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Set of three hardbacks of the first edition, first impression. The books are in fine condition; no damage or stains. Tops and bottoms of the spines are slightly worn and dented. Firm bindings.
The dustjacket of volume 1 and 2 have slight damage along the edges and are slightly worn at the front. Price clipped. The dustjacket of volume 3 is the best of the three with only slightly worn edges.
A nice and complete set, very difficult to find.*
George Allen & Unwin, 1957 set wihout the dustjackets.
The Fellowship of the Ring is the first edition, seventh printing from 1957. The red cloth is rubbed to the edges and corners. Pages clean and bright. Fold-out map in the back in fine condition. Binding thight.
The Two Towers is the first edition, fifth impression form 1957. The red cloth is in a fine condition, with a square fading shadow on the front and a small stain on the spine. The paper is in excellent, unfaded condition. Binding thight. Small owner's stamp on first fly-leaf.
The Return of the King is the first edition, third impression from January 1957. The red cloth is in fine condition, with a square fading shadow on the front and slight fadiing to the spine. The paper is in excellent, unfaded condition. Binding thight. Small owner's stamp on the first fly-leaf. Fold-out map in the back in fine condition.*
Paperback. 1st edition. Covers and title page illustrations by Jack Gaughan. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine part 1 faded, books still thight, no wrinkles).
Tolkien always refused to have The Lord of the Rings published in paperback. The American publisher Ace brought out these cheap paperbacks without asking for permission, making The Lord of the Rings available to the masses. The uproar about this illegal edition made Tolkien's name, and now his official publishers had no choice to ussue paperback editions as well. So this Ace book started it all.*
Four paperbacks in a slipcase. Covers and decorations by Darrell Sweet. Antiquarian: very good condition.*
Set of three hardbacks (no dustjackets issued) in a slipcase. Reprint. The books are illustrated in b&w by Ingahild Grathmer (the Queen of Denmark no less....) and Eric Fraser. The matching The Hobbit is also available from us.*