Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967.
J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2057
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the 2nd US Edition, 1st Impression Set in Custom Black Slipcase. Published by Houghton Mifflin , 1967 Second Editions, 1st impressions with 1967 date on Title Page to all three volumes, stated "First Printing W" on title verso. An exceptionally clean and bright set of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is in original cloth with original, correctly priced dustjackets showing a bit rubbing and wear to the edges and folds, a couple of small spots along the edges of the spines with a tiny loss of color, and only the slightest fading to the colors on the spines. The black cloth boards feature Tolkiens original "Ring & Eye" device stamped in various colors, matching the slightly darkened topstain, and dustjacket colors of each book. The set is all in Near Fine condition with matching Near Fine dustjackets. No previous owners names or any writing, no foxing or offsetting in any of the books. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, all show the correct $6.00 price, and the beautiful dustjackets are now housed in archival protectors. Maps are still attached in all three books, and show no tears or misfolds, clean and bright. A lovely set, significant for the collector, being the 1st impression of the 2nd US Edition. Not originally issued in any slipcase, but a custom black leather slipcase featuring Tengwar Title & Author with a large Ring & Eye Device by Tolkien supplied to house and protect the books. 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: $450.00 save 5% $427.50