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 #2138
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, 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 also an 8th impression published in 1961, in its unclipped and correct 8th impression dustjacket. This dustjacket has a red damp stain on the front panel and the red covers show some small marks the textblock shows no marks or stains. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing with very minor tears and some small loss to the edges, mainly at the folds, and they are lightly tanned to the spine. The books are in Near Fine condition with some offsetting to the endpapers of The Two Towers. Neat previous owners name (same) to the front endpapers on The Two Towers and Return of the King, no other writing to any of the books. The gilt to the spines is 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 black 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: $750.00 save 5% $712.50