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Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Original Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase
Allen & Unwin, London 1965 - 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1963 and 1965, these books are later impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 14th impression published in 1965. The Two Towers is a 11th impression published in 1965. The Return of the King has an 11th impression dustjacket, while the book is a 10th impression published in 1963. All dustjackets appear to be original to the books, and were all protected with an old style dustjacket protector, which has saved the edges and spines from almost any wear and tear. All three books have the same bookplate to the front free endpaper with original owners name and 1965 date. The non price clipped original dustjackets are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing with tanning and soiling to the spines and panels, with no loss to the edges or fold areas. The books are in Very Good Plus condition with no offsetting or foxing in any of the books. The bottom front corner of the Fellowship shows some shelfwear having rubbed thru the cloth. The topstain is faded and dusty while the gilt to all three books is clean and bright having been protected by the dustjackets. Each book has it's own original foldout map tipped in at the rear. The Fellowships map has a 2 inch tear which has been repaired with clear archival tape to the verso, and it has been retipped into the rear of the book. … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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