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The Lord of the Rings, (3 parts) First Editions with dust jackets by J. R. R.Tolkien

£750.00

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien. First Editions with dust jackets.

Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London.

Overall an extremely collectible copy of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in dust jackets and early impressions, with nice clean contents and maps.

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The Lord of the Rings, (3 parts) First Editions with dust jackets by J. R. R.Tolkien: 

The Fellowship of the Ring is a first edition 1954, fourth impression 1955, in a near fine condition with unclipped (21s net) dust jacket in good condition. Mild browning and a tiny pencil mark (EN/L) to the front free endpaper with minor colour changes on the red cloth covers. Small water stain on the unclipped dust jacket and darkening of the spine with tiny tears on the edges. 423 printed pages plus the maps  at the end of the book.

The Two Towers is a first edition 1954, fifth impression 1957, in a good condition, with a water stain on the lower front and rear edges. Slightly cocked edition plus an ink signature on the front free endpaper. Water stain on the the unclipped dust jacket (21s net) plus a small chip on the head of the spine. Some wear and browning on all edges. Page 224 has mild cracking of the hinge and dot of foxing on pages 59-65. 352 printed pages plus the maps at the end of the book.

The Return of the King is a first edition 1955, fifth impression 1959 in a fine condition only marred by small mark on front red board. All the contents are intact. Good condition unclipped dust jacket ( 21s net) with two tiny tears on the head of the spine and wear on the corners and lower edge of the spine. Some wear marks on the cover with mild discolouration of the spine.416 printed pages plus the maps at the end of the book.

All editions are 9 x 6″. 8vo

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This book weighs over 2.2lb/1kg and therefore will incur a higher cost of postage for international (not UK) shipping.