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Details about  J R R Tolkien-1st Ed-LORD OF THE RINGS-First ed Tolkien

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J R R Tolkien-1st Ed-LORD OF THE RINGS-First ed Tolkien
J-R-R-Tolkien-1st-Ed-LORD-OF-THE-RINGS-First-ed-Tolkien
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Suffolk, United Kingdom

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Item specifics

Format: Hardback w/Jacket Printing Year: 1955/1956
Subject: Fiction Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Fiction Type: Novels Language: English
Sub-Subject: Fantasy Condition: Used

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

By

J. R. R. TOLKIEN

Published by George Allen & Unwin (London) in 1955 and 1956. First editions,  printings as indicated below;

1) THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 1956 5th impression. 423 pages plus fold-out map. With dust jacket marked "fifth impression".

2) THE TWO TOWERS 1956 4th impression. 352 pages plus fold-out map. With dust jacket marked "third impression".

3)  RETURN OF THE KING 1955 1st impression. 416 pages plus fold-out map. The third state of the first impression with the signature"4" and sloping text to page 49. With first state dust jacket with advertisements for the three books in the series on the rear flap without any reviews.

 

CONDITION

1) FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

Boards are in very good plus condition, clean with just a few very light marks or areas of mild discolouration. Slight softening to spine tips.  Spine slightly faded. Front board very slightly bowed. Fading to red on top edge of text block. Slight spine lean.

Internally there is a very small, neat previous owner's name to the front endpaper. Foxing to front and rear endpapers which are also browned at the margin. Otherwise pages and map are clean and in excellent condition throughout.

The dust jacket is not price clipped showing the original price of 21s. Clean with just a couple of light marks. Spine slightly darkened. Mild wear/chipping to spine tips and corners. Rubbed at the folds. The jacket is repaired internally with what appears to be archival tape along the full length of the front fold, the rear joint and half the length of the front joint. A couple of other smaller tears including a 2.5cm tear to the top edge of the front flap. The jacket is now protected in a removable acetate sleeve (not shown in the photos).

2) THE TWO TOWERS

Boards are in very good condition, clean with just a couple of very light marks. Slight softening to spine tips.  Spine faded. The front board is very slightly bowed. Slight spine lean.

Internally there is a very small, neat previous owner's name to the front endpaper (the same as volume 1). Foxing to front and rear endpapers which are also browned at the margins. Otherwise pages and map are clean and in excellent condition throughout.

The dust jacket is not price clipped showing the original price of 21s. Clean with just a couple of light marks. Spine slightly darkened. A hole (3cm by 2cm) to the jacket spine. Mild wear/chipping to spine tips and corners and a couple of very short tears. The jacket is repaired internally with archival tape along the full length of the front fold. The jacket is now protected in a removable acetate sleeve (not shown in the photos).

3) THE RETURN OF THE KING

Boards are in very good condition, clean with just a few small light marks. Slight softening to spine tips. Spine slightly faded. Slight spine lean.

Internally there is a very small, neat previous owner's name to the front endpaper (the same as volume 1). There is light foxing to front and rear endpapers which are also faintly browned at the margins. Otherwise pages and map are clean and in excellent condition throughout.

The dust jacket is not price clipped showing the original price of 21s. Clean with just a couple of light marks. Spine slightly darkened and with a couple of marks. Mild wear/chipping to spine tips and corners with a small pin-prick hole towards the head of the jacket spine. A 3cm tear to the top of the front fold. The jacket is now protected in a removable acetate sleeve (not shown in the photos).

A very nice, very early set of Tolkien's acclaimed trilogy.

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Books at £200 and over will be sent within 48 hours by Royal Mail 'Airsure'  (or 'International Signed For' where 'Airsure' is not available) with insurance to the full value of the book. Once the book has been mailed I will Email you notification together with a reference number which will enable you to track or trace your delivery online. There will not be any additional charge for this service above the stated shipping costs.

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