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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.

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. 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 - All: Tolkien, J R

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. A set of first edition, first printings published by George Allen and Unwin between 1954-55. Comprising: [1] The Fellowship of the Ring - A near fine book without inscriptions. Some light spotting and a little off-setting to the endpapers. Top stain still present. Sharp corners to the book. A little light fading to the top edge. map present and in lovely condition. A very good+ unclipped wrapper with one small chip to the foot of the spine and a minute chip close to this. A little light chipping to the head of the lightly browned spine. Some light loss to the corners. [2] The Two Towers - A near fine book without inscriptions, some light off-setting to the endpapers. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light browning to the spine and some light circular splash stains to the spine. Some light chipping to the spine tail and a little to corners. Map present and showing well. [3] The Return of the King - A near fine book without inscriptions - a little off-setting and spotting to the endpapers. Map intact and showing well. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little browning to the spine and shallow chipping to the spine tail. Many sets offered have been 'cleaned' or restored - this set is entirely unrestored and presents very well indeed. Tolkien's rare trilogy. Bookseller Inventory # 10367

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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)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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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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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 1: JRR Tolkien

JRR Tolkien

Published by George Allen & Unwin, UK (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, UK, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy JRR Tolkien First Editions First Impressions George Allen and Unwin 1954. The Fellowship of the Ring: First impression published 1954. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Rear map still present and without creasing. A near fine copy in like original dust jacket. Not price clipped and with red lettering to spine still very much bright. The Two Towers: First impression published 1954. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Rear map still present and without creasing. A near fine copy in like original dust jacket. Not price clipped and with red lettering to spine still very much bright. The Return of the King: First impression published 1955. No inscriptions, unmarked and unblemished throughout. Rear map still present and without creasing. A near fine copy in like original first state dust jacket (without newspaper reviews). Not price clipped and with red lettering to spine still very much bright. An excellent set. Further images on request. Bookseller Inventory # 003226

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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)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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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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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. 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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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Published by London: George Allen and Unwin, 19545 (1954)

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Item Description: London: George Allen and Unwin, 19545, 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 Lord of the Rings - Signed: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1969)

ISBN 10: 004823091X ISBN 13: 9780048230911

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo, First "India Paper Edition", SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on verso of front free endpaper in the three years before his passing. Marbled endpapers, illustrations, 2 folding maps, original pictorial black cloth, slipcase, final blank leaf with 15mm closed tear with some wrinkling, which is common with this edition. Extremities of slipcase worn. The India paper used is this edition is very fragile, but equally tough, and thus, three volumes can easily be condensed into one. The book is foil blocked on a black buckram cover, with the text block edges blue spattered. Hammond: A5(h). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000142

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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Published by London: George Allen and Unwin, 19545 (1954)

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Item Description: London: George Allen and Unwin, 19545, 1954. 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine set. Each volume has a map illustrated by the author. First editions, first impressions, the Lord of the Rings in first state with signature mark "4" present on p. 49. 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 # 110197

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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by Allen & Unwin, London (1954)

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Item Description: Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions with Original Dustjackets, Leather Slipcase. George Allen & Unwin, published in 1954, 1954, and 1955, the 1st UK Edition, 1st impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954. One of 3000 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954. One of 3250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955, one of 7000 printed for the UK. This copy is the later state, with the signature mark '4' and having the 'slipped' type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, which is the same as this copy, but now this is considered the later state. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears noted, but the Fellowship shows some misfolds. Both the Fellowship and The Two Towers have the 1st state point map with the red dot off the coast of Umbar. The books show some only the lightest bit of soiling with the boards showing clean and bright. Gilt titles, author and publisher are still bright though slightly tarnished, some light rubbing to the edges, one bumped corner to the Return of the King. A little rubbing and shelfwear to the bottom of the boards, with the spine tips a little pushed and rubbed as well. All three books are in their original dustjackets, which are not price-clipped. The dustjackets are all moderately soiled, with some tanning and fading to the red lettering on the spines. The red topstain is clean and unfaded on The Fellowship and The Return, while the Two Towers shows some fading. Previous owners name to the front free endpaper of The Fellowship and The Two Towers, no other writing in any of the books. The endpapers show a moderate amount of offsetting on the The Fellowship and Return of the King, with no offsetting to the Two Towers. No foxing noted in any of the books. The dustjackets are not price clipped, and they show some minor loss to the edges, mostly to the flap folds and spine tips. They have a number of small closed tears to the edges, the largest to the top of the spine area on the Two Towers, effecting the 'J.R.' of the authors name. No repairs or restoration to these original dustjackets, completely unsophisticated. The text blocks are all clean and bright, without any internal foxing or markings. A highly sought after set of first editions 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. Very Good Plus / Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1583

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

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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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: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Leather Slip Case. First Edition. A fantastically rebound set by a premier American binder , the complete three volumes 1954/54/55 1st UK editions , the Fellowship of the Ring is a first impression dated 1954, The Two Towers is a first impression 1954, The Return of the King is also a first impression first state without the signature mark `4` or the infamous slipped type All maps are tipped into the rear of the books along with the original spines of each book the the set has been fully rebound in black Morocco leather with red leather inserts to the spine with title, date & author in gilt in the compartments with raied bands & gilt tooling , each book has wonderful marbled end papers created by Joan Ajala ( Australia) silk ribbon markers are bound in all edges gilded. All housed in a custom made slip case mirroring the image of the books . Each book has the title and the author in gilt on the front board in Tengwar script , & JRRT monogram on the rear boards single gilt rulings to both inside & outside edges. The case mirroring the books with the front boards stating the title Lord of the Rings & the full name John Ronald Reuel Tolkien again in Tengar Scrit as well as a ring & eye devise from tolkiens original UK dustjacket design . The rear of the case features a gilt stamped design featuring the Ring Poem again in Tengwar script . This is an extremely handsome rare set in fine condition through out all books with no issues or faults a must have for lovers of the Ring. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004140

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

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:] The Fellowship: TOLKIEN, J. R.

TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Published by London: George Allen and Unwin, 19545 (1954)

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Item Description: London: George Allen and Unwin, 19545, 1954. 3 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, black morocco labels, gilt rule to bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent 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 # 117775

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

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), THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING is vg in like pictorial dust-wrapper with some shallow chipping to the dust-wrapper spine extremities, a bit of dulling to the gold-gilt lettering, upper front fore edge corner tip gently bumped, a very faint moisture stain to the lower front fore edge area of the front cover, more obviously so to the lower fore edges of the f.p.d. & f.e.p. as well as the next two leaves then just about disappearing altogether and faintly noticeable at the b.p.e.'s; THE TWO TOWERS is vg+/near fine in like pictorial dust-wrapper with a small faint moisture stain to the lower rear fore edge corner tip which is likewise evident on the dust-wrapper as well; THE RETURN OF THE KING is vg+/near fine in like pictorial dust-wrapper. Still a nice and most collectable set of this now classic work published by Houghton Mifflin but bound up from the first printing of the English sheets. INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD winner and an enduring classic of literature. Bookseller Inventory # 12811

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

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by George Allen and Unwin, London (1954)

Used Hardcover First Edition Signed

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From: Temple Rare Books (Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954. Full Morocco. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Three volumes complete - 'The Fellowship of the Ring', 1954, 423pp, [1]; 'The Two Towers', 1954, 352pp and 'The Return of the King', 1955, 416pp. Rebound in full morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, date to foot in gilt, covers bordered with single gilt fillet, upper covers with central ring and eye device in gilt, a.e.g., new endpapers. Externally very good indeed. Internally bright and clean, except for a small patch of colour bleed from the original cloth onto the bottom margin of the final page of the 'Return of the King', with an associated small hole to bottom margin. Each volume with a folding map tipped on to rear endpaper. With a tipped in, slightly smudged, signature of Tolkien's to front pastedown of volume one. First edition set, but later state, Hammond and Anderson initially had this as the first state (page 86), but apparently have revised this opinion since. Now housed in a cloth slipcase, made by Temple Bookbinders. Hammond and Anderson A5. With Authors Signature Tipped in. Bookseller Inventory # 000317

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

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by George Allen and Unwin, London (1954)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954. Full Morocco. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Three volumes complete - 'The Fellowship of the Ring', 1954, 423pp, [1]; 'The Two Towers', 1954, 352pp and 'The Return of the King', 1955, 416pp. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second, author to fourth, Tolkien device to sixth, covers bordered with single gilt fillet, upper covers with central ring and eye device in gilt, a.e.g., new endpapers. Externally very good indeed. Internally bright and clean. Each volume with a folding map tipped on to rear endpaper. First edition set, but later state, Hammond and Anderson initially had this as the first state (page 86), but apparently have revised this opinion since. Now housed in a cloth slipcase, made by Temple Bookbinders. Hammond and Anderson A5. Bookseller Inventory # 000469

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The Lord of the Rings [Comprising The: Tolkien, J R

Tolkien, J R R

Published by George Allen and Unwin 1954 (1954)

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From: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA (Ripon, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin 1954, 1954. Book Condition: Fine. A set of first edition, first printings published by George Allen and Unwin in 1954-5. All are fine copies (slightest trace of spotting to the second volume) in fine red morocco leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine. Comes with a custom-made slip case. No inscriptions. A superb set indeed. Bookseller Inventory # 9535

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Item Description: London: George Allen & Unwin, (1955), 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition(s). (Fourth, second and second impressions, respectively). 8vo., uniform gilt stamped dark red cloth in equally uniform unclipped illustrated green/red/black/grey dustwrappers, ads to rear flaps and wrappers on all volumes, one illustration in Part One (p319), family trees (380-383pp) in Appendix C (Family Trees), calendar (384p) in Appendix D (Shire Calendar), charts in Appendix E (Writing and Spelling) of Part Three, fold-out a map tipped in to rear endpapers of each volume, 11-416pp; 9-352pp; (7)-(424)pp. Fine with slight age-related browning to endpapers and extremities uniform to all three volumes in near fine dustwrappers with similar slight age-related browning to extremities. A lovely set. Note : Please contact Sellers & Newel to specify shipping options and minimize costs. Bookseller Inventory # 3024

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Tolkien, J. R. R.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY

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From: Books Maps Prints More (Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY. Hardcover. First Edition. This is the First American Edition of The Lord of the Rings in hardcover with dust jackets, published by Houghton Mifflin and Company in New York in 1954, '55, '56 for the three volume set, respectively. The Fellowship of the RIng, Two Towers, The Return of the Ring. EDITIONS: Volumes 1 and 3 are both First Impressions of the First Editions and Volume 2 is the Second Impression of the First Edition. The same sequence is true for the matching dust jackets ---First - Second - First Impression dust jackets for the three Volume set) . (Impressions = printings) . All the books and jackets match identification points based on Hammond/Anderson and Skull/Frisby. CONDITION: Between the six items being offered for sale (three books, three jackets) , the condition is good to near fine. The book for Volume 3 is in the best condition, but the jacket for Volume 3 has the highest occurrences of wear. BOOKS: The books have bright, medium blue cloth covers with tight bindings, a touch of thread wear at some corners. None have any marks or writing on the end paper or pages. The pages are crisp and clean. There is a little spotting to the top and bottom edges on the first volume. The blue covers and gilt are the brightest on Volume 3. JACKETS: The jackets appear to be the original jackets issued with the books - all points of identifications show continuity throughout. None of the jackets have been price clipped. There is some edge and corner wear to each, a tiny puncture, some rubbing, one has a little discoloration, another has some crease marks, one has some mending tape in the interior. Separate detail on each book and jacket is available. MAPS: Each volume has a map - all maps are present and attached and in fine condition - they also match the points of identification for each volume. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 6688

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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by Allen & Unwin, London (1954)

Used First Edition

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From: The Tolkien Bookshelf (Newton, KS, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition, all 1st impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954, one of 3000 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954, one of 3250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955, one of 7000 printed for the UK. This copy is the Later State, as per Wayne Hammond's revised opinion, with the signature mark '4' and does have the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he revised his original definition of the 1st state, showing the slipped type and a signature mark "4" on page 49, in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the Later State. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds, both the Fellowship and Two Towers maps show the 1st State point of a red dot off the Coast of Umbar. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature, with no previous owners names or marks to any of the books. The set is recently rebound in Red Morocco Leather, all edges trimmed and the top edge stained red. The set is further characterized by matching cream colored endpapers, and is housed in a custom red cloth covered slipcase. The boards of the books feature dual embossed rules around the edges, with the spine gilt stamped with the titles, author, and published dates. All are very clean and bright, with a couple of small smudges on occasional page margins, no foxing or offsetting, and none have any writing or signatures. 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 # 1722

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The Lord of the Rings First Edition: Tolkein, JRR
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Item Description: Hardback. Book Condition: "Fine. Tolkein, JRR (illustrator). This is a first edition 3,2,1 impression set. It was never possible to purchase a first edition set i.e. the 1st impression of each book, in a shop together, this set would be the best you could do if purchased in 1955. Rare to find this combination because of the wide distribution. Fellowship of the Ring - fine copy of the first edition 3rd impression. Publisher's original red cloth binding with title in gold on spine and map on the back end free paper. Original unclipped dust jacket with price 21s. DJ is fine with very little wear to the edges and just some slight fading to spine, faint foxing to front and back covers. Binding fine with only very slight foxing to the front and end papers. Pages clean and bright. The Two Towers - fine copy of the first edition 2nd impression. Publisher's original red cloth binding with title in gold on spine and map on the back end free paper. Original unclipped dust jacket with price 21s. DJ is near fine with wear and fading to the spine, small tear at top, crinkling at bottom, foxing to the front and back covers. Binding fine with only discolouration and foxing to the front and end papers. Pages clean and bright. The Return of the King near fine copy of the first edition 1st impression. Publisher's original red cloth binding with title in gold on spine and map on the back end free paper. Original unclipped dust jacket with price 21s. DJ is good with wear to the spine, a small tear and tiny piece missing at top, small tear at base, slight fading to spine. Binding very good slight knock at top of spine, discolouration and slight foxing to front and back end papers. Pages clean and bright. Further details and images are available on request. book. Bookseller Inventory # 162

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

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London

Used Hardcover First Edition

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From: YesterYear Books (Dunstable, BEDS, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Mixed Editions. Book 1 The Fellowship of the Ring - First Edition Fourth Impression 1955. Book Condition Very Good/ Dustwrapper - Good. 423 pages. Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] spine is darkened with small closed tears/chips to both ends of spine and corners. One small tear to base of spine has been repaired internally with tape. Minor soiling to both front and rear cover. The Two Towers First Edition Second Impression - 1955. Book Condition Very Good, Dustwrapper - Good +. 352 pages. . Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] spine is darkened with small closed tear to top edge of spine & corners and chip to base of spine + minor discolouration. Book 3 The Return of the King - FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION 1955 (with number 4 and slipped text on page 49) Book condition Very Good - Dustwrapper - Fair/Repaired. 416 pages. Unclipped dustwrapper [21s net] has longish tears which have been repaired internally with tape to fore-edge of front board and spine ends, and is chipped to spine ends and with some discolouration to both front and rear covers & small pen mark to rear cover. A very handsome, clean set bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Slightest shelfwear to cloth at spine ends. All the jacket spines have darkened uniformly. A little foxing to page edges but text block is very clean. Bindings square and tight. Fold out maps clean and intact. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 044866

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1954)

Used First Edition

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From: Captain Ahab's Rare Books (Stephenson, VA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1954. First American Edition. First Printing, one of 1,500 copies (bound from British sheets). Octavo; turquoise cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; yellow topstain; dustjacket; [7], 8-423pp + illustrated map of Middle Earth, printed in black and red, tipped onto rear pastedown. Hint of sunning to spine, upper board corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with date of "1.1.55" written in a tiny hand at lower edge of rear pastedown; Very Good+. In the correct first printing dustjacket, unpriced, with the ascender clipped on the 'd' in 'Frodo' on the tenth line on the rear flap, the following 'o' not nicked, and the lower edge of Tolkien's photograph on the rear panel cut straight across (not 'V' shaped); gentle sunning to spine, rear panel slightly dusty, with the usual pinpoint wear to front panel, a few small nicks and short tears; an unrestored, Very Good+ example. First volume of what is likely the most significant trilogy of books written in the last century, and the basis for the Oscar winning film directed by Peter Jackson. Scarce in the correct dustjacket. Hammond A5.b.i; cf. The Tolkien Library. Bookseller Inventory # 2065

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The Lord of the Rings. Imp. 4,2,1,: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Published by George Allen and Unwin, London (1955)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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From: Festival Art and Books (Machynlleth, POWYS, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1955. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A lovely 1955 year set, above average condition. Includes a later 1957 box but not sold at the time. Impressions 4,2,1 of the three books. 1955, 1955, 1955,the wear and aging is fairly uniform, with small owners name stamp to all three books ffep. Loved and cherished by one owner. This is the likely first true set of the three books you could buy at one time and place. It was never possible to purchase a first edition set i.e. the 1st impression of each book, in a shop. These early impressions are increasingly hard to find without much more wear and tear. All three jackets are similar condition, fading to spine and overall color, slight tattering and paper loss to spine ends, RotK jacket has a 1 inch section missing from the lower spine. TT has a 3rd impression jacket. Jacket impressions were interchanged often at A & U. Slight lean to all three books, though bindings tight. Please ask for additional photos as this will show the condition better than a description. The box is worse for wear. Bookseller Inventory # 002024

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