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Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion
Bath: Folio Society, 2003. Ingahild Grathmer and drawn by Eric Fraser. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Folio Society Limited Numbered Editions, Five Book Set, matching Limitation Number of #569, on all three issues, Includes The Hobbit #569, The Lord of the Rings #569, and The Silmarillion #569. Now available as a HAND BOUND LIMITED EDITION in a magnificent new binding of Morrocan goatskin leather and pure Indian silk. All are individually numbered and limited to just 1750 copies. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history. A must for all Tolkien fans and serious collectors as well! This stunning 5 volume set of Tolkiens most loved stories, exhibits the finest quality features imaginable: *Hand numbered Limited Edition, copy #569 of 1750 *Hand-bound in Morrocan goatskin leather and pure Indian silk *Illustrations designed by Ingahild Grathmer and drawn by Eric Fraser *Full leather slipcase's (3) with scalloped edges *Gilded top edges with ribbon page marker *Renowned calligrapher, John Andrew, has designed the lettering used on the spines and slipcase. 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 #1706
Price: $2,600.00
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Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12, 1st Impressions with 3 Leather Slipcases
London: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins, 1983. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12. A complete History of Middle Earth, in Twelve Volumes. All 12 volumes in Near Fine condition in Near Fine dustjackets. Only the lightest of rubbing to the dustjackets, no chipping or loss to any. #11 The War of the Jewels has a small closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel of the dustjacket, small amount of color loss. An outstanding set for the collector. Allen and Unwin first printings of the first 4 volumes housed in a black leather slipcase with ribbon pull, Unwin Hyman first printings of the second 4 volumes housed in a black leather slipcase with ribbon pull, and Harper Collins first printings of the final 4 volumes, housed in a matching black leather slipcase with a silk ribbon pull. None of the 12 volumes are price clipped. Points of issue on the 12 books are as follows: No price on dustjacket #7, #9, & #10. Price on dustjackets #2 (price A&U label, partially peeled off), #1 & #4 (A&U price label), #3, #5, #6, #8, #11, & #12, all priced and not clipped. No names or writing in any of the books. No foxing or offsetting in any of the books. The first four books, published by Allen & Unwin have the topstain on the top edge. The final 2 volumes have the slightest toning to the edges of the text block as is so often found, #11 & #12, still much less than the norm. Edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father's manuscripts, detailing the evolution of Tolkien's life long works dealing with Middle Earth. The black leather slipcases are fully lined with felt, feature a silk ribbon pull, gilt stamped JRRT monogram, History of Middle Earth, Tolkien, and publisher to the sides of the cases. A beautiful presentation of this set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1685
Price: $3,250.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12, 1st Impressions with 3 Leather Slipcases. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12, 1st US Editions, 1st Impressions with Leather Slipcases
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A complete History of Middle Earth, in Twelve Volumes. Houghton Mifflin 1st Edition 1st printings of all 12 volumes. All Near Fine dustjackets are unclipped. # 9 Sauron Defeated's dustjacket shows some minor chipping and wear, but very little or no loss. All books have the full numberline 1 - 10 on title verso and/or the publishing date on the Title Page, indicating they are all the 1st printings, or impressions, no book club editions. No previous owners names or any writing in any of the books. No foxing or offsetting in any of the books. Edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father's manuscripts, detailing the evolution of Tolkien's life long works dealing with Middle Earth. Housed in 3 custom black leather slipcases featuring the Tolkien Monogram with the 'History of Middle Earth', author, editor, and publisher gilt stamped to the covers. A significant and highly collectable set of this sought after 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 #1701
Price: $900.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12, 1st US Editions, 1st Impressions with Leather Slipcases. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
London: The Childrens Book Club, 1942. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. One of 3000 copies of the 1942, 1st Edition 3rd impression, printed for the Children's Book Club of the bookseller Foyles, from the Allen & Unwin plates. Bound in yellow, gilt-stamped cloth over boards, with a dust-jacket (which Tolkien thought hideous) in orange and white, featuring a cartoon of a dandified hobbit smoking a pipe. Tolkien commented, "Surely the paper wasted on that hideous dust-cover could have been better used." A scarce and desirable copy for the collector. The book is in Very Good condition. The boards were a bright yellow, but now have some discoloration to the boards and the spine. The gilt on the spine is still legible with tarnishing and discoloration to the yellow cloth covering. Minimal bumping or warping to the very thin boards as issued. Some fraying and wear , with a couple of small splits to the spine fold area. No previous owners names or writing noted in the book. No foxing or offsetting to any of the pages, all relatively bright and clean. Features the "Book Production War Economy Standards" title verso, 'This Edition published 1942 by arrangement with George Allen & Unwin'. The dustjacket is a facsimile, provided to help protect this scarce issue. A very hard to find original issue of a very scarce book, housed in Custom Clamshell Case that reflects the original dustjacket design, to protect and show this very scarce 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 #1688
Price: $1,750.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 12th Impression in Near Fine 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 Very Good Plus book in a Near Fine condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien. 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, priced in pencil at $3.95 to the dustjacket flap, noted as printed in Great Britain. This dustjacket is clean & bright with a bit of rubbing and a little color loss at the rear upper spine fold area. The book is the light green cloth, slightly darkened spine with some foxing to the cloth on the front and back panels. Shows no shelf wear or bumped corners, edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed. 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 folds at the flaps and ends of the spine have the smallest of rubs, but very small loss of color. The jacket shows no soiling in the white sections, except for on the spine where it is slightly darkened. A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this Near Fine condition. A custom green leather 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 #1719
Price: $550.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 12th Impression in Near Fine 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 in Original Dustjacket with Custom Slipcase
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. This book is in beautiful Near Fine condition, with beautiful bright clean and unmarked green boards. No previous owner names or any writing noted. No foxing or offsetting noted. The map endpapers are clean and bright, unmarked. The bright & clean boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with a couple of lightly bumped corners, and no fading of the bright green covers. The title verso has the full printing history up to this tenth impression of 1958. The original dustjacket is correctly marked the 10th impression, and would appear to be the original as both book and dustjacket are remarkably well preserved. In 1957 (Ninth Impression book) Houghton Mifflin ordered a number of sheet sets to be imported from A&U for the US 1957 Ninth Printing, however after A&U had already printed the full run, HM backed out of part of the order due to import costs and reduced their order by 1,000 sheet sets. So A&U assumed they would have 1,000 more UK books than originally planned and as such they had Jackets produced for this overrun. Subsequently, HM changed their mind again and took the 1,000 sheet sets they had canceled, thus leaving A&U with 1,000 extra Ninth Impression Jackets. They simply used those extra jackets on the 1958 Tenth Impression Books. So there should be 1000 copies of the 1958 UK Tenth Impression book with a Ninth Impression Jacket, which would make this even more scarce than the 3,500 copies of the Tenth Impression books in the Tenth Impression Jackets. The dustjacket is not price clipped and in Near Fine condition, with a tiny amount of rubbing to the tips of the folds, lacking any of the normal tears to the edges. Shows a line of soiling the the interior edges of the flaps. Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed. A beautiful copy, of an early printing, of this much sought after children's classic. A custom faux leather slipcase included, featuring the JRRT Monogram to the front cover of the slipcase. 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 #1728
Price: $800.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 10th Impression in Original Dustjacket with Custom Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1961 12th Impression in Original Dustjacket.
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 & Unwin in 1961. The book is in Near Fine condition, with no soiling or wear at all. A couple of lightly bumped corners, with a bit of fading to the spine and lower edges where sunlight has penetrated thru (or over) the white portions of the dustjacket. Tiny previous owners name to the upper edge of the front pastedown, hidden by the dustjacket flap, no other writing, foxing, or offsetting noted. The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design The title verso has the full printing history up to this twelfth impression of 1961. The original dustjacket is correctly marked the 12th impression, and would appear to be the original as both book and dustjacket are remarkably well preserved. The dustjacket is price clipped and in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, with only the most minor of rubbing to the edges and tips of the flap folds, and with a tiny bit of loss to the upper spine fold areas where there are two closed tears with some minor color loss. Colors are bright and unsoiled, with a slight darkening of the spine. Edges of the text block are only lightly soiled and unfoxed. A custom green leather slipcase to house this lovely edition is provided, featuring the Mountains and Dragon design as found on the UK cover, to house and protect this 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 #1720
Price: $575.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1961 12th Impression in Original Dustjacket. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1961 UK Thirteenth Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Leather 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 lovely copy of a very collectable book. This is a 2nd Edition, Thirteenth impression overall, published in 1961, in its original and correct non price clipped Thirteenth impression dustjacket. The book is in Very Good Plus condition. The only faults are a bit of light fading to the top and bottom edges of the boards. The spine of the dustjacket is slightly tanned with a bit of soiling to the front and rear panels. The edges of the dustjacket have a bit of rubbing, with a small amount of associated loss at the tips of the fold areas, and the top of the spine. One closed tear to the top edge near the flap fold area on the front panel, close to 1/2 inch long, with light associated color loss. The back side of the tear has been repaired with a small piece of tape, now browned a bit. A matching tear at the bottom of the spine with a bit more loss at the fold area, also repaired with small piece of tape. A closed split across the spine just below the center point, no tape to this one, and barely shows. Some foxing to the outer edges of the textblock, while the interior pages are still clean and bight. A bit of dust and soiling to the top and edges of the textblock. No previous owner's name or any other writing in the book, pages are bright and clean except a smudge on page 296 that shows thru on 295 & transfered to 297. The books cover is clean, with the browning to the edges and top of the spine. A couple of light bumps to the corners, one to the upper edge of the front panel, with a bit of pushing to the spine ends, but no wear or fraying whatsoever. An early collectable copy that shows beautifully with the very nice dustjacket. Now housed in a custom dark green bonded 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 #1741
Price: $325.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1961 UK Thirteenth Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Leather Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1963 14th Impression in Dustjacket, with Custom Leather Slipcase
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963. J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard Cover. 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/Very Good Plus book in a Near Fine/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 rubbing to the spine folds and to the flap folds, with minor chips and color loss. The book is clean and bright with the bright green colored original cloth from the publisher. The first five pages, including the map thru the frontispiece have a small bottom corner missing, the only fault noted. No previous owners names or any other writing noted. 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 green leather 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 #1709
Price: $375.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1963 14th Impression in Dustjacket, with Custom Leather Slipcase. 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: $1,500.00
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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: $950.00
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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. Published by George Allen and Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition, all 1st impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954, one of 3000 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954, one of 3250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955, one of 7000 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is 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 Leather 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 faults to these books is the edges show some light rubbing with minor color loss, and some minor creases to the spine area of The Two Towers. The Fellowship shows a bump to the lower rear corner of the cover, with some creasing. 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 red 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 #1730
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 Leather Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Poems and Stories - Allen & Unwin De Luxe Editions in Tray Case's
London: Allen & Unwin, 1982. J.R.R. Tolkien. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A beautiful Near Fine/Very Good Plus set of the Allen & Unwin De Luxe Editions. The Lord of the Rings is the 8th impression, published in 1982, of the 1 volume De Luxe hardback edition of 1969, printed on India Paper (making the entire trilogy only 1" thick), housed in original publishers tray case with clean bright label. The Hobbit is the 4th impression, published in 1986, of the 1st De Luxe Edition of 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett, also housed in original publishers tray case with a clean bright label. Poems and Stories is the 1st Impression, published in 1980, also housed in publishers tray case with clean label. The label and the black covering have released in a number of areas, mainly around the folds, which has caused a bubbled appearence to the case. All three of these De Luxe Editions are bound in black buckram cloth, with elaborate multi colored gilt artwork to the front boards. Gilt compartments with Title, Author, and publisher on the spines. A few rubs to the gilt rule on the edges of The Lord of the Rings with some minor loss of color. An exceptional set for the collector. No names, writing or faults noted in any of the books. Maps are present in the first two books, Poems and Stories was not issued with one.. All of the publishers tray cases are in Very Good condition with a couple of split corners neatly repaired, and have protected the books very well over the years. Overall Near Fine/Very Good Plus copies of these wonderful books, each lacking the original onion skin wrappers for the books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of ephemera are available. Item #1692
Price: $580.00
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The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Poems and Stories - Allen & Unwin De Luxe Editions in Tray Case's. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, Unwin Hyman Set, Near Fine with Dustjackets.
London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. 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 an Eighteenth impression. Vol II: The Two Towers is a Sixteenth impression from 1988. Vol III: The Return of the King is a 16th impression from 1988. None of these books have any topstain. The maps are all present, only the Two Towers map has a small tear to the mounting side fold. This is an unusual and hard to find set published by Unwin Hyman in 1988. All three volumes are in Near Fine condition with a clean bright edges, clean and bright textblock, and in Near Fine unclipped dustwrappers, showing no edgewear and only some slight rubbing. 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, crisp, tight and bright. No shelfwear to the bottom of the boards, no previous owners names or any writing. No foxing or offsetting to any of the books. The original publishers Green paper covered 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. 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 #1750
Price: $300.00
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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: $4,750.00
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The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition. J. R. R. Tolkien.
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 Export Edition, bound by William Clowes & Sons Ltd, with no price on the unclipped dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine condition, with no previous owners name, no other writing or marks, a tiny bit of color loss to the tips of the flap folds. The edges of the textblock are lightly soiled (one small liquid spot on front edge of textblock) with the top stain a bit dusty and faded, one bumped corner, upper front panel.. A very clean and bright dustjacket, with no fading or tanning. Only the most minor of rubbing to the edges, 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, very clean and bright. 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. 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 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 #1711
Price: $160.00
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The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing, 1st State with Dustjacket in Custom Leather Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing, 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 dustjacket price clipped. The book is in Near Fine condition, no previous owners name or any other writing or marks. The edges of the textblock are clean and bright with the top stain darkened. 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, the variant style that folds up, and is printed in black and red, no tears or marks noted. Noted points or error's: Page 330 line 4 shows the period after Feanor. Page 352 line 39 does not have the italicized "and" in 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea'. Making this a later state of the First Impression. The dark blue topstain is not faded. 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 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 #1712
Price: $130.00
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The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket in Custom Leather Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Silmarillion, 1st US Edition, 1st Printing, with Custom Black Leather Slipcase.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 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 a couple small closed tears to the top of the spine. No fading or soiling, the dustjacket is in Very Good Plus 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. An extremely collectable copy, housed in a custom black leather slipcase, gilt stamped with a pair of Tolkien's Heraldic devices, one representing Luthien Tinuviel stamped on the covers of black leather. The dustjacket is priced and not clipped and the book does not have the blind stamp to the rear boards, indicating this is the true First 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 #1738
Price: $100.00
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The Silmarillion, 1st US Edition, 1st Printing, with Custom Black Leather Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Silmarillion, 1st US Edition, 1st Printing, with Custom Faux Leather Slipcase.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 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, it does show a few small spots around the red Silmarillion on the spine. Only the most minor of rubbing to the edges. Overall the dustjacket is in Very Good Plus 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, minor wear and tear at the mounting area fold, no extra folds noted. Maroon topstain is bright and unfaded. A collectable copy, housed in a custom black faux leather slipcase, gilt stamped with a pair of Tolkien's Heraldic devices, to the black leather. The dustjacket is not priced or clipped and the book does have the blind stamp to the rear boards, indicating this is the First 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 #1739
Price: $70.00
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The Silmarillion, 1st US Edition, 1st Printing, with Custom Faux Leather Slipcase. 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.
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.


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