|#000155 - 1st Deluxe Allen & Unwin Edition with
original Pauline Baynes "Triptych" artwork Publishers
Slipcase - SOLD
The scarcest of all the original Allen & Unwin 1st Editions, as well as the Houghton Mifflin issues
| The true 1st Deluxe Edition of the 3 volumes of the Lord of the Rings, comprised of "The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and "The Return of the King".
This set is bound in the original Black Buckram cloth with gilt titles, author and publisher to the spines of each volume. Each volume features Bevel-Edged boards, gilded page edges, and original silk bookmark sewn in. The books are in Very Good condition, with a few marks to the gilded edges, a simple gift inscription to the Fotr ffep, very likely unread. The books are housed in original publishers slipcase featuring the Pauline Baynes color "triptych" artwork. The scarcest of all the original Allen & Unwin 1st Editions, as well as the Houghton Mifflin issues. Rumor has it, only 300 sets produced (worldwide). Briefly mentioned in the Tolkien Bibliography by Hammond and Anderson on page 98. The outside of the books show some superficial rubbing, but whole & complete, without any major stains or faults.
Perhaps the only opportunity you may ever come across for this rare set and slipcase.
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.
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