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    A Wonderful First Edition Set of Tolkien's Masterpiece

    J. R. R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings, including: The Fellowship of the Ring. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. First edition, first impression. Octavo. 423 pages plus map attached to rear flyleaf. Publisher's red cloth with gilt spine titles. With signature mark "4" at the bottom of page 49. Original dust jacket priced "21s net". [and:] The Two Towers. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. First edition, second impression. Octavo. 352 pages plus map attached to rear flyleaf. Publisher's red cloth with gilt spine titles. Original dust jacket priced "21s net". [and:] The Return of the King. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. First edition, first impression, first state (signature mark "4" present on page 49, and all lines of type sag in the middle). Octavo. 423 pages plus map attached to rear flyleaf. Publisher's red cloth with gilt spine titles. Original dust jacket priced "21s net". Minor edge wear. Toning to endpapers. Minor dust-soiling to two jackets. Minor wear to the extremities of the jackets. Overall, a very attractive, first edition, (almost) first impression set of Tolkien's classic.

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