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    J. R. R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1963. First American edition, later impressions. All signed by the author to the half-titles. The Fellowship of the Ring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1963. First American edition, thirteenth impression. Signed by the author to the half-title. Octavo. 423, [1] pages. Three illustrations after Tolkien and two maps (printed in red and black) after Tolkien's son, Christopher: Map of the Shire (page 24), The Ring inscription (page 59), The Gate of Moria (page [319]), the inscription on Balin's Tomb (page 333), large folding map (mounted to rear free endpaper recto). Publisher's blue cloth, upper board and spine lettered in gilt; original illustrated dust jacket after Walter Lorraine. Corners bumped and rubbed, head and foot of spine pushed and worn, light soiling to head of spine and small stain to front board. Cream endpapers; bookplate to front free endpaper recto. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges trimmed; 3-inch closed tear to fold-out map closed with cellotape but not affecting image, minor intermittent foxing, text block edges toned with minor wear. Dust jacket unclipped ($5.95); heavy edgewear and losses, spine sunned, toned, rubbed and worn, irregular open tears to head and foot of spine panel and corners, spine panel heavily repaired with cellotape to recto and verso, tape toned. Very good book with fair dust jacket.

    [Together with]: The Two Towers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1963. First American edition, tenth impression. Signed by the author to the half-title. Octavo. 352 pages. Illustrated with one large folding map after Christopher Tolkien, printed in red and black and mounted to rear free endpaper recto. Publisher's blue cloth, upper board and spine lettered in gilt; original illustrated dust jacket after Walter Lorraine. Sprung, corners bumped and rubbed, head and foot of spine pushed and worn. Cream endpapers; bookplate to front free endpaper recto. Internally clean, all edges trimmed; gutter cracked at half-title page, text block edges toned with minor wear. Dust jacket unclipped ($5.95); heavy edgewear and losses, spine sunned, toned, rubbed and worn, irregular open tears to head and foot of spine panel and corners, spine panel repaired with cellotape to recto.

    [And]: The Return of the King. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1963. First American edition, tenth impression. Signed by the author to the half-title. Octavo. 416 pages. Illustrated with one large folding map after Christopher Tolkien, printed in red and black and mounted to rear free endpaper recto. Publisher's blue cloth, upper board and spine lettered in gilt; original illustrated dust jacket after Walter Lorraine. Cream endpapers; plate to front free endpaper recto. Corners bumped and rubbed, head and foot of spine pushed and worn. Internally clean, all edges trimmed; gutter cracked at half-title page, text block edges toned with minor wear. Dust jacket unclipped ($5.95); heavy edgewear and losses, spine sunned, toned, rubbed and worn, irregular open tears to head and foot of spine panel and corners, spine panel repaired with cellotape to recto and verso, tape toned. Very good book with good dust jacket.

    Hammond & Anderson, A5.b, later impressions.


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