London: Allen & Unwin, 1962.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2594
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, 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 9th impression published in 1962, in its correct Ninth Impression dustjacket. The Return of the King is a also a 9th impression published in 1962, in it's correct Ninth Impression dustjacket. The dustjackets are all in Near Fine condition showing some light rubbing and very mild tanning to the spines, with no wear to the edges of the dustjackets. The books are in Near Fine condition with no offsetting or foxing, with same neat previous owners name and date to the lower corner of the front free endpapers of the books, with no other markings noted. None of the books are price clipped. 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. The original publishers slipcase show some wear to the edges, with a few neatly repaired areas to help maintain it's integrity. 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: $2,450.00 save 5% $2,327.50