Item #2474 The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.

The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Collectors Edition in Slipcase, 1st Impression.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974.

John Howe. First Thus. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good Plus / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2474

The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The First Printing 'H' of the US Collector's Edition, published in 1974 by Houghton Mifflin. This copy has the date '1974' on the title page, and verso lists as the 'First Printing Collector's Edition H'. Printed in red to Folios and running heads, chapter titles, and headings for appendix sections and index, a beautiful copy, in Very Good Plus condition. No rubs to the leather, no buckling of the spine, which is quite common. No previous owners name or any other writing or markings noted. The slipcase shows a bit of wear to the edges and one lower corner has some loss and exposed the boards, but has protected the book very well over the years. The book is covered in a red imitation leather binding, with elaborate multicolored foil stamping of two stylized trees, after Tolkien's Moria Gate decorations, placed horizontally above and below gilt emblem of Fingolfin, with blue stars, dots and circles and green dots and diamonds. Red and black marbled papers for the endpapers accent the richly colored binding. Map of Middle-Earth, printed in black and red, tipped onto recto, back free endpaper. 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: $250.00 save 5% $237.50

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