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The Lord of the Rings, Near Fine 1st Impressions of the 2nd UK Edition

#001016 - The Lord of the Rings, Near Fine 1st Impressions of the 2nd UK Edition - sold


A beautiful original set of this classic, housed in a custom slipcase featuring Tolkien Ring and Eye Device.

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The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1966. The Revised (2nd) Edition.
Vol I: The Fellowship of the Ring is a First impression.
Vol II: The Two Towers and Vol III: The Return of the King are also First impressions.


Title of the last two volumes, on the inner flaps, was transposed by the printers, and is blocked out with the correct title printed above. This is considered the 1st state for these dustjackets.

All three volumes are in Near Fine condition with a bright top edge stain, clean and bright textblock, and in Near Fine dustwrappers, showing no edgewear, rubbing or chips. None have been price-clipped, and have all tipped in maps in fine condition. The only faults noted are some light rubbing or shelfwear to the bottom edge of boards, and the final two volumes have a couple of light tape ghosts to the free endpapers, from the original old style dustjacket protectors. A small price to pay for the excellent shape these dustjackets are now.

A beautiful original set of this classic, housed in a custom slipcase featuring Tolkien Ring and Eye Device, Tengwar titles and author, and the Tolkien Monogram to the rear panel. They have been read, but exhibit only the slightest spine lean, no damaged edges or spines, no previous owners names or any writing.

Modest price for this set of significant and collectable books.

Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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