|#000440 - "The Lord of the Rings" Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King - sold
An exceptional set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is all Near Fine to Very Good Plus.
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|George Allen & Unwin, 1955 1st Editions.
Fellowship of the Ring 1955
Near Fine 4th impression in a Near Fine 4th dustjacket (original, no tanning and very little fading to the red lettering. Gilt titles still bright with cloth boards very clean, no foxing or offsetting to the endpapers, no names or writing.
The Two Towers 1955
Near Fine 3rd imp. (stated 2nd imp - printers error misidentifies 3rd as 2nd) in a Near Fine 2nd dustjacket, with no fading, no tanning, and not price clipped. Some light foxing or offsetting to the front free endpaper. Gilt titles still shine, boards very clean, no bumped corners and no shelfwear, no names or inscriptions.
The Return of the King 1955
Very Good Plus 1st Imp in its original dustjacket, with a couple of closed tears, with minor loss at the folds. Gilt titles still bright, boards immaculate, light foxing and discrete previous owner's name.
An exceptional set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is all Near Fine to Very Good Plus (slightest chipping or loss on the Return, closed tear with associated wrinkling on the Fellowship), all unclipped, and virtually untanned dustjackets, (very unusual to be this clean and white)
The original cloth boards are all uniformly clean on all three books.
Only slightest shelfware or bumped edges. Maps are all present, clean and bright, with no tears.
A beautiful, bright, matched set of Tolkien's fabulous trilogy, very scarce in this condition.
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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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