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Tolkien - The Return Of The King - 1956 USA First Edition with dust jacket
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13 Jul, 2014 02:10:43 BST
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Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to ... Read moreabout the condition



J R R Tolkien




Houghton Mifflin

Age Level:

Young Adults

 1956 USA first printing of the third and final book in The Lord Of The Rings series.

The book has some minor wear to top and bottom of spine. There is some minor page rippling. There is some minor marking inside the covers. Some marking to page edges. The map inside the back cover is intact.

Jacket is protected by a removable clear cover. Not price clipped ($5). There are edge tears  and creases with very minor loss to the top corners. The spine has some loss to the top and more so to the bottom. There are some age marks, mainly to the back cover and rear flap. There is a small stain to the bottom rear of the spine, not visible from the front. Looks very nice.

This book was printed in the UK by George Allen & Unwin, shipped to the USA and then bound by Houghton Mifflin & Co. The book is the true UK first printing and has the slipped text and 4 present on page 49. The oversize 5 on the $5 price indicates a true first USA edition

This is a nice copy of a very rare book.

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