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J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit or There and Back Again; The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King; and,The Simarillion
The Easton Press Edition, 1984 and 1989, Norwalk, Conn. All five volumes are in fine condition in matching dark green leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine and gilt text and decorations stamped on the spines and front and rear boards with silk end papers. All edges of the text blocks are in gilt and there is a silk placement ribbons sewn into the heads of the spines. Without dust jackets as issued. The first two pages following the table of contents are illustrated with a map of "The Desolation of Smaug" and the rear two free end papers are illustrated with a map of Wilderland. The frontispiece in all but Silmarillion is a full color illustration by Michael Hague. The Hobbit is the first story in Tolkien's grand work with Silmarillion being published following the author's death. Laid-in at the front of the The Fellowship of the Rignt and The Silmarillion is a fold-out map depicting the world of middle-earth. In the Hobbit the first two pages following the table of contents are illustrated with a map of "The Desolation of Smaug" and the rear two free end papers are illustrated with a map of Wilderland. A beautiful and highly collectable set without any prior ownership markings of any kind. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA [Deep River, CT, U.S.A.]
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