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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. 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 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)
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 US Edition 1st Impression with Original Dustjacket, Signed By Illustrator Pauline Baynes
Riverside Press Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin, 1950. Pauline Baynes. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, 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 1950, printed in Great Britain, this is the 1st impression of the 1st Edition, published by Houghton Mifflin. A Very Good Plus book, signed to the title page by the Illustrator, Pauline Diana Baynes. This was her first commission for Tolkien, who famously said of her Farmer Giles work, that it had "reduced {his} text to a commentary on her drawings". The covers are clean with a moisture mark to the front lower board reaching the lower spine area. The corners are a little bruised with a minor amount of wrinkling and color loss to the dustjacket. The book has a tight binding, with no names or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted. Some light fading to the spine of the dustjacket, with original dustjacket being price clipped to both front and rear flap. Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, showing a little edgewear, mainly to the top of the spine. The blue and orange colors are bright and clean, no spots or soiling. Textblock is clean and tight, without any foxing, no names or writing, other than the illustrator's signature to the title page. Features two color plates by Pauline Baynes, as well as being illustrated on almost every page with her line drawings. Highly collectable in this signed state, this is a lovely copy for any Tolkien fans collection. Housed in a custom leather slipcase, featuring Tolkien's line drawing of Chrysophylax, gilt stamped to front and the JRRT Monogram to the rear. 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 #1483
Price: $1,250.00
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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 US Edition 1st Impression with Original Dustjacket, Signed By Illustrator Pauline Baynes
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
His Dark Materials, Comprised of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.
London: Scholastic Press, 2005. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A set of the trade hardcover 10th Anniversary 1st Editions of His Dark Materials, comprised of Northern Lights (renamed the Golden Compass for the soon to be released movie), The Subtle Knife, and the Amber Spyglass, with each of the 3 volumes signed to the Title Page. Each volume is a Fine hard back in Fine dust wrappers, All 3 books are SIGNED by the author on the three title pages. This is not the limited edition. These books were printed to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary 1995 --- 2005. As the books were printed in 2005 these edition are first printings of the Anniversary Edition and hence contain the numbers 1 to 10 on the publication page. Plus a signed copy of Lyra's Oxford with the accompanying, rarer trial 'dustwrapper'. All books and dustjackets are unread and As New. Also includes a special bonus of a signed copy of 'Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things', in wraps as issued. This is one of only 500 copies that were printed. It contains Pullman's full text to his closing address, delivered at the 2002 NATE Conference. Especially elusive in this signed state. You will received a total of 5 signed books by Philip Pullman, as well as the trial dustwrapper for Lyra's Oxford. A wonderful selection of signed copies for the discriminating collector. With the movie, the Golden Compass soon to be released, these will not last long. Digital images available on request. Any questions, please feel free to inquire. Item #403
Price: $695.00
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His Dark Materials, Comprised of Northern 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 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 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, 1961 UK Twelfth Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1961. 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 and Unwin in 1961. A beautiful copy of a very collectable book. This is a 2nd Edition, Twelfth impression overall, published in 1961, in its original and correct price clipped Twelfth impression dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine/Very Good Plus condition, with a "Perfect Attendance" presentation inscription on the front free endpaper (map). The only fault is a bit of light fading to the bottom edge of the spine, with a bit of fading from the white areas of the spine allowing light to penetrate. The spine of the dustjacket shows almost no staining, a few tiny chips out of the top of the spine and the tips of the flap fold area. Very light soiling to the dustjacket, mainly noticeable in the white areas.. The edges of the dustjacket have a bit of rubbing, with a very small amount of associated color loss at the tips of the fold areas, and a bit of loss to the top of the spine. A couple of closed tears to the top edge of the dustjacket one to the front panel, and one to the rear panel. No foxing to be found in the textblock or on the edges. The books cover is clean, bright, with the light bit of tanning to the spine. No bumps or bruises to the corners, with a light bit of pushing to the spine ends, but no wear or fraying whatsoever. An early collectable copy that shows beautifully with it's very nice dustjacket. Now housed in a custom faux leather slipcase with The Mountain and Dragon design to one side, and the JRRT monogram to the other. 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 #1324
Price: $550.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1961 UK Twelfth Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Slipcase.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression with Dustjacket
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 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. Original Cloth. 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 edtion 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, 1954 US 6th Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Leather Slipcase
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. 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. 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 Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. Stated 6th printing on front flap, not priced or clipped, title page verso notes 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 edtion 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, the spine is darkened, but the corners are unbumped. 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. The dustjacket shows a bit of loss to the top of the spine, while the flap folds show only the most minor rubbing and slight color loss. A few minor closed tears along the edges, with a small amount of loss from a 1 inch closed tear to the lower edge of the back panel. The main fault is the top of the spine with the 3/4 inch missing segment of the border. A wonderful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in almost any condition. A full leather 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 #1472
Price: $1,200.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1954 US 6th Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Leather Slipcase
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Custom Leather Slipcase
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. Previous owners name and "April 1956" date in pencil to first free blank page. Small "Parkers of Oxford" sticker to margin of front map. The dustjacket is not price clipped, with the publishers original price of "9s, 6d. net" to the front and rear flap. Two months into production of the 7th Impression of the Hobbit, along with the remaining original 7th Impression dustjackets, Allen & Unwin changed the price as found on the UK 7th impression dustjacket. At about the same time they asked for the 8th impression dustjackets to be price clipped and repriced to the new price of "12s. 6d. net" as well. It appears that there are numerous instances involving both the 7th and 8th printings, where some of the dustjackets were not repriced, and it also appears that some of these may have been placed on the incorrect impression of the books. 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 of the few found with the original price of 9s 6., even with the later dustjacket which appears to be original to this copy. A bit of tanning to the flap edges and to the white areas of the dustjacket, slightly more so to the spine. Some light edgewear and minor chips with color loss at the top of the spine, and a smaller amount to the bottom. Tips of the flap folds show some rubbing and loss, mainly to the top folds. The top back of the spine fold area has a 1/2 inch closed tear with a bit of creasing and subsequent color loss to the edges. 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 7th impression of 1955, and the original dustjacket is as mentioned marked the 8th impression. Colors are bright and the white areas are soiled, with some darkening of the light areas on the spine. Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the green topstain slightly faded and a bit dusty. A full dark green leather slipcase, featuring Tolkien Mountain and Dragon design to the front board, and his JRRT monogram to the rear in gilt. 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 #1473
Price: $1,350.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Custom Leather Slipcase
The J.R.R. Tolkien De Luxe Edition Collection All First Impressions in Custom Slipcase
London: Harper Collins, 2004. J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A fabulous comprehensive set of Tolkien's major works, First Impressions of the UK De Luxe Editions. This Collection features a new Black Leather Custom Slipcase to house the first impressions of the first four of their 21st Century De Luxe Slipcased Editions. Comprised of the First Impression of the 2004 Harper Collins Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Hobbit, the only edition to feature all 13 of Tolkien's own illustrations for the book, reproduced in full color, together with his original maps reproduced as he originally intended, but not previously achieved in nearly 70 years of publications. Also included is the First Impression of the 2004 Harper Collins 50 Anniversary De Luxe Slipcased Edition of The Lord of the Ring's, which features the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, as illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien, which he intended for inclusion but were not used previously. Included as well is the First Impression of the 2007 Harper Collins De Luxe Slipcased Edition of the Children of Hurin, which includes a ninth color plate by Alan Lee not featured inside the standard hardback. Also features the Helm of Hurin, as designed by Alan Lee, gilt stamped to the exterior. The final book included is The First Impression of the 2007 Harper Collins 30th Anniversary De Luxe Slipcased Edition of The Silmarillion. The newly reset edition feature's Tolkien's, 'The Halls of Manwe', as the full color frontispiece, with the slipcase gilt stamped with the heraldic symbol he designed to represent Luthien. This edition also includes Christopher Tolkien's two color maps, including a fold out map of Beleriand, and as a Preface, Tolkien's original letter of 1951 containing his account of the mythology of Middle-Earth. Each book and slipcase are opened but appear to be unread, Near Fine condition with no previous owners names or markings. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of ephemera are available. Item #1437
Price: $900.00
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The J.R.R. Tolkien De Luxe Edition Collection All First Impressions in Custom Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook By Alan Lee, with a Full Page Hand Drawn Sketch By the Illustrator
London: Harper Collins, 2005. Alan Lee. 1st Edition. Decorative Cloth. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The 1st Edition of this wonderful book, revealing in pictures and words, how he created the beautiful paintings for the special centenary edition of the Lord of the Rings. These images eventually defined the look and feel of Peter Jackson's movie trilogy, and earned Alan Lee an Academy Award. This copy is unique in that Alan Lee has drawn in pencil, a full page sketch of Treebeard holding a birds nest in his hand. Signed "with very best wishes, Alan Lee". This artwork was done for a charity auction event in the UK in 2005. A 'one of a kind' collectable for the Lord of the Rings fan. 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 #307
Price: $2,750.00
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The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook By Alan Lee, with a Full Page Hand Drawn Sketch By the Illustrator
The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets
London: Readers Union, 1960. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A beautiful looking 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 Near Fine condition, with no names, writing, and only the lightest offsetting to the endpapers. The gutters of the endpapers look to have been reinforced by the original owner, probably when they were purchased, as there is no evidence of the binding being loose or any seperation. Housed in the original dustjackets, all are Near Fine condition, with the Two Towers having a couple of tiny areas of loss to the top and bottom spine folds, and the bottom of the flap folds. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, showing almost no edgewear or tanning, except the noted areas of the Two Towers. These unusual dustjackets are in fabulous condition. The jackets show no tanning whatsoever to the spines or edges. All maps are tipped in at the rear, and in excellent condition. No tears or extra folds, only the slightest of browning mainly at the fold areas. This is the set that features a line drawing by an unnamed artist for 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 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 #571
Price: $950.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets
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./2nd imp./1st Impression respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom leather slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not order any of the 2nd UK impressions. The Near Fine dustjacket of the Fellowship has clean bright colors with almost no wear or rubbing. The rear panel has some light soiling to the white areas, but not loss to any edges or folds. The Two Towers Very Good Plus dustjacket exhibits all the correct issue points for this early copy, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" points. There is only minor rubbing at the spine fold areas with minor loss or chips, beautiful bright colors, a tiny bit of tanning to the spine, hardly noticeable. The Fellowship dustjacket has the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the rear panel, is not priced, and has the 'w' nicked on the front flap, line 11. The Return of the King dustjacket is price clipped and so is lacking the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good Plus dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and minor loss at the spine tips and along the flap fold with minor loss to the tips. The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted. The Fellowship does have a small bookstore sticker on the front free endpaper. Only the dustjacket of The Return is price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. The full leather slipcase is felt lined, and stamped with Tolkiens Ring & Eye Design with Tengwar Title and Author, the JRRT Monogram to the rear panel. Additional digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Item #1477
Price: $3,000.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st 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, 1st UK Edition Early Printings with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1955, these books are early impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 4th impression published in 1955. The Two Towers is a 3rd impression published in 1955, the title verso states it is a 2nd impression, but the actual 3rd impression publication history is omitted by the printers, in its correct 3rd impression dustjacket, as per The Tolkien Collector, Number 20, edited by Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond. The Return of the King is a 2nd impression published in 1955, in it's correct 2nd impression dustjacket. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing with the only minor loss to the top of the spine on the Fellowship of the Ring. The others are in remarkable condition with only the most minor wear to the edges, and only very light tanning to the spines of the later two books. The dustjackets are priced and not clipped and covered in archival protectors, showing a little fading to the red lettering on The Fellowship, none to the Two Towers or Return of the King. The books are in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition without any names or writing or offsetting to the endpapers. A previous owners (same) bookplate to the Two Towers and Return of the King, no other names or markings to the other book. The gilt to the spines are all clean and bright, slightly dulled to the Return. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, and all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom full Red Leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1454
Price: $2,250.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition Early Printings with Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Original Dustjackets and Custom Red Leather Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1966. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1965 and 1966, these books are later impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 15th impression published in 1966. The Two Towers is a 11th impression published in 1965. The Return of the King is an 11th impression published in 1965. All three books have their correct impression, non price clipped original dustjackets, in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing and almost no tanning to the spines, with a tiny amount of wear to the bottom of the spine of the Fellowship. The books are in Very Good Plus condition with no offsetting or foxing, a previous owners name to each books front free endpaper, no other markings in the books. The gilt to all three books clean and bright, with only the lightest of shelfwear to the bottom edge of the boards. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom full red leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1470
Price: $800.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Original Dustjackets and Custom Red Leather Slipcase.
The 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
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The Peoples of Middle-Earth, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket
The Silmarillion, with Hand Drawn 'Balrog' Sketch
London: Harper Collins, 1998. Ted Nasmith. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. "This new edition of 'The Silmarillion' contains 20 full color illustrations specially commissioned from artist Ted Nasmith." This copy is signed to the title page, and has a hand drawn sketch of a Balrog by Ted Nasmith, to the half title page, signed and dated April '08. Colored map endpapers, no names or writing. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, after his fathers death. '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.' 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 #535
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The Silmarillion, with Hand Drawn 'Balrog' Sketch
Tales From the Perilous Realm, De Luxe Slipcased Edition, Signed By Alan Lee
London: Harper Collins, 2008. Alan Lee. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Tales From The Perilous Realm, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 2008, Signed by the Illustrator, Alan Lee to the title page. One of only 500 signed copies from the publisher for world wide distribution. 'The definitive collection of five classic tales, written with the same skill, quality and hallmarks that made The Hobbit a beloved classic, with many exclusive features: This new collection draws together for the first time Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major, and Leaf by Niggle, together with the landmark essay, 'On Fairy-stories', all fully reset and corrected for this edition. This De Luxe Edition matches in size and format with the other Harper Collins De Luxe Slipcased Editions, including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Children of Hurin. Features a color frontispiece and more than fifty pencil drawings, specially commissioned from award-winning artist, Alan Lee. Printed on superior quality paper, and including a silk ribbon marker bound in. A De Luxe quarter-binding with grey boards, stamped in red, gold, and silver foil with a unique motif created by Alan Lee, and housed in a matching custom-built slipcase. 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 #1467
Price: $650.00
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Tales From the Perilous Realm, De Luxe Slipcased Edition, Signed By Alan Lee