London: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins, 1983.
J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2305
The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12. All 1st Impressions with Custom Slipcases A complete History of Middle Earth, in Twelve Volumes, housed in 3 custom leather slipcases. All 12 volumes are Near Fine in Near Fine dustjackets. Only the lightest of rubbing to the dustjackets, no chipping or tears, a small closed tear to book #1 at the upper spinefold area. An outstanding set for the collector. Allen and Unwin first printings of the first 4 volumes, Unwin Hyman first printings of the second 4 volumes, and Harper Collins first printings of the final 4 volumes. None of the 12 volumes are price clipped. Points of issue on the 12 books are as follows: No price on dustjacket #2, #7, #9, #10 #11 and #12. Price on dustjackets #3, #5, #6, and #8. A&U price sticker on #1 and #4. No names or writing in any of the books. No foxing or offsetting inside any of the books, there is some foxing to the outer edge of the textblock on a number of the books. The first four books, published by Allen & Unwin have the topstain on the top edge. The final 2 volumes have the lightest toning to the edges of the text block, with #12 being more toned as so often found. Edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father's manuscripts, detailing the evolution of Tolkien's life long works dealing with Middle Earth. Custom black leather covered slipcases to house and protect this lovely collection. 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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