The Lord of the Rings, 2nd UK Edition, 2nd Impression with Custom Leather Slipcase
London: Guild Publishing, 1987.
2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2547
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Revised (2nd) Edition. Vol I: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2nd impression. Vol II: The Two Towers is also a 2nd impression. Vol III: The Return of the King is also a 2nd impression, of the 1987 publication by Guild Publishing by arrangement with Unwin Hyman, and features the pastoral dustjackets as found on the Unwin Hyman publications. The dustjackets of the books are not clipped. The books have no topstain, with all edges clean and bright, no foxing or markings to the text. All three maps are present and mounted to the last free endpaper of the books. This is an unusual and hard to find set published in 1987. All three volumes are in Near Fine condition with clean bright edges, clean and bright textblock, and in Near Fine and only slightly faded to the spine of the dustwrappers, showing no edgewear, no rubbing or missing chips No bumped corners to the books, no previous owners names or writing. There are basically no faults to these books, still bright and tight. No shelfwear to the bottom of the boards. No foxing or offsetting to any of the books. A custom full leather slipcase, featuring the large Ring & Eye device, as well as the JRRT Monogram to the rear, to house and protect this lovely Lord of the Rings set, in fabulous condition. They may have been read, but exhibit no spine lean, or damaged edges or spines. The dj's show beautifully without the usual rubbing and wear to the spine edges and corners. Modest price for this set of significant and collectable 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: $300.00 save 5% $285.00