Item #2511 The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase

The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Editon, Later Printings, Custom Black Leather Slipcase

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #2511

The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin , 1965/1965/1966 1st Editions, 16th imp./11th imp./13th impressions. These are later printings of the 1st US Edition. A lovely set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom black leather slipcase featuring Tolkien's Ring & Eye Device with the Tengwar Title and Author, and the Ring Verse, in Tengwar to the rear panel. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The dustjackets are all in Very Good Plus condition, some toning to the back panels with clean sharp colors and only the slightest fading to the spine of The Two Towers and a bit of tanning to The Fellowship. The Fellowship shows a few scuffs with slight color loss to the front panel, along with a couple of minor chips and loss to the top of the spine fold area. The Return of the King is in Near Fine condition, with a couple of tiny chips to the top of the spine folds. No foxing or offsetting to the endpapers, as is so often found. All the rest of the pages, and edges are clean and crisp. Previous owners name in The Two Towers, mostly hidden under the dustjacket flap. Gilt to the spines is clean and bright, slight scuffs to The Two Towers front panel. The dustjackets exhibit all the correct issue points for the books, including the correct price, and color combination. The books are tight and clean without foxing, fading, and none are price clipped. Besides being a beautiful looking set and being one of the last First Editions printed, this set is very collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds, a small repaired tear to the mounting hinge of The Fellowship, no other tears noted. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

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