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JRR Tolkien

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Item Description: No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. A unique collection from the 19th & 20th Century of Letters, photographs, postcards, from the family of JRR Tolkien. A wonderful insight into the childhood, upbringing, family and influences on the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Including letters from Arthur & Mabel Tolkien, (parents) 15 unseen long letters by JRR Tolkien himself, 25 letters from other close members of the Tolkien family or associates, including John, Christopher, Michael and Priscilla Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter, Fr Francis Morgan, Aunt Jayne, Hilary Tolkien etc. around 55 photographs, including JRR Tolkien (signed) and Hilary Tolkien (Brother), Edith, John, Michael & Priscilla. An original Manuscript by Hilary Tolkien (now published). JRR Tolkien's Panama hat and many more interesting items in this unique, historic and significant archive. This archive is for sale as one lot and will not be split. Serious enquiries only to arrange private viewings. Bookseller Inventory # 000088

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New Lodge Stonyhurst Original Art by JRR: JRR Tolkien, Hammond,

JRR Tolkien, Hammond, Wayne G.; Scull, Christina

ISBN 10: 0618083618 ISBN 13: 9780618083619

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Item Description: 1947. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. JRR Tolkien (illustrator). 1st Edition. Artist: JRR Tolkien Title: New Lodge at Stonyhurst Date: August 1947 A wonderful colour drawing measuring 150mm x 185mm (unframed), titled, dated and initialled, inscribed to rear, `for Mr & Mrs Bailey in memory of a beautiful holiday, August 1947, J.R.R.T. Beautifully framed and also allowing the rear inscription to be viewed. Including a copy of JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator where this wonderful piece of art is published. Thought to be one of the few pieces of art by JRR Tolkien to be in private ownership and not held by the Tolkien Family / Tolkien Estate. Provenance; by direct descent. On several occasions J.R.R. Tolkien stayed at New Lodge when visiting Stonyhurst College. The inscription is to the then occupiers of the Lodge. The foreground of the picture contains runner beans in full flower. Comparisons have been drawn between this scene and the view of Tom Bombadil`s house in the Fellowship of the Ring (p.139); `Frodo ran to the eastern window, and found himself looking into a kitchen-garden grey with dew ., his view was screened by a tall line of beans on poles; but above and far beyond them the grey top of the hill loomed up . and the red flowers on the beans began to glow against the wet green leaves` . see Hammond (Wayne G.) & Scull (Christina), J.R.R. Tolkien, Artist and Illustrator, 2004, p. 31-2] The JRR Tolkien Companion & Guide, Chronology p321, Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond 12-21st August 1947. Tolkien and Priscilla (daughter) stay at New Lodge Stonyhurst. In the Guest Book they sign their nationality as ¿English¿ (not British). During the visit Tolkien makes a drawing, New Lodge Stonyhurst, which he gives to the owner of the establishment. On 21st September Tolkien write to Stanley Unwin: ¿For a few days my daughter and I had there blazing sun, a rare commodity in those parts, and abundant food, less rare there than in some other places¿ (Tolkien- George Allen & Unwin archive, Harper Collins). Published in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator fig 28 Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull New Lodge, Stonyhurst depicts the garden of the guest house at which Tolkien stayed in Stonyhurst, Lancashire on three occasions. Tolkien made the drawing in August 1947 and gave it to the family who owned New Lodge. The drawing is featured in J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator, fig. 28. For further details visit my website and information is at the rear of the catalogue. Signed by Author and Illustrat. Bookseller Inventory # 000087

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1937" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by J.R.R. Tolkien on a typed letter by the author laid into the book. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the First Issue point with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' present on the rear flap. This original dustjacket is rich in color with minor repair. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fantastic copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Tolkien First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16090934698

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J. R.

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 beautiful copy in collector's condition. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-9020408529

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The Hobbit - true first issue in: J R R

J R R Tolkien

Published by George Allen and Unwin (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. We are delighted to offer a first edition, first printing, first issue of J.R.R Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’. This is the true first issue of the first edition, evidenced by the alteration (in hand) to the name ‘Dodgson’ to the rear flap. Frontispiece and 9 full-page uncoloured illustrations after drawings by the author. The first edition was published on 21 September 1937 and the first impression of 1,500 copies was sold out by December. A near fine (or better) book with one small name and date to the reverse of the half title page. An exceptional copy of the book, without foxing and all contents are bright and clean within. In a very good unrestored dust wrapper with two closed tears to the edge of the front panel. Two small slivers of loss to the spine, with a small chip to the head of the spine and a minor chip to the foot of the spine. Some light loss to the corners. An unrestored wrapper with an excellent book. Tolkien’s popularity grows with each year. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5850366130212554617

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The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Published by Allen & Unwin, London (1954)

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Item Description: Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. 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, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, with Custom Clamshell Case. George Allen & Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published in July 1954. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published 1954. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published 1955, 1st impression, the later state with the slipped type and signature mark '4' on page 49, as per Wayne Hammond's revised opinion. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition. All three books are in their correct 1st impression dustjackets, in Near Fine condition. The Fellowship of the Ring has one small finger smudge to the front panel. The rear panel shows a pair of closed tears with minor associated wrinkle. The back flap has been folded and lightly creased at one time with associated wrinkles, no tears or loss. Only the lightest of soiling to The Two Towers who's previous owner has reinforced the edges of the dustjacket with archival tape. There is almost no rubbing and virtually no soiling to the Return of the King, no chips or loss, and positively no fading. None are price clipped, and show only the lightest of rubbing along the folds. No foxing and the most minor offsetting on the endpapers. The red cloth covered boards are clean and bright, without any tarnishing of the gilt or bumped corners. The text block is clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. No previous owner's names or writing. The maps in The Fellowship and The Two Towers are the original, both without any tears or extra folds, also have the 1st state point with the red dot off coast of Umbar. The Return of The Kings map is also original and has no tears or extra folds. A beautiful, fresh collectable set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. Any questions, please feel free to ask. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 1633

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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Published by London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937 (1937)

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Item Description: London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and covers blocked in black, top edge green, map endpapers printed in black and red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom box within an elaborate brown morocco-backed slipcase, with gilt lettering and leather onlays to the spine. Bookplate to first blank. Cloth a little faded to edges, otherwise a very good copy in a brighter than usual jacket that has some nicks to extremities, a touch of black ink at upper edge of front fold, and a little paper restoration to the top edge. Frontispiece and 9 full-page uncoloured illustrations after drawings by the author. First edition, first impression, first issue jacket with the hand-correction to "Dodgeson" on the rear inside flap. The first edition was published on 21 September 1937 and the first impression of 1,500 copies was sold out by December. Hammond & Anderson A3b. Bookseller Inventory # 93967

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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 Lord of the Rings:] The Fellowship: TOLKIEN, J. R.

TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

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

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Item Description: London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955, 1955. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spines, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Each volume housed in a custom red cloth solander box with maroon labels to spines. Contemporary Foyle's ticket to front pastedown of vol. I. Spine-ends very lightly bumped, corners faintly rubbed, top edge of Fellowship slightly splashed and that of Two Towers negligibly so. An excellent set, internally fine and the maps especially clean, in the dust jackets with ring-and-eye motifs bright and fresh, a little rubbing and a few nicks at spine-ends, and otherwise vols. I and II each with one short nick along the top edges. Folding map at the end of each volume. First editions, first impressions, the Return of the King in first state with unbroken type and no signature mark (previously identified by Hammond as the second state), in the second state dust jacket with reviews added to the rear panel. This is one of a possible 3,000 sets in first impression throughout, though in practice this is a work that was often read to pieces, with the dust jackets a particularly rare survival. 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 had a transformative impact upon the entertainment industry from electronic games to cinema. Hammond A5a. i. ii. iii. Bookseller Inventory # 106294

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

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Item Description: 1973. No binding. A collection of Six Typed Letters Signed from J.R.R. Tolkien and one Autograph Letter Signed by his wife, Edith Tolkien to Sterling E. Lanier, written between 1965 and 1973. The letters were sent to Lanier, an author, sculptor, and editor at Chilton Books, who had notably persuaded the automotive manual publishing company to publish Frank Herbert's *Dune*. The letters cover a range of subjects including figurines Lanier made of *The Lord of the Rings* characters and gifted to Tolkien; piracy issues that Tolkien was dealing with in America; the death of his wife, Edith; the writing of *The Silmarillion*; and acknowledgments of books and newsletters that Lanier had sent to him. The letters are near fine with some edgewear and folds from mailing.The correspondence began in 1965 when Lanier sent a letter to Tolkien with an accompanying package of his handcrafted figures based on characters from *The Lord of the Rings*. Lanier asked whether he could have the approval of Tolkien to market them resulting in the two exchanging letters and becoming friendly, with Tolkien fully supporting the figures: "They are in a wholly different class to many things that are often marketed without my permission." In a later letter Tolkien writes, "I recently, after my wife's death, moved back to Oxford.I have a feeling, though I hope not justified, that I have never written to you to thank you for your set of bronze figures. They survived the move and are now on display in a cabinet. I prize them, and they have been much admired." The figures appear to never have been mass produced, hitting a snag due to legal issues related to United Artists who owned the rights.In a letter from the end of 1965 Tolkien writes, "I at last received a letter direct from Ace Books, very specious and slightly glutinous, but it offered to discuss terms for royalties." Apparently, Lanier had been assisting Tolkien on confronting Ace Books, the company that had released an unauthorized edition of *The Lord of the Rings*. Lanier also sent Tolkien several science fiction newsletters, and two books, including a copy of *Dune*. The publisher Chilton had only recently acquired the novel which had been originally been serialized from 1963-1965 in *Analog Magazine*. While the book became a huge best-seller, Lanier, who championed its publication, was ironically fired due to slow initial sales. At the time of the letter Tolkien hadn't been able to read *Dune*.In the final letter written in 1973, less than a year before his death, Tolkien writes, "I am only now at last able to actually work upon *The Silmarillion* and prepare at least part of it for publication. I am afraid you have hit on one quite serious point; the legends of *The Silmarillion* are largely mythological, and mostly grim, and without any tinge of comedy." *The Silmarillion* was Tolkien's last work and informed the myths and origins of his now famous Middle Earth. The book was completed by his son Christopher, whose efforts to compile and organize the book writing was published posthumously in 1977. It won the Locus Award for Best Fantasy novel in 1978.A wonderful collection of letters from the greatest fantasy author of the 20th Century about manuscript publishing rights, the science fiction community, and the then nascent world of literary merchandising. A detailed list is available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 399812

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The true first edition in the first issue dust jacket, with the correct price present on the front flap and the typo and hand correction on the back flap. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1506040

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The Hobbit 1937 1st Ed/1st printing with: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Published by George Allen and Unwin Ltd. (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. This book is in good condition. There is some darkening to the outside boards and some wear to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners. A few pages have some very light foxing, but most of the book is clean. There are no bookplates or markings of any kind. This book contains its original black and white frontspiece and all its original illustrations, with none missing or removed. This is a First Edition / First printing from 1937, one of only 1500 copies. This book comes with its rare original dust jacket. The dustjacket is in good condition. It is missing its original front flap (which has been replaced with a facsimile). It is slightly darkened and has some light wear along its edges. It has the ink correction of the "e" in Dodgeson on the rear panel. The book is signed by Tolkien on a mounted paper tipped in on the title page. A rare Signed copy of Tolkien's classic work. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13093240295

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The Lord of the Rings - Original: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by Allen & Unwin, London (1963)

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Item Description: Allen & Unwin, London, 1963. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, published by George Allen & Unwin in 1963. The true 1st Deluxe Edition of the 3 volumes of the Lord of the Rings, comprised of "The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and "The Return of the King". The Fellowship of the Ring is signed by the author, J.R.R. Tolkien, to the title page. A wonderful provenance on this signature, as it comes with a note signed by Merlin Unwin, the son of Rayner Unwin. It states that The Fellowship, "belonged to my father Rayner Unwin (Tolkien's editor and publisher) and was kept in his personal library at our family home in Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire. After his death in 2000 it remained there until the death of his widow, Carol, in 2012. Merlin Unwin". The young lad whose book report was instrumental in the publishing of the Hobbit, kept this signed copy for many years. Has the initials A.R.R. to the back of the free endpaper. It has been added to this partial set, which had the original slipcase and the other two books, to complete this lovely set. I know of only one other signed set of this Deluxe Edition, which was given to Pauline Baynes, and recently sold for an extremely high price at auction. This set is bound in the original Black Buckram cloth with gilt titles, author and publisher to the spines of each volume. Each volume features Bevel-Edged boards, gilded page edges, and the original silk bookmark sewn in. The books are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing and marks to the covers, with almost no marks or rubbing to the gilded edges, Initials to the back free endpaper, with no other writing or inscriptions in any of the books, except for the authors signature. The textblocks are clean and unmarked, with a very tight binding. The original maps are all present, and have no tears or misfolds, nor any browning to the folds as often happens. The spine of the Two Towers is only slightly lighter in color, less so than the common flaw with this edition. Seems to only occur with the Two Towers, and rarely the other two books. The books are housed in the very scarce original publishers slipcase featuring the Pauline Baynes color "Triptych" artwork. This case has some minor splits starting to the entry corners, but very little rubbing to the back corners, and no bumped corners as is often found. Clean and bright, one of the nicest I've run across in many years. The scarcest of all the original Allen & Unwin 1st Editions, as well as the Houghton Mifflin issues, with the signed copy added, makes a marvelous set for the Tolkien enthusiast. According to publishers records, 1000 or less sets produced. Briefly mentioned in the Tolkien bibliography by Hammond and Anderson on page 98. The outside of the slipcase show some superficial rubbing, one small scuff to the back side edge, but whole & complete, without any major stains or faults. A rare opportunity for this scarce signed set with it's original Pauline Baynes illustrated slipcase. A full leather clamshell case has been crafted to house this wonderful set, including the original slipcase. The clamshell features full black leather with recessed panels, holding reproductions of Pauline Baynes color "Triptych" artwork. A beautiful presentation to house and protect this extraordinary set. Digital images available upon request. Other Tolkien sets, original and rebound are available. Inquire if interested. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good Plus / No Jacket, as Issued. Bookseller Inventory # 1228

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS set The: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954 (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Impressions of ALL three books. Each book is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket. The dustjackets have some wear to the spine and edges. The 21s net printed price is present in ALL three dustjackets. The books are ALL First Printings with the words "First Published in 1954" printed on the copyright page of "Fellowship of the Ring" "The Two Towers" and "First Published in 1955" on the copyright page of "The Return of the King" The books are bound in the original RED boards from the publisher. There is some wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean in ALL three books with NO writing, marks or bookplates. Overall, a nice set of all three books. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12679320134

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J.R.R. TOLKIEN

Published by Headington, Oxford, England (1955)

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Item Description: Headington, Oxford, England, 1955. No binding. Book Condition: Fine. Autograph Letter Signed, to Naomi Mitchison. Headington, Oxford, England, December 8, 1955. 4 pp on 2 leaves of wove paper with Pirie's/ Crown Bond watermark. 5. Autograph Letter Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 23221

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Published by George Allen & Unwin, London (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Hard Back. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Excellent complete set of first edition, first impressions, all in the original grey wove dustcovers. First state, with '4' to pages 49 of all volumes. Bound in dark red cloth, with gilt titles to the spine. Top edges red. Part 1: The Fellowship of the Ring, limited to 3000 copies. Part 2: The Two Tower, limited to 3250 copies. Part 3: The Return of The King, limited to 7000 copies. Complete with all maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien. Spines of volume one and two browned, with minor chipping to the top and tail. Light wear to the extremities, and some minor marking to the front and rear. Volume three dustcover in excellent near fine condition, with just the slightest bumping to the spine ends. None of the jackets are price clipped. Small red stain to the inside of the dustcover of volume 1, not visible from the outside. All bindings in very good clean sharp condition. Previous owners neat inscription to the ffep of volume 1& 2, and very slight foxing otherwise contents in lovely clean bright condition. Bindings tight with no cracking to the endpapers. A lovely set of one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century. Vol 1 423pp. Vol 2 352pp. Vol 3 416pp. Bookseller Inventory # 089381

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THE HOBBIT or There and Back Again: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by London: George Allen and Unwin. (1937)

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Item Description: London: George Allen and Unwin., 1937. First edition, second impression (the first printing with coloured illustrations). Original green cloth with dark blue titles and illustration, in dustwrapper. Housed in a purpose made quarter black morocco solander case. Illustrated by the author with four colour and nine black and white full page plates and double page map illustrations to the front and rear. A superb example, the binding very clean and square. There is a tiny previous owner's name in blue ink to the top edge of the blank front endpaper and very light spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the near fine very lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little spotted to the upper panel and flap edges. There is no loss to the dustwrapper and it has not been price-clipped. An exceptional example in entirely original and unrestored condition. The first printing of The Hobbit was issued on 21st September 1937 with a print run of only 1500 copies. The book was an immediate success and sold out within months. This second impression was printed in December the same year in an edition of 2300 copies (423 of which were destroyed at the warehouse of the binder Key and Whiting in the bombing of London on November 7th 1940) and was the first printing to include the author’s four colour plates, initially commissioned for and later published in the American edition. [Hammond A3a.] Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 11537

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R

Published by London George Allen and Unwin 1971 (1971)

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Item Description: London George Allen and Unwin 1971, 1971. Ninth printing of the one volume paperback edition. Signed by the author J.R.R. Tolkien on the title page in blue ink. This copy was signed and given to Fred Archer, one of the movers, who moved Mr. Tolkien from Bournemouth to Merton Street in March 1972, an incident recorded in Humphrey CarpenterÕs biography of Tolkien. A near fine bright copy with a hint of use in printed wrappers. The basis of the film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, and Christopher Lee. Peter Jackson won three Oscars in 2003 for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay for the third and final film ÔThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingÕ. Enclosed in a custom handsome dark green leather and cloth clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 20399E

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TOLkIEN, J.R.R.

Published by GEO. ALLEN & UNWIN, LONDON (1954)

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Item Description: GEO. ALLEN & UNWIN, LONDON, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. 1st Editions. Expert restoration to DJs by professional conservator. None. Bookseller Inventory # 10812

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST Edition, FIRST Impression, published by George Allen and Unwin in 1937. This First Edition, First Printing of only 1,500 copies is bound in the ORIGINAL green cloth from the publisher. This sophisticated dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is a First Edition, second impression with "second impression" printed on the front flap. This early dustjacket has the same art design as the First Impression and was also published the same year, 1937. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with minor foxing to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12420239927

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Tolkien (J.R.R.)

Published by George Allen and Unwin - 1955 (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin - 1955, 1954. FIRST EDITIONS, third volume with signature mark present and lines of type sagging on p.49 (designated as first state by Hammond in his bibliography, but later revised by him to second state), folding-maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien at rear of each volume, very short closed tear to title-page of third volume, pp. 424; 352; 416, 8vo, original red cloth, backstrips lettered in gilt and slightly softened at ends with a small amount of very gentle rubbing to tips, slight lean to spine of second volume, very minor knock to top corner of lower board on second volume, top edges red with slight partial fading to that of second volume, faint partial browning to free endpapers of first volume, dustjackets with backstrip panels a little sunned with some very shallow chipping at ends, similar chipping to corners of frist two volumes with a short split at head of front flap-fold of first volume, very short closed tear to rear panel of same, a very good set. A splendid, unrestored set of first printings. Bookseller Inventory # 58300

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE: Tolkien, J. R.

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), all 3 volumes vg+ or better in vg dust-wrappers save for some light fading and wear and tear to the dust-wrapper spine extremities. 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 over the last forty years. Bookseller Inventory # 11227

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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 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, an approx. 1 inch and 3 inch split along the spine fold 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 Hobbit Signed by JRR Tolkien: JRR Tolkien

JRR Tolkien

Published by George Allen & Unwin, UK (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, UK, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The Hobbit Signed by JRR Tolkien First Edition First Impression George Allen & Unwin 1937. Only 1,500 copies were printed. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning, no loose or damaged pages. Clean and unmarked throughout. In original green cloth covers showings signs of wear. SIGNED by JRR TOLKIEN by way of loosely inserted autograph, written on a bookplate-sized piece of gummed paper inscribed: 'for Mrs Gould'. It was given to Mrs Gould by Tolkien himself after she had helped him with some pension affairs in 1971. She met Tolkien on several occasions and, as thanks for her help, he offered to give her some signed books. Because her work contract prevented her from accepting gratuities, she was unable to accept. Instead, as a consolation, he sent a gum-backed signed slip of paper to her home which she could then attach to one of her own books. The slip of paper has since remained in the envelope it was sent in, alongside a typed letter from Tolkien's secretary - JM Tolhurst - who was the wife of Tolkien's friend Dr Tolhurst. Dr Tolhurst was dining with Tolkien on the evening that the author was taken ill and subsequently died. Further images on request. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002542

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J R R Tolkien

Published by George Allen and Unwin (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. LONDON: ALLEN & UNWIN, 1954 - THE TWO TOWERS. LONDON: ALLEN & UNWIN, 1954 - THE RETURN OF THE KING: ALLEN & UNWIN, 1955. 3 VOLUMES, 8° (222 X 144MM). All three volumes in very good+ condition. Only one name and date to volume II. Spotting to endpapers, some light tape burns to those of vol. III. All maps present. All dust wrappers in very good condition with a little loss to the spine tips. One minor chip to the head of volume 1 with a closed tear. Some light tissue repairs to the hinges of volumes 2 and 3. A very good set of the first printings. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8040610647744939480

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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 (225 x 145mm). 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. An excellent set. Each volume has a map illustrated by the Author. First editions, first impressions, the Return of the King in third state with the signature mark "4" and the sagging line of type on p. 49 (previously identified by Hammond as first state). 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 # 91617

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin 1954-55, London (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin 1954-55, London, 1954. First Edition. Three octavo volumes; original red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spines; red topstains; original dustjackets; maps bound into each volume following text. First Impression of each volume; Third State of text in Return of the King, with signature mark and slipped text on p.49. The three volumes nicely preserved, straight and tight with just mild rubbing to board edges, in original unclipped dustwrappers. Fellowship with faint foxing to endpapers and fading to top-stain near spine, jacket unclipped and just slightly faded on spine panel; The Two Towers exhibiting slight mottling to boards, uneven fading to top-stain, jacket with two brief paper-tape reinforcements to verso, darkened and spotted on spine panel with red lettering somewhat faded (but still perfectly legible); Return of the King quite Near Fine, with top-stain bright and unrubbed, in clean, very slightly faded first issue jacket. Together, a quite presentable and unrestored set of Tolkien's much-loved and highly sought-after trilogy. Bookseller Inventory # 17080

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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: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin (1937)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very good first edition in a very good later issue dust jacket. Name and date written on front free end paper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1508099

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by Allen & Unwin, London (1937)

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Item Description: Allen & Unwin, London, 1937. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A magnificent 1st Edition, 1st Impression, newly rebound in dark green morocco leather, gilt stamped to with Tolkiens Dragon as from the original cloth boards, with a lovely green cloth covered clamshell case, stamped in black to match the original covers. This is the 1st (First) impression published 21st of September 1937. The original decorative map endpapers have been professionally lifted, lined, and bound in following the marbled paper endpapers. The maps are in excellent condition, with no names or markings. This is the 1st and only early UK edition published with Tolkien's famous frontispiece, 'The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', in his original black and white line drawing. One of only 1500 copies of the original print run, which sold out within months of it's release. This copy has been elegantly rebound in full Dark Green Morocco leather, by The Temple Bindery. Features a beautiful flourished signature mounted to the front pastedown. The textblock shows no names, writing or inscriptions. Pages are clean and bright, a few insignificant smudges and some minor spots to the pages, scattered thru the book, no other markings or tears noted. All edges have been trimmed and gilded. A beautiful copy, in a fabulously finely crafted binding. 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 / No Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1240

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