Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
J.R.R. Tolkien. Second Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2407
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1965 Second Editions, 14th/13th/13th impressions issued in 1977, the last set to be issued in the iconic Robert Quackenbush dustjackets. An exceptionally clean and bright set of this classic of fantasy literature still housed in the original publishers slipcase showing some fading to the label and black paper covering the slipcase. The set is in original cloth with the original unpriced dustjackets, now in removable archival 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 their matching Near Fine dustjackets with crack to the mid spine area of the Fellowship, neatly repaired to the backside with conservation tape, no other wear noted. No names or writing or foxing whatsoever to the books. The dustjackets show some slight fading to the spine colors and a few minor rubs or scuffs, much less than the norm. Dustjackets are unpriced, and all 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 o the Fellowship. The set is housed in the original publishers slipcase with the label to the front, showing some fading, no splits or damage. Original maps are attached at the rear, in Fine condition, with no extra folds, or tears to any of the maps. 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. Near Fine / Near Fine.
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