Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Mixed Early Editions of The Lord of the Rings

    J. R. R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings [The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King]. London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd, 1955. Mixed early editions (Fellowship of the Ring is a fourth impression book and jacket, Two Towers is a second impression book and jacket, and Return of the King is a first edition, first impression (signature "4" and "sagging text" on page 49) in a first impression dust jacket (with no reviews present under the first two titles on the rear flap). Three octavo volumes. Publisher's full red cloth, spines stamped in gilt, price-clipped dust jackets. Jacket spines sunned and soiled, some rubbing and a few tears to jackets, some rubbing to bindings, some foxing to endleaves. Still, a very good set now housed in a handsome, custom-built cloth slipcase with pictorial scenes inlaid.
    Hammond and Anderson, A5ai, ii, iii.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    2nd Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 670

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 21 Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search