Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2342
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1965 Second Editions, 6th/5th/5th impressions . An exceptionally clean and bright set of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is in original cloth with the original unpriced dustjackets on the 2nd and 3rd book, with the dustjacket on The Fellowship showing a $6.50 price. Appears that one has been switched as all 3 books show the blindstamp to the rear boards. All dustjackets now in mylar dustjacket 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 matching Near Fine dustjackets. No names or writing or foxing whatsoever to the books. The dustjackets show virtually no rubbing or wear, with a tiny bit of rubbing to the edges and a bit of color loss to the top edge of the Return of the King. The spines are not faded as much as is common to these brightly colored jackets. The original unclipped dustjackets show The Fellowship has a $6.50 price, while the other 2 books are unpriced, and all three books have the blindstamp on the rear boards, meaning these are the Book Club edition. The topstain on the books is unmarked and clean, slightly darkened but not faded. The set is housed in the original publishers slipcase in Very Good condition showing a little light fading to the black paper covering, and a few spots where the paper is rubbed thru to the boards. Still firm and sound to protect the books, no damage to the books at all. Original maps are attached at the rear, in Near Fine condition, with a small 1/4" tear to the mounting folds of The Return of the King, no extra fold noted. A lovely early set of the 2nd US Edition. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions.
Price: $290.00 save 5% $275.50