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Vintage Lord of Rings Hobbit Gold Box Set 1973 4 Books Ballantine PB Tolkien VG
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Cadillac, Michigan, United States

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Item specifics

Seller notes: Please view all photos to become familiar with the items being offered in their present and pictured condition. Very good condition.
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Paperback

Topic:

Lord of the Rings Tolkien Creation

Subject:

Fantasy

Vintage Lord of Rings Hobbit Gold Box Set 1973 4 Books Ballantine PB Tolkien VG

Heraldry George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1973

Being offered for excitement and utmost nostalgic passion and consideration is a gold box set which will present a deep and satisfying temperament of literary pleasure.

An established thought conception of a creative mind of an English writer, poet, philogist and university Professors passion for penning to paper a fantasy world.  

 While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien the great success of “The Hobbit” and the ever beloved “Lord of the Rings” led directly to a popular and influential resurgence of the genre.  

One could say the time was right for the resurgence of his works, an amalgam of his fantasy writing’s and the culture in the 1970’s together gave birth to a fantasy world in our literature and in our heads.

Please view all photos to become familiar with the items being offered in their present and pictured condition.  

I am not the original owners of the set however from the sets condition, it lends strength to believing this set was tucked away and never used. (Strictly my opinion)   

The rich gold cardboard covered case does display its age from sitting on someone’s prized shelf all of these years. Case displays areas of rub and natural age occurrence, nothing offensive however used. Free of foul odor!

The graphics on the box are filled with wonder and intrigue, with the epic designs so well associated with Tolkien’s conceptual application.

Box stands 7 ¼ inches in height with a case caressing depth being that of 4 ¼. Prized gold paper covered case hold the gathering of mystical and intrigue of all four books snuggly in place.

Box reads: Heraldry *George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1973.

Actual works of imaginative literature are clean, crease free naturally aged books from way back in 1973. Please note the books are pre-owned, spines are strong-paged yellowed from age-a treasure to display and own.

BOOK 1

“The Hobbit, The Enchanting Prelude to The Lord of the Rings” displays the number: 25342 on its front cover edge. Lower cover edge has slight (if not at all) edge rub.

BOOK 2

The Lord of the Rings

Part One

“The Fellowship of the Rings.”

25342. Appearance of having never been opened.

BOOK 3

“The Lord of the Rings”

Part Two

“The Two Towers.”

#25344. Also has the appearance of never been open.

BOOK 4

“The Lord of the Rings”

Part Three

“The Return of the King.”

#25345. Wonderful condition, with appearance of never been opened.

One would be remised not to keep in mind with old books, the white is not so white and the colors not as bold-it’s the allure of an authentic vintage icon.

This set is a piece of yesteryear, its nostalgic importance powerfully esteemed.

SHIPPING

     This set of authentic Tolkien books will leave my home with a packaged shipping weight of 3 ½ pounds. Book rate can be used for shipping however with this rare set I would consider normal shipping rate. 

EXTRA PRAYERS ARE NEEDED FOR OUR TROOPS AND MILITARY FAMILIES (and Veterans) IN THIS GREAT TIME OF NEED AND PERSONAL SACRIFICE.

 

MY SOLDIER SONS: BEING THE LOYAL AND PROUD SOLDIER WITH HIS FAMILY BEING LEFT BEHIND. A SACRIFICE LIKE NO OTHER FOR A LOVING HUSBAND!

 

***DEPLOYED TO THE SANDBOX: BATTLING THE UNREST AND 130+ DEGREE HEAT: IN FULL BODY ARMOR DEFENDING YOUR FREEDOM!*** His own body weight being that of 140, with 70 pounds of survival gear-each and every day a challenge!

 

GO ARMY~ MARINES~ AIR FORCE~ NAVY AND COAST GUARD.

 

 

DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY THE SUBSTANTIAL STARTING PRICE. EBAY HAS CHANGED THEIR FORMAT MAKING IT TOO EXPENSIVE TO PUT RESERVES ON ITEMS.

 

Going without a reserve allows me to pass on the savings to you the buyer. A win-win situation.

 

PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE INVOICE IF YOU ARE THE WINNING BIDDER: THAT IS MY JOB. Thank-you.

 

Due to the recent sky rocking postal rates, please investigate the shipping charge before placing the winning bid. The price for shipping can be substantial

 

TERMS: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This item is being offered and sold in “used as is” said condition.

 

AS IS means: what you see in the photos! NOT what you think you might see, or hope is there-but rather what is visually represented.

 

I do my personal best to provide a visual description in its entirety: of the item being offered for auction.

 

I highly encourage: if perfection is your forte, you might be more content (and comfortable) with going to an Antique store or Flea Market to make you selection. If your desire (and understanding) is to own and appreciate used -then this is the auction of choice for you.

 

Items being presented are in the spirit and format of used auction or Estate or Garage Sale finds. PLEASE REMEMBER: that old vintage and antique items are known and expected to have age and use behind them. This is the true nature of: vintage used.

 

If the item is in RARE Excellent condition, my write-up will state that status.  My personal perception may differ from yours. That does not mean that the item is misrepresented, it means that each and everyone has their own level of perception of an item and its acceptable quality.

 

Sight unseen is: like having a distant relative picking out clothes for you that they think you might like!

 

PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

 

I cannot (and will not) be held responsible for any item once it leaves my home, if not insured.

 

Placing a bid on this item means you have read (and understand) and accept and acknowledge all of the terms and conditions of this sale.

 

If you have a question or doubt -the time is now to ask.

 

RETURNS OR REFUNDS: ARE NOT ENCOURAGED!!!

 

 

THANK-YOU: FOR YOUR VALUABLE TIME.

 

 

THINGS I WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW

 

Painfully witnessing both my Rescued Pekingese’s battling and succumbing to afflictions which plagued and ravished their bodies: from the neglect and abuse at the hands of humans.

 

I have decided through my traumatic journey of grief over the loss of both dogs to continue my voyage of dedication and purpose: with my unrelenting commitment to rescued hearts in the vast and reprehensible world of neglected and abused dogs.

 

In my soul searching (and the guidance of the Lords hands) I have been introduced to the world of a Rescue in need one of a different circumstance than what I was previously exposed to: one of a retired show dog in need of re-homing.

 

At this time I am honored and blessed to introduce my newest Rescued heart: Kaiser M. Wilfram aus Deutschland (Germany).

 

Kaiser is a charming 2 ½ year old pedigree Pekingese of superior blood line. However unable to climb to the top in his breed classification as swiftly as his siblings- long story short: he needed to find a forever home.

 

After the lengthy transatlantic flight from Europe to the mitten state Kaiser is settling in to his “forever home” with vigor. Not a rescue of neglected or abuse: but one of travel, primping and for the most part selected cage life.

 

With each passing day Kaiser is discovering the wonders of having his own yard with 24/7 love encouragement and companionship. The gorgeous thick natural show coat is in his past, comfort and ease rules his everyday existence.

 

With lightning speed Kaiser has eagerly becoming an important part of our life and family, still to this day and a regal ambassador for his breed and pedigree.

 

Some stories have a very happy ending, and this is one. However most are no so lucky.

 

I invite you to take a few moments and look over the P.C.F. website (Pekinese Charitable Foundation, Inc.) you might find the love of your life listed there.

At this time I am proudly fostering a mature Peke by the name of Priscilla.( my husband calls her: Pri-silly) She is young spirit who keeps us laughing and amazed with everything she does. If interested in providing a stable loving home forever home go to petfinder on the web and look under the P.C.F. listing or contact me. You will not want to miss out on life with an incredible dog. 

 

In today’s world little dogs are taking the blunt of frustration and hate: which seems to be free floating in our society. The organization is swamped with dogs in need.

 

Please do something today to improve the life of a dog!

                                               

Perhaps together we can stop the abuse and neglect at the hands of those cruel monsters that injure and maim those who have no voice.

 

If you see abuse and neglect:

 

REPORT IT! BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO STOP THIS INJUSTICE!

 

LET THE HEALING BEGIN WITH YOU!

 

 

 

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