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The Lord of the Rings, 1959 1st UK Edition with dustjackets and Custom Slipcase

#001073 - The Lord of the Rings, 1959 1st UK Edition with dustjackets and Custom Slipcase - sold


The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1959, these books are early impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively.


The Fellowship of the Ring is an 8th impression published in 1959, in its correct 8th impression dustjacket. 
The Two Towers is a 6th impression published in 1959.
The Return of the King is a 5th impression also published in 1959.
All three books have their correct and original dustjackets in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition showing some light fading to the red lettering on the spine.
They show no tears or loss to the edges, and are only very lightly tanned to the spine.
The dustjackets are not price clipped.
The books are in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition with a bit of offsetting and a few spots of tape ghosting mainly to the endpapers from an early style of dustjacket protector. Same neat previous owners name to the front free endpaper in each of the books.
The dustjackets are in remarkable condition with no loss or edgewear, nor any tears whatsoever.
The gilt to the spines are all clean and bright.
Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear, and all are in excellent condition with no tears or extra folds noted.

A custom faux leather slipcase to house and protect this wonderful set of books.

Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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