Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
J.R.R. Tolkien. Second Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #2228
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd US Edition, published by Houghton Mifflin, 1965 Second Editions, 14th/13th/13th impressions . This set is housed in it's original, very scarce Red Publishers Slipcase. A clean and bright set of this classic of fantasy literature, showing some light soiling, but no wear to the black cloth of the books. The set is in original cloth with the dustjackets price clipped, now in removable archival protectors. The black cloth boards feature Tolkiens original "Ring & Eye" device stamped in various colors, with matching topstain and dustjacket color on each book. The books are all in Near Fine condition, with Very Good Plus dustjackets, showing a slight bit of fading to the spines and minor rubbing and some edgewear and small closed tears to the dustjackets. No previous owners names, or any other writing or markings whatsoever to the books. None of the books have the blindstamp on the rear boards, meaning these are true trade edition, not the very similar book club edition. The topstain on the books is unmarked and clean, but a bit darkened. The set is housed in the original Red publishers slipcase in Near Fine condition, a couple of small scuff marks and minor wear to the corners, but no bumped corners, a very presentable scarce red slipcase. It appears that only one time in the many years of printings, did Houghton Mifflin furnish the red slipcase, all other years had a black case. Original maps are attached at the rear, in Fine condition, with no extra folds, one minor 1/2" tear on the Fellowships map mounting edge. 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.
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