The Lord of the Rings.
TOLKIEN J.R.R. (1954 & 1955.)
£20000.00 [First Edition]
First editions. 3 volumes. Maps, including folding maps at the rear of each volume. 8vo., original red cloth, dust jackets. London, George Allen and Unwin
Small and inconspicuous early Foyles label on the front endpaper of the first volume, some very slight marginal wear, dust staining and spine browning to the dust jackets, a soft crease on the front panel of The Return of the King, a neat contemporary ownership inscription in The Fellowship of the Ring, but a very good set indeed. The Return of the King has the signature mark and sagging lines of type, now recognised as a signifier of a second state; the dustjackets are of the first state, with no reviews.
Stock Code: 227334