Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #2346
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin , 1965/1965/1965 1st Editions, 15th imp./13th imp./11th impressions. These are later printings of the 1st US Edition. A lovely set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom red leather slipcase featuring Tolkiens Ring & Eye Device with Tengwar Title and Author on front and the JRRT Monogram to the rear. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The dustjackets are all in Very Good Plus condition, with bright colors and only the slightest fading to the spines, The Two Towers with a few chips and loss to the edges mostly to the top back edge of the spine fold area. No foxing or offsetting to the endpapers, as is so often found. All the rest of the pages, and edges are clean and crisp, Property of Navy stamped to bottom edge of textblock on the Two Towers. Previous owners name in The Return of the King. Gilt to the spines is clean and bright. The dustjackets exhibit all the correct issue points for the books, including the correct price, and color combination. The books are tight and clean without foxing, fading, and none are price clipped. Besides being a beautiful looking set and being one of the last First Editions printed, this set is very collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. 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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