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The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy ~ JRR TOLKIEN ~ First Edition Set 1961 1st ALLEN
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Binding: Hardcover w/Jacket Origin: English
Subject: Literature & Fiction Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Topic: Literature, Modern Year Printed: 1961
Special Attributes: George Allen & Unwinn Edition, 11th, 8th and 8th Impressions, 1st Edition, Illustrated Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
First Edition Set, Later Impressions (8th, 8th, 11th)

London: George Allen and Unwinn, 1961. First Edition; 8th, 8th and 11th printings (here called impressions), with The Fellowship of the Rings being an 11th impression. All three volumes are in original dust jackets with proper corresponding printing statements and prices intact. The hardcovers are in Very Good condition, in Good+ dust jackets, with all maps intact at rear of all three volumes. Text is clean of markings, but a few small spots have been noted in the pages. Sound binding. Each volume has a bookplate from a previous owner on the front free end paper, and a a previous owner name to the paste down, which has been blacked out. The bookplates all show varying degrees of attempts to remove them, with a resulting slit cut into the front free end paper of The Fellowship of the Ring. Spotting to the red topstains. The dust jackets show toning to the spine, with edge and surface wear, light spot staining and general overall wear. The dust jacket for The Return of the King shows dotted striped of some sort of residue to the front panel. Rare.

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