London: Harper Collins, 2000. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited Deluxe Edition. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printings of 2000 & 2001, The History of Middle Earth, Deluxe Limited Edition, limited to 1000 copies of each book worldwide. These 3 books, contain the original 12 books of the History of Middle Earth Series, edited by Christopher Tolkien. These Limited Edition books are printed on India Paper, with all edges gilded . 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 Hobbit. Has the large Tolkien Monogram to the front boards. Housed in custom black leather slipcase with the Tolkien Monogram, title, author & editor, and publisher on the exterior. All edges gilded, with a little rubbing on Part I at the top of the textblock, no other rubs or scratches. A beautiful example of the Limited Deluxe Editions in Near Fine condition, only the slightest dustmarks to the black cloth of the books. The original publishers slipcases will be included if desired. 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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Boston and New York: 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 and housed in protectors. 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 blindstamps indicating any are book club editions. No names or any writing in any of the books. No foxing or offsetting in any of the books. No fading to any of the books spines, a slight bit of tanning to the white dustjackets on #6 and #9. 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 side panels of the slipcases. 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. Near Fine / Near Fine.