London: Book Club Associates, 1971.
Pauline Baynes. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2383
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus UK One Volume Hardback Edition, published by the Book Club Associates in 1971. Bound in the publishers red cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Lacking the Allen & Unwin addresses on the final two pages, very likely a 1st State variant with the red cloth covering. A Near Fine copy of an extremely collectable book. The unpriced dustjacket features the Illustrations by Pauline Baynes, showing 2 of 3 panels of the 'Triptych' artwork originally painted by Pauline Baynes for the slipcase of the 1963 Deluxe Edition and later used on the one volume paperback edition released in 1968. No previous owner names or any other writing. The book shows only the slightest of rubbing to the edges, a slight bit of fading to the light yellow background color on the spine, but no fading to the orange lettering on the spine. A clean bright beautiful copy for the collector, now protected in a red leather slipcase. 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: $175.00 save 5% $166.25