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Details about  The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien 1955 First Edition, 1/1 Lord of the Rings

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The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien 1955 First Edition, 1/1 Lord of the Rings
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Subject: Fiction Language: English
Fiction Type: Novels Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Printing Year: 1950-Now Format: Hardback w/Jacket
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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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.

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