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Details about  The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien 1965 Ace set 1st 3 clamshell cases, unread

The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien 1965 Ace set 1st 3 clamshell cases, unread See original listing
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Like New: A book that has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket ... Read moreabout the condition
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1st Edition


The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King

Ace Publishing, 1965. Paperbacks. Jack Gaughan (illustrator). 1st Edition. The famous Ace Pirated Set. First Edition books that are complete and unabridged. Cover and title page art by Jack Gaughan. Books are in unread condition and look wonderful, no faults, no creases, no marks or inscriptions, 49 years old now!  Amazing unread and uncreased condition so I had 3 custom made clam shell cases designed for these books to keep them perfect. Each clam shell case made by Temple Bookbinders of Oxford and cost £90 The artwork is bright with no fade to covers nor are there creases or chips to covers. Binding is very tight. Many of these sets were destroyed, this would be a nice addition to your Tolkien collection. In 1965 Ace Books, believing the copyright on Tolkien's books didn't apply in the U.S., issued a set of cheaply produced paperbacks. These featured bizarre cover art and the type was reset which introduced numerous errors, but the appendices were photo-offset and thus were identical to the Allen & Unwin hardcover editions available at the time. They were eventually retracted after Tolkien's publishers complained and a new Ballantine revised 2nd edition set was published. (See other listing)

All 3 books are fine and look unread and as issued. A rare set for the collector and look great on any book shelf

No faults no inscriptions and no marks.


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ADC Books are specialist Tolkien Book dealers 

Postage UK £10, europe £20, USA £45 at cost including insurance and packaging.


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