Details about The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien 1955 First Edition, 1/1 Lord of the RingsThe Return of the King by JRR Tolkien 1955 First Edition, 1/1 Lord of the Rings See original listing
11 Jan, 2014 06:42:37 GMT
London, United Kingdom
The Return of the King
J R R Tolkien
George Allen and Unwin 1955
First Edition, First Impression, Original DJ
A nice honest copy of the first impression in near fine condition with light bumping to top and bottom of the spine and light shelf wear to the bottom of the boards as is typical. The DJ is in excellent condition with any flaws clearly visible in the photos.
The slipped text on p49 is present, so this copy, according to Hammond's later amendment, is the much more common second state.
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