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#000438 - "The Lord of the Rings" Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King - SOLD
George Allen & Unwin, an early 1960's set of the UK 1st Editions.

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George Allen & Unwin, an early 1960's set of the UK 1st Editions.


The Fellowship of the Ring is a 9th impression published in 1960.
This is one that has the printers error (Hammond - Tolkien Collector) to the printing history on the title verso, of claiming to be the 8th, but is actually the 9th imp., matching it's correct and original price clipped dustjacket.


The Two Towers is a 7th impression published in 1960.

The Return of the King is a 6th impression published in 1960.


These last two books are in their correct and original, unprice clipped dustjackets.

No offsetting or foxing to the endpapers, text block is very clean and bright.

This set of books is also housed in a custom slipcase to protect and show this beautiful set.


A Very Good Plus/Near Fine set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature, showing some soiling and rubbing to the exterior of the dustjackets.

The Two Towers and Return of the King have a previous owner's (same) bookplate to the front endpaper, hidden by the dj flap.


Very little fading to the lettering on the spines as is almost always seen.

Some rubbing and light soiling to the edges.

The text block is clean and bright, edges are also clean & bright.

The red topstain is clean, with no fading, except on the Return of the King.

The exterior cloth is clean, with the gilt untarnished and bright.


The books look remarkable, and the maps are attached, and in excellent condition. A beautiful matched set.


Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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