Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #1918
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, with the exception of #9 Sauron Defeated. #1, The Book of Lost Tales Part 1 has a neat previous owners name to top margin of title page, and the dustjacket shows a small amount of color loss to the upper spine. #11, The War of the Jewels shows some indentations, from scribbling or writing on a piece of paper laid on top of the book, no actual marks but has left the indentations. 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 blindstamp indicating no book club editions. No previous owners names or any writing in any of the books, except for the previous owners name in Book #1. No foxing or offsetting in any of the books. 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 covers. 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.
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