Details about The Lord of the Rings 1969 First 3 in 1 Deluxe Limited Edition JRR TolkienThe Lord of the Rings 1969 First 3 in 1 Deluxe Limited Edition JRR Tolkien See original listing
17 Dec, 2013 06:14:36 GMT
London, United Kingdom
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The Lord of the Rings
J R R Tolkien
George Allen and Unwin 1969
First Edition, First Deluxe 3 in 1 Edition, Limited Edition
The first three-in-one deluxe edition, limited to 1000 copies as sold in the original slipcase.
Stunningly designed and generously gilted to the front and spine the 1969 deluxe issue is highly sought after. Printed on india paper (also known as bible paper) this copy is near fine in an excellent slipcase that has slight corner damage and wear. The book's front hinge is showing signs of wear but is still strong and does not require immediate attention.
The previous owner's sticker to the front inner end paper, for those that like to research previous owners, tells a story in itself.
Overall a very worthy copy.
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Matt’s first Tolkien read was The Lord of the Rings at the age of 10 or 11 when ill. He had to pretend to still be ill in order to finish the book, so much did he enjoy it. Since then he has read it it over a dozen times and has been gradually building and then selling and rebuilding his collection on and off for over 30 years.
Now a (relatively) recent father, Matt strives to recoup years and earnings lost to a very different illness with a host of initiatives aimed at securing his daughter’s future. Selling his book collection is one of these.