Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good Plus / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2248
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Houghton Mifflin , 1981 1st Thus, Second US Edition, The Silver Anniversary Edition issued to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of the Lord of the Rings in 1954. Delayed until 1981, a beautiful design of silver faux leather with red mountains on the spine. This set is in Very Good Plus condition, no fading to the red design on the spines, but does show some rubbing to the spines, mainly to the upper edges, with a tiny split to the Return, and some rubbing to the lower part of the designs on the spines. The custom black bonded leather slipcase is stamped in silver, featuring the Ring & Eye device, along with title and author in Tengwar script. The JRRT Mongram to the back panel. The text block is clean, bright, and tight with no previous owners names, no other writing or markings noted. These are a highly collectible set and present beautifully. 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: $250.00 save 5% $237.50