London: Allen & Unwin, 1961.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #2112
The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1961 and 1962, these books are middle impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is an 11th impression published in 1961, in its correct non price clipped 11th impression dustjacket. The Two Towers is an 8th impression published in 1961, in its correct and unclipped 8th impression dustjacket. The Return of the King is a 9th impression published in 1962, in its clipped and correct 9th impression dustjacket. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing with very minor tears or loss to the edges, and only very lightly tanned to the spine. The spine folds are just starting to split and chip on the Fellowship, but are now protected in mylar to stop any further deterioration. The books are in Near Fine condition with only a bit of offsetting to The Two Towers, none in the other two books. No previous owners names, no other writing to any of the books, small booksellers sticker to front endpaper of The Two Towers. The gilt to the spines are all clean and bright. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, and all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted. A custom red leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of 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: $775.00 save 5% $736.25