The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Original Dustjackets and Custom Red Leather Slipcase
London: Allen & Unwin, 1962.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good Plus / Very Good Plus. Item #2506
The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1962 & 1963, these books are later impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 12th impression published in 1962, in its correct Twelfth impression dustjacket. The Two Towers is an 10th impression published in 1963, in its correct Tenth Impression dustjacket. The Return of the King is a 9th impression published in 1962, in it's correct Ninth Impression dustjacket. The dustjackets are all in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition showing some light rubbing and very mild tanning to the spines, with the lightest amount of wear to the edges of the dustjackets. The books are in Very Good Plus condition with no offsetting or foxing, with same neat previous owners name to the first two books, with no other markings noted. A slight bit of spine lean noted in all the books. The first two books are price clipped, with a small Melbourne booksellers sticker to the front pastedown. The red boards on all three books are clean and bright. The gilt on the books is clean and bright on all books. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted, no tanning to the folds. Red topstain is bright and slightly faded, on all three books. A custom red leather slipcase, with a ribbon pull, featuring Tolkien's own Ring & Eye with Tengwar Title & Author to one side and the JRRT monogram to the reverse. A lovely way to house and protect this wonderful set of books. 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: $1,750.00 save 5% $1,662.50