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The Lord of the Rings, Authorized Edition in Black, White and Red Publishers Slipcase

#001053 - The Lord of the Rings, Authorized Edition in Black, White and Red Publishers Slipcase - sold


The set consists of a 10th impression of March 1967 The Fellowship of the Ring, 7th impression The Two Towers & 7th impression The Return of the King, both from October 1966.

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A set of the 'Only Authorized' paperback's, published by Ballantine in 1966.
The Lord of the Rings, all early printings as noted on copyright page.
The set consists of a 10th impression of March 1967 The Fellowship of the Ring, 7th impression The Two Towers & 7th impression The Return of the King, both from October 1966.


All three books are in Very Good Plus condition with only minor wrinkling of the spines.
No names or writing to any of the books.
All three books are complete and whole, no dog eared corners, and the textblocks are all clean and bright, not darkened as is often the case.
This set is housed in the second state publishers slipcase that features Barbara Remington's artwork in black, white and red. The slipcase is clean and bright, with a neatly repaired split along the top edge of one side, very minor rubbing to the bottom, a little wear and color loss to the corners, overall Very Good Plus condition. The Barbara Remington Triptych artwork, which Tolkien objected to, with him wondering where the idea's for the illustrations originated.
The answering salvo of the "War over Middle- Earth".

To establish a new copyright, Tolkien was asked to submit new material to create a new Edition, and so secure their copyright beyond question.
Tolkien conducted a personal campaign against Ace Books in letters to his American fans.
The "War over Middle-earth' was fought in the popular press, with the publicity contributing to increased sales and popularity.
Within a year, Ace gave in to public pressure. They agreed to print no more copies, and they negotiated royalties to be paid to Tolkien.


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