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#000294 - 1st UK Lord of the Rings, with dustjackets 1st imp's - SOLD
George Allen & Unwin, published in 1954, and 1955, the 1st UK Edition, 1st impressions.  
The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published on July 29th 1954.  
The Two Towers is a 1st impression published on November 11th, 1954.   
The Return of the King is a 1st impression published on October 20th, 1955.
George Allen & Unwin, published in 1954, and 1955, the 1st UK Edition, 1st impressions.  
The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published on July 29th 1954.  
The Two Towers is a 1st impression published on November 11th, 1954.   
The Return of the King is a 1st impression published on October 20th, 1955.
 

This copy is the 1st State, with the signature mark '4' and having the slipped type on page 49, the original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography by Hammond and Anderson.  He has since revised his definition, making this the later state.  All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition.  

All books are in their original dustjackets, and have no previous owners names.  No other writing or markings in the books.  Only the Return of the King is price clipped, and they have only the most minor edgewear or chips to the tips of the spine or folds. Some rubbing to the folds, and some light fading to the red lettering, although the spines are slightly darkened, still very legible and much less than the norm.  The Two Towers has a smudge or soiling to the front of the dustjacket.  

The text blocks are all clean, bright and tight, with a little light foxing to The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King.      
 A fantastic set of the true 1st impressions of the 1st (First) Editions of this classic of fantasy literature.  


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