The Lord of the Rings, 1962/63 Allen & Unwin UK 1st Editions in Custom Leather Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1962.J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Published by George Allen & Unwin, 1962 & 1963, 1st Editions, 12th imp/9th imp/9th imp. An exceptionally beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom red leather slipcase to show and protect. The set is in Near Fine condition, with small previous owners initials (same) to the top corner of the front free endpaper of each book, no other writing in the books. There is no foxing or offsetting in any of the books or to the endpapers as is common. The exterior cloth is clean and bright, a damp spot on the front of the Two Towers, with the gilt untarnished and bright. The books are clean and tight, and the maps are attached in each volume, and show no extra folds, a minor repaired tear at the mounting edge on The Fellowship and The Return. The red topstain is not faded, and relatively uniform across all three volumes. The dustjackets are the correct impression for the books. The dj's are in Near Fine condition with only minor rubbing. The dustjackets show no tanning to the spines, almost As New. A lovely Near Fine set of this classic of fantasy literature. 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. Item #1903