London: Allen & Unwin, 1961.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good Plus / Very Good. Item #2229
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 11th impression dustjacket. The Two Towers is an 8th impression published in 1961. The Return of the King is a 7th impression published in 1961. All three books have their original dustjackets which are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light soiling with a few minor tears to the edges, and only very lightly tanned to the spine. The dustjackets are not price clipped. The books are in Very Good condition with a bit of offsetting to the endpapers on The Two Towers, and a little foxing to the edges of the textblocks. The red cloth boards show some dampstains along with some soiling though they still present well. No previous owners name or writing in any of the books. 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, featuring Tolkien's Ring & Eye design along with Tengwar title & author, with the Tolkien monogram to the rear, 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.
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