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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, 1st Impression with Custom Leather Slipcase
London: Allen & Unwin, 1962. Pauline Baynes. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is the 1st impression of the 1st UK Edition, published in 1962 by Allen & Unwin. No Names or writing, no foxing, pages clean and bright. Pictorial Cover, as issued, is in Near Fine condition, with some minor rubbing to the fold area's. Top and bottom of the spine is lightly rubbed with minor color loss. Not faded or soiled, with nice clean bright colors to the Pauline Baynes illustrations. The matching dustjacket is not price clipped. A beautiful copy for the collector, becoming difficult to find in this lovely condition. A custom full leather slipcase gilt stamped with the Tolkien Monogram to rear boards and Pauline Baynes' Tom Bombadil figure to the front. 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 #1403
Price: $800.00
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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, 1st Impression with Custom Leather Slipcase
The Children of Hurin - UK Deluxe Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Publishers Bookplate.
London: Harper Collins, 2007. Alan Lee. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, published April 2007 by Harper Collins. Signed by the editor and illustrator, Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, to special bookplate, featuring Lee's motif of the Helm of Hador, attached to the half title page. "The Children of Hurin, UK De Luxe Edition The first standalone tale of Middle-earth since 1977, and the first complete version of one of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Great Tales', with many exclusive features:" "Drawing together J.R.R. Tolkiens original manuscripts, using many sources spaced out over decades, Christopher Tolkien has constructed a narrative without any editorial invention." "Includes a brand new red and black Map of Beleriand specially drawn by Christopher Tolkien, which appears as a fold-out sheet." "Contains eight colour paintings and twenty-five pencil sketches, specially commissioned from award-winning artist, Alan Lee." "Features an exclusive colour frontispiece painting by Alan Lee." "Includes a specially written introduction and appendix on the history and writing of the tale by Christopher Tolkien." "Quarter-bound in blue with grey boards, stamped in gold foil with a unique motif of the Helm of Hador created by Alan Lee, and housed in a matching custom-built slipcase." "Printed on superior quality paper and including a silk ribbon marker." "This edition available for a limited time only." With Houghton Mifflin wishing to reach out and do something special for the loyal Tolkien fans, along with Christopher Tolkien's reluctance to grant public appearances, they conceived the idea for a signed bookplate, which Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee both agreed to. It seems approximately 900 bookplates were signed, with less than 500 for distribution in the US, and 250 for the UK, with the remainder held for other promotions. I know of three that were given away as prizes on the Tolkien Library web site, during the "Children of Hurin" Release Party. A very hard to find edition, with the signed bookplate. Don't expect to see many of these for sale, as most will end up in private collections. This Deluxe Edition is matched in style and design to the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of 'The Lord of the Rings', and The Deluxe Hobbit that were concurrently issued in 2004. 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.. Signed by Illustrator & Editor. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Alan Lee. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Item #600
Price: $950.00
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The Children of Hurin - UK Deluxe Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Publishers Bookplate.
The Children of Hurin - 1st US Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Publishers Bookplate.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. Alan Lee. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, published April 2007 by Houghton Mifflin. Signed by the editor and illustrator, Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, to a special bookplate, featuring Lee's motif of the Helm of Hador, attached to the Half Title page. "The Children of Hurin, The first standalone tale of Middle-earth since 1977, and the first complete version of one of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Great Tales', with many exclusive features:" "Drawing together J.R.R. Tolkiens original manuscripts, using many sources spaced out over decades, Christopher Tolkien has constructed a narrative without any editorial invention." "Includes a brand new red and black Map of Beleriand specially drawn by Christopher Tolkien, which appears as a fold-out sheet." "Contains eight colour paintings and twenty-five pencil sketches, specially commissioned from award-winning artist, Alan Lee." "Includes a specially written introduction and appendix on the history and writing of the tale by Christopher Tolkien." This edition has already sold out and only later editions are now available. With Houghton Mifflin wishing to reach out and do something special for the loyal Tolkien fans, along with Christopher Tolkien's reluctance to grant public appearances, they conceived the idea for a signed bookplate, which Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee both agreed to. It seems approximately 900 bookplates were signed, 450 for the release party at the New York City Barnes and Noble, and 200 for the UK Waterstones release party, with the remainder held for other promotions. A very hard to find edition, with the signed bookplate. Don't expect to see many of these for sale, as most will end up in private collections. Custom faux leather slipcase, stamped with Hador's Helm to one side and the JRRT Monogram to the other. Additional 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.. Signed by Illustrator & Editor. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/with Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Alan Lee. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Item #1310
Price: $750.00
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The Children of Hurin - 1st US Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Publishers Bookplate.
Farmer Giles of Ham, The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom, 1st UK Impression in Dustjacket
London: Allen & Unwin, 1949. Paline Baynes. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Farmer Giles of Ham, The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is his second major published work, preceded only by the Hobbit. Published in 1949, this is the 1st impression of the 1st Edition, published by Allen & Unwin. A Near Fine book, a tiny bit of soiling to the top of the front boards, top edge slightly sunned with the topstain faded a bit. The original dustjacket (unclipped) in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition with a small tear now reinforced to the verso with archival tape, shows tape residue from previous repair. A small closed tear, to the bottom of the rear panel of the dustjacket near the spine, virtually invisible. A light stain to the top of the back panel near the spine. Textblock is clean and tight, with a couple of spots of foxing to the first and last pages hardly noticeable, but no offsetting to the endpapers. Dustjacket shows some light sunning to the spine, and is not price clipped. Tiny amount loss to the edges at the folds and top of the spine, virtually no rubbing. No names or writing, clean and bright. Two color plates by Pauline Baynes, as well as being illustrated on almost every page with her line drawings. Highly collectable, this is a very nice copy for any Tolkien fans collection. 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 #1236
Price: $995.00
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Farmer Giles of Ham, The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom, 1st UK Impression in Dustjacket
The Finn Episode in Beowulf, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien
London: Cambridge University Press, 1924. 1st Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This offering is for 'The Finn Episode in Beowulf' by R.A. Williams. The Finn Episode in Beowulf is signed by J.R.R. Tolkien to the front free endpaper 'Tolkien' in his distinctive early (1920's) style, with the 3 dots below. Further down the page, in pencil, in what looks to be Tolkien's writing, 'A very bad book'. Very likely from Tolkien own library, with a small Blackwell Booksellers, Oxford sticker to the bottom of the front endpaper. Slightly browned, original cloth, Cambridge University Press 1924. This copy has some scattered foxing mainly on the half title page. An unusual opportunity to acquire an early signed item for the discerning Tolkien Collector. Additional 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 #510
Price: $3,500.00
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The Finn Episode in Beowulf, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien
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
His Dark Materials, Signed, Limited Numbered Edition, Northen Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass
London: Scholastic Press, 2005. Limited/Numbered. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A set of the Signed, Limited, Numbered and Slipcased, 10th Anniversary Edition 1995-2005. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. 3 volumes. Each individually numbered from a worldwide limitation of just 1000, and signed directly to title-page. All sealed in their original shrinkwrap, housed in the Publisher's pictorial slip cases as issued. Also included is the special foldout: HOW TO READ THE ALETHIOMETER. SIGNED by Philip Pullman. As New . This is the first-state "Alethiometer pamphlet" issued at the release of The Amber Spyglass in 2000, and is one of the rarest and most sought after items of Pullman ephemera. Special Bonus by Philip Pullman: "Perverse, All Monstrous, All Prodigious Things." SIGNED. In wraps, as issued, As New, unread copy. This is Pullman's full address, delivered at the 2002 NATE Conference. One of only 500 copies printed, this is a very elusive title, especially in it's signed state. Digital photo's available, please inquire if interested. Item #404
Price: $950.00
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His Dark Materials, Signed, Limited Numbered Edition, Northen Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass
The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12
London: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins, 1983. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A complete History of Middle Earth, in Twelve Volumes. All 12 volumes in Near Fine in Near Fine/Very Good Plus dustjackets. Only the lightest of rubbing to the dustjackets, no chipping or loss to any. #3 The Lays of Beleriand shows some wrinkling in the laminate, as often found. A slight bit of fading to the spine of #5 The Lost Road, only noticeable if dustjacket is spread out. #7 The Treason of Isengard has a small 1/4" closed tear to the top of the front spine fold. An outstanding set for the collector. Allen and Unwin first printings of the first 4 volumes housed in a black buckram slipcase with ribbon pull, Unwin Hyman first printings of the second 4 volumes housed in a black buckram slipcase with ribbon pull, and Harper Collins first printings of the final 4 volumes, housed in a black buckram slipcase with a silk ribbon pull. Only 2 volumes are price clipped, #5 & #6, with Unwin Hyman price label on #5. Points of issue on the 12 books are as follows: No price on dustjacket #1, #2, #4, #7, #9, #11, #12. Price on dustjackets #3, #5, #8, #10. No names or writing in any of the books. No foxing or offsetting in any of the books. The first four books, published by Allen & Unwin have the topstain on the top edge. The final 3 volumes have the slightest toning to the edges of the text block as is so often found, #10 & #12 much less than the norm. #12 The Peoples of Middle Earth is an exceptional copy, no rubbing or flaws to the dustjacket as is so often the case with this very scarce book. Edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father's manuscripts, detailing the evolution of Tolkien's life long works dealing with Middle Earth. 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 #751
Price: $3,950.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12
The History of Middle Earth, Part I Limited Deluxe Edition
London: Harper Collins, 2000. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The History of Middle-Earth Part I. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printing of 2000, The Deluxe Limited Edition, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Comprised of the first 5 books of the History of Middle Earth Series, edited by Christopher Tolkien, and printed on India Paper. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. This copy is in Near Fine condition, showing only slight rubbing to the boards. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Hobbit. Has the large Tolkien Monogram to the front boards. Housed in the original publishers cloth slipcase with the Tolkien Monogram on the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. An beautiful copy, pages are clean and bright, no mars to the gilded edges. Near Fine book in Near Fine slipcase, only most minor fingerprints or dustmarks noted. 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 #1348
Price: $1,150.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Part I Limited Deluxe Edition
The History of Middle Earth, Part 2 Limited Deluxe Edition
London: Harper Collins, 2001. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printing of 2001, The Deluxe Limited Edition, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Comprised of the middle 4 books of the History of Middle Earth Series, edited by Christopher Tolkien, and printed on India Paper. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Hobbit. Has the large Tolkien Monogram to the front boards. Housed in original publishers cloth slipcase with the Tolkien Monogram on the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. All edges gilded. An beautiful copy, pages are clean and bright, no mars to the gilded edges. Near Fine book in Near Fine slipcase, only most minor fingerprints or dustmarks noted. 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 #1349
Price: $700.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Part 2 Limited Deluxe Edition
The Hobbit, 1976 Folio/Deluxe Misbound Editions, Both States.
London: Folio/Allen and Unwin, 1976. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. These are the 1976 Folio Edition, 1st Impression's. This set of two books, are the first Folio Society publication of The Hobbit. They are examples of the two Folio Society variants, both in Near Fine condition with slipcase's. These are the true 1st printings of the 1st Folio Edition, with the Folio 1979 maroon colored edition being the 2nd printing of the Folio edition (per Hammond). Here you have both states with one having the Folio Society Title page, and the second Title page does not state "Folio Society" as it should, instead the pages are identical to the 1976 A&U Deluxe edition! Per Hammond, the Folio Society was to take the Deluxe edition pages and remove certain pages from the beginning (title page, copyright page, etc) and replace them with the Folio pages. However, a very few of the books were bound by the Folio Society with all of the original Deluxe pages included and not replaced with Folio pages, but with the binding being the Folio format. Very Scarce indeed! Gilt is still bright and untarnished on these books. Most minor of scuffing to the leather on the spines, a few liquid spots to the exterior of the slipcase's, a slight bit of browning to the fold areas of the maps in one copy the only faults. Very unusual and hard to find both variants. Additional 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 #684
Price: $950.00
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The Hobbit, 1976 Folio/Deluxe Misbound Editions, Both States.
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: $7,250.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, First UK Edition, 2nd Impression, Fine Binding with Foredge Painting
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Original Dustjacket.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1955. The book is in Near Fine condition. The covers show a bit of fading to the edges and where the white areas of the dustjacket didn't protect from fading as well. No previous owners names or any other writing noted. The dustjacket is price clipped, both front and rear flap, with the publishers new price printed below the impression notation on the front flap. Two months into production of the 7th Impression of the Hobbits, along with the remaining original 7th Impression dustjackets, this true UK 7th impression dustjacket was price clipped -- both front and rear flap -- by Allen & Unwin publishing company itself, with their new price of 12s.6d overprinted below the impression notation on the front flap. A bit of tanning to the flap edges and very lightly to the spine. Some light soiling to the white areas of the dustjacket. A light bit of rubbing and color loss at the folds, along with some wear to the edges, a few bits of color loss at the top of the spine. A small closed tear and minor rubbing to the bottom of the spine. No other faults noted, the original dustjacket is in beautiful condition overall. The original green cloth features dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own design, the beautiful Mountains and Dragon. The title verso has the full printing history up to this 7th impression of 1955, and the original dustjacket is correctly marked the 7th impression. Colors are bright and unsoiled, with only the slightest darkening of the light areas on the spine. Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the topstain faded but still evident. A beautiful copy, of an early printing, of this much sought after children's classic. Additional digital images are 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 #1292
Price: $2,250.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Original Dustjacket.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 10th Impression with Dustjacket
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce early Hobbit. The 1958 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 10th printing overall (1937). This copy is a stated 10th impression from the dustjacket, published by Houghton Mifflin from sheets imported from Great Britain. Stated 10th impression on front flap, not price clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain. One of probably only 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The book features the original dustjacket with the Mountains and Dragon design by the author. The boards show no soiling or marking, no shelfwear to note. The text block is clean, without foxing. No bumped corners, virtually without fault. The dustjacket is not price clipped, and has no markings. It shows only the most minor of rubbing, with a very small amount of loss, to the top of the spine area. The front has a tiny bit of rubbing and minor loss to the tips of the folds. One small closed tear on the lower edge of the back panel. A beautiful, bright, clean copy, one of the copies with the dark light green boards stamped in blue, that are very hard to find. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, with the red and black ink still showing clear and bright against the endpapers. Both maps have no foxing, no marks, or previous owners names. A highly collectable copy, hard to find in this Near Fine condition. 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 #1326
Price: $750.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 10th Impression with Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st Edition, Later State
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A great copy of an extremely collectable book. This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with the publishers device (flautist) on the title page. The maps are in the proper order as per the List of Illustrations. This book also has the half title page as called for, and has the corrected 'Chapter VII' on page 118. It features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright, with a few odd stains to the edges of the textblock scattered thru the book. No names or inscriptions. Minor wear to the corners of the boards, rubbed thru to the top corners with a bit of fraying. The original cloth of the spine shows some wear to the top and bottom edges, and has considerable darkening to the cloth from exposure and soiling. The boards are soiled to the edges but overall Very Good. I have provided a one piece facsimile of the very scarce 1st Dustjacket, as well as a custom marbled paper slipcase to help protect and show off this lovely classic of modern fiction. 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 #1460
Price: $2,000.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st Edition, Later State
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, Custom Leather Binding with Matching Clamshell Case.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printings, custom fine binding set. 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 1500 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954. One of 2250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the 1st State, as per Hammond & Anderson, with the signature mark '4' and having the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the later or 2nd State. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds. An extraordinary set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is newly rebound in Black Morocco Leather, all edges trimmed and gilded, with Gilt stamped design of Tolkiens original line drawing "The Gates of Moria", split between the spines of the three volumes. The set is further characterized by custom Marbled endpapers by Joan Ajala of Australia, silk ribbon markers, and is housed in a custom clamshell (drop spine) case in matching Black Leather. The front boards of the case and books feature Tengwar (Tolkien's Elvish writing) titles and author, as well as Tolkien's own Ring and Eye design from the original dustjackets. The rear of the case is gilt stamped with the Tengwar Rune Poem, from the original text. The rear of the books are gilt stamped with the JRRT monogram. The front boards of the books have the individual book Titles and author in Tengwar as well as the Ring and Eye design gilt stamped. A true Tolkien Collector's dream set. This is a fabulous design, executed by one of America's premier binders. All are very clean and bright, with a couple of small smudges on occasional page margins, a small amount of foxing on the first couple of pages of the Fellowship, the other two are not foxed, and none have any writing or signatures. No expense spared in creating this finely bound, and highly collectable set of classics. A beautiful set, which incorporates all the artwork as designed by Tolkien himself. 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 #663
Price: $7,250.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, Custom Leather Binding with Matching Clamshell Case.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 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./3rd imp./1st Impressions respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom 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 Very Good dustjacket of the Fellowship exhibits a small amount of loss to the corners and tips of the spine area, along with some minor chips to the back panel and flap fold area. The spine is lightly faded but the front panel still shows nice bright colors. There are a couple of small pinholes on the spine, and a larger chip at the rear bottom spine fold area. The Two Towers Near Fine 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 area, no loss or chips, beautiful bright colors, a tiny bit of fading 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 has 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. One closed tear with a pinhole sized loss to the front panel, the only other fault, a bit of soiling to the white areas, mainly on the back panel and flaps The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted. The Fellowship does have a book plate on the front pastedown, hidden by the dustjacket flap. None of the dustjackets are 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. A small bookstore sticker on the rear pastedown of the Return of the King. 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 #1010
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition 1st Impression Set with Clamshell Case.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen & Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954. One of 1500 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954. One of 2250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the 1st State, as per Hammon & Anderson, with the signature mark '4' and having the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the later state. Maps are bound in to the rear in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds, The Fellowship map is the 1st State map with a red dot off the coast of Umbar. All three books are in their correct 1st impression dustjackets, in positively Near Fine condition. No soiling, no chips or loss, and positively no fading. Small area of dustjacket restoration to the tips of the spine on the Fellowship. None are price clipped, and show only the lightest of rubbing. Tiny bit of foxing to the edges of the Two Towers, and a bit of offsetting to the endpapers to all three books. The boards are clean and bright, one small spot to the rear board, a small bit of scuffing and marks to the bottom of the Fellowship spine. The text block is clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. No previous owner's names or writing. The gilt to the spine is bright and untarnished on the first two books, with a bit of darkening to the Return. A bumped corner to the Return of the King. A beautiful set of First Editions of this classic of fantasy literature, with a custom quarter bound red leather clamshell case to protect and house these 'precious' books. Any questions, please feel free to ask. 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 #1023
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition 1st Impression Set with Clamshell Case.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st Deluxe UK 1 Volume Edition of 1969
London: Allen & Unwin, 1969. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, De Luxe Edition, by George Allen & Unwin. This is the 1st impression of the one volume De Luxe Edition of the Lord of the Rings, published by Allen & Unwin in 1969. A Very Good Plus example of a highly collectable book. It has a little loss of gilt on the upper rear corner of the spine, a neat repair to the front endpapers which had split along the gutter, the only faults noted. The slipcase shows some minor rubbing and wear to the edges, but has protected the book for over 40 years. This edition is printed on India Paper, making the full 3 volumes bound into a single volume, only 1 inch thick. The black buckram cloth has the Tolkien design depicting the Numenorean throne with 'Elendil' in tengwar, stamped on upper cover in gilt, silver and green. Mottled black and grey wove endpapers, all edges trimmed and speckled light green. Housed in the original publishers slipcase, only the 1st & 2nd impressions were issued with the slipcase. Both maps bound in, and in Near Fine condition, one minor tear at the mounting area, but no loss. An excellent example of this wonderful edition. 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 #1125
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st Deluxe UK 1 Volume Edition of 1969
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Original Dustjackets and Custom Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1965. 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, these books are later impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 14th impression published in 1965. 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 Near Fine condition showing some light rubbing and a tiny bit of tanning to the spine with no loss to the edges or fold areas. The books are in Near Fine condition with no offsetting or foxing, no previous owners names or markings in any of the books. The gilt to all three books clean and bright, with one spot to the rear cloth of the Return, (looks like a damp thumb print). 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 faux 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 #1255
Price: $800.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Original Dustjackets and Custom Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets and Custom Slipcase .
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1955/1955/1956 1st US Editions, 2nd imp./3rd imp./1st Impressions respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom 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 Very Good dustjacket of the Fellowship exhibits areas of loss to the corners and tips of the spine area, along with some chips to the back panel and flap fold area. The spine is lightly faded but the front panel still shows nice bright colors. There are a couple of small splits to the spine fold area, now reinforced with archival tape, and a larger chip at the rear bottom spine fold and one at the rear top of spine fold area. 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 and loss at the spine fold area, mostly minor chips at the top of the spine, it also shows a couple of stress lines the length of the spine where it may have been folded at one point, but has beautiful bright colors, a tiny bit of fading 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, indicating this is the correct original dustjacket for the book. The Return of the King dustjacket has the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and areas of loss at the spine tips and some splitting and loss along the flap fold with minor loss to the tips, now reinforced with archival tape to help stop any further splitting. Numerous chips and loss to the top of the front panel, a bit of soiling to the white areas, mainly on the back panel and flaps. The front flap show a moisture line at the top, but does not show on the book. The books are tight, bright, and clean with a previous owners name to front free endpaper of The Two Tower the only name or writing in any of the books. The Fellowship shows the outlines of bookplate removed from front pastedown, hidden under the dustjacket flap. The book covers are very nice with only minor loss to the gilt stamping on The Fellowship, all clean and bright. The endpapers show no foxing or offsetting and are bright and clean. None of the dustjackets are 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. A small bookstore sales receipt, dated 1/22/1957 is laid in the Return, showing the original purchase at $5.00 each of the Return of the King and The Two Towers, some offsetting to the title page verso from the paper being laid in there over the years. 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 #1341
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets and Custom Slipcase .
The New Testament in the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien
Covent Garden & Glasgow: Sands & Co Ltd, 1947. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The New Testament in the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures, published by Sands & Company Ltd in 1947. This copy of the New Testament was previously owned by J.R.R. Tolkien. In the text block are numerous notes and bibliographical amendments by the noted author. In some cases Professor Tolkien even corrects errors in the Bible's footnotes (who else would do this, other than J.R.R. Tolkien!). There are numerous instances of burned spots from tobacco ash falling on the pages. The front free endpaper has a wonderful example of his signature, characterized by the three dots and underlying 'swoosh' he has become famous for. The handwritten script in the notes can be compared favorably to known handwritten Lord of the Rings script pages archived at Marquette University, and reprinted in pages of the History of Middle Earth. A letter of provenance is included from a member of the family that previously owned this Bible, stating, "This New Testament was handed down to me from my parents who had known the Tolkiens (in Bournemouth) since the sixties. They had often talked fondly about the time spent with them and used to say how they were very happy people who enjoyed the simple things in life like hearty conversation amongst friends. All the amendments within its pages are totally genuine as well as the tobacco as both my parents never smoked." A very significant and personal item, originally published a few years after The Hobbit, and a few years before The Lord of the Rings. Much has been written about Tolkien's personal faith which was so subtly and skillfully infused into the moral fabric of Middle Earth, and which he drew upon to convince fellow author C.S. Lewis that the Gospels truly represented "the greatest story ever told". The notes and emendations in this New Testament display a knowledge and fluency with scripture which is on par with his stunning literary and linguist skills. A marvelous and unique Christian association copy for the discriminating Tolkien Collector. A custom leather clamshell case is being prepared to house and protect this highly sought after J.R.R. Tolkien Signed New Testament. 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 #1343
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The New Testament in the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien
The Peoples of Middle-Earth, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket
London: Harper Collins, 1996. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Peoples of Middle-Earth, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 1996. This book is in Near Fine condition, with no writing or previous owners names. The paper has lightly browned at the edges, as is common with the last 3 volumes of the series, due to paper quality issues. There is no foxing or offsetting to the interior of the textblock, and no spotting to the edges. The dustjacket is not priced or clipped, indicating this is the export edition. It shows very little rubbing to the glossy surface, minor edgewear with a tiny bit of color loss to the upper rear spine fold area. The spine is not faded as is often the case. This remains the toughest of the series to find, as Harper Collins pulled the edition from shelves, and pulped them, leaving only a very few copies in circulation. This is not a library or Print on Demand copy, but a highly prized true UK 1st Edition 1st Impression in wonderful condition. From the blurb, 'The final volume of the 12 volume series of The History of Middle-Earth in which Christopher Tolkien shows the evolution, from his fathers records and essays, of the chronology of the later Ages, the Calendars, the Hobbit genealogies, and the Westron language or Common Speech. This book concludes with two unfinished stories, The New Shadow, taking place in Gondor of The Fourth Age, and the tale of Tal-elmar, the coming of the dreaded Numenorean ships as seen through the eyes of men during the Dark Years.' Additional digital images are 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 #1124
Price: $880.00
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The Peoples of Middle-Earth, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #100
London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. Limited/Numbered. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen and Unwin in 1982. This is the Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition. "This is copy number 100 of the first one thousand copies off the press of the first edition of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, reserved for later publication in this collector's edition." Only the first 100 were signed by Christopher Tolkien to the Limitation Notice. To support this statement, this copy has the noted points or error's: Page 330 line 4 shows no period after Feanor. Page 352 line 39 has an italicized "and" in 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea'. Making this the First State of the First Impression. A Near Fine example of the very hard to find Super Deluxe Limited Edition issued to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the first publication of The Silmarillion. Collected and edited by Christopher Tolkien after his fathers death. Original publishers full red leather binding, with raised bands, gilt stamping, and top edge gilded as issued. a couple of rubs to the top edge gilding, the only fault noted. The book features a red silk ribbon marker bound in, raised bands and gilt stamped Title, Author, and Publisher to the spine. The front boards features the JRRT Monogram gilt stamped in single gilt ruled box. Blind stamp of the heraldic device Tolkien designed to represent Luthien Tinuviel to the rear boards. On the first free endpaper, the Publisher's Limitation Plate, gives the Limitation number of 100 of 1000, and has a wonderful, clean flowing signature of Christopher Tolkien. The map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North appears as a fold-out map, and is printed in black and red, no tears or marks noted. A striking example of a very scarce and hard to find book. Matches in size and style the 1987 Unwin Hyman Super Deluxe Limited Edition of the Hobbit. No foxing, no previous owners name or any other writing. The red leather is not faded to the spine, as is so often the case. The original slipcase has been replaced with a custom quarter bound red leather and cloth clamshell case, made by The Chelsea Bindery. Lined with red velvet, a fabulous home to protect and house this very scarce edition. 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 #1414
Price: $7,500.00
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The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #100
The Silmarillion, The Presentation Copy, Specially Bound for Methuen Publications
London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Methuen Publications Specially Bound Presentation Copy, First Edition, Limited. 368 pp.+ 1 plate (map), fold out map at rear. One of a "small number of copies of the Clowes impression were specially bound in dark blue leather, upper cover and spine stamped in gilt, for presentation by the publisher." (Hammond and Anderson page 220) No dustjacket as issued. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. One of a limited edition specially bound for Methuen Publications. Canada. Publisher's presentation label pasted in on title page. Near Fine condition. Scarce in any condition. A custom marbled paper slipcase is provided to house and protect this wonderful copy. The slipcase features two of Tolkien drawings, gilt stamped to the covers that represent Luthien Tinuviel to the front, and Fingolfin to the rear. From the dustjacket blurb, 'The Tales of the Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing: he worked on the book throughout his life, but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part.' Additional 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 #967
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The Silmarillion, The Presentation Copy, Specially Bound for Methuen Publications