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"The Lord of the Rings", 1957 Allen & Unwin Set, 7th/5th/3rd impressions, Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus #000556 - "The Lord of the Rings", 1957 Allen & Unwin Set, 7th/5th/3rd impressions, Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus - sold
A beautiful matched set, handled with care over the years.
Positively one of the finest available, scarce in this excellent condition.

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"The Lord of the Rings" Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Published by George Allen & Unwin, an early set of the UK 1st Editions.

The Fellowship of the Ring is a 7th impression published in 1957.
The Two Towers is a 5th impression published in 1957.
The Return of the King is a 3rd impression published in 1957.


An exceptional Very Good Plus/Near Fine set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature.
The set is housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase
The set is in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, without any names or writing in any of the books.
There is absolutely no foxing or offsetting in any of the books, all are clean & bright.
The red topstain is clean, with a little spotting but no fading.
The exterior cloth is extremely clean, with the gilt untarnished and bright with a few bumped corners and rubs to the cloth on the Fellowship.
The books look remarkable, all have a slight spine lean, and the maps are attached, and in excellent condition, with a small closed tear noted on the Fellowship at the pastedown area.
The dustjackets are in beautiful unfaded or tanned condition with the lightest soiling, and only a few small chips to the edge or fold areas.
The Fellowship and the Return are neatly price clipped and are the original and correct impression for all three books.

A beautiful matched set, handled with care over the years.
Positively one of the finest available, scarce in this excellent condition.

Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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