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The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, 1st US Edition with Custom Slipcase
Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin, 1981. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, selected and edited by Humphrey Carpenter. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1981, this is the First US Edition, First Printing with full numberline from 10 - 1, also has the date 1981 on title page. From the blurb, "Humphrey Carpenter, the author of the definitive biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, has selected the best of this rich collection of very personal writing, from a World War I love letter to his fiancée written from an army camp, to a jocular loving note to his daughter Priscilla a few days before his death. Each letter is supported by explanatory notes." The dustjacket is clean and bright, with a slight bit of fading to the spine, no tears or chips to the edges. The dustjacket shows only the most minor of rubbing, is not price clipped, and is in Near Fine condition. The book is also in Near Fine condition, with no previous owners names or writing. All pages are clean and bright, binding still tight. No foxing or any other faults noted. The slightest bit of rubbing to the large JRRT monogram to the front boards. A lovely collection of letters offering an intimate glimpse into the mind of their author. Custom faux leather slipcase with JRRT Monogram stamped to boards, provided to house this lovely 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 #1388
Price: $75.00
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The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, 1st US Edition with Custom Slipcase
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, Slipcased Set, Sealed in Shrinkwrap
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, comprised of The Chronology and The Reader's Guide, is a comprehensive guide to J.R.R. Tolkien. From the blurb, The Chronology traces the life of J.R.R. Tolkien from his birth in 1892, thru the battlefields of France, the lecture halls of Leeds and Oxford, to his death in 1973. It is the most extensive biographical resource about Tolkien ever published. The Reader's Guide is an indispensable introduction to his life, writings, and art. It includes histories and discussions of his works. A set of works by two of the leading authorities on Tolkien, in all aspects of his life. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 2006, these books are believed to be the 1st printings with the full numberline 1 - 9 and the date, 2006 on the title page. The books are in As New condition, still sealed in original publishers shrinkwrap. Photo's of open books are from another set. 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 #1328
Price: $125.00
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The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, Slipcased Set, Sealed in Shrinkwrap
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
The History of Middle Earth, Part I Limited Deluxe Edition
London: Harper Collins, 2000. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The History of Middle-Earth Part I. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printing of 2000, The Deluxe Limited Edition, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Comprised of the first 5 books of the History of Middle Earth Series, edited by Christopher Tolkien, and printed on India Paper. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. This copy is in Near Fine condition, showing only slight rubbing to the boards. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Hobbit. Has the large Tolkien Monogram to the front boards. Housed in the original publishers cloth slipcase with the Tolkien Monogram on the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. An beautiful copy, pages are clean and bright, no mars to the gilded edges. Near Fine book in Near Fine slipcase, only most minor fingerprints or dustmarks noted. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1348
Price: $1,150.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Part I Limited Deluxe Edition
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Authorized Edition, All 1st Impressions, with Custom Slipcase.
Ballantine Books, 1965. Barbara Remington. First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A 4 volume set of the 'only authorized' paperback's, published by Ballantine in 1965 and 1966. This set consists of The 1st Printing of The Hobbit, along with a 1st Printing Set of The Lord of the Rings in a custom slipcase. The case features gilt stamps to the side panels, and a gilt stamped "signature" to the rear panel. The Hobbit is the 1st Printing of August 1965, The Fellowship of the Ring is the 1st Printing of October 1965, The Two Towers is the 1st Printing of November 1965, and The Return of the King is the 1st Printing of December 1965. These are all in excellent condition, with a few light rubs to the tips of the covers on the Return. Remarkable condition considering their age, very little age toning to the pages, unlike the norm. The set of Lord of the Rings books has the Barbara Remington Triptych artwork, which Tolkien objected to, wondering where the idea's for the illustrations originated. These books are the answering salvo of the "War over Middle- Earth", between Ballantine and Ace Publishers. To establish a new 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. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1401
Price: $400.00
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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Authorized Edition, All 1st Impressions, with Custom Slipcase.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Original Dustjacket.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1955. The book is in Near Fine condition. The covers show a bit of fading to the edges and where the white areas of the dustjacket didn't protect from fading as well. No previous owners names or any other writing noted. The dustjacket is price clipped, both front and rear flap, with the publishers new price printed below the impression notation on the front flap. Two months into production of the 7th Impression of the Hobbits, along with the remaining original 7th Impression dustjackets, this true UK 7th impression dustjacket was price clipped -- both front and rear flap -- by Allen & Unwin publishing company itself, with their new price of 12s.6d overprinted below the impression notation on the front flap. A bit of tanning to the flap edges and very lightly to the spine. Some light soiling to the white areas of the dustjacket. A light bit of rubbing and color loss at the folds, along with some wear to the edges, a few bits of color loss at the top of the spine. A small closed tear and minor rubbing to the bottom of the spine. No other faults noted, the original dustjacket is in beautiful condition overall. The original green cloth features dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own design, the beautiful Mountains and Dragon. The title verso has the full printing history up to this 7th impression of 1955, and the original dustjacket is correctly marked the 7th impression. Colors are bright and unsoiled, with only the slightest darkening of the light areas on the spine. Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the topstain faded but still evident. A beautiful copy, of an early printing, of this much sought after children's classic. Additional digital images are available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1292
Price: $2,250.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Original Dustjacket.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 12th Impression Near Fine in Dustjacket.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1961, 12th overall printing, or the 8th printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine copy in like condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. This copy is one of the few early Houghton Mifflin copies with the full printing history stated on the verso of the title page. Stated 12th impression on front flap, not priced or clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain, this dustjacket is clean & bright with almost no rubbing and no loss along the edges, the spine or flap fold areas. The book is clean and bright, slightly dusty top edge, with the light green colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows no shelf wear, soiling, or 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 names or writing in the book. The flaps show a line of dust along the top, the only minor fault I can locate. The jacket shows no soiling in the white sections, only the spine shows the lightest of tanning to the white portions. A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket 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 #1303
Price: $650.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 12th Impression Near Fine in Dustjacket.
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, 1958 10th Impression with Dustjacket
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce early Hobbit. The 1958 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 10th printing overall (1937). This copy is a stated 10th impression from the dustjacket, published by Houghton Mifflin from sheets imported from Great Britain. Stated 10th impression on front flap, not price clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain. One of probably only 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The book features the original dustjacket with the Mountains and Dragon design by the author. The boards show no soiling or marking, no shelfwear to note. The text block is clean, without foxing. No bumped corners, virtually without fault. The dustjacket is not price clipped, and has no markings. It shows only the most minor of rubbing, with a very small amount of loss, to the top of the spine area. The front has a tiny bit of rubbing and minor loss to the tips of the folds. One small closed tear on the lower edge of the back panel. A beautiful, bright, clean copy, one of the copies with the dark light green boards stamped in blue, that are very hard to find. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, with the red and black ink still showing clear and bright against the endpapers. Both maps have no foxing, no marks, or previous owners names. A highly collectable copy, hard to find in this Near Fine condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1326
Price: $750.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 10th Impression with Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 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, 1956 8th Impression in Dustjacket
London: Allen & Unwin, 1956. 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 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
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1963 14th Impression in Dustjacket.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1963 14th overall printing, or the 10th printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine book in a Very Good Plus original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. Stated 14th impression on front flap, not priced or clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain, this dustjacket shows a little wear to the edges, with a bit or rubbing to the flap folds and spine ends. The top of the spine fold area has a small closed tear to the front fold with a tiny amount of color loss. The book is clean and bright with the bright green colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows no shelf wear, soiling, or 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 names or writing in the book. The jacket shows no soiling in the white sections, and the spine is only slightly tanned. A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this Near Fine/Very Good Plus condition. A custom slipcase to house this lovely edition is provided, featuring the Mountains and Dragon design as found on the UK cover. 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 #1398
Price: $400.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1963 14th Impression in Dustjacket.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Original Dustjacket.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1955. The book is in 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. No previous owners names or any other writing noted. The dustjacket is not price clipped, with the publishers original price to the front and rear 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 of the few found with the original price of 9s 6., very likely one of the first published on this impression. A bit of tanning to the flap edges and to the white areas of the dustjacket, slightly more so to the spine. Some edgewear and chips with color loss at the top of the spine, and a smaller amount to the bottom. Tips of the flap folds show some loss, mainly to the top folds. The back of the dustjacket shows quite a bit of foxing, but has not transferred to the cover of the book, or the outside of the dustjacket itself. The original green cloth features dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own design, the beautiful Mountains and Dragon. The title verso has the full printing history up to this 7th impression of 1955, and the original dustjacket is correctly marked the 7th impression. Colors are bright and 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 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 #1399
Price: $1,800.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Original Dustjacket.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 10th Impression
London: Allen & Unwin, 1958. 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 1958. The book is in Very Good condition, with fading to the spine and the front and top edges of the boards. The book shows no spine slant, but is lightly soiled and has a couple of bumped corners. No previous owners name or other writing noted. 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 the two bumped corners. The title verso has the full printing history up to this tenth impression of 1958. The facsimile dustjacket is made from the 1st impression and downsized to fit the 2nd Edition books. A previous owner has attempted to redo the green topstain, and the text block shows a little leaching down from the top edge. It appears they also stained the bottom edge, either in a missed attempt or maybe a practice run. Doesn't effect the text block, but does show the leaching into the edge of the textblock as the top does. Also a couple of green thumbprints to the maps, from the staining attempt. A good copy, of an early printing, of this much sought after children's classic. A custom slipcase will be provided to house this book and its facsimile dustjacket. 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 #1404
Price: $350.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 10th Impression
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 Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets and Slipcase.
London: Readers Union, 1960. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful set of this unusual presentation of Tolkien's trilogy. Not for sale to the general public, limited to members of the Readers Union only. Published by the Readers Union in 1960 with the permission of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. The books are in Very Good Plus condition, with no names or writing, and with a slight amount of offsetting to the endpapers. Housed in the original dustjackets, all are Very Good Plus condition, having a bit of loss to the top and bottom of the spine ends, and the corners of the fold areas. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, and they show a bit of light tanning to the spines. These unusual dustjackets are in Very Good Plus condition, and show beautifully. All maps are tipped in at the rear, and in excellent condition, with a touch of browning to the center fold area. This set features a line drawing by an unnamed artist for The Readers Union, of 'Sauron's Eye'. The only set to have this particular and very unusual dustjacket. Scarce in this lovely condition. Includes a custom foil stamped slipcase for display and protection of these beautiful books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1308
Price: $750.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets and Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 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 infamous Ace Books "pirated edition" from 1965. The opening salvo of the "War over Middle- Earth". A beautifully bright and colorful, Very Good Plus/Near Fine matched set of this notorious edition. This is the only paperback 'Lord of the Rings' to be printed, based on the text of the later printings of the 1st Edition. All others were based on the revised 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 the Lord of the Rings 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 only slightly yellowed pages, much less than the norm, from the highly acidic paper, and no creasing to the spines. Only minor amount of rubbing to the exterior, with the covers very bright and clean, one creased corner to front of The Return of the King, one minor bump to the rear edge of The Two Towers. One folded over page in The Return, from the binders, as it has not been trimmed. No previous owners names, no other marks or writing noted. A custom slipcase featuring Tolkien's Ring and Eye device on one side, and his JRRT monogram gilt stamped on the case. Makes 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 #1457
Price: $180.00
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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.
The Lord of the Rings, Published By Folio Society in 1990 with Slipcase.
London: Folio Society, 1990. Ingahild Grathmer & Drawn By Eric Fraser. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A beautiful, Near Fine, set of the second style of binding issued by the Folio Society in 1990. Printed in Great Britain, set in Barbou with Libra Display type, bound in full "Elephant-Hide" at the Bath Press in Avon. This binding features the "Seven (Silver) Rings for the Dwarf-lords", within "Three (Gold) Rings for the Elven-kings", surrounded by "Nine (Red) Rings for Mortal Men", encompassed by the "One Ring" (Gold) "to rule them all". Wonderful symbology, and beautiful execution to form the gilt design for the front boards of each book. Topstain in a dark 'blood red' color. This set of books, shows no faults whatsoever. Near Fine with no wear to edges or covers. Housed in the original publishers slipcase, in Near Fine condition as well. A beautiful set, hard to find 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 #1304
Price: $240.00
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The Lord of the Rings, Published By Folio Society in 1990 with Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, Unwin Hyman Boxed Set, Near Fine with Dustjackets.
London: Unwin Hyman, 1987. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 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 and Vol III: The Return of the King are Fourteenth impressions. This is an unusual and hard to find Box Set published by Unwin Hyman in 1987. The box shows some wear and rubbing to the edges, but has done it's job and protected the books for all these years. All three volumes are in Near Fine condition with a clean bright edges, clean and bright textblock, and in Near Fine price clipped dustwrappers, showing no edgewear, rubbing or chips. No bumped corners to the books, no previous owners names or writing. All have their tipped in maps in fine condition. There are basically no faults to these books. 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 nice original box set of this classic, 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 #1445
Price: $300.00
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The Lord of the Rings, Unwin Hyman Boxed Set, Near Fine with Dustjackets.
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #100
London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. Limited/Numbered. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen and Unwin in 1982. This is the Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition. "This is copy number 100 of the first one thousand copies off the press of the first edition of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, reserved for later publication in this collector's edition." Only the first 100 were signed by Christopher Tolkien to the Limitation Notice. To support this statement, this copy has the noted points or error's: Page 330 line 4 shows no period after Feanor. Page 352 line 39 has an italicized "and" in 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea'. Making this the First State of the First Impression. A Near Fine example of the very hard to find Super Deluxe Limited Edition issued to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the first publication of The Silmarillion. Collected and edited by Christopher Tolkien after his fathers death. Original publishers full red leather binding, with raised bands, gilt stamping, and top edge gilded as issued. a couple of rubs to the top edge gilding, the only fault noted. The book features a red silk ribbon marker bound in, raised bands and gilt stamped Title, Author, and Publisher to the spine. The front boards features the JRRT Monogram gilt stamped in single gilt ruled box. Blind stamp of the heraldic device Tolkien designed to represent Luthien Tinuviel to the rear boards. On the first free endpaper, the Publisher's Limitation Plate, gives the Limitation number of 100 of 1000, and has a wonderful, clean flowing signature of Christopher Tolkien. The map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North appears as a fold-out map, and is printed in black and red, no tears or marks noted. A striking example of a very scarce and hard to find book. Matches in size and style the 1987 Unwin Hyman Super Deluxe Limited Edition of the Hobbit. No foxing, no previous owners name or any other writing. The red leather is not faded to the spine, as is so often the case. The original slipcase has been replaced with a custom quarter bound red leather and cloth clamshell case, made by The Chelsea Bindery. Lined with red velvet, a fabulous home to protect and house this very scarce edition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1414
Price: $7,500.00
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The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #100
The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing, 1st State with Dustjacket in Custom Leather Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This copy is the 1st printing of the 1st UK Edition published in 1977 by Allen & Unwin. This is the UK Domestic Edition, bound by Billings & Son Ltd, with the L4.95 price on the dustjacket. The book is in Very Good Plus condition, with a previous owners bookplate to the half title page, no other writing or marks. The edges of the textblock are lightly soiled with the top stain dusty. A very clean and bright dustjacket, with no fading or tanning. Only the most minor of rubbing, the dustjacket is in Near Fine condition. A wonderful copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's lifetime work containing his account of the mythology of Middle-earth, edited by his son, 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. 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. The dark blue topstain is not faded. An extremely collectable copy, housed in a custom dark blue leather slipcase, gilt stamped with the JRRT Monogram, and Tolkien's Heraldic device representing Luthien Tinuviel stamped on the covers of the black leather. 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 #1469
Price: $150.00
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The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing, 1st State with Dustjacket in Custom Leather Slipcase.
The Silmarillion, 1st US Edition, 1st Printing, with Custom Leather Slipcase.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the 1st printing of the 1st US Edition published in 1977 by Houghton Mifflin. It has the 1st State point of 'Father' Giles of Ham listed in the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. The book is in Near Fine condition, with no names, writing or marks at all. A very clean and bright dustjacket, with no fading, or tanning to the spine. Only the most minor of rubbing, with no tears or loss. No fading or soiling, the dustjacket is in Near Fine condition. A wonderful copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's lifetime work containing his account of the mythology of Middle-earth, edited by his son, 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 extra folds noted. Maroon topstain is bright and unfaded, slightly dusty. An extremely collectable copy, housed in a custom black leather slipcase, gilt stamped with the JRRT Monogram, and Tolkien's Heraldic device representing Luthien Tinuviel stamped on the covers of black leather. The dustjacket is not priced, and the book has the blind stamp to the rear boards, indicating this is the book club edition. 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 #1468
Price: $100.00
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The Silmarillion, 1st US Edition, 1st Printing, with Custom Leather Slipcase.
Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth, Edited By Christopher Tolkien, in Custom Slipcase
London: Allen & Unwin, 1980. Christoper Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien. Edited with introduction, commentary, index and maps by Christopher Tolkien. Published by George Allen & Unwin in 1980, this is a 1st Edition 1st impression. 472 pages with foldout map of Middle-Earth, no tears or misfolds noted. Publisher's maroon cloth in 1st State, unpriced and unclipped dustjacket, Near Fine with a bit of fading to the light blue lettering on the spine, as often found. Maroon topstain clean and unfaded, a couple of moisture marks, slightly dusty. First UK Edition, First Printing, housed in a custom faux leather slipcase, 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 no previous owner's names or any other writing. 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 #1426
Price: $110.00
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Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth, Edited By Christopher Tolkien, in Custom Slipcase


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