Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A complete History of Middle Earth, in Twelve Volumes. Houghton Mifflin 1st Edition 1st printings of all 12 volumes. All Near Fine dustjackets are unclipped and housed in protectors. All books have the full numberline 1 - 10 on title verso and/or the publishing date on the Title Page, indicating they are all the 1st printings, or impressions, no blindstamps indicating any are book club editions. No names or any writing in any of the books. No foxing or offsetting in any of the books. No fading to any of the books spines, a slight bit of tanning to the white dustjackets on #6 and #9. Edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father's manuscripts, detailing the evolution of Tolkien's life long works dealing with Middle Earth. Housed in 3 custom black leather slipcases featuring the Tolkien Monogram with the 'History of Middle Earth', author, editor, and publisher gilt stamped to the side panels of the slipcases. A significant and highly collectable set of this sought after edition. 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.
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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The History of the Hobbit, a 3 volume box set from Houghton Mifflin, 1st US Edition, 1st impression of 2007. A beautiful boxed set of the definitive examination of how Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece, including the complete unpublished draft and little-known illustrations and unpublished maps, along with a new edition of the classic work itself. These books and publishers slipcase are all in Near Fine condition. Dustjackets are in a protective mylar jacket, and are not price clipped. No previous owners names or any writing noted. One neatly repaired upper corner of the slipcase, where it was just starting to split. 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.
London: Harper Collins, 2020. Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith, John Howe. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth" 40th Anniversary De Luxe Illustrated Edition, is a collection of narratives by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien, who provides a short commentary on each story, helping the reader to fill in the gaps and put each story into the context of the rest of his father's writings." "Fully clothbound hardback, stamped in gold foil with an inset miniature of John Howe's 'The Hunt for the Ring'." "Housed in a custom-built slipcase illustrated with wraparound artwork by Ted Nasmith, featuring his 'The Blue Wizards Journey East'." "Colour fold-out poster which reveals the complete version of Alan Lee's dustjacket painting depicting the Numenorean royal ships." "Large Double=sided colour poster which folds out to reveal colored versions of the maps of 'Beleriand and the Lands to the North' and 'The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age', drawn by Christopher Tolkien." "Definitive version of the text specially reset for this edition and printed in two colors on heavyweight acid-free paper, and including a ribbon marker." "Illustrated with eighteen full-colour paintings by John Howe, Alan Lee & Ted Nasmith, and five delicate pencil drawings." "A worldwide first printing of just 4,000 copies." 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.