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Details about  J. R. R. Tolkien LORD OF THE RINGS UK 1st 3 Vols + d/w 1962 SUPERIOR SET

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J. R. R. Tolkien LORD OF THE RINGS UK 1st 3 Vols + d/w 1962 SUPERIOR SET
J-R-R-Tolkien-LORD-OF-THE-RINGS-UK-1st-3-Vols-d-w-1962-SUPERIOR-SET
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Sleaford, United Kingdom

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Item specifics

Author:

J. R. R. Tolkien

Language:

English

Format:

Hardback with Jacket

Date of Publication:

1950-Now

Fiction Subject:

Fantasy

Tolkien. J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the king.

 

First Edition, Twelfth Impression 1962, First Edition, Ninth Impression 1962 & First Edition, Ninth Impression 1962 (respectively)

 

 

A BEAUTIFUL, ORIGINAL & UNRESTORED set of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, complete in dustwrappers. This set is COMPLETE & UNIFORM and not a marriage of odd volumes. 

 

The books are Untouched and appear totally UNREAD. The dustwrapper are COMPLETE with NO LOSS. There is light tanning to wrapper spines but NONE OF THE USUAL FADING to red lettering on spine.

 

It is one of the most important books of the Twentieth Century.

 

 

The Books :

 

Fellowship of the Ring : This is the First Edition, Twelfth Impression. NO BUMPING to corners. The cloth is CLEAN & UNFADED – NO MARKS to boards. There is NO DULLING to gilt. Internally appears UNREAD with VERY TIGHT textblock. Tiny mark to front endpaper.  The folded map at the rear is COMPLETE, UNTORN & UNFOLDED.

 

The Two Towers : This is the First Edition, Ninth Impression. NO BUMPING to corners. The cloth is CLEAN & UNFADED – NO MARKS to boards. There is NO DULLING to gilt. Internally appears UNREAD with VERY TIGHT textblock. The folded map at the rear is COMPLETE, UNTORN & UNFOLDED. .

 

The Return of the King : This is the First Edition, Ninth Impression. The corners of the boards are SQUARE & UNBUMPED. The cloth is CLEAN, UNMARKED & UNFADED. The gilt is just a fraction dulled. The contents are CLEAN with NO HANDLING MARKS – appears UNREAD. Old contemporary owner name & date (1962) on endpaper. Four small tape marks on front & rear endpaper. The folded map at the rear is COMPLETE, UNTORN & UNFOLDED. The book appears UNREAD & VERY CRISP. NO TEARING, NO BROKEN HINGES.

 

 

The Dustwrappers :

 

Fellowship of the Ring : The single most important feature is that the wrapper is COMPLETE & NOT PRICE CLIPPED. The original price of 21s net (not the later 25s net that came in on the later 1960’s editions) is on the front flap. There is NO LOSS. A few tiny closed tears (max depth 3mm) to head & tail of spine. Light tanning to spine with some light rubbing to spine but NO FADING TO RED LETTERING on spine. A complete & unrestored wrapper

 

The Two Towers : Again the single most important feature is that the wrapper is COMPLETE & NOT PRICE CLIPPED. The original price of 21s net (not the later 25s net that came in on the later 1960’s editions) is on the front flap. There is NO LOSS & NO NICKING. One 0.5" closed tear to foot of back panel o/w lovely. Light tanning to spine with some light rubbing but NO FADING TO RED LETTERING on spine. Very Fresh indeed.  

 

The Return of the King : Again the single most important feature is that the wrapper is COMPLETE & NOT PRICE CLIPPED. The original price of 21s net (not the later 25s net that came in on the later 1960’s editions) is on the front flap. Tiniest closed tear to head of spine & to bottom margin of rear panel o/w lovely and crisp. There is NO LOSS & NO NICKING. Light tanning to spine with some light rubbing but NO FADING TO RED LETTERING. A complete & unrestored wrapper. VERY FRESH indeed.

 

Each Dustwrapper has been loosely placed in a white backed archival dustwrapper protector for its further preservation.

 

 

It is becoming SO SCARCE to find any of the Lord of the Rings wrappers in this COMPLETE condition with NO FADING to red lettering. 

 

 

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Tolkien’s masterpiece in ORIGINAL & UNRESTORED state. 

 

 

These books are offered with NO RESERVE

 


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