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    J. R. R. Tolkien: The Return of the King (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955), first edition, first impression, second state, 416 pages plus fold-out map by Christopher Tolkien, red cloth with gilt spine titles, 8vo (5.75" x 9"), dust jacket. Top edge stained red (as issued). The concluding volume in Tolkien's mega-selling classic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The book is in about very good condition, with bumped corners, moderate edge wear present, a slightly cocked spine, and mild toning to the textblock edges. The dust jacket is in about good condition, with a 2" x 1.5" portion of the spine missing, worn folds, some chipping, and general edge wear present. Original Allen & Unwin releases of the Rings novels are rare in any condition, and this book would make a good addition to any Tolkien fan's library.

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    October, 2007
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