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#000581 - 1955 US Lord of the Rings, with dustjackets, 2nd/ 1st/1st impressions, Near Fine with slipcase - sold
Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable, with the 1st Two Towers being the rarest of the original 1st Editions, both US & UK, with only 1000 printed.
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Houghton Mifflin , 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 2nd imp./1st imp./1st impression.
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 Fellowship of the Rings corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not use any of the 2nd UK impressions.
The dustjacket of the Fellowhip of the Ring has a small amount of loss to the corners of the spine fold area, whereas the Two Towers and the Return of the King are Near Fine, no loss at all, with bright colors and only the slightest fading to the spine of the Fellowship.
The Return of the King has some rubbing to the front & rear pastedown, under the dustjacket, probably from removal of an older style protective cover.
The dustjackets exhibit all the correct issue points for the books, including the "stripe and notch" on the 'R' of The Two Towers; the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the Fellowship of the Ring; and the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights in the Return of the King.
The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, only a bookplate under the flap on the Fellowship, The Two Towers is price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever.

Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable, with the 1st Two Towers being the rarest of the original 1st Editions, both US & UK, with only 1000 printed.
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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