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The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets and Slipcase

#001308 - The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets and Slipcase - $750.00


Not for sale to the general public, limited to members of the Readers Union only.

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The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
A beautiful set of this unusual presentation of Tolkien's trilogy.


Not for sale to the general public, limited to members of the Readers Union only.

Published by the Readers Union in 1960 with the permission of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London.

The books are in Very Good Plus condition, with no names or writing, and with a slight amount of offsetting to the endpapers.

Housed in the original dustjackets, all are Very Good Plus condition, having a bit of loss to the top and bottom of the spine ends, and the corners of the fold areas. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, and they show a bit of light tanning to the spines.

These unusual dustjackets are in Very Good Plus condition, and show beautifully.

All maps are tipped in at the rear, and in excellent condition, with a touch of browning to the center fold area. This set features a line drawing by an unnamed artist for The Readers Union, of 'Sauron's Eye'.

The only set to have this particular and very unusual dustjacket.
Scarce in this lovely condition. Includes a custom foil stamped slipcase for display and protection of these beautiful books.


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