each with a very few chips and minor loss to the spine and edge.

Tolkien Library Store - Original Cloth Bindings

#000378 - 1st US Edition The Lord of the Rings Final printing of the 1st Edition in dustwrappers - SOLD
The dustjackets are all in Very Good Plus condition, with bright colors and only the slightest fading to the spines, each with a very few chips and minor loss to the edges.

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Houghton Mifflin , 1965/1965/1965 1st Editions, 16th imp./13th imp./13th impression.
The final printings of the 1st US Edition.
An exceptional and lovely set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature.


The set is housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set.
The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets.
The dustjackets are all in Very Good Plus condition, with bright colors and only the slightest fading to the spines, each with a very few chips and minor loss to the edges.
The Fellowship of the Ring, has a bump to the top rear corner, which has wrinkled and has a closed tear approx 1" down the fold.
Minor archival repair to the reverse, leaving only two minor chips loss to the closed tear.
Sounds much worse than it presents.
The front endpapers also show a some foxing to the edges and fold.
The rest of the pages, and edges are clean and crisp.

The Two Towers shows virtually no faults, with maybe the gilt slightly dulled, not quite as bright as it could be.
The Return has no loss or tears to the Dustjacket, and no soiling to the book or pages. Gilt is again slightly dulled. Else Near Fine.
The dustjackets exhibit all the correct issue points for the books, including the correct price, and color combination.
The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, none are price clipped.

Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable.
The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted.



Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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