautiful copy, in a fabulously finely crafted binding. 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 #1240
Price: $12,750.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, UK 1937 1st Edition, 1st Impression., With Authors Signature. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st Single Volume Edition 1968, Custom Fine Binding
London: Allen & Unwin, 1968. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The 1968, 1st Single Volume Edition 1st Impression, fully rebound in red morocco leather by The Chelsea Bindery. All edges trimmed and gilded. Dark green endpapers with single gilt rule to red leather edge. Illustrated Wraps with tissue guard bound in preceding and following the text block. Text block is clean and bright, with no names or writing to be found. The full red leather binding features Tolkien's "Ring and Eye" design, from the original dustjackets gilt stamped on the front boards with single gilt rule to edge. The spine of the book features raised bands with gilt rules, with the Title, Author, and 1968 gilt stamped. The size makes it very comfortable to handle, and the heavier paper stock makes a beautiful copy, versus the thinner more fragile India paper offered in other single volume editions from this era. A spectacular presentation of this classic of fantasy literature. 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 #1682
Price: $885.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st Single Volume Edition 1968, Custom Fine Binding. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, Fine Red Leather Binding with Slipcase
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition, all 1st impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954, one of 3000 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954, one of 3250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955, one of 7000 printed for the UK. This copy is the Later State, as per Wayne Hammond's revised opinion, with the signature mark '4' and does have the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he revised his original definition of the 1st state, showing the slipped type and a signature mark "4" on page 49, in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the Later State. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds, both the Fellowship and Two Towers maps show the 1st State point of a red dot off the Coast of Umbar. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature, with no previous owners names or marks to any of the books. The set is recently rebound in Red Morocco Leather, all edges trimmed and the top edge stained red. The set is further characterized by matching cream colored endpapers, and is housed in a custom red cloth covered slipcase. The boards of the books feature dual embossed rules around the edges, with the spine gilt stamped with the titles, author, and published dates. All are very clean and bright, with a couple of small smudges on occasional page margins, no foxing or offsetting, and none have any writing or signatures. 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 #1722
Price: $5,500.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, Fine Red Leather Binding with Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, Custom Leather Binding and Slipcase
London: Allen & Unwin, 1957. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Half-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, 7th impression published by Allen & Unwin in 1957. The Two Towers, 5th impression published 1957. The Return of the King, 4th impression published 1958. All three books have been Half-Bound in dark red leather and matching hand marbled paper. The leather is virtually unmarked with some minor rubbing to the edges of the leather. The binding is distinguished by five raised bands, gilt rules, the Title and Author gilt stamped in two of the compartments, decorative corner devices to the others. The edges of the text block are not trimmed, with the original red top stain still visible, though slightly dusty and a bit faded to The Two Towers. All original maps are present, one small tear to the top fold of the mounting edge of The Fellowship map. A handsome early printing set of the famous trilogy. A lovely item for the Tolkien collector. Beautiful looking set, with a classic design. 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 #1699
Price: $450.00
save 5%$427.50
The Lord of the Rings, Custom Leather Binding and Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
Songs for the Philologists, a Custom Quarter Bound Clamshell Case Only.
1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Custom Quarter Leather and Hand Marbled Paper covered Clam Shell Case for 1 of the rare Songs for the Philologists, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Dark Green goat leather spine, gilt stamped with Title and Author. Custom Hand Marbled Papers by Joan Ajala of Australia. Beautiful combination of Green, Grey, and Blue on White, French Curl pattern. Expedited domestic shipping (US) with full insurance included in the price. 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 #670
Price: $325.00
save 5%$308.75
Songs for the Philologists, a Custom Quarter Bound Clamshell Case Only. J. R. R. Tolkien.