London: Readers Union, 1960.
J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine / Fine. Item #2279
A beautiful set of this unusual presentation of Tolkien's trilogy. Not for sale to the general public, limited to members of the Readers Union only. A First Edition set published by the Readers Union in 1960 with the permission of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. The books are in Fine condition, with no names, writing, and no foxing or offsetting to the endpapers. Housed in the original dustjackets, all are Fine, without any loss, tanning or soiling. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, showing no edgewear or tanning. Very likely the cleanest, nicest set you will ever find. All maps are tipped in at the rear, and in excellent condition. No tears or extra folds, some slight browning to the folds as is so often seen. This is the set that features a line drawing by an unnamed artist for Readers Union of 'Sauron's Eye'. The only set of the UK 1st Editions to have this particular and very unusual dustjacket. Scarce in this Fine condition. Includes a custom slipcase for display and protection of these beautiful 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: $1,400.00 save 5% $1,330.00