Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
J.R.R. Tolkien. Second Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #2004
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1965 Second Editions, 12th/11th/11th impressions . A beautiful clean and bright set of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is in original cloth with the original unpriced dustjackets, now in removable archival protectors. The black cloth boards feature Tolkiens original "Ring & Eye" device stamped in various colors, with matching topstain and dustjacket color on each book. The books are all in Near Fine condition, with matching Very Good Plus dustjackets, showing the most minor edge wear and a bit of color loss to a couple of the spine tips. A few spots of scuffing to the front and back panels, nothing too serious. No names or writing or foxing whatsoever to the books. The dustjacket spines are bright and unfaded as is the norm. Dustjackets are not priced or clipped, and all have the blindstamp on the rear boards, meaning these are the Book Club Edition. The topstain on the books is unmarked and clean, not faded, a bit darkened. The set is housed in the original publishers slipcase with the label to the front, no fading to the black covering, no bumped corners, but a couple of scuffs and resultant color loss to the lower corner of the label. A deeper scuff to the top front edge of the slipcase that has split the black paper covering. Original maps are attached to the rear pastedown, in Fine condition, with no extra folds, or tears to any of the maps. 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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