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Tolkien's Ring, Signed By the Author, and Illustrated By Alan Lee
London: Pavilion Books, 2011. Alan Lee. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Tolkiens Ring by David Day, Illustrated by Alan Lee. Published in the United Kingdom in 2011 by Pavilion Books. A beautiful copy of an exquisite book featuring numerous full page color illustrations, by Alan Lee, as well as being illustrated to almost every page with his wonderful black and white line drawings. Number line indicates this is the 1st printing. Signed to the title page by the author, "David Day", with "Toronto 2011/12". From the blurb, 'Tolkien's Rings is a literary detective work about JRR Tolkien's inspiration and sources. It shows how The Lord of the Rings is the result of an ancient story-telling tradition that dates back to the dawn of western culture; and how by drawing upon the world's primary myths and legends, JRR Tolkien created his own mythology for the twentieth century'. A near fine copy with a couple of minor bumps to the lower edge of the front boards, without dustjacket as issued. No names or writing, clean and bright, no foxing. 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 #1498
Price: $75.00
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Tolkien's Ring, Signed By the Author, and Illustrated By Alan Lee. David Day.
Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of 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 Deluxe Editions of The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. These are the Folio Society Limited Numbered Editions, both books have the Limitation Number of #1272. Now available as a HAND BOUND LIMITED EDITION in a magnificent new binding of Moroccan goatskin leather and pure Indian silk. 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! Along with everyone's favorite story from Middle-Earth, The Hobbit, you also have J.R.R. Tolkien's account of the Elder Days, the tales of the Silmarillion are legends deriving from a much deeper past, when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him to recover the Silmarils. Originally published in 1977, 4 years after his death, Christopher Tolkien has gathered together and edited, what he considered his life's work. Additional digital photo's 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 #1352
Price: $1,350.00
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Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. J. R. R. Tolkien.
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. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 7th Impression in Dustjacket, with Custom Leather Slipcase
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A fantastic copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1955, 7th overall printing, or the 3rd printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine copy in Very Good Plus original dustjacket, designed by Tolkien, featuring his Mountains & Dragon design, as found on the original UK Editions. Stated 7th impression on front flap, not priced, 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 text block is clean and bright, bound in the light brown khaki original cloth from the publisher. The dustjacket shows some minor wear, with rubbing to the dustjacket at the folds, a bit of tanning to the spine, no bumped corners. There are a few minor closed tears to the back panel with only minor loss. One chip out of the top rear edge approx 1/4", in the line of runes. Dustjacket colors still bright and clean, presents beautifully. 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. A previous owners name and "Don't take this book" to the free endpaper (map), no other names or any other writing. Overall a beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this 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 #1489
Price: $1,200.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 7th Impression in Dustjacket, with Custom Leather Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
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. Hard Cover. 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 reprinted with 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. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 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, this is the eighth impression in its matching eighth impression dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine condition, with a little light fading to the spine from sunlight shining thru the white sections of the dustjacket. The dustjacket is lightly soiled and shows some loss to the spine ends, mainly the top. A bit of rubbing and loss to the flap fold corners, only minor rubbing to the edges, other than the upper spine area. No previous owners names or other writing to be found. No foxing marks or offsetting noted. The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with one slightly bumped corner. The title verso has the full printing history up to this eighth impression of 1956. The original dustjacket is correctly marked the 8th impression. The dustjacket is price clipped and in Very Good condition. The edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the top edge faded but still showing a slight tint from the original green topstain. A custom slipcase will be provided to protect and show this beautiful copy of an early printing of this much sought after children's classic. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1381
Price: $975.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression in Dustjacket. J. R. R. Tolkien.
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. J. R. R. Tolkien.
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. J. R. R. Tolkien.
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. J. R. R. Tolkien.
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. J. R. R. Tolkien.
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
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The Hobbit. 1951 5th Impression with Original Dustjacket and Custom Clamshell Case. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets
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 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 or foxing to the endpapers, a few light spots to the edge of the textblock. Housed in the original dustjackets, all are Near Fine condition, with no edgewear or loss to the spine tips or folds. None of the dustjackets are price clipped. These unusual dustjackets are in fabulous condition, showing no edgewear or tanning, all three clean and bright. All maps are tipped in at the rear, and in excellent condition. No tears or extra folds. 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 leather 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 #1617
Price: $1,000.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st Single Volume Edition 1968, Custom Fine Binding
London: Allen & Unwin, 1968. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The 1968, 1st Single Volume Edition 1st Impression, fully rebound in red morocco leather by The Chelsea Bindery. All edges trimmed and gilded. Dark green endpapers with single gilt rule to red leather edge. Illustrated Wraps with tissue guard bound in preceding and following the text block. Text block is clean and bright, with no names or writing to be found. The full red leather binding features Tolkien's "Ring and Eye" design, from the original dustjackets gilt stamped on the front boards with single gilt rule to edge. The spine of the book features raised bands with gilt rules, with the Title, Author, and 1968 gilt stamped. The size makes it very comfortable to handle, and the heavier paper stock makes a beautiful copy, versus the thinner more fragile India paper offered in other single volume editions from this era. A spectacular presentation of this classic of fantasy literature. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1682
Price: $885.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st Single Volume Edition 1968, Custom Fine Binding. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, with Custom Clamshell Case
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Original Cloth. 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, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, with Custom Clamshell Case. George Allen & Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published in July 1954. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published 1954. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published 1955, 1st impression, the later state with the slipped type and signature mark '4' on page 49, as per Wayne Hammond's revised opinion. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition. All three books are in their correct 1st impression dustjackets, in Near Fine condition. The Fellowship of the Ring has one small finger smudge to the front panel. The rear panel shows a pair of closed tears with minor associated wrinkle. The back flap has been folded and lightly creased at one time with associated wrinkles, no tears or loss. Only the lightest of soiling to The Two Towers who's previous owner has reinforced the edges of the dustjacket with archival tape. There is almost no rubbing and virtually no soiling to the Return of the King, no chips or loss, and positively no fading. None are price clipped, and show only the lightest of rubbing along the folds. No foxing and the most minor offsetting on the endpapers. The red cloth covered boards are clean and bright, without any tarnishing of the gilt or bumped corners. The text block is clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. No previous owner's names or writing. The maps in The Fellowship and The Two Towers are the original, both without any tears or extra folds, also have the 1st state point with the red dot off coast of Umbar. The Return of The Kings map is also original and has no tears or extra folds. A beautiful, fresh collectable set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. Any questions, please feel free to ask. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1633
Price: $47,500.00
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The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, with Custom Clamshell Case. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King, The Infamous Ace "Pirated" Edition in Custom Slipcase.
New York: Ace Books, 1965. Jack Gaughan. First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. These are the infamous Ace Books "Pirated Edition" from 1965. The opening salvo of the "War over Middle- Earth". A Near Fine set of this notorious edition. The only minor fault to these books is the edges of Return of the King shows some light rubbing with minor color loss, and one minor crease at the top of the spine area. The other two books are Near Fine with no creasing and only the slightest rubbing. This is the only paperback 'Lord of the Rings' to be printed based on later printings of the 1st Edition. All others were based on the revised 2nd editions. Houghton Mifflin, seemed to have been in technical violation of the law by having imported too many copies printed by Allen & Unwin. Ace Books took notice of the sales and overseas production of the books, (which are marked, 'Printed in Great Britain'), determined that LotR's had fallen into the public domain in the United States, and launched their own edition in spring 1965. {Hammond and Anderson, pg 104} So to secure their American copyright, Tolkien was asked to submit new material to create a new Edition, and so secure their copyright beyond question. Tolkien conducted a personal campaign against Ace Books in letters to his American fans. The "War over Middle-earth' was fought in the popular press, with the publicity contributing to increased sales and popularity. Within a year, Ace gave in to public pressure. They agreed to print no more copies, and they negotiated royalties to be paid to Tolkien. This set of books has slightly darkened pages, from the highly acidic paper, with the exterior wraps very bright and clean. No previous owners names, no other marks or writing noted. A custom black faux leather slipcase featuring Tolkien's Ring and Eye device on one side with Tengwar Title and Author, and his JRRT monogram gilt stamped on the case. Makes for a beautiful presentation of these exceptional 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 #1679
Price: $150.00
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The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King, The Infamous Ace "Pirated" Edition in Custom Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, Unwin Hyman Set, Near Fine with Dustjackets.
London: Unwin Hyman, 1987. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Revised (2nd) Edition. Vol I: The Fellowship of the Ring is a Sixteenth impression. Vol II: The Two Towers is a Fourteenth impression from 1987. Vol III: The Return of the King is a 13th impression from 1985, and is actually a Allen & Unwin edition in a Unwin Hyman dustjacket. The first two books have no topstain, while the Return does. Also the Fellowship has no map, but the Two Towers has the same map, so not a huge loss. The Return had its map cut out, but has been neatly replaced on the last free endpaper. This is an unusual and hard to find set published by Unwin Hyman in 1987. All three volumes are in Very Good Plus condition with a clean bright edges, clean and bright textblock, and in Very Good Plus unclipped dustwrappers, showing no edgewear, some slight rubbing but no missing chips The dustjackets may have a bit of fading to the spines, but the colored lettering is not faded. No bumped corners to the books, no previous owners names or writing. There are basically no major faults to these books, just lightly used and slightly soiled. No shelfwear to the bottom of the boards, no previous owners names or any writing. No foxing or offsetting to any of the books. A custom full leather slipcase to house and protect this classic Lord of the Rings set, in fabulous condition. They may have been read, but exhibit no spine lean, or damaged edges or spines. The dj's show beautifully without the usual rubbing and wear to the spine edges and corners. Modest price for this set of significant and collectable books. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1661
Price: $250.00
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The Lord of the Rings, Unwin Hyman Set, Near Fine with Dustjackets. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition
London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. Limited/Numbered. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen and Unwin in 1982. This is the Signed Super Deluxe Limited Numbered Edition. "This is copy number 83 of the first one thousand copies off the press of the first edition of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, which were reserved for later publication in this collector's edition." A Near Fine example of the very hard to find Super Deluxe Signed Limited Edition issued to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the first publication of The Silmarillion. Wayne Hammond has commented that the records, though incomplete, indicate that probably only about 300 of the 1000 were actually bound and sold. So this is certainly one of the scarcest of the Tolkien 1st Editions, and is also signed by his son, the editor Christopher Tolkien. Collected and edited by Christopher Tolkien after his fathers death. Original publishers full red leather binding, with raised bands, gilt stamping, and top edge gilded as issued. The book features red silk ribbon marker bound in, raised bands and gilt stamped Title, Author, and Publisher on the spine. The front boards features the JRRT Monogram gilt stamped in single gilt ruled box. Blind stamp of the heraldic device Tolkien designed to represent Luthien Tinuviel to the rear boards. On the first free endpaper, the Publisher's Limitation Plate, gives the Limitation number of 83 of 1000, along with the signature of Christopher Tolkien. A striking example of a very hard to find book. Matches in size and style the 1987 Unwin Hyman Super Deluxe Limited Edition of the Hobbit. One small spot of foxing to the half title page, no previous owners name or any other writing. There are no other faults to the book, no offsetting, no scratches or shelfwear to the bottom edge of the boards. The slipcase is the original publishers slipcase with the book opening edged with matching red leather. 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 #1669
Price: $5,000.00
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The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #100
London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. Limited/Numbered. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen and Unwin in 1982. This is the Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition. "This is copy number 100 of the first one thousand copies off the press of the first edition of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, reserved for later publication in this collector's edition." Only the first 100 were signed by Christopher Tolkien to the Limitation Notice. To support this statement, this copy has the noted points or error's: Page 330 line 4 shows no period after Feanor. Page 352 line 39 has an italicized "and" in 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea'. Making this the First State of the First Impression. A Near Fine example of the very hard to find Super Deluxe Limited Edition issued to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the first publication of The Silmarillion. Collected and edited by Christopher Tolkien after his fathers death. Original publishers full red leather binding, with raised bands, gilt stamping, and top edge gilded as issued. a couple of rubs to the top edge gilding, the only fault noted. The book features a red silk ribbon marker bound in, raised bands and gilt stamped Title, Author, and Publisher to the spine. The front boards features the JRRT Monogram gilt stamped in single gilt ruled box. Blind stamp of the heraldic device Tolkien designed to represent Luthien Tinuviel to the rear boards. On the first free endpaper, the Publisher's Limitation Plate, gives the Limitation number of 100 of 1000, and has a wonderful, clean flowing signature of Christopher Tolkien. The map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North appears as a fold-out map, and is printed in black and red, no tears or marks noted. A striking example of a very scarce and hard to find book. Matches in size and style the 1987 Unwin Hyman Super Deluxe Limited Edition of the Hobbit. No foxing, no previous owners name or any other writing. The red leather is not faded to the spine, as is so often the case. The original slipcase has been replaced with a custom quarter bound red leather and cloth clamshell case, made by The Chelsea Bindery. Lined with red velvet, a fabulous home to protect and house this very scarce edition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1414
Price: $5,500.00
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The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #100. J. R. R. Tolkien.
Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth, 1st US Edition, 1st Impression with Custom Slipcase
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. Christoper Tolkien. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth, 1st US Edition, 1st Impression. Edited with introduction, commentary, index and maps by Christopher Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1980. 472 pages with extendable map of Middle-Earth. Publisher's cloth in price clipped dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good Plus with slight fading to the spine and some minor rubbing. First American Edition, First Printing, A collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring. Compiled from Tolkiens works left over after the publication of the Silmarillion. This book has a no writing or previous owners names. Custom slipcase to house and protect this wonderful copy. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom Fine Bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1516
Price: $105.00
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Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth, 1st US Edition, 1st Impression with Custom Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
Beowulf and the Finnesburg Fragment
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Beowulf and The Finnesburg Fragment, Translated into Modern English Prose by John R. Clark Hall. A New Edition Completely Revised with Notes and an Introduction by C.L. Wrenn. With Prefatory Remarks by J.R.R. Tolkien. First published by Allen & Unwin in 1911, with this being the Fourth Impression of 1954. The last printed page is a full page advertisement for books by J.R.R. Tolkien. Lists The Hobbit, 2nd Edition 5th Impression, Farmer Giles of Ham, and The Lord of the Rings "about 25s. net per vol" "In Three Parts: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King". This must be one of the first books to advertise The Lord of the Rings, and they had not set the final price yet. The book is in Near Fine condition, with a few ink and pencil marks along with annotations in it. A pair of previous owners names neatly to the front endpaper. The dustjacket is price clipped, and has a "Distributed by MacMillan" label on the front lower edge. No foxing to the endpapers or edges, none to the textblock itself, still very clean and bright. The covers are very clean and bright, having been protected by the original dustjacket. The green dustjacket has a bit of browning to the edges and spine, but with no wear or chips to the edges, spine, or flap folds. The spine is lightly tanned, but the brown lettering is still bright and legible. No topstain, top edges a bit dusty. A wonderful copy for the Tolkien completist, scarce in this lovely 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 #1499
Price: $85.00
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Beowulf and the Finnesburg Fragment. J R. R. Tolkien, John R. Clark Hall, Prefatory.
The History of The Hobbit, One-Volume Edition with Custom Slipcase
London: Harper Collins, 2013. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The History of The Hobbit, One-Volume Edition, published by Harper Collins in 2013. From the blurb, 'The History of the Hobbit presents the complete text of the original manuscript of The Hobbit, and this is accompanied by John D. Rateliff's lively and informative commentary which reveals the story behind Tolkien's tale and discusses the many themes contained within. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines - chapter-by-chapter - why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever growing concept of Middle-earth.' Contains the original account of Bilbo meets Gollum, as well as numerous illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself. This book and dustjacket are As New and contain no faults, no writing, no rubbing to the dustjacket, now protected in removable mylar protector. Housed in a custom black faux leather slipcase to protect and show this wonderful edition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1531
Price: $110.00
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The History of The Hobbit, One-Volume Edition with Custom Slipcase. John D. Rateliff.
Custom Clamshell Case for the 1963 Deluxe Edition of The Lord of The Rings
London: Allen & Unwin, 1963. Pauline Baynes. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Custom Clamshell Case to house your Allen & Unwin 1963 Deluxe Edition of The Lord of the Rings with the Pauline Baynes Triptych Slipcase. The Clamshell case is covered in Full Black Moroccan Leather, with recessed panels that hold the Triptych artwork. Interior is covered with black Italian Bookcloth, lined with felt for a secure fit to safely house the delicate original slipcase and books. A wonderful case to house your collection of one of Tolkien major works. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1384
Price: $350.00
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Custom Clamshell Case for the 1963 Deluxe Edition of The Lord of The Rings. J. R. R. Tolkien.
Custom Clamshell Case for The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
London: Allen & Unwin, 1962. Pauline Baynes. Full-Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Custom full leather clamshell case for The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, covered with morocco leather, gilt stamped to the front with the Wreath, Author, Illustrator, & Title from the original dustjacket illustration, with the lower portion stamped with Pauline Baynes figure of Tom Bombadil from the title page. The rear board stamped with the JRRT Monogram. The cases feature trays covered with Italian Bookcloth and lined with felt to compliment the colors of the book and the full leather covering. The spines of the cases feature raised bands with gilt rules, colored inlays stamped with the Title, Author, and the publisher Allen & Unwin, and the date published. A wonderful case to house your collection of one of Tolkien major works. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1378
Price: $300.00
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Custom Clamshell Case for The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. J. R. R. Tolkien.
Custom Slipcase for the UK Deluxe History of Middle Earth Series
London: Harper Collins, 2001. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This open ended slipcase is custom made to house your J.R.R. Tolkien - The History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Series. Hand made from the finest acid free bookboard and covered with black Itallian Bookcloth, matching the original cases as provided by the publisher. Gilt stamped JRRT Monogram to one side, matching the original size and placement. Each of these cases will house 1 of the 3 Deluxe Editions from Harper Collins Publishers. The case features a fully lined interior. Please provide which of the Deluxe Editions you want the slipcase made to fit, Part 1, 2, or 3. Made from highest quality acid free boards and papers. Please be aware this listing is for the slipcase only, no books are included. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1383
Price: $40.00
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Custom Slipcase for the UK Deluxe History of Middle Earth Series. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Fall of Arthur, UK De Luxe Edition in Slipcase, Sealed in Shrinkwrap
London: Harper Collins, 2013. Bill Sanderson. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Fall of Arthur, De Luxe Edition, published by Harper Collins Publishers in 2013. 'The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur.' Edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Bill Sanderson. Housed in the original Publishers slipcase, gold foil stamped with a motif representing King Arthur in full battle dress with shield and upraised sword, mounted on his rearing steed. Printed on superiour quality paper and includes a silk ribbon marker sewn in. Still sealed in the original shrinkwrap, photos from another copy, for illustrative purposes only. A beautiful presentation of one of England's greatest legends. Features a colour frontispiece showing a facsimile page from J.R.R. Tolkiens original manuscript. This De luxe Edition is matched in style and design to the 50th Anniversary De luxe Edition of 'The Lord of the Rings', and The De luxe Hobbit that were concurrently issued in 2004. Also matched to the De Luxe Editions of The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, Tales of the Perilous Realm, and The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun. 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.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Bill Sanderson. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Item #1314
Price: $125.00
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The Fall of Arthur, UK De Luxe Edition in Slipcase, Sealed in Shrinkwrap. J. R. R. Tolkien.


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