London: Folio Society, 1990.
Ingahild Grathmer & Drawn By Eric Fraser. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2047
The Lord of the Rings, Folio Society Boxed Set, 1st Thus. A beautiful, Near Fine, set of the second style of binding issued by the Folio Society in 1990. Printed in Great Britain, set in Barbou with Libra Display type, bound in full "Elephant-Hide" at the Bath Press in Avon. This binding features the "Seven (Silver) Rings for the Dwarf-lords", within "Three (Gold) Rings for the Elven-kings", surrounded by "Nine (Red) Rings for Mortal Men", encompassed by the "One Ring" (Gold) "to rule them all". Wonderful symbology, and beautiful execution to form the gilt design for the front boards of each book. Topstain in a dark 'blood red' color. Near Fine with no wear to edges, no bumped corners, gift inscription to first blank page of The Fellowship, no other marks or writing noted. May not crackle when you open them, but read very carefully, you can tell. Housed in the original publishers slipcase. Very nice set, hard to find in this lovely condition. 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: $225.00 save 5% $213.75