Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #2135
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 Houghton Mifflin. A matched set consisting of the 12th impression of 1962 for The Fellowship of the Ring, the 9th impression of 1962 for The Two Towers, and the 9th impression of 1962 for The Return of the King. These books and dustjackets are all in Near Fine/Very Good Plus condition, with some rubs and edgewear, mainly to the tips of the spines of the books. No foxing or offsetting to the text block or endpapers. Same small previous owner's name on front pastedown, basically hidden by the dj flap, on the Two Towers and The Return of the King, no other writing in any of the books. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, all show the original $5.00 price. All maps are mounted to the rear pastedown as issued, in Fine condition with no tears or misfolds. A beautiful, tight, bright set still shows the a bit of the yellow topstain with the Fellowship being a bit dusty and mostly faded, the others still clean, bright and only slightly faded. Not many matched sets in this lovely condition any more. A custom slipcase, covered with blue bonded leather featuring Tengwar Title and Author, and Tolkien's own Ring & Eye design stamped to the front, and the Tolkien monogram to the rear, providing protection and a beautiful display of this valuable set. 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: $995.00 save 5% $945.25