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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
Tolkien's Ring, Signed and Illustrated By Alan Lee
Barnes & Noble Inc, 1999. Alan Lee. Original Cloth. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Tolkiens Ring by David Day, Illustrated by Alan Lee. Published in 1999 by Barnes & Noble Inc.. A beautiful copy of an exquisite book. Number line indicates this is the 2nd printing. Signed to the title page and fully illustrated by Alan Lee. From the blurb, 'Tolkien's Rings is a literary detective work about JRRR Tolkien's inspiration and sources. It shows how The Lord of the Rings is the result of an ancient story-telling tradition that dates back to the dawn of western culture; and how by drawing upon the world's primary myths and legends, JRR Tolkien created his own mythology for the twentieth century'. A near fine copy, with a matching dustjacket. No names or writing, clean and bright, no foxing. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of ephemera are available. Item #1362
Price: $75.00
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Tolkien's Ring, Signed and Illustrated By Alan Lee
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. 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 and a few dusty marks to the cloth slipcase, along with a few stray threads as is common on the loose weave cloth. Only the first few pages have been opened as the textblock gilt edges are still stuck together. 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 #1270
Price: $1,150.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Part I Limited Deluxe Edition
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, or There and Back Again, 2001 Limited Deluxe Edition with Publishers Slipcase
London: Harper Collins, 2001. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 2001 Limited Deluxe Edition with Publishers Slipcase. Harper Collins Publishers, the 2nd printing of the 1999 Deluxe Limited Edition, published in 2001. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Contains all of the original color plates from the UK 2nd impression and US 1st printings as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle Earth Series. Large Smaug gilt stamped on front boards. Housed in original publishers black faux leather slipcase with the Smaug design gilt stamped to the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. The slipcase also in Near Fine condition, only the slightest rubs to the bottom. All edges of the text block gilded, no marks or rubs. A beautiful example of the Limited Deluxe edition in Near Fine/Fine condition. Additional digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1273
Price: $275.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 2001 Limited Deluxe Edition with Publishers Slipcase
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression with Dustjacket
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce early Hobbit. The 1956 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 8th printing overall (1937). This copy is a stated 8th impression from the dustjacket, published by Houghton Mifflin from sheets imported from Great Britain. Stated 8th impression on front flap, not price clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain. One of probably only 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The book features the original dustjacket with the Mountains and Dragon design by the author. The dustjackets has a couple of closed tears, one to the upper front panel and another to the upper rear panel, no loss noted. A bit of rubbing and wear to the top of the spine, some minor color loss at the flap folds. The boards show no soiling or marking, no shelfwear to note. The text block is clean, without foxing, a previous owners name to the front pastedown, hidden by the dustjacket flap. No other markings, no bumped corners, clean boards, virtually without fault. The dustjacket is not price clipped, and has no markings. A beautiful clean copy, one of the copies with the dark reddish brown boards stamped in blue, that are very hard to find. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. The maps are in excellent condition, with the red and black ink still showing clear and bright against the endpapers. Both maps have no foxing, no marks, or previous owners names. A highly collectable copy, hard to find in this Near Fine condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1327
Price: $900.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression with Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 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: $650.00
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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 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: $875.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression in 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, 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, 2001 Limited Deluxe Edition, Sealed in Shrinkwrap
London: Harper Collins, 2001. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Harper Collins Publishers, believed to be the 2nd printing of the 1999 Deluxe Limited Edition, published in 2001. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Contains all of the original color plates from the UK 2nd impression and US 1st printings as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle Earth Series. Large Smaug gilt stamped on front boards. Housed in original publishers black faux leather slipcase with the Smaug design gilt stamped to the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. The slipcase also in Near Fine condition, only the slightest rubs to the bottom. All edges of the text block gilded, no marks or rubs. One of the few printed editions with the authors facsimile signature. A beautiful example of the Limited Deluxe edition in Near Fine/Fine condition. Additional digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1272
Price: $300.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 2001 Limited Deluxe Edition, Sealed in Shrinkwrap
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 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. 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 #1298
Price: $1,000.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression with 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, 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, 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: $450.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1961 UK Twelfth Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 1962 Allen & Unwin UK 1st Editions in Publishers Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1962. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Published by George Allen & Unwin, 1962 1st Editions, 12th imp/9th imp/9th imp. An exceptionally nice set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in the original publishers slipcase, showing only minor wear and rubbing to the edges, with very little soiling, the label is still clean and bright.. The set is in Near Fine condition, with a small presentation inscription and date (from Judy, 25.xii.63) to the bottom of the front free endpaper of each volume. No other writing or marks in the books. There is no foxing or offsetting in any of the books or to the endpapers as is common. The exterior cloth is clean and unmarked, with the gilt untarnished and bright. The books are clean and tight, and the maps are attached in each volume, and show no extra folds or tears. The dustjackets are complete and the correct impression for the books. The dj's are in Near Fine condition with only minor rubbing and edgewear to the tips of the spine folds. The dustjackets show only the lightest tanning to the spines, much less than the norm, with a bit of tanning to the front of the Return and rear of the Fellowship where they were pressed against the slipcase. The entry edges of the slipcase show some light wear, but the rest of the slipcase is in remarkable condition, and it has protected the books very well for over 50 years. 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 #1368
Price: $1,065.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1962 Allen & Unwin UK 1st Editions in Publishers 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 Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Infamous Ace "Pirated" Edition in Custom Slipcase. from 1965. The opening salvo of the "War over Middle- Earth". A very nice Near Fine condition matched set of this notorious edition. 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 yellowed pages, from the highly acidic paper, but no creasing to the spines, with the exterior wraps very bright and clean. Each book has 2 black marks to the top of the textblock, remainder marks? 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 #1345
Price: $175.00
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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 Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe 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 Super Deluxe Limited Numbered Edition. "This is copy number 266 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." 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. 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 266 of 1000. 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. No foxing, no previous owners name or any other writing. There are no 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 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 #1385
Price: $4,000.00
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The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Limited Numbered Edition
The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
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 28 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. 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 28 of 1000. 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 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 only fault to the book is a couple of specks of the gold to the monogram have flaked off, very tiny and hardly noticeable. The red leather is not faded to the spine as is so often the case. The slipcase is the original publishers red cloth slipcase, which has the matching band of red leather around the book opening. 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 #1356
Price: $7,500.00
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The Silmarillion, 1982 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Numbered Edition #28
The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket in Custom 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 & Son Ltd, lacking the L4.95 price on the dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine condition, with no previous owners name, or other writing or marks. A very clean and bright dustjacket, with no fading or tanning. Only the most minor of rubbing, shows no fading or soiling, the dustjacket is also 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 slightly faded and a bit dusty. An extremely collectable copy, housed in a custom faux leather slipcase, gilt stamped with the JRRT Monogram, and Tolkien's Heraldic device representing Luthien Tinuviel stamped on the covers of the black faux 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 #1387
Price: $160.00
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The Silmarillion, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket in Custom Slipcase.
Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth, 1st US Edition, 1st Impression
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. Christoper Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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 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. 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 #1267
Price: $95.00
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Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth, 1st US Edition, 1st Impression


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