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The Children of Hurin - UK Deluxe Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Publishers Bookplate.
London: Harper Collins, 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 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 front free endpaper. "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 #1311
Price: $850.00
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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 UK Edition, with Bookplate Signed By Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, signed and dated 4-17-07, Also Signed By Bernard Hill (King Theoden)
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 17, 2007 by Harper Collins. Signed by the editor and illustrator, Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, as well as the actor Bernard Hill (King Theoden) who was in attendance at the Waterfords Release Party on April 17, 2007, to the special bookplate, featuring Lee's motif of the Helm of Hador, attached to the front free endpaper. Also included is a bookmark signed by Alan Lee at the time of the signing at Waterfords. This copy is also one of the few dated 17-4-07 by Alan Lee on the bookplate. "The Children of Hurin, UK 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." "Includes a specially written introduction and appendix on the history and writing of the tale by Christopher Tolkien." 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, less than 500 for distribution in the US, and 250 for the UK, with the remainder held for other promotions. A very hard to find edition, with the signed and dated bookplate, guaranteed to be from the original release party at Waterfords in London. This was the only event that featured both Alan Lee and was attended by Bernard Hill, so the additional signature provides excellent provenance for this copy. Don't expect to see many of these for sale, as most will end up in private collections. 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. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/with Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Alan Lee. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Item #468
Price: $1,500.00
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The Children of Hurin, 1st UK Edition, with Bookplate Signed By Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, signed and dated 4-17-07, Also Signed By Bernard Hill (King Theoden)
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 Fourth Realm Trilogy, Comprised of The Traveler, The Dark River, and The Golden City
New York: Doubleday, 2005. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Fourth Realm Trilogy, Comprised of The Traveler, The Dark River, and The Golden City by John Twelve Hawks. 1st US Edition, published by Doubleday in 2005, 2007, and 2009. All three books are Signed Numbered Limited Edition's with his famous chop stamp and Limitation Number (1 of 777) to each book. A rare opportunity to find all three books in as new condition. Many were damaged in the shipping process for the signing, and show bumped corners, but none of these have any bumps or damage whatsoever. Clean and tight, bright, no markings or previous owners names, in protective mylar. A custom hand marbled paper slipcase will be supplied to house and protect these fabulous books, making a wonderful presentation of this new trilogy that explores a parallel world to our own. As the author 'lives off the grid', there will very likely not be any additional signings of his books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Item #681
Price: $700.00
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The Fourth Realm Trilogy, Comprised of The Traveler, The Dark River, and The Golden City
The History of Middle Earth, Part 3 Limited Deluxe Edition, Still Sealed in Shrinkwrap.
London: Harper Collins, 2001. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The History of Middle Earth, Part 3 Limited Deluxe Edition, Still Sealed in Shrinkwrap. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printing of 2001, The Deluxe Limited Edition, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Comprised of the final 3 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 slipcase with the Tolkien Monogram on the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. All edges gilded. An unread copy, pages still need to have the gilding separated on the edges. A beautiful example of the Limited Deluxe edition in unread 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 #1282
Price: $675.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Part 3 Limited Deluxe Edition, Still Sealed in Shrinkwrap.
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 #1269
Price: $650.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Part 2 Limited Deluxe Edition
The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12 with 3 Leather Slipcases
London: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins, 1983. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12. A complete History of Middle Earth, in Twelve Volumes. All 12 volumes in Near Fine condition in Near Fine dustjackets. Only the lightest of rubbing to the dustjackets, no chipping or loss to any. #10 Morgoths Ring has some scratches to the front panel of the dustjacket. An outstanding set for the collector. Allen and Unwin first printings of the first 4 volumes housed in a black leather slipcase with ribbon pull, Unwin Hyman first printings of the second 4 volumes housed in a black leather slipcase with ribbon pull, and Harper Collins first printings of the final 4 volumes, housed in a matching black leather slipcase with a silk ribbon pull. None of the 12 volumes are price clipped, except #5 with Unwin Hyman price label. Points of issue on the 12 books are as follows: No price on dustjacket #1, #3, #4, & #9. Price on dustjackets #2 (price label), #5 (price label), #6, #7, #8, #10, #11, & #12. 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, #11 & #12 show a bit more than #10, still much less than the norm. Edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father's manuscripts, detailing the evolution of Tolkien's life long works dealing with Middle Earth. The black leather slipcases are fully lined with felt, feature a silk ribbon pull, gilt stamped JRRT monogram, History of Middle Earth, Tolkien, and publisher to the sides of the cases. A beautiful presentation of this 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 #1632
Price: $3,500.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12 with 3 Leather Slipcases
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1937 UK 1st Impression, with Custom Full Leather Clamshell Case.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the 1st printing of 1937, featuring the black and white frontispiece of The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', with all illustrations by the author. A wonderful copy, although a bit worn and soiled, but whole and complete. Housed in a custom full leather and marbled paper slipcase, to house and protect this classic. This is one of the original 1500 copies,1st (First) Impression of the 1st (First) Edition that was published 21st of September 1937. It has the two maps and ten illustrations, by the author, all in excellent condition. The original decorative map endpapers have no markings or previous owners names. Thror's Map in the front, is in relatively clean condition with a bit of darkening to the paper mostly along the gutter. The Wilderland Map is also in clean condition, both maps are whole and have no splits along the gutter. The book exhibits a bit of spine lean, but the binding is still firm and tight. The text block is relatively clean and bright, with a few minor smudges scattered throughout the book, one tiny stain to the bottom edge shows thru the first four leaves on the text. The top edge is dusty and faded, with the green topstain just barely visible. The cloth covered boards with the dark blue decoration of Tolkien's Mountains and Dragon design, are stained along the spine and the edges. The tips of the spine are rubbed with some loss, revealing the boards underneath at a few spots. The bottom tips are rubbed thru as well the spine ends. A wonderful well loved copy, exceedingly scarce in any condition in this day and age. A tremendous opportunity to acquire this classic of modern fantasy literature. A facsimile of the original dustjacket is provided with this book. The full leather slipcase is made to reflect the original Mountains and Dragon design by the author, and features complimentary marbled paper trays. 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 #1061
Price: $11,600.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1937 UK 1st Impression, with Custom Full Leather Clamshell Case.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
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. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1938, a 1st US Edition, 1st Impression, 1st State with the Bowing Hobbit to the title page. A wonderful copy of an extremely collectable book, housed in it's very rare and newly restored original dustjacket. The maps are bound opposite to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson. Chapter VII header is uncorrected and reads as 'Chapter VI' This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. There are no names or writing in the book. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright, without any foxing or marks whatsoever. The text block is tight with no loose pages or any separation from the binding. The original cloth shows only the most minor shelf wear on the bottom edges of the boards and spine. A small area to the top spine fold front corner shows a little soiling, mostly dusty from the small area that was originally missing on the dustjacket. The very rare 1st Dustjacket, is original and newly professionally restored to a Near Fine condition, presents beautifully. I have provided a custom clamshell case, fully bound in Black Morocco Leather, featuring raised bands, blue leather insets with the Title, Author, Dwarves' Hat, and Publisher and date, gilt stamped to reflect the spine of the original book. The front panel of the clamshell has the Title and a larger Bowing Hobbit gilt stamped, with the back panel featuring the JRRT Monogram. A beautiful bright copy 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 #1461
Price: $14,000.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 10th Impression with Dustjacket
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. 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, 1956 8th Impression with Dustjacket
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce early Hobbit. The 1956 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 8th printing overall (1937). This copy is a stated 8th impression from the dustjacket, published by Houghton Mifflin from sheets imported from Great Britain. Stated 8th 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 dustjackets has a couple of closed tears, one to the upper front panel and another to the upper rear panel, no loss noted. A bit of rubbing and wear to the top of the spine, some minor color loss at the flap folds. The boards show no soiling or marking, no shelfwear to note. The text block is clean, without foxing, a previous owners name to the front pastedown, hidden by the dustjacket flap. No other markings, no bumped corners, clean boards, virtually without fault. The dustjacket is not price clipped, and has no markings. A beautiful clean copy, one of the copies with the dark reddish brown 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 #1327
Price: $900.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression with Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1954 US 6th Impression with Dustjacket
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A very scarce copy of an early printing of the US Edition. The 1954 Houghton Mifflin Edition, 6th overall printing, or the 2nd printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Very Good Plus copy in Very Good Minus condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. Stated 6th printing on front flap, not priced or clipped, with the handwritten $2.50 price, noted as printed in Great Britain. This is the only jacket that states "In Preparation" above "The Lord of the Rings" on the back flap. Only the 2nd printings of the 2nd edition have this notation. One of 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 text block is clean and bright, bound in the teal colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows very little shelf wear, slight rubbing at the folds, no soiling to note, a couple of bumped corners. Features the title, dwarves hat, author, and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. 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, red and black ink, still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. No previous owners name or writing, other than one small pen mark on page 98, marking a reading place, perhaps? The dustjacket shows a considerable amount of wear and loss to the top of the spine, and the folds at the flaps have wear and color loss. The flap folds are starting to split and have been reinforced with archival tape, as well as a few other tears to the edges. The main faults are at the top of the spine, the lower front area of the spine, and a small missing segment of the border at the top right of the front panel. The jacket shows a light amount of soiling in the white sections, and the spine is lightly tanned. Overall a wonderful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in almost any condition. A custom slipcase to house this lovely edition is provided, featuring the Mountains and Dragon design as found on the UK cover, to protect and show 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 #1439
Price: $900.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1954 US 6th Impression with Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 UK 8th Impression in Dustjacket.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1956. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1956. The book is in Very Good Plus 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. Previous owners name and 1956 date to 2nd blank page, no other names or writing noted. The dustjacket is price clipped front and rear, with the publishers new price printed to the front flap. Two months into production of the 7th Impression of the Hobbits, along with the remaining original 7th Impression dustjackets, Allen & Unwin changed the price as found on this true UK 7th impression dustjacket. The jackets were 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. So this copy is one with the overprinted price of 12s 6d. A bit of foxing to the flap edges and to the white areas of the dustjacket, with the spine considerably darkened. The verso of the dustjacket also shows the darkening, but does not seem to have transferred to the book itself. Some edgewear and chips with color loss at the top of the spine, and almost none to the bottom. Tips of the flap folds show some loss, mainly to the top folds, but none to the bottom. The original green cloth features dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own design, the iconic Mountains and Dragon. The title verso has the full printing history up to this 8th impression of 1956. Colors are bright and the white areas are soiled, with the darkening of the all areas of 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 #1613
Price: $950.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 UK 8th Impression in Dustjacket.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1957 9th Impression in Dustjacket
London: Allen & Unwin, 1957. 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. This is the 5th impression of the 2nd Edition, or 9th impression overall, published in 1957 by Allen and Unwin. Decorative map endpapers in Fine condition, bright and clean, no names or writing. Color frontispiece, mono plates, and text block all in Fine condition. The boards show no bumped corners, with the cloth clean and bright, unmarked. This copy is in its original stated 9th impression, non-price clipped dustjacket in Very Good Plus condition. The dustjacket shows minor rubbing and color loss at the folds, but only the smallest chips at the fold areas of the flaps and spine. No tears along the edges, and virtually no loss to the top and bottom of the spine. The dustjacket is lightly soiled with a bit of tanning to the spine, showing some foxing in the white portions of the front and back panels. The rear of the dustjacket shows some writing in blue pencil, along with an address sticker to the front upper corner of the first blank page. Pages are clean and bright, no tears or stains, no foxing or offsetting. A beautiful collectable copy. Scarce in this wonderful condition. A custom faux leather clamshell, stamped with Tolkien's JRRT monogram, is provided to protect and show 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 #1612
Price: $850.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1957 9th Impression in Dustjacket
The Hobbit. 1951 5th Impression with Original Dustjacket and Custom Clamshell Case
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1951 5th Impression with Original Dustjacket and Custom Clamshell Case A superb copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1951, 5th overall printing, or the 1st printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine book, with a Very Good Plus dustjacket. The dustjacket shows beautifully, with only minor loss at the tips of the folds and edges, a little color loss to the top of the spine. A couple of closed tears to the edges of the front panel, one top, one bottom. The 5th impression dustjacket is original to the book, and has protected it well over the years. It is not price clipped, but show's no US or UK price, other than a hand printed $3.00. It is not stated as the 5th impression on the dustjacket, but is the 1st state with the Houghton Mifflin printed on the spine, no pricing, and the blurbs match the UK 5th impression. One of the original 1000 printed for the US and bound from November 1950 thru March 1953 (per Hammond and Anderson). The text block is clean and bright, without foxing, bound in the green colored original cloth featuring Tolkiens original Mountains and Dragon design stamped in dark blue, from the UK publisher. This is the only impression of the US 1st or 2nd Edition that features the original Mountain and Dragon design for the cover's. Shows no shelf wear or rubbing, no soiling to note, or bumped corners. A beautiful clean bright copy, still has the green topstain, only slightly marked or faded. 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, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the endpapers, with no foxing. Has a taped in Christmas gift note to the first blank page, no other writing or marks. A beautiful copy, virtually faultless, scarce in the original dustjacket in any condition, let alone the 1st state of the book and dustjacket. A custom quarter leather bound and hand marbled paper clamshell case is being prepared to protect and show this classic. The first to incorporate the changes to help conform the tale of The Hobbit to the 'Lord of the Rings' story line. Housed in a custom leather and marbled paper clamshell case to protect and show this highly collectable book. 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 #1593
Price: $1,750.00
save 5%$1,662.50
The Hobbit. 1951 5th Impression with Original Dustjacket and Custom Clamshell Case
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 Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.
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, 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 1963, these books are middle impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 13th impression published in 1963, in its correct 13th impression dustjacket. The Two Towers is a 10th impression published in 1963. The Return of the King is also a 10th impression published in 1963. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Near Fine condition showing some light rubbing with no tears or loss to the edges, and only very lightly tanned to the spine. The dustjackets are all price clipped, are only lightly soiled, with a liquid mark to the upper right corner of the cover of The Fellowship of the Ring. The books are in Near Fine condition with no offsetting or foxing, except to the edge of the textblock. The books are all very clean and bright, the stamping on the spine is not tarnished or marred. the Two Towers has 3 small spots to the back board. The maps are in Near Fine condition as well, no tears or extra folds, in their original position to the front of the last free endpaper. The same previous owners name and 'Christmas 1964' to the front free endpapers of all three books. A loverly and very well cared for set of books, now housed in a custom Red Leather slipcase to protect and display them. 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 #1534
Price: $900.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets and Slipcase.
London: Readers Union, 1960. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful set of this unusual presentation of Tolkien's trilogy. Not for sale to the general public, limited to members of the Readers Union only. Published by the Readers Union in 1960 with the permission of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. The books are in Very Good Plus condition, with no names or writing, and with a slight amount of offsetting to the endpapers. Housed in the original dustjackets, all are Very Good Plus condition, having a bit of loss to the top and bottom of the spine ends, and the corners of the fold areas. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, and they show a bit of light tanning to the spines. These unusual dustjackets are in Very Good Plus condition, and show beautifully. All maps are tipped in at the rear, and in excellent condition, with a touch of browning to the center fold area. This set features a line drawing by an unnamed artist for The Readers Union, of 'Sauron's Eye'. The only set to have this particular and very unusual dustjacket. Scarce in this lovely condition. Includes a custom foil stamped slipcase for display and protection of these beautiful 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 #1308
Price: $750.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets and Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.
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, 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 1963, these books are middle impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 13th impression published in 1963, in its correct 13th impression dustjacket. The Two Towers is a 10th impression published in 1963. The Return of the King is also a 10th impression published in 1963. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition showing some light rubbing with no tears or loss to the edges, and only very lightly tanned to the spine. The dustjackets are not price clipped. The books are in Very Good Plus condition with a bit of offsetting and a few spots of foxing mainly to the endpapers and edges of the textblock. There are tape shadows on the endpapers in The Fellowship and The Return books from the old style dustjacket protectors, that the original owner put on the books, which have left the shadows, but preserved the dustjackets in their Very Good Plus condition, no loss or edgewear, nor any tears whatsoever. The map of The Fellowship was loose, and has now been retipped into its original position to the last free endpaper. The previous owner had taped it in at one time, then made a pocket to hold the map, tape remains and the pocket are shown in the photos. The same previous owners name neatly to The Fellowship and The Return 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 #1462
Price: $750.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition 1st Impressions, Custom Full Leather Fine Binding, with Slipcase.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 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 Houghton Mifflin, 1954/55/56 1st US Edition. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published 1954. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published 1955, at only 1000 copies, the scarcest of all the original 1st edition 1 impression books. The Return of the King is a 1st impression dated 1956, 1st State with signature mark '4' and the infamous slipped type. All original maps (1st State) are present and in Near Fine condition. An extraordinary set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is fully rebound in Dark Forest Green 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 slipcase covered in marbled paper matching the endpapers of the books. This is a beautiful design, executed by one of America's premier binders. All are very clean and bright, without any foxing, and with no writing or signatures. 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 #1315
Price: $5,000.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition 1st Impressions, Custom Full Leather Fine Binding, with Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, Includes Full Leather Slipcase, Volume 3 Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien
London: Allen & Unwin, 1970. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, published by Allen & Unwin. The Revised (2nd) Edition. Vol I: The Fellowship of the Ring is a Fifth impression published in 1970. Vol II: The Two Towers is a Fifth impression published in 1970. Vol III: The Return of the King is a Fifth impression, published in 1970, and is signed, to the title page, "J.R.R. Tolkien". All three volumes are in Near Fine condition with the top edge stained red, clean and bright textblock, with no marks or writing. Original maps are in still in place, no folds or tears noted. The dj's show beautifully without any chips or loss, vol's 1 & 3 show a slight darkening to the spines. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, and it still shows the full price and publishers info. An opportunity for this significant and collectable set of books. Custom full black leather covered open ended slipcase included in the price. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1539
Price: $10,850.00
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The Lord of the Rings, Includes Full Leather Slipcase, Volume 3 Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings, Signed Numbered Deluxe Ltd. Edition
Australia: Harper Collins, 1991. Alan Lee. Limited/Numbered. Half-Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. "This specially bound and slipcased edition of the Lord of the Rings has been published to celebrate the centenary of J.R.R. Tolkien's birth on January 3, 1892. This edition has been limited to 200 copies for Harper Collins Publishers, Australia each one numbered and signed by the artist." "This copy number 43/200, Alan Lee" A beautiful book bound in blue leather and cloth with the JRRT monogram on the front boards of the book and the original publishers slipcase. The single volume has silver gilded edges, red ribbon marker bound in, and signed limitation page. Fifty original illustrations by Alan Lee thru the book. You can follow how the movies were first visualized by Lee, and carried thru by Peter Jackson, with Lee's assistance throughout the movie's production. A scarce book, again one of only 200 produced. The cloth of the book is clean and unmarked, with no wear to the edges, and the leather is unmarked, clean and bright. The Tolkien monogram is clean and bright on both book and slipcase. A minor area on the backside of the slipcase, showing some soiling, and minor marks from a cleaning attempt. The slipcase shows some minor wear to the edges, with a few frayed edges on the base and top of the case. The text block and all illustrations are clean and bright, no signatures or writing whatsoever. A beautiful, highly collectable Signed Limited Numbered Edition 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 #1522
Price: $1,500.00
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The Lord of the Rings, Signed Numbered Deluxe Ltd. Edition
The Lord of the Rings, True 1st US Edition 1st Impression Set, with Custom Slipcase.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. 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, 1954/1955/1956 1st US Editions, 1st impression/1st impression/1st impression, respectively. An exceptional and lovely set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom full burgundy leather clamshell case to show and protect this beautiful set. The case features the Doors of Durin stamped to the triple spined case, along with Tolkien Ring & Eye Device, title and author in Tengwar Script, all stamped in gold to the front panel, the JRRT monogram to the rear. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring is the true 1st US printing or impression, from the same print run as the UK edition, with the 1954 date to the title page. The book shows a stain at the top of the front panels spine fold area. The dustjacket of the Fellowship of the Ring has a 1" closed tear at the upper rear flap fold area, with a tiny amount of scuffing or loss to the tips of the folds. The dustjacket shows a small amount of soiling, but still presents beautifully. It has the correct issue points with the ascender clipped on the 'd' in 'Frodo' on the tenth line of the blurb on the back flap. The following 'o' is not nicked as is found on later dustjackets. The photo on the back of the dustjacket is cut straight across, not in the 'V' shape found on the 3rd & 4th impressions. Overall Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition. The Two Towers is also the true 1st impression, with the 1955 date to the title page, from the same print run as the UK 1st. The dustjacket shows the 1st printing points of the 'stripe' at the upper and lower edges of the front panel, and the 'notch' in the 'r' of Towers. The notch is only found on the 1st impression dustjacket, where the stripe defect is found on some later printings. The dustjacket has some foxing mainly along the upper portion of the front panel, and the verso. The book and dustjacket are both in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, no names or writing, no offsetting on the endpapers. The map is still attached to the rear pastedown, in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds noted. The Return of the King has some soiling and scattered foxing on the dustjacket, mainly to the rear panel. The dustjacket exhibits the correct issue point for the book, including the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights on the Return of the King, and shows no tears or loss along the edges, spine or fold areas. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing. None of the books are price clipped, though the Fellowship is unpriced as issued. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable, with the 1st Two Towers being the scarcest of the original 1st Editions, both US & UK, with only 1000 printed. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted, 1st state maps in the Fellowship and Two Towers with the red dot on the coast of the Havens of Umbar. The Return of the Kings map is the correct 1st impression, with the size being approx. 16.5 X 14 inches, with a 'Borough Mill Bond' watermark, no tears or extra fold noted. Further 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. Item #1615
Price: $8,250.00
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The Lord of the Rings, True 1st US Edition 1st Impression Set, with Custom Slipcase.
The Review of English Studies Vol. 1 - No. 3, July 1925, The Devil's Coach-Horses, with Custom Clamshell Case
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, LTD. 1925. First Thus. Original Wraps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Review of English Studies, A Quarterly Journal of English Literature and the English Language. Edited by R. B. McKerrow, Litt.D. Vol. 1.-No. 3. July 1925 The Devils Coach-Horses By J.R.R. Tolkien. From Wikipedia, The Devil's Coach Horses is a 1925 essay by J. R. R. Tolkien ("Devil's coach-horse" is a British expression for a particular kind of rove beetle). Tolkien draws attention to the devil's steeds called eaueres in Hali Meidhad, translated "boar" in the Early English Text Society edition of 1922, but in reference to the jumenta "yoked team, draught horse" of Joel (Joel 1:17), in the Vulgata Clementina computruerunt jumenta in stercore suo, (the Nova Vulgata has semina for Hebrew ???? "grain"). Rather than from the Old English word for "boar", eofor (German Eber) Tolkien derives the word from eafor "packhorse", from a verb aferian "transport", related to Middle English aver "draught-horse", a word surviving in northern dialects. The Proto-Germanic root *ab- "energy, vigour, labour" of the word is cognate to Latin opus. This lovely volume is very well preserved in Very Good Plus condition, showing some edgewear consisting of a minor chip with some loss, a couple of closed tears, and folding along the bottom edges of the original wrappers. The text block shows very little browning to the pages, no foxing, no names or markings, nice and clean. The uncut edges are uniform at the top, with some outsized pages on the side, while the bottom is quite uneven in regards to page length. Minor curvature to the spine, with very minor loss to the bottom fold area. A very scarce piece in rare condition, now housed in a custom Italian cloth clamshell cases with title and author gilt stamped to the spine, the JRRT monogram to the front and rear boards. An exceptional opportunity to add this splendid volume to any Tolkien 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 #1626
Price: $2,000.00
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The Review of English Studies Vol. 1 - No. 3, July 1925, The Devil's Coach-Horses, with Custom Clamshell Case
The Silmarillion *Signed Numbered Deluxe Limited Edition*
London: Harper Collins, 1998. Ted Nasmith. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. "This specially bound and slipcased first edition, published on 2 September 1998 by Harper Collins Publishers, has been limited to 500 copies, each one numbered and signed by the editor, Christopher Tolkien, and the artist, Ted Nasmith." Limitation Number 195 of 500. Quarter leather and cloth bound in rich terra cotta color with gilt titles, Tolkien monogram on book and matching cloth slipcase, gilded page edges, ribbon marker bound in. The slipcase is still covered with shrinkwrap, although opened and has some tears and loss to shrinkwrap, still has helped to protect the slipcase from any soiling or wear. The book is in Near Fine unread 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. Matched in size and style with the Limited/Numbered Editions by Harper Collins, of the "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" also offered for sale at this time. 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 #1471
Price: $2,000.00
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The Silmarillion *Signed Numbered Deluxe Limited Edition*