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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition with Original Dustjackets and Custom Leather Slipcase
Allen & Unwin, London 1963 - 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, these books are later impressions of the 1st UK Edition, originally published in 1954/1954/1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings is a 13th impression published in 1963. The Two Towers is a 10th impression published in 1963, in an 11th impression dustjacket. The Return of the King is a 10th impression in its 10th impression dustjacket published in 1963. All three books have no previous owners names or writing, only a small strip of offsetting on the front free endpaper of the Two Towers, no other foxing noted. Only the Fellowship is price clipped, while all are in Very Good condition showing some light rubbing with tanning and soiling to the spines and panels, with no loss to the edges or fold areas. The Two Towers has one dark spot on the spine as well as some moderate soiling to the dustjacket. The books are in Very Good Plus condition, clean and bright with no foxing in any of the books. 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, no tears or extra folds. A custom leather slipcase, gilt stamped with Tengwar Title and Author and his original Ring & Eye Design to the front, the JRRT monogram to the rear, is supplied to house and protect this wonderful set of books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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