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    A Superb First Edition, First Impression Set of The Lord of the Rings

    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, first 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". Jacket spines sunned, some very minor rubbing to jackets, page 351 in Two Towers is shorter at the fore-edge, due to apparent binder's error (at the gutter, the leaf seems to be "bunched up" a bit). An excellent set, much better than usually seen. Housed in custom-made, full gray morocco, gilt, clamshell case.

    Hammond and Anderson, A5i, ii, iii.


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    October, 2014
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