Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1972. These are the 1965 Second Editions, 8th/7th/7th impressions, housed in their original publishers slipcase. An exceptionally clean and bright set of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is in original cloth with unpriced dustjackets, now in removable archival protectors. The black cloth boards feature Tolkiens original "Ring & Eye" device stamped in various colors, with matching topstain and dustjacket color on each book. The books are all in Near Fine condition, with matching Near Fine dustjackets, showing a little fading to the spines, one tiny chip to the lower edge of the spine on The Return of the King, a slight bit of minor scuffing to the Return dustjacket, extraordinarily nice condition for all three books and dustjackets. No names or writing or foxing whatsoever to the books. Dustjackets are not priced or clipped, all three books have the blindstamp on the rear boards, meaning these are the book club editions. The topstain on the books is unmarked and clean, darkened, but not faded. The set is housed in the original publishers slipcase with the a slightly scuffed label to the front. The slipcase shows almost no wear or rubbing still in Near Fine condition as well, no rubbing or loss to the entry corners. Original maps are attached at the rear, in Fine condition, with no extra folds, or tears to any of the maps. 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.
Lord of the Rings
Refine search resultsSkip to search results
London: Allen & Unwin, 1978. J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, UK De Luxe Edition, by George Allen & Unwin. This is the 6th impression of the 1 volume De Luxe Edition of the Lord of the Rings, published by Allen & Unwin in 1978. A Near Fine copy of the book, in a Near Fine case, with the label to the front, unfaded. The book basically has no faults, clean and bright, a number written to the upper corner of the half title page, no other writing noted. This edition is printed on India Paper, making the full 3 volumes bound into a single volume, only 1 inch thick. The black buckram cloth has the Tolkien design depicting the Numenorean throne with 'Elendil' in tengwar, stamped on upper cover in gilt, silver and green. Mottled black and grey wove endpapers, all edges trimmed and speckled light green. Housed in the original publishers box, still with the original onion skin wrapper around the book. A marvelous copy of the beautiful edition, becoming scarce in this Near Fine/Fine condition. Both maps bound in, and in Fine condition, no tears or loss. 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.
London: Harper Collins, 2004. J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The UK Deluxe Edition of The Lord of the Rings, published by Harper Collins in 2004, the 3rd impression printed and bound by L.E.G.O. SpA in Italy. The definitive edition of the text, fully reset for this special edition, with many exclusive features: "Using J.R.R. Tolkien's original manuscripts, and with access to his own annotated copies of the books, the editors have restored the text with almost 400 corrections, some of which date back to the first edition. Includes the original red and black maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien, two of which appear as fold-out sheets. Appearing for the first time is a full-color plate section featuring the three pages from the Book of Mazarbul, painstakingly created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Also appearing for the first time are two additional Hobbit family trees by Tolkien. Includes the appendices and a revised and updated index. Quarter-bound in red, stamped in red and gold foil on grey boards, and housed in a matching slipcase. Printed on superior quality paper and including a red silk ribbon marker. This edition available for a limited time only." Near Fine condition with a tiny bit of paint to one upper rear corner of the slipcase, this UK Deluxe Edition is a beautiful addition for any collection. Missing the loose leaf flyer that was originally issued with the book. Matching the 2004 Deluxe Edition of the Hobbit in style and presentation. Also matches the April 2007 Deluxe Children of Hurin, and is now complemented by the release of the Deluxe Silmarillion (November 2007), Deluxe Tales From the Perilous Realm from 2008, the 2009 Deluxe Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, and the Fall of Arthur, The Unfinished Tales, and recently The Story of Kullervo. This copy is a third impression of this edition, printed and bound by L.E.G.O. SpA in Italy. 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.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen & Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition set with each book in its original dustjacket. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2nd impression, dated December 1954, less than 6 months after the 1st impression was released. The 2nd impression is significant for the errors introduced when the printers hurriedly reset the type to fill the 2nd order, without the publishers knowledge. Having broken down the original typeset, they reset the type, without offering proofs or even acknowledging it had been reset. Introducing numerous errors to the text, as well as incorporating a few of Tolkien's corrections. Many of the errors have remained in print to this day. The Two Towers is a stated 2nd impression in a 3rd impression dustjacket. This is the correct dustjacket for this book, as it lacks the 1955 date below the publisher on the Title page indicating it is actually the 3rd impression, with the printer omitting the 3rd impression date in the print history on the verso of the title page. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the 1st State, as per Hammond & Anderson corrected opinion, lacking the signature mark '4' and not having the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this book the first state. The dustjacket for the Return is not the 1st State, having the blurbs on the rear flap. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition. The Fellowship of the Ring map is the 1st State with a red dot off the coast of Umbar. An extraordinary set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. All show considerable tanning and darkening to the dustjackets, while the books remain clean and bright, without foxing and only a slight amount of offsetting from the dustjackets flaps. A previous owners sticker under the front flap of The Fellowship, no other names or writing in any of the books. The original boards are all clean and bright, with shiny gilt on the spines of the last two books with The Fellowship tarnished. The red topstain is quite faded on the Fellowship, while still clear on the Return, dusty on The Two Towers. The dustjackets are uniformly darkened and soiled, with some fading to the red lettering on the spines. The Fellowship is the only one price clipped, also the only one with tape ghosts to the back side where a previous owner reinforced some edges and folds. One small chip to upper rear fold on the Fellowship dustjacket, rubbing and minor loss to the spine and flap folds noted. The Two Towers dustjacket shows some rubbing and minor loss to the flap folds, no other loss noted. The Return dustjacket has slightly more loss to the top and bottom of the spine folds, as well as rubbing and minor loss to the flap fold areas. An early matched set of First Editions of this classic of fantasy literature, with a custom red leather covered slipcase, to protect and house these 'precious' books. Any questions, please feel free to inquire. 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.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Second Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1988. These are later printings of the 2nd Edition, since they are still sealed in shrinkwrap, I can not confirm the impression number. The brown boards feature the multicolored "Ring & Eye" device to the front boards. The As New dustjackets are illustrated with one of Alan Lee's most famous works. Photos from an open set are shown for illustrative purposes only. Both books and dustjacket are in As New condition, still sealed in shrinkwrap, no bumps to the corners, nor any splits to the slipcase. Each book features its own large scale map at the rear. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. As New / As New.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. Alan Lee & Ted Nasmith. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. The Tolkien Library, a collection of Tolkien's five most famous books. A lovely illustrated set collected together featuring Houghton Mifflin publications from 1997 thru 2004. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are illustrated by Alan Lee, and The Silmarillion is illustrated by Ted Nasmith. The Hobbit and the Silmarillion are later printings, while the Lord of the Rings all have the full number line 10 - 1. These are large and heavy books, making the set weigh over 18 lbs, or 8 kg, domestic (US) shipping only without extra shipping charges. These are housed in a double walled Custom Black Leather slipcase, featuring gilt stamped images on each side. No names or writing in any of the books. None of the books are price clipped and all are in Near Fine condition with new mylar protectors. No writing, foxing or offsetting to any of the books. A fabulous set, without any major faults. 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.