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JRR TOLKIEN - THE LORD OF THE RINGS - FIRST EDITIONS - FIRST PRINTINGS - 1954-55 See original listing
JRR-TOLKIEN-THE-LORD-OF-THE-RINGS-FIRST-EDITIONS-FIRST-PRINTINGS-1954-55
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Fritwell, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Item specifics

Format:

Sumptuous fine full calf bindings

Very scarce indeed:

A very fine set

Author:

JRR Tolkien

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Sumptuous fine bindings:

Remarkably clean and fresh

Fiction Subject:

Fantasy

1st Printings:

Original cloth bound in to rear of each volume

Date of Publication:

1950-Now

Language:

English

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For sale is a very scarce and important first issue set of The Lord of The Rings, comprising: The Fellowship of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Publihsed by George Allen and Unwin Ltd., Ruskin House, Museum Street, London. 1954, 1954, 1955. The original folding map present to the rear of each volume.

The Fellowship of the Ring - published July 29th, 1954. One of 1500 printed for the UK. The Two Towers - published November 11th, 1954. One of 2250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King - published October 20th, 1955, and with the signature '4' and dropped text present to p.49.

Bound in recent fine and sumptuous full crimson calf, with raised bands to the spine and panels tooled in gilt. Beautiful single-line borders in gilt to each board. The title, Author's name and publication date in gilt to each spine. Tasteful plain endpapers. The top page edges stained red. The publisher's original red cloth bound in to the rear of each volume.

Externally in pristine order; clean, bright and fresh. Internally wonderfully clean and without inscription. The textblocks are remarkably crisp, and the set is entirely without foxing. The map to the rear of each volume is in outstanding order.

Overall, this is a very fine set indeed. Absolutely in collector's condition, it would grace any library. It is the most pleasing example we have handled.


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