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.
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London: Allen & Unwin, 1980. Christoper Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien. Edited with introduction, commentary, index and maps by Christopher Tolkien. Published by George Allen & Unwin in 1980, this is a 1st Edition 1st impression. 472 pages with foldout map of Middle-Earth, no tears or misfolds noted. Publisher's maroon cloth in 1st State, unpriced and unclipped dustjacket, with George Allen & Unwin price sticker to lower corner of front flap. Very Good Plus with some minor to top rear flap fold area, otherwise Near Fine. No fading to the blue lettering on the spine, as usually found. Maroon topstain clean and unfaded. First UK Edition, First Printing, housed in a custom leather slipcase, featuring a gilt stamped design representing a Numenorean Helmet, from the drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien. A collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-Earth to the end of the War of the Ring. Compiled from Tolkiens works left over after the publication of the Silmarillion. This book has no previous owner's names or other writing 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.
London: Harper Collins, 2020. Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith, John Howe. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth is a collection of narratives by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien, who provides a short commentary on each story, helping the reader to fill in the gaps and put each story into the context of the rest of his father's writings." "Fully clothbound hardback, stamped in gold foil with an inset miniature of John Howe's 'The Hunt for the Ring'." "Housed in a custom-built slipcase illustrated with wraparound arwork by Ted Nasmith, featuring his 'The Blue Wizards Journery East'." "Colour fold-out poster which reveals the complete version of Alan Lee's dustjacket painting depicting the Numernorean royal ships." "Large Double=sided colour poster which folds out to reveal coloured versions of the maps of 'Beleriand and the Lands to the North' and 'The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age', drawn by Christopher Tolkien." "Definitive version of the text specially reset for this edition and printed in two colours on heavyweight acid-free paper, and including a ribbon marker." "Illustrated with eighteen full-colour paintings by John Howe, Alan Lee & Ted Nasmith, and five delicate pencil drawings." "A worldwide first printing of just 4,000 copies." 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.