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    J. R. R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings. London: [1959-1960]. First edition, later printings.

    More Information: J. R. R. Tolkein. The Fellowship of the Ring. London: George Allen and Unwin, [1960]. First edition, eighth impression. Octavo. Publisher's red cloth, in original dust jacket. Cloth edgeworn and rubbed. Jacket soiled and worn at edges; spine ends chipped; wear at folds. Interior toned with occasional touches of thumbsoiling. [Together with:] The Two Towers. London: George Allen and Unwin, [1959]. First edition, sixth impression. Octavo. Publisher's cloth in original dust jacket. Jacket soiled overall; corners and spine ends frayed with some creasing around spine; spine darkened; reddish dampstain to front panel near joint. Cloth dampstained along lower edge interior toned; several pages dogeared. [And:] The Return of the King. London: George Allen and Unwin, [1959]. First edition, fifth impression. Octavo. Publisher's red cloth in original dust jacket. Jacket soiled; front panel rubbed; large dampstain to rear panel; spine ends chipped with resulting creases; folds worn. Cloth dampstained; mild toning to pages. Each volume in good condition overall, housed together in a custom slipcase. From the Collection of Daniel J. King.

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