Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus. Item #2000
The Lord of the Rings, 2nd US Edition, 1st Impression Set in Publishers Slipcase. Published by Houghton Mifflin , 1967 Second Editions, 1st impressions with date on Title Page to all three volumes, stated "First Printing W" on title verso. A clean and bright set of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is in original cloth with original dustjackets showing some minor wear along the edges and minor chipping to the spine of The Fellowship dustjacket, and a publisher's slipcase showing some minor rubbing. The black cloth boards feature Tolkiens original "Ring & Eye" device stamped in various colors, matching the topstain and dustjacket colors of each book. The set is all Very Good Plus. Neat gift inscription mostly hidden by the front flap on The Fellowship, no other names or writing noted. Some light wear at the edges of the dustjackets, and the some light fading of the spines is evident, along with the previously mentioned rubs. Dustjackets are not price clipped and show the correct $6.00 price on each, and are now housed in archival protectors. Maps are still attached in all three books, and show a minor repaired tear on The Fellowship map, no other tears or misfolds noted. A lovely set, significant for the collector, being the 1st impression of the 2nd US 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.
Price: $400.00 save 5% $380.00