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The Lord of the Rings, 1962/63 Allen & Unwin UK 1st Editions in Custom Leather Slipcase
Allen & Unwin, London 1962 - 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Published by George Allen & Unwin, 1962 & 1963, 1st Editions, 12th imp/10th imp/10th imp. An exceptionally nice set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom full leather slipcase to show and protect. The set is in Near Fine condition, with small previous owners initials to the top corner of the front free endpaper, no other writing in the books. There are tape ghosts from the old style dustjacket protectors that have kept the dustjackets in beautiful condition, and also a mark to the flap of The Fellowship and The Two Towers, that may have been caused by the same tape, at least the position makes it appear that way. There is no foxing or offsetting in any of the books or to the endpapers as is common. The exterior cloth is clean and unmarked, with the gilt untarnished and bright. The books are clean and tight, and the maps are attached in each volume, and show no extra folds, but the first two have a minor tear at the mounting flap, now neatly repaired. The red topstain is not faded, and relatively uniform across all three volumes. The dustjackets are complete and the correct impression for the books. The dj's are in Near Fine condition with only minor rubbing and edgewear, mainly to the tips of the flap folds. The dustjackets show almost no tanning to the spines, much less than the norm. A lovely Near Fine set of this classic of fantasy literature. 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. Near Fine / Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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