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#000180 - Signed by JRR Tolkien - 1968 1st 1 Volume Paperback & Letter from Allen & Unwin - SOLD
First UK One Volume Paperback Edition, published 1968, signed by J.R.R. Tolkien on the title page.  Also includes a letter on Allen & Unwin letterhead confirming the shipment of the signed copy to the original owner.
First UK One Volume Paperback Edition, published 1968, signed by J.R.R. Tolkien on the title page. Also includes a letter on Allen & Unwin letterhead confirming the shipment of the signed copy to the original owner.

With a proliferation of forgeries, nice to have the confirmation of the signature, particularly by the publishers. A Very Good copy of an extremely collectable book.

Covers by Pauline Baynes, showing 2 of 3 panels of the 'Triptych' artwork originally painted for the slipcase of the 1963 Deluxe Edition. This is the famous 1 volume paperback carried around by college students in the late 60's, during the 'Battle for Middle Earth' controversy.
Protected by a full black leather clamshell case with red title and author inserts on spine. Gilt stamped with Tolkien's "Ring and Eye" on the front boards, raised bands and red embossed "Ring & Eye" on spine.

The spine of the book is lightly faded and some light rubbing to the edges.

Whole and complete, not many signed copies of The Lord of the Rings are available.

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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