Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #1790
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. Published by Houghton Mifflin. A matched set consisting of the 12th impression of 1962 for The Fellowship of the Ring, the 9th impression of 1962 for The Two Towers, and the 9th impression of 1962 for The Return of the King. These books and dustjackets are all in Near Fine condition, with some damp stains and darkening to the spine of The Fellowship. No foxing or offsetting to the text block or endpapers. No previous owner's names or writing in any of the books. The Return of the King dustjackets is price clipped, the other two still show the $5.00 price. All maps are mounted to the rear pastedown as issued, in Fine condition with no tears or misfolds. The dustjackets are all Near Fine with no tears or chipping noted. Virtually no wear to the edges of the dustjackets or rubbing noted. A stunningly beautiful, tight, bright set still shows the yellow topstain with the Return being a bit dusty and slightly faded, the others still clean, bright and unfaded. Not many matched sets in this lovely condition any more. A custom slipcase, covered with red bonded leather featuring Tengwar Title and Author, and Tolkien's own Ring & Eye design stamped to the front, and the Tolkien monogram to the rear, providing protection and beautiful display of this valuable 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.
Price: $950.00 save 5% $902.50