Tolkien Library Store - Original Cloth Bindings - History of Middle-earth

The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12, 1st UK Edition, 1st impressions in dustjackets, Near Fine #ARH0004 - The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12, 1st UK Edition, 1st impressions in dustjackets, Near Mint - $7500

Exceptional fine condition with several books featuring review slips and volume one a signature by Christopher Tolkien.

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A complete History of Middle Earth, in Twelve Volumes.
All 12 volumes are Very Fine in Very Fine dustjackets.


Almost no flaws to the dustjackets, no chipping or loss to any.

Volume 1 comes with a tipped in signature slip with Christopher Tolkien's autograph.
Volume 6 and 7 come with tipped in review letters.

Allen and Unwin first printings of the first 4 volumes,
Unwin Hyman first printings of the second 4 volumes,
and Harper Collins first printings of the final 4 volumes all in exceptional near mint condition.

None of the dustjackets are price clipped.
No names or writing in any of the books.
No foxing or offsetting in any of the books.
The first four books, published by Allen & Unwin have the topstain on the top edge.

All 12 copies are in an exceptional condition, no rubbing or flaws to the dustjacket as is so often the case with these very scarce books.


Edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father's manuscripts, detailing the evolution of Tolkien's life long works dealing with Middle Earth.

An outstanding set for the collector.



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