True first printing of this title, in the third variant* Text on p. 49 displays both the damaged (i.e., slipped) text, and the number 4 (marking the signature) is present at the bottom of this page., making this the third variant*. Another indicator of variant would be the final line of text on p. 281 in which the gap in the word Men (i.e. Men) has now been closed. This is what is considered the second state (An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography). Red cloth, faded topstain, shelf rubbing to top and bottom of spine. One dime-sized spot to front board, and some discoloration to upper portion of rear board where exposed to greater sunlight than those areas below, which were safely snugged-up against other books on the shelf Bumps and wear to top corners, nudges and wear to bottom corners. Foxing to free endpapers. Map of Gondor (Rohan and Mordor too) in fine condition, and apparently seldom opened in 58 years. *Concerning these "variants" An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography states: "It should be noted that all of the variants detailed (above), and the priorities assigned to them, are of manufacture only. They would have been published simultaneously" Here it is -- A WORKINGMAN'S COPY of the true first edition of one of the great fantasy epics of the past five hundred years. Most likely unbeknownst to the masses when this copy was first issued -- purchased from the library of a literary scholar who no doubt "shared" with Tolkien, the presence of the same reference works in their respective libraries. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE RETURN OF THE KING : BEING THE THIRD ...
Publisher: George, Allen and Unwin
Publication Date: 1955
Book Condition: Good Only
Edition: First Edition (Third Variant).
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Befriedigend/Good: Durchschnittlich erhaltenes Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit Gebrauchsspuren, aber vollstšndigen Seiten. / Describes the average WORN book or dust jacket that has all the pages present. Seller Inventory # M00618346279-G
Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0618574972 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z0618574972Z3
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) 01/09/2003, 2003. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780618346271
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) 01/09/2003, 2003. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Seller Inventory # 7719-9780618346271
Book Description Mariner Books. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that‚ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2966704750
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 2004. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP13213992
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Condition: Good. Second Printing. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP106019254
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 2004. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3289253
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Condition: Very Good. Second Printing. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP10427530
Book Description Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2968779699