The Return of the King, First Edition, Second Impression by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Return of the King: Original red cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. The covers are very clean and tidy with minimal signs of wear to the spine or corners. The edition is very slightly cocked. The top edges of the pages are red coloured. Small stain on the side page edges. The cream end papers are in a clean condition. The contents are clean and tidy with no marks or foxing. The map at the rear of the book of Rohan, Gondor and Mordor is clean and unmarked.
The unclipped dust jacket (21s net)is protected by a clear film. There is a 2″ tear on the spine edge. The spine is browned and the lettering is faded. The front image of the eye and red lettering on the rear of the cover remains good. The rear cover has reviews of the Hobbit and Farmer Giles of Ham. The front flap contains a description and review of The Return of the King. The rear flap lists the titles of the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. A very tidy copy of the classic mythology title.