London: Harper Collins, 1992. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Tolkien Family Album, by John and Priscilla Tolkien. Published in 1992 by Harper Collins, this is the 1st UK Edition, 1st impression with full numberline from 1-10. The book and it's unclipped dustjacket are both in Near Fine condition, with only the most minor of rubbing to the exterior. The textblock and endpapers are all clean and bright, free of any previous owners names or markings. From the blurb, 'This charming, informal portrait fills in with affectionate, familial detail the events of his life.' 'The Tolkien Family Album throws a warm and intimate light on this remarkable writer's private world.' 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.
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London: George Allen & Unwin, 1978. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Tolkien Library, a collection of Tolkien's five most famous books, collected together by Allen & Unwin in 1978, housed in the original publishers slipcase, featuring a photo of J.R.R. Tolkien by Billett Potter to the rear side of the slipcase. A very scarce set in Very Good Plus condition. No names or writing in any of the books. All books are not clipped, and only the Hobbit is lacking the Allen & Unwin priced sticker. No foxing or offsetting to any of the books. Each book has its original topstain, without fading or any marks. The Return of the King shows a damp stain at the top of the front panel and goes around to the spine, no damage to the textblock. A fabulous set, without any major faults. A minor bump to the side corner on the back, along with a little rubbing to the corners. The illustrated paper has some wrinkling where it appears it may have been damp, along the upper edge on one side. The green cloth on the top and bottom of the case is clean and unmarked. The books fit tightly enough so that I have not covered the dustjackets in protectors, as I do not believe they would fit in the case properly. The Hobbit is the 1st impression of the 4th Edition published in 1978. The Lord of the Rings are also published in 1978, the 10th/9th/9th (77) impressions respectively. The Silmarillion is the 4th impression of 1977. All five books are the original copies to be housed in this collection, a rare opportunity to add to your own Tolkien Library. 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: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1964. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Tree and Leaf by J.R.R. Tolkien. Originally published in 1964 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. This is a 3rd impression, published in 1968. This copy has an original J.R.R. Tolkien cut signature glued to the front free endpaper. A beautiful example of his flowing signature, no doubts to it's authenticity. It is also one of the early printings that have the 'stamped' signature to the title page, which can be favorably compared to the real one. A Near Fine book in a Very Good price-clipped dustjacket, showing bit of fading to the spine and extremities, with a chip out of the top back panel, a closed tear at the lower front spine fold area. No foxing, has a small neat gift inscription to first blank page. Clean and tight. Contains 'On Fairy-Stories', and 'Leaf by Niggle'. 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.
1968. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Autographed, 2 page (front & back) hand written letter and envelope to Ingrid Pridgeon, on his 'Professor J.R.R. Tolkien' letterhead, with Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford address crossed out and 'c/o Messers Geo. Allen and Unwin, 40 Museum St. Condon WC 1, typed in. "Dear Ingrid, Thank you very much for your letter. I am sorry that I cannot answer it more fully.; I am having rather a bad time. I have left Oxford, and in the middle of a move I fell downstairs and damaged my right leg so badly that it is in plaster from toe to hip, and I am on crutches. That makes everythig very difficult. Crutches also make one's hands v. tired, and writing is laborious (and wobbly). pg 2. I notice Spire Hollin : very shire-like. hollin is (northern, for of holly: used in Book I of L.R.: I lived for a while in Leeds in a Hollin Lane. I am v. glad to know that you liked and enjoyed my books. I hope soon, when the mess of moving (my books and papers are still piled in boxs) is past, and I am recovered to get on with more books. Yours Sincerely J.R.R. Tolkien. The address (to my publishers) will always find me. I have a secretary there." Envelope hand addressed and canceled from Bournemouth-Poole in 1968 and addressed to: Miss Ingrid Pridgeon, 15 Spire Hollin, Glossop Derbyshire Housed in a Custom Terra Cotta Leather Binder lined with beautiful handmarbled papers by Joan Ajala of Australia. Features two mylar folders to hold the letter and envelope for easy viewing. 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.