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THE LORD OF THE RINGS set The The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers & The Return of the King

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of all three books. A spectacular set SIGNED by Tolkien on a laid in signature in the First book, "The Fellowship of the Ring." Each book is a FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION including "Return of the King" with First Issue point "without the number "4" on page 49. All three books have lovely First Printing dustjackets with only minor wear to the edges, no pieces missing. The books are in excellent condition. The bindings are tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the panels and edges. The pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in any of the books. Overall, a beautiful set of this Tolkien trilogy SIGNED by the author in the First Book. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-6048536408

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The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published in 1937. A stunning First Issue dustjacket with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' on the rear flap. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight, with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy seldom seen in this nice condition. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-9020408529

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The Lord Of The Rings [; The Fellowship Of The Ring; The Two Towers; The Return Of The King] - 1st Edition

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1954,1954,1955, London (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1954,1954,1955, London, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. A most attractive set of Tolkien's three Landmark Books: (1) The Fellowship of the Ring, one of 2,500 first impression/first state copies bound by Jarrold and Sons, very Nearly Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper; (2) The Two Towers, 3,250 first impressions, faded top-stain, light foxing of page edges, in about Fine dust-wrapper; (3) The Return of the King, one of 7,000 First Edition/First Printings, Near Fine with light foxing to page edges in about Fine, second state dustjacket with reviewer comments to first two titles on back-flap, variant three with signature mark '4' present on page 49 and lines 'sagging' in the middle, originally designated as first state by Hammond/Anderson, later corrected by Wayne Hammond [The Tolkien Collector, Issue 11]. All volumes complete with folded maps of Middle Earth tipped in onto recto, back free endpaper with minor professional paper restoration. Dust-wrappers with original prices, free of prior owner inscriptions or markings. Rather scarce in this condition; Tolkien began The Lord of the Rings between 16 and 19 December 1937, three months after The Hobbit was published and George Allen & Unwin were encouraging Tolkien, against his inclination, to write a sequel. The rest is history. As C. S. Lewis commented (from the dust-jacket) : "If Ariosto rivalled it in invention (in fact he does not) he would still lack its heroic seriousness. No imaginary world has been projected which is at once so multifarious and so true to its own inner laws; none so seemingly objective, so disinfected from the taint of the author's merely individual psychology, no so relevant to the actual human situation yet so free from allegory. And what fine shading there is in the variations of style to meet the almost endless diversity of scenes and characters - comic, homely, epic, monstrous, or diabolic.". Bookseller Inventory # 12777

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS] THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING [with] THE TWO TOWERS [with] THE RETURN OF THE KING.

Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].

Published by London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955 (1954)

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Item Description: London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955, 1954. Octavo, three volumes, original red cloth, spine panels stamped in gold, top edges stained red. First editions, first impressions, second state of volume three with no signature mark present on page 49. Comprises THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (1954), THE TWO TOWERS (1954) and THE RETURN OF THE KING (1955). 3000, 3250, and 7000 copies printed respectively. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-40. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1606, 1607, and 1608. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 76. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 16. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 897-915. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 193- 96. Hammond and Anderson A5.a.i-iii. Rear endpaper of FELLOWSHIP age- darkened, several spotty fade marks to top edge stain of RETURN, a fine set in very good (FELLOWSHIP) and fine (TWO and RETURN) dust jackets, the first having some patchy staining to rear panel, the second a bit of tanning to spine panel. Jackets for TWO and RETURN are price-clipped, but are the correct first impression jackets. A very presentable set of this classic. (#110143). Bookseller Inventory # 110143

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS & THE RETURN OF THE KING

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. First Edition. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all And in the darkness bind them"THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS & THE RETURN OF THE KING, Allen & Unwin, 1954, 1954 & 1955 respectively, each in first edition, (first printing), lower front fore edge corner tip of volume one gently bumped, some off-setting to the front end-paper of the same volume, else brilliant fine copies VOID of previous owners markings, bookplates & remainder marks with each in vg+ or better dust wrapper with just a bit of tanning to the dust-wrapper spines and with the dust-wrappers of volumes 1 & 3 each having one closed tear with neither book nor dust-wrapper having any repairs nor mends of any kind. The prices on the dust-wrapper flaps are all present and unclipped. The set you have been waiting for !!! INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD winner and an enduring classic of literature. The quintessential fantasy quest saga from which all others are derived !!! A set of books which in fine condition, first printing & first edition has increased its value 100 fold in the last quarter century. Bookseller Inventory # 09126

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Songs For The Philologists

Tolkien, J. R. R.; E. V. Gordon & Others

Published by Privately Printed in the Department of English At University College, London (1936)

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Item Description: Privately Printed in the Department of English At University College, London, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. Laid paper, stapled through the fold, bound in grey-blue wrappers, detached from rusting staples as to be expected. Most collectible condition without internal inscriptions, marks or faults. Bottom edge trimmed, top and for-edges untrimmed. Housed in a matching clam-shell case. Conforming with Hammond and Anderson, B15. A vital, landmark element of Tolkien literature. Rare. This particular copy has been shown in exhibitions at the Tolkien Society; The Songs For The Philologists began as duplicated typescripts by E. V. Gordon for the English Department students at Leeds University. Gordon included verses by himself, J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as modern and traditional songs, chiefly in Old and Modern English, Gothic, Icelandic, and Latin. This booklet was printed on the College's private press as an exercise by Dr. A. H. Smith (formerly a student at Leeds) to a group of his students. Smith had not asked permission of Tolkien or Gordon so the books were not distributed but stored at the press in Gower Street. Most of the copies were destroyed in a fire that destroyed part of the building in which the press was housed. Only 14 copies are said to have survived. The total number of copies printed is unknown, but undoubtedly was very small. Bookseller Inventory # 12465

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The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

J. R. R. Tolkien

Published by George Allen & Unwin, London (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1937. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. A true first edition, impression, with original dust-jacket. pp. 310 + adverts, illustrations by Tolkien with black and red map. bound in light green cloth over boards. Stamped on upper cover in dark blue '[ decoration by Tolkien, mountains, moon and sun, wraps around covers and spine] Dust jacket, wove paper, wraparound illustration by Tolkien in black, green and blue. Original dust-jacket with small areas of loss to the top of the spine and closed tear to the rear of the jacket. Back flap with misspelled 'Dodgeson' crossed out with black ink. Very few copies have survived. This copy without restoration in this original state with bright and overall clean dust-jacket. W.H. Auden review of the "The Hobbit "one of the best children's stories of this century". C.S. Lewis -"The truth is that in this book a number of good things, never before united, have come together: a fund of humour, an understanding of children, and a happy fusion of the scholar's with the poet's grasp of mythology. The professor has the air of inventing nothing. He has studied trolls and dragons at first hand and describes them with that fidelity that is worth oceans of glib "originality." Scarce with very few copies in their original dust-jackets intact.New Lower price lowest 1st edition on the net. Bookseller Inventory # 070461

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Item Description: Allen and Unwin, London, 1954. Full Leather. Illustrated with Four Maps ( Three Folding.). (illustrator). First Editions, First Issues. SIGNED BY J.R.R.TOLKIEN on the Front Blank Free Endpaper of the First Volume. Illustrated with Four Maps ( Three Folding.). Beautifully Bound By Bayntun Riviere, Bath, U.K. In Full Red Leather with Raised Bands, Gilt Ruling to covers and Edges, Gilt Decoration to Spines, and All Edges Gilt. Housed in Specially Made Slipcase. A Beautiful and Very Clean Set. Size: 9 X 6 Inches. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 001478

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy:] The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King.

TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Published by London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954–5 (1954)

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Item Description: London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954–5, 1954. 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, "Eye of Sauron" to front boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a matching leather entry slip case. A fine set. Each volume has a map illustrated by the Author. First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes bitterly so. But the trilogy went on to astonishing sales and forged a major change in public literary taste. "Heroic fantasy" has since become one of the most commercially successful literary genres, having a transforming impact upon the entertainment industry, from electronic games to movies. Bookseller Inventory # 72787

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The Lord of The Rings

Tolkien, J. R. R.

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Item Description: In three volumes comprising: The Fellowship of The Ring; The Two Towers; & The Return of The King. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1954-5. Full crimson levant morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with double gilt fillet to boards and spines in gilt compartments each with a central ring motif, raised banding embellished with gilt split-rule and titles stamped direct; aeg; 8vo. Housed in matching crimson cloth slipcase. First Editions.A First Edition set in mint condition of this legendary work. Bookseller Inventory # CB9760-3

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The Lord of the Rings (3 volumes)

Tolkien, J R R

Published by London: Allen and Unwin, 1954-1955 (1955)

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Item Description: London: Allen and Unwin, 1954-1955, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First printings. Fellowship of the Ring is near fine in a very good plus dust jacket with some sunning to the spine, shallow 1/8 - 1/4 inch chipping at the head and tail of spine, light wear at the tips, and a small brownish mark to the front panel. Two Towers has some bumping to the head of the spine and is otherwise near fine in a very good plus dust jacket with some sunning to the spine, head and tail of the spine rubbed, and a 1/4 inch chip on the rear panel at the spine fold. Return of the King is near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some sunning to the spine and some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine -- no chipping. All maps present and fine. All dust jackets in protective covers. Bookseller Inventory # 9365

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS & THE RETURN OF THE KING

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by Houghton -Mifflin (1954)

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Item Description: Houghton -Mifflin, 1954. First Edition. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all And in the darkness bind them" * * * THE LORD OF THE RINGS * * * comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, Houghton-Mifflin, 1954, THE TWO TOWERS, Houghton-Mifflin, 1955 & THE RETURN OF THE KING, Houghton-Mifflin, 1956, first American editions (as well as first printings), some tanning to the base of the spine along with just a bit of wear to same on the first volume, a hint of fraying to the spine extremities of the second volume, else all 3 volumes vg+ to fine in vg+ to near fine dust-wrappers, the first volume having a small chip to the head of the dust-wrapper spine. A very nice set of this now classic work published by Houghton Mifflin but bound up from the first printing of the English sheets. The last volume is from the library of fellow writer and publisher Lloyd Eshbach with his ownership signature on the f.e.p. INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD winner and an enduring classic of literature. Bookseller Inventory # 09151

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The Hobbit

Tolkein, J R R

Published by George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Cloth Boards. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition, First Impression. 8vo. The true first edition, first impression of this scarce and collectable copy. 310 PP with requisite advertisement to rear, this copy comes without a DJ. But, it bears absolutely no marks, ink inscriptions, ex-libris plates or previous owner marks whatsoever. PP are exceptionally clean and tidy, no biopredation or spotting/foxing and free from tanning. Spine does bear some moderate damage, with the detachment of the lower portion of the cloth from the foot of the spine (4") revealing card beneath and edge of rear spine. But we believe this to be easily remedied in restoration. Slightly cocked, gutters are tight and clean and free from peeling or cracking, inner gutters slightly exposed but no detachment or cracking. Very light presumed thumb mark to foredge of pre-title, otherwise PP are truly clean and clear. Half inch scuff to front of CE, with some very light brown markings to the front of the boards, else a sound copy. Bookseller Inventory # 49124

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The Lord of the Ring. Being: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King : Three Volume Set

Tolkien, JRR

Published by George Allen & Unwin, London

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, London. Full Red Leather, Gilt. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Three volume set. 1954, 1954, 1955. Complete with maps. Finely hand-bound in modern full red leather, spine with gilt compartments & raised bands, all edges gilt. Fine set Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 029969

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Lord of the Rings, The: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1954. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.: London. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Fellowship of the Rings, 1954; The Two Towers, 1954; and The Return of the King, 1955. All three volumes rebound in a magnificent full red Morocco (goatskin leather) binding, with lettering on spine in gilt, five raised bands on spine, all edges trimmed and gilded, inside dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, original cloth spine of books laid down at rear. Fold-out map at rear as issued. Fine (these finely bound copies without dust jacket). Details: Volume 1: All but invisible tiny scuff on spine, a few spots of very minor light foxing otherwise; Volume 2: A few spots of foxing otherwise fine; Volume 3: Hammon's revised variant three, with faulty type and signature mark "4" present on page number 49. Also with Hammon's variant two, with closed gap "Men" on page number 281. (Hammon notes that all variants and priorities assigned to them are of manufacture only. They would have been published simutaneously.) The three volume set is housed in a handsome red cloth slipcase. Book. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10075515521

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Item Description: London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1949, 1949. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and dragon design to upper board in blue. With the dust jacket, price-clipped, supplied from another copy. Housed in a blue quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spotting to fore edge and very occasionally to contents, partial browning to the endpapers but a very good copy in dust jacket. Illustrated by Pauline Diana Baynes. First edition, first impression, of Tolkien's comic mediaeval fable, set in a mythic Great Britain; presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription to the verso of the front free endpaper, "Fr. Cuthbert Donnelly from the author. J. R. R. Tolkien". The Catholic priest Fr William Cuthbert Donnelly, S.J., subsequently lodged the book in the Jesuit library at Heythrop Hall, Oxfordshire, where Tolkien's son John trained as a priest. In 1970 Heythrop College, which had its origins in the English Jesuit college at Louvain, moved from the hall to become a constituent college of the University of London, and the book was released from the library about that time. There is also a youthful ownership inscription at the head of the half-title (one Michael Pamber). Hammond & Anderson A4a. Bookseller Inventory # 81108

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Fellowship of the Ring | The Two Towers | The Return of the King.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1954-1955., Boston: (1954)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1954-1955., Boston:, 1954. Book Condition: Near Fine. The first American edition of each of the three volumes. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." One of the best selling novels of all time. The first volume is near fine in a lightly aged dust jacket with the spine tanned a bit and minor chipping to the corners and spine ends. The second volume is near fine in a dust jacket with the barest wear. And the third volume is fine in a bright dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends. We've been told that the first jacket on Two Towers has a minute "nick" on the right side of the 'r' in 'Towers,' about one-quarter inch above the foot of the letter. We understand from Hammond that the sample size for this observation was three, and at present we know of three copies of the book without the nick, including ours. So we wonder about the point, but it may be an early issue? The US editions from the same sheets as the first UK, which were not used on later printings as the type had to be reset with numerous errors, were smaller than the UK. Fellowship-3,000cc for UK vs. 1,500 for US, Two Towers-3,250cc for UK vs. 1,000 for US, Return 7,000cc for UK vs. 5,000 for US. Bookseller Inventory # 52248

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Fellowship of the Rings, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by Houghton Mifflin (1954)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A complete set of the first US editions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each volume has the correct first printing points, including the all important year on the title page. Very good in very good dust jackets. Much smaller printings than the first UK editions. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1401111

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS - FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, RETURN OF THE KING (First Editions in Fine Bindings, Dark Maroon Goat, Gilt Decoration)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., London

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., London. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 1954-1955, three volumes bound in beautiful full dark maroon goat, gilt decoration on the front cover, the Misty Mountains along the top edge and a dragon at the bottom. Gilt titles on the spine, all edges gilt. Binding signed "Asprey & Co, LTD" . Marbled endsheets. All three volumes in excellent condition, clean and bright, all maps intact in very clean condition. Fellowship of the Ring and Two Towers stated first editions, first published 1954, Return of the King with the dropped type on page 49. This set is attractive, elegant yet simple in design. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 37914

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[uel]

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1954)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Volume I, The Fellowship of the Ring, published in 1954, Volume II, The Two Towers, published in 1955, and Volume III, The Return of the King, published in 1956. ** First U.S. Editions, all three volumes FIRST PRINTINGS - only 1,000 copies of The Two Towers were in the initial U.S. printing, so to find a set comprised entirely of first printings is rare. While The Lord of the Rings was made into a highly successful film series starting with The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001, the books were widely read in the 60s and 70s and imbued a generation with love of Hobbits and the tale of the Great Ring. *** DESCRIPTION: Volumes bound in light blue cloth, gilt lettering on the front and spine, cream endpapers, each volume has a map tipped into the back of the book, Volumes I and II have identical maps of Middle-Earth, Volume III has a close-up showing Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor. Unclipped dust jackets have decorative vignette on a colored background surrounding title within a white circle, back of each jacket varies (Volume I gives a bio of J.R.R. Tolkien, Volume II a New York Times book review of The Fellowship of the Ring, Volume III has review quotes for the Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers). Pagination: Volume I, 423 pages; Volume II, 352 pages, and Volume III 416 pages. *** CONDITION: Overall all three volumes are in very good condition, although they have clearly been read more than once, hinges in Volumes II and III are solid, hinges in Volume I are starting, there is some bumping to head and tails of the spines, the corners are generally very good although the bottom corners of Volume I are starting to wear through, Volumes I and III have prior owner small address labels on front free endpapers, and all volumes have some toning to the first few pages and to the text block edges. Dust jackets are not price-clipped, although there is no price printed on Volume I (correct per Hammond), all three are overall very good with some edgewear and old, minor staining to the inside of the jackets near the spine. Maps are all in near fine condition with no tears and only one unintended crease. *** CITATIONS: Hammond A5.b.i., ii., iii; as amended in "The Tolkien Collector" No. 23, July 2000, wherein he corrected the bibliographic details for the copyright page of The Two Towers for the U.S. edition. ***POSTAGE: Any additional postage will be covered by seller for this set. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory # 14012501

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Typed letter signed.

Tolkien, J. R. R., writer (1892-1973).

Published by N. p., 12. I. 1966. (1966)

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Item Description: N. p., 12. I. 1966., 1966. 8vo. 1 p. Blindstamped personal letterhead. Letter to an admirer: "Thank you very much for your birthday greetings. I am, in fact, writing more about the world of The Lord of the Rings, though the time I have to spare, which is not much, is much cut into by my correspondence. I am herewith sending back to you the pictures you kindly let me see. Some of them interested me; none of them enraged me". - In fine condition, with a few light creases. Tolkien’s stories grew to be extremely popular by the 1960s, leading him to be inundated with fan mail. However, he continued to write, publishing The Tolkien Reader and The Road Goes On in the years following this letter. Bookseller Inventory # K47074

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955 First editions, first impressions, Volume one: The Fellowship of the Ring,1954, 424pp., + folding map in the rear. 3000 copies were printed . Volume two: The Two Towers, 1954, 353pp., + folding map in the rear. 3250 copies were printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p. 98) Volume three The Return of the King, 1955, 416pp., + folding map in the rear. 7000 copies were printed. With the signature mark '4' and the slipped type on page 49 and the errors on pp. 31 101 and 209 (Hammond-Anderson p. 98 ) Octavo, In a splendid new full maroon leather binding by the Temple Bindery of Oxford (Ian Barnes) 5 traditional raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards, Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spines, top edges stained red. The 2 first volumes were Philip Toynbee's personal copies and he must have referred to them in his now infamous 1961 Observer "In our time" article, where a.o. he wrote: ".most of his more ardent supporters were soon beginning to sell out their shares in Professor Tolkien, and to-day those books have passed into a merciful oblivion." Housed in a custom-made dark red velvet lined cloth slip case. An exquisite set. With letter by previous owner David Snowdon who received the volumes 1 and 2 as a gift from Philip Toynbee in 1977. David is mentioned several times in Toynbee's book "Part of a journey" (1981) wwhich covers a period between 1977 and 1979 when both were members of "The Barn House Community". Bookseller Inventory # ABF1561

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Modern Classics on CD - The Hobbit: Abridged

Tolkien, J. R. R.

ISBN 10: 0007158785 ISBN 13: 9780007158782

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Item Description: Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR006006582

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THE TWO TOWERS

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by Houghton Mifflin (1955)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. First Edition. THE TWO TOWERS, Houghton Mifflin, 1955, first American edition, fine in near fine dust-wrapper. 1/1,000 copies, making this the stopper for most of those putting together a nice set of the first American edition (from the British sheets) of this modern day classic. Bookseller Inventory # 09142

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Item Description: London: George Allen & Unwin; Unwin Hyman; Harper Collins, 1983 - 96, 1983. 12 volumes, octavo. Original varicoloured boards, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. An excellent set. First editions, first impressions; the complete set of this first publication of Tolkien's entire History of Middle Earth, in which tales, songs, poems, maps, illustrations, genealogical tables, and even linguistic primers for Tolkien's languages, give the fullest picture available of one of the most thoroughgoingly imagined worlds ever created in the history of fantasy literature. The enormous content presented in these twelve volumes was only hinted at in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and was drastically condensed into a single volume in the Silmarillion (1973). Edited by his son Christopher Tolkien. Bookseller Inventory # 86258

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy (Comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King)

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by London: George Allen and Unwin. -1955 (1954)

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From: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA) (York, UK, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: London: George Allen and Unwin. -1955, 1954. First editions, first printings. Three Volumes. A lovely fine set, bound in modern full red morocco with gilt titles and borders. Raised bands on the spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Internally fine, with clean, bright pages and no inscriptions or stamps. Maps present to rear of each volume. Housed in purpose-made red cloth slipcase. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 6157

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Tolkien, J. R. R.; Tolkien

Published by Houghton Mifflin and Co. (1967)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin and Co., 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Pauline Baynes (illustrator). 1st Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Price clipped dj. Gift inscription. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 009887

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The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers & the Return of the King

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1955)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. FIRST EDITION. Fine/Very Good conditon hardcover set of the first American release of The Lord of the Rings triology. Volume One is a 2nd printing, USA. Volumes 2& 3 are first printings, USA. Slight wear to head and tail of DJ spines. Neat & Clean matched set purchased from original owner. We have been selling collectible books everyday for 21 years. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 302480

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The History Of Middle-Earth: all 12 volumes.

Tolkien, J. R. R. (ed. Christopher Tolkien)

Published by George Allen & Unwin: London 1983-1996 (1983)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin: London 1983-1996, 1983. Hardcovers. First editions (& 1st printings). All twelve volumes in THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH published 1983-1996 by George Allen & Unwin (first four volumes), Unwin Hyman (next four) and HarperCollins (last four volumes), all edited by Christopher Tolkien. The volumes comprise - THE BOOK OF LOST TALES PART 1, THE BOOK OF LOST TALES PART 2, THE LAYS OF BELERIAND, THE SHAPING OF MIDDLE-EARTH, THE LOST ROAD AND OTHER WRITINGS, THE RETURN OF THE SHADOW, THE TREASON OF ISENGARD, THE WAR OF THE RING, SAURON DEFEATED, MORGOTH'S RING, THE WAR OF THE JEWELS and THE PEOPLES OF MIDDLE-EARTH. Note: seven volumes have the price on the inner front flap, five volumes (1, 2, 4, 9, 12) are unpriced (but not price-clipped) of which two (vol 2 and 4) have a price sticker affixed instead. A fine/unrerad set, bought new, stored new with only the occasional slight dustjacket edge wear, all white (unfaded), pages, no creasing, no flaws. A fine (unread/as new) set of twelve volumes in dustjackets. Bookseller Inventory # 37152

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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and other Verses from The Red Book. With Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. First Edition.

Tolkien, J R R

Published by London: Allen & Unwin 1962. (1962)

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Item Description: London: Allen & Unwin 1962., 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 5th impression, 1971. Inscribed by J.R.R. Tolkein on the front endpaper and dated Nov. 22/72. Binding is very tight and square. Printed paper boards show a hint of very mild edge wear. The jacket is in lovely condition with a hint of mild edge wear and one short closed tear at the head of the spine. A spectacular copy, and as Tolkien's signature becomes increasingly scarce, a wonderful edition to a collection. Photos available upon request. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 140419001

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