The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; the Two Towers; the Return of the King (3 vols. Set)

By: Tolkien, J. R. R.

Price: £570.00

Quantity: 1 available


Complete Set of 3 Volumes 1965/66; later Impressions of the 1st Edition of 1957. Part One The Fellowship of the Ring: 1st Edition, 15th Impression 1966; Part Two The Two Towers: 1st Edition, 11th Impression 1965; Part Three The Return of the King: 1st Edition, 11th Impression 1965. Uniform Set. Hardback books are tight clean and square. The boards are sharp and clean, with some gentle shelf wear to the bottom edges. Title gilts are perfect. The text block edges are clean, with light toning. There are a couple of very feint spots to the fore edges. The top edge red stain is slightly faded on vol.1 and nice and bold on vols. 2 and 3. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Each volume feels lightly read. Each volume has light bumps to foot of spine. Each volume has a pencil letter "B" to the front pastedowns. near fine condition. The jackets are very nice without any tears, rubs, chipping or grubby marks. The spines have light toning that is more pronounced on vol 1. The front panel of volume 1, is partially toned to the top half of the panel, the lower portion is not toned. The front panels of volumes 2 and 3 are clean and bright. The rear panels of all three volumes are clean bright with a touch of toning to the very top edges. The spine titles are bold and readable. With the original hand-drawn coloured folding maps to rear of each volume, are complete and not torn or mis-folded. This set we grade as very good, however considering the age and difficulty of obtaining this set with undamaged jackets are closer to near fine. Although we obtained this set though our trade contracts and do not directly know their provenance, it is obvious that this set of books is an original owner set as the condition is uniform across the individual volumes. If you require any further images of this set please do not hesitate to ask. This set of books are fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protectors to make a worthy addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the books pictured are the books described. Please note : this set of books are very heavy (2150g) overseas purchasers will be charged additional shipping due to the weight and insurance cost. Please contact bookseller for exact price. A very nice solid set with great complete jackets, that is reflected in the price, and will make a superb gift or addition to a Tolkien collection. To browse the rest of our extensive Tolkien listings search using the keyword: Durdjrrt.

Title: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; the Two Towers; the Return of the King (3 vols. Set)

Author Name: Tolkien, J. R. R.

Categories: Fantasy,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 004129

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