The Lord of the Rings, 2nd US Edition in Original Publishers Slipcase, with Dustjackets
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974.
J.R.R. Tolkien. Second Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #2544
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1965 Second Editions, 12th/11th/11th impressions issued in 1974. An exceptionally clean and bright set of this classic of fantasy literature still housed in the original publishers slipcase. The set is in original cloth with the original unpriced 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 dustjacket color on each book. The books are all in Near Fine condition, with their matching Very Good Plus dustjackets with minor edgewear, mostly to the top of the spine areas. No names or writing or foxing, looks like a pencil inscription has been carefully erased to the front endpaper of The Fellowship. The dustjackets show some slight fading to the colors on the spine, 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. The set is housed in the original publishers slipcase with the label to the front, still in Near Fine condition, no splits or tears, a few spots of white paint to the back panel. 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.
Price: $200.00 save 5% $190.00