Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978.
J.R.R. Tolkien. Second Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2452
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1978 Second Editions, 17th/16th/16th impressions . An exceptionally clean and bright set of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is in original cloth with the original priced ($11.95) dustjackets, now in removable archival protectors. The black cloth boards feature Tolkien's original "Ring & Eye" device stamped in various colors, with matching topstain and endpapers to each book. The light cream colored dustjackets and slipcase feature the facsimile J.R.R. Tolkien Signature. Makes a fantastic looking set. The books are all in Near Fine condition, with original Near Fine dustjackets, showing no fading to the cream colored spine. No names or writing or foxing whatsoever to the books. The dustjackets show no rubbing and virtually no wear to the edges. The red letters on the spines are slightly light faded, as is the norm, hardly noticeable. Dustjackets are priced and not clipped, and all do not have the blindstamp on the rear boards, meaning these are not the book club edition. The topstain on the books is unmarked and clean, not faded. The set is housed in the original publishers slipcase with a little minor rubbing to the edges along with some light soiling. Original maps are attached at the rear pastedown, in Fine condition, with no extra folds, no tears to the pastedown edge as is so often found. 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: $200.00 save 5% $190.00