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The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Printngs with Dustjackets and Variant Cloth
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Houghton Mifflin , 1957/1957/1958 1st Editions, 7th imp./5th imp./4th impressions. An exceptionally scarce and lovely set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is all original cloth with the correct dustjackets. The dustjackets are all in Very Good condition, with only The Two Towers being price clipped. The Fellowship has a closed tear to the lower front panel, with minor chips and loss to the tips of the spine and fold areas. The Two Towers and Return of the King are very clean and bright, with minor chips and loss mainly to the ends of the spine. This set is very scarce, with the variant Slate Blue/Grey Binding on the Fellowship of the Ring and the Two Towers, the only impressions that have this variant binding from the publisher. Gift inscription on the Fellowship, and the Return has a previous owners name that has been blacked out on the front free endpaper, no other writing noted. Original maps present in all three volumes, with a minor repair to a tear at the mounting fold of The Fellowship. The set now housed in a custom Black Leather Slipcase, featuring Tolkiens Ring & Eye device, Tengwar titles and author, and Tolkien's monogram to the rear board. 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 Plus.
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Last Found On: 2017-09-23           Check availability:      IOBABooks    


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