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Descrizione libro: No Binding. Condizione libro: Fine. A unique collection from the 19th & 20th Century of Letters, photographs, postcards, from the family of JRR Tolkien. A wonderful insight into the childhood, upbringing, family and influences on the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Including letters from Arthur & Mabel Tolkien, (parents) 15 unseen long letters by JRR Tolkien himself, 25 letters from other close members of the Tolkien family or associates, including John, Christopher, Michael and Priscilla Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter, Fr Francis Morgan, Aunt Jayne, Hilary Tolkien etc. around 55 photographs, including JRR Tolkien (signed) and Hilary Tolkien (Brother), Edith, John, Michael & Priscilla. An original Manuscript by Hilary Tolkien (now published). JRR Tolkien's Panama hat and many more interesting items in this unique, historic and significant archive. This archive is for sale as one lot and will not be split. Serious enquiries only to arrange private viewings. Codice libro della libreria 000088

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Quantità: 1

Da: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1937" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by J.R.R. Tolkien on a typed letter by the author laid into the book. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the First Issue point with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' present on the rear flap. This original dustjacket is rich in color with minor repair. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fantastic copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Tolkien First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria ABE-16090934698

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Da: Festival Art and Books (Machynlleth, POWYS, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Author (illustratore). First Edition. 1937 1st edition, 1st impression. George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Octavo, original light green cloth with dark blue decorations, original blue, green, white, and black pictorial dust jacket. Fine book and fine original dust jacket. Book is very clean, has small owners signature to inside cover, slight reading curve to spine, no other flaws. Jacket has minor conservation re-enforcement to spine head, jacket corners and to two small closed tears and corners to stop further tattering, though we do not conisder this restoration, but to provide support to avoid further tearing. Hardly detectable except under bright light. Comes with custom made clamshell protective case. You could spend £60,000 plus for a fine condition copy of this edition without restoration. Please ask for a catalogue of additional photos. Codice libro della libreria 01237

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Author (illustratore). First Edition. Also available with our finer 1st/1st Hobbit for £68,000 George Allen & Unwin. Perhaps the most unique offering to Tolkien book collectors ever: the first 10 impressions of The Hobbit, all with original matching jackets. (Unused previous impression jackets were often sold on the next impression in some cases. These are all matching impression books and jackets). While all ten may all be together in a private collection, this is the first time we are aware they have been available for sale as a single lot. It took more than ten years of painstaking effort to collect them all. The first edition alone could cost as much as this whole collection in near fine condition or signed. From time to time the individual impressions come up for sale with jackets, but even later impressions are nowrare with the original unrestored jackets. None of these jackets have any restoration and remain in the charming original state. It’s not always understood by new collectors the valueis more in the jackets than the book, as the jacket are more scarce due to wear, loss and handling. Each book and jacket impression is unique; different ads on the flap, prices, impressions and text changes and corrections. The condition of each also makes this a unique collection as we beleive these are the best condition example of each of the first ten printings as the jackets have been upgraded to better quality examples over time. These were children’s books and the jackets suffered wear and tear even when the books were new, but over the years the jackt paper has become brittle and delicate with age. Even with gentle handling they suffer furtherdamage each time with small chips falling off. Some have closed tears, tears to cover seams or detached and in section in some cases, but this isn’t evident in the protective mylar. All jackets havetattering to spine ends, some paper loss, chips and scuffs to varying degree.Some are better than others as the paper was changed. The early impressions have some paper loss inparticular, but this also makes them more affordable. Many have faded/darkening to the spine colours. All are good to very good, near fine in some cases. All original jackets with no restoration. We can offer a lightly restored jacket and 1st edition book with only conservation restoration for the 1st/1st Hobbit for an upcharge of £20,000. The books are in very good condition considering they are welllove and read often. Some have slight lean and gift inscriptions, some of the middleimpressions have "ghosting" on the book spine/covers where the white of the image is burnedon the spine/book cover from the sun. All are complete, bindings tight, noserious stains, marks or damage. Thesecomprise first and second editions, but are commonly refer to the overallimpression in printing order 1st thru 10th. Up to the 3rdedition 1966 is considered scarce so there are three more books to complete the2nd editions. However we stopped at 10 is a nice round number! These ten books are: 1937 1st Edition/ 1st Impression. 19371st/2nd. 1942 1st/3rd. 1946 1st/4th.1951 2nd Edition/ 1st impression, 5th overallimpression. 1954 2nd/2nd,6th. 1955 2nd/3rd, 7th. 1956 2nd4th,8th. 1957 2nd/5th, 9th and finally 19582nd/6th, 10 overall impression. Codice libro della libreria 01236

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin (1937)

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Da: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin, 1937. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published in 1937. A stunning First Issue dustjacket with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' on the rear flap. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight, with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy in collector's condition. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Codice libro della libreria ABE-9020408529

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J.R.R. Tolkien ) Tolkien, Edith & Tolkien, Priscilla

Editore: N.A. (1964)

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Descrizione libro: N.A., 1964. First Edition. A COLLECTION OF 40 SIGNED HOLOGRAPHIC LETTERS SPANNING THE YEARS 1964 THRU 1993; 14 from Edith Tolkien (wife of J.R.R.) dated 1964 thru 1971 and 26 from Priscilla (only daughter of J.R.R. & Edith) dated 1969 thru 1993; most in fine condition, many multi-page; all but two with original envelope when called for and all addressed to long time family friend Professor W. Meredith Thompson of Canada. Some details/highlights: Edith thanks Meredith for naming her the dedicatee of his book and receipt of same; mentions that her and J.R.R. give nicknames to those people they are fond of (indeed in all 14 letters from Edith, she refers to the recipient as "My Dear Merrie Tom"); notes that the pirated edition (Ace paperback publication) of THE LORD OF THE RINGS is causing her husband extra work and delaying work on his next book; the reasons leading up to leaving and selling their Oxford residence; J.R.R.'s fall down the stairs and complicated knee surgery and later thrombosis as well as other serious ailments; referring to various titles by J.R.R., Priscilla mentions and thanks the recipient for the good times spent by him with her parents; how neither of her parents are very practical people despite being so different from each other; the sudden death of her mother, Edith, and the causes and last days as well as who was able to see her and who was not and the funeral services in Bournemouth, but the actual burial in Oxford; how her father held up during these times; the return of her father to Merton College and how he was welcomed with lodging there; his much needed socialization in Oxford; his trip to London with her and brother John to receive the C.B.E.; thanks Meredith for the copy of THE LAST UNICORN but states "although perhaps rather obviously imitative of Tolkien in style, it (does) not contain the interest because (it's) a rather more crude fairy tale;" a trip to Edinburgh, one of her favorite cities, where her father received an honorary degree and held up well with banquets and festivities; how she was helped so much by his (Meredith Thompson) sympathy and kind words concerning her fathers passing; that her father was lonely without his wife but was bolstered by all those back at Oxford and happy to be in familiar surroundings; that just prior to his death he began hemorrhaging while spending time in Bournemouth due to an ulcer but had excellent medical care; how she and brother John were able to spend precious time with her father while still conscious but that brothers Michael & Christopher were alas unable to do so but were there for the funeral; that Christopher was named Literary Executor; that Michael had a near nervous breakdown perhaps precipitated by his fathers death; that brother John was coping well and a great comfort to her; that the younger members of the family were likewise supporting; she extends an invitation for Christmas this year (1973); that she encloses a photo (here present) of her father next to his favorite tree along with two of his grandchildren, among the last photos ever taken of him; that enclosed newspaper cuttings of her fathers death are his to keep (likewise here present): thanking the recipient for his hospitality when she went to see him; that her brother Christopher has to yield his teaching fellowship to begin work on the publication of THE SILMARILLION; the excitement of the on going preparation of the Tolkien biography by Humphrey Carpenter; the recently released Caedmon recordings of her father reading from both THE HOBBIT & LORD OF THE RINGS; cousins living in Canada; slowly going through her fathers papers to give to the Bodleian Library; the 50th anniversary celebration of THE HOBBIT and exhibition of manuscripts and drawings at the Bodleian Library along with window displays at new bookstores; etc. All in all, very chatty, informational and personal letters about the above as well as state of health, vacationing in different places, welfare of children and grandchildren, thank y. Codice libro della libreria 12625

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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Editore: London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937 (1937)

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Descrizione libro: London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and covers blocked in black, top edge green, map endpapers printed in black and red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom box within an elaborate brown morocco-backed slipcase, with gilt lettering and leather onlays to the spine. Bookplate to first blank. Cloth a little faded to edges, otherwise a very good copy in a brighter than usual jacket that has some nicks to extremities, a touch of black ink at upper edge of front fold, and a little paper restoration to the top edge. Frontispiece and 9 full-page uncoloured illustrations after drawings by the author. First edition, first impression, first issue jacket with the hand-correction to "Dodgeson" on the rear inside flap. The first edition was published on 21 September 1937 and the first impression of 1,500 copies was sold out by December. Hammond & Anderson A3b. Codice libro della libreria 93967

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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Editore: London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-55 (1954)

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Descrizione libro: London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-55, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Three volumes. Folding map in each volume. Return of the King is second state with sig. 4 and slipped type on p. 49 (this was formerly Hammond’s first state, but the bibliographer has revised his opinion). Original red cloth and printed dust jackets. Bookplate. Fine in very good fine dust jackets with slight wear, minor stains, tanning to the spines. An attractive set. FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS. This is a very attractive set of the celebrated Lord of the Rings trilogy. The size of the edition was small: The Fellowship of the Ring (3000 copies), The Two Towers (3250 copies), and The Return of the King (7000 copies). Tolkien worked on this epic, not so much a trilogy as a long novel, from the publication of The Hobbit (1937) until the early 1950s. Beginning with the appearance of the second edition of 1966 and the nearly simultaneous appearance of the paperback edition in America, The Lord of the Rings became one of the best-selling works of fiction of the century. This is the “paradigmatic work of modern heroic fantasy. . . . Its success was not immediate, but its publication in paperback was an event sufficiently momentous to transform completely the market situation of heroic fantasy, and hence bring about a new era in its history. The Lord of the Rings made fantasy a significant publishing category and inspired a deluge of new works. The astonishing reception and influence of this work qualify it as one of the most remarkable literary phenomena of the 20th century” (Barron, ed., Fantasy Literature). Codice libro della libreria ABE-1511292003080

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin (1937)

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Da: Bookbid (Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin, 1937. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. The true first edition in the first issue dust jacket, with the correct price present on the front flap and the typo and hand correction on the back flap. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Codice libro della libreria 1506040

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Da: Festival Art and Books (Machynlleth, POWYS, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Author (illustratore). First Edition, 1st. 1937 1st edition, 1st impression. Allen and Unwin. Very book and original, unrestored very good jacket. Book corners have rubbing to cloth corners, slightly grubbiness to spine and three small date stamps front and rear end pages, not noticeable at first glance. Looks like a child was playing with their rubber stamp as there are no other marks or indications to explain them. The dust jacket has a 3 inch paper section missing from the top edge of the rear jacket cover and a smaller section on the cover. This could be restored, but we don’t recommend it. Overall, a very collectible copy and more affordable for the flaws mentioned. Comes with custom made clamshell protective case. You could spend £50,000 plus for a fine condition copy of this edition. Please ask for additional photos. Codice libro della libreria 01235

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Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1954,1954,1955, London (1954)

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Da: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB (Mount Pleasant, SC, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1954,1954,1955, London, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. A most attractive set of Tolkien's three Landmark Books: (1) The Fellowship of the Ring, one of 2,500 first impression/first state copies bound by Jarrold and Sons, very Nearly Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper; (2) The Two Towers, 3,250 first impressions, faded top-stain, light foxing of page edges, in about Fine dust-wrapper; (3) The Return of the King, one of 7,000 first edition/first printings, Near Fine with light foxing to page edges in about Fine, second state dustjacket with reviewer comments to first two titles on back-flap, variant three with signature mark '4' present on page 49 and lines 'sagging' in the middle, originally designated as first state by Hammond/Anderson, later corrected by Wayne Hammond [The Tolkien Collector, Issue 11]. All volumes complete with folded maps of Middle Earth tipped in onto recto, back free endpaper with minor professional paper restoration. Dust-wrappers with original prices, free of prior owner inscriptions or markings. Rather scarce in this condition; Tolkien began The Lord of the Rings between 16 and 19 December 1937, three months after The Hobbit was published and George Allen & Unwin were encouraging Tolkien, against his inclination, to write a sequel. The rest is history. As C. S. Lewis commented (from the dust-jacket) : "If Ariosto rivalled it in invention (in fact he does not) he would still lack its heroic seriousness. No imaginary world has been projected which is at once so multifarious and so true to its own inner laws; none so seemingly objective, so disinfected from the taint of the author's merely individual psychology, no so relevant to the actual human situation yet so free from allegory. And what fine shading there is in the variations of style to meet the almost endless diversity of scenes and characters - comic, homely, epic, monstrous, or diabolic.". Codice libro della libreria 12777

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The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of: J.R.R. Tolkien
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Descrizione libro: Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Original Cloth. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustratore). 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, with a Custom Leather Slipcase. Published by George Allen and Unwin, 1954/1954/1955 respectively, all are 1st UK Editions, First Impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954, one of 3000 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954, one of 3250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955, one of 7000 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is the later state with the slipped type and signature mark '4' on page 49, as per Wayne Hammond's revised opinion. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, with both The Fellowship and Two Towers maps showing the 1st State point of the red mark off the coast of Umbar. All three books are in their correct 1st impression dustjackets, in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, the Two Towers with some minor rubbing and chips to the spine ends, one closed tear to the upper front spine fold area. The Return of the King dustjacket is the 1st State lacking any blurbs to the rear flap. There is almost no rubbing and the lightest of soiling to the Fellowship and Return of the King, no chips or loss, and positively no fading. None are price clipped, and show a bit of rubbing along the folds. No foxing, but some minor offsetting on the endpapers of The Fellowship. The red cloth covered boards are clean and bright, with a bit of tarnishing to the gilt to The Two Towers. The Fellowship and The Return are clear and bright, but the corners of the front boards of The Fellowship are bumpedt. The text block is clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. No spine lean, no previous owner's names or writing. The maps in The Fellowship and The Two Towers are the original, both without any tears or extra folds, also have the 1st state point with the red dot off coast of Umbar. The Return of The Kings map is also original and has no tears or extra folds. A beautiful, fresh collectable set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. Any questions, please feel free to ask. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine. Codice libro della libreria 1810

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The Hobbit - First Edition (1937): J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1937)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustratore). 1st Edition. London, England: George, Allen & Unwin, Ltd. (1937). The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard cover. First Edition. First Edition, First Issue of J.R.R. Tolkien's Ground-Breaking Debut Novel. Book Condition: Near-fine in original pictorial green cloth. Corners very slightly bumped, head and foot of spine very slightly bumped, minor discoloration to cloth at extremities and head of spine. 10 illustrations, pictorial end-papers in red and black by the author, 2 pages of publisher's advertisements at end. Dust Jacket Condition: Near-fine, original pictorial dust jacket by the author. "Dodgeson" corrected in ink on inside lower flap. Frayed at extremities with some loss and tears (including 60 by 35mm. section at head of spine) The first edition was published on 21 September 1937 and the first impression of 1,500 copies was sold out by December, 1937. Collector's Grade Copy. Hammond A3(a). Codice libro della libreria 000004

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Da: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST Edition, FIRST Impression, published by George Allen and Unwin in 1937. This First Edition, First Printing of only 1,500 copies is bound in the ORIGINAL green cloth from the publisher. This sophisticated dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is a First Edition, second impression with "second impression" printed on the front flap. This early dustjacket has the same art design as the First Impression and was also published the same year, 1937. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with minor foxing to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Codice libro della libreria ABE-12420239927

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THE HOBBIT or There and Back Again: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: London: George Allen and Unwin. (1937)

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Descrizione libro: London: George Allen and Unwin., 1937. First edition, second impression (the first printing with coloured illustrations). Original green cloth with dark blue titles and illustration, in dustwrapper. Housed in a purpose made quarter black morocco solander case. Illustrated by the author with four colour and nine black and white full page plates and double page map illustrations to the front and rear. A superb example, the binding very clean and square. There is a tiny previous owner's name in blue ink to the top edge of the blank front endpaper and very light spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the near fine very lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little spotted to the upper panel and flap edges. There is no loss to the dustwrapper and it has not been price-clipped. An exceptional example in entirely original and unrestored condition. The first printing of The Hobbit was issued on 21st September 1937 with a print run of only 1500 copies. The book was an immediate success and sold out within months. This second impression was printed in December the same year in an edition of 2300 copies (423 of which were destroyed at the warehouse of the binder Key and Whiting in the bombing of London on November 7th 1940) and was the first printing to include the author’s four colour plates, initially commissioned for and later published in the American edition. [Hammond A3a.] Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Codice libro della libreria 11537

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: Ballentine Books (1965)

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Quantità: 1

Da: Festival Art and Books (Machynlleth, POWYS, Regno Unito)

Valutazione libreria: 5 stelle

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Descrizione libro: Ballentine Books, 1965. Condizione libro: Fine. No Jacket. Barbara Remington (illustratore). First Edition. Not since we supplied most of the important pieces to a Tolkien museum in Switzerland has such a key piece come on the market. The importance of this now iconic artwork to Tolkien’s huge popularity should not be underestimated. It was the cult status Tolkien first achieved in America on sale of millions of paperback and not in his own Britain,that would make him a household name. The Hobbit for example was not produced in the UK until 1961, 24 years after the first publication. Until 1966 his books only sold a few thousand copies a year, hardly a best seller. In fact the Tolkien society fan club first started in America, some five years before the UK version. Keep reading if you want to know more. We are pleased to offer for sale, perhaps the most important original Tolkien related art piece. It is truly deserving as a museum piece representing a key turning point in the history of Professor Tolkien popularity. While Tolkien’s own art was used in the Hobbits, none of his was used in the first lotR except the dust jackets. This is the original concept art submitted to Mrs Betty Ballantine for the 1965 Ballantine Books first paperbacks of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books in America. It was also used for the promotional posters and banners for what was to become very popular editions. It was produced by artist Barbara Remington as a concept proof before the final colour versions were produced. The medium is gouache on card, glued on illustration board with the original Ballantine stock sticker on the reverse, art piece 11 x 11 inches in size plus frame and matt width. It comes with a personal COA letter from Betty Ballantine. It also comes with two custom made frames, one for the art and one for the letter. Art frame has plexiglass panel on the reverse so you can see the Ballantine stock sticker. It also includes a poster- Come to Middle-earth which is the same artwork in colour as well as used on the cover of Fellowship of the Ring. This iconic illustration also has a slightly infamous reputation as Tolkien did not like it initially, but this does not alter its importance to Tolkien lore as we know it today. The History In 1965 Ace Paperbacks in America released unauthorised editions of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the first time in paperback. This was due to a loophole in US copyright. The rush was then on for Houghton Mifflin, Tolkien’s US publisher in collaboration with Ballantine books to release authorised paperbacks of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. To close he copyright loophole, a new version of the LotR text was needed, in which Professor Tolkien set out to make changes in 1965. As was often the case, these revisions were quite delayed, forcing Ballantine Books to rush out a new edition of the Hobbit and using Barbara Remington artwork before she had actually read the books. Thus some of the strange figures in the artwork are not in the book. There was even a lion on the cover of the Hobbit PB until it was airbrushed out. During an interview with N Marion Hage and Andwerve, Barbarasaid- "I worked for Ballantine, and as a practice, always read the books before doing the artwork. I didn’t have this luxury with the Tolkien Books, something I wish I could have changed. Ballantine was in a hurry to get these books out right away. When they commissioned me to do the artwork, I didn’t have the chance to see either book, though I tried to get a copy through my friends. So I didn’t know what they were about. I tried finding people that had read them, but the books were not readily available in the states, and so I had sketchy information at best." (As noted above, Barbara did make sketches relative to the books, afterwards, but she couldn’t get the publishers to see the point, something which is very regretful). Professor Tolkien was not impressed with the new Hobbit book cover. In a letter to Rayner Unwin, 12 September 1965, Tolkien wrote: ‘I wrote expressing(with moderation) my dislike of the cover for. Codice libro della libreria 01242

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Houghton Mifflin Company (1938)

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Descrizione libro: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. First American edition, first state (or printing) with bowing hobbit on title page, maps at endsheets in opposite order as per list of illustrations, and Chapter VII heading on page 118 incorrectly listed as Chapter VI. 310pp. Original tan cloth lettered in blue and illustrated in red, red map endpapers. Tiny stain to front cloth, else Fine with light rubbing at edges. In a Very Good+ unrestored dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.50 intact, trimmed a hair too tall, two tape mends to verso, small chips at edges, rubbing along folds, spine panel a bit rubbed and soiled, light creasing to front flap. The first American appearance of the epic fantasy novel. Quite rare in its unsophisticated original jacket with a different design than its British predecessor showing Tolkien's drawing of Hobbiton. Codice libro della libreria 171012001

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston New York (1938)

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Descrizione libro: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston New York, 1938. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears and minor repair. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.50 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's tan cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1475718401003

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Hobbit or There and Back Again.: TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Editore: London George Allen and Unwin (1937)

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Descrizione libro: London George Allen and Unwin, 1937. A Wonderful First Edition "Hobbit," the Author's First Novel TOLKIEN, J.R.R. The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin, [1937]. First edition, first issue of the author’s first novel. One of 1500 copies. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches; 191 x 135 mm). 310, [2, ads] pp. One plate (facing p. 146) and nine text illustrations (including frontispiece). With pictorial endpapers in red and black ink ("Thror’s Map" on front endpapers and "Map of Wilderland" on rear endpapers). Original light green cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in dark blue on covers and spine, with Tolkien's own 'Mountains and Dragon' design. Top edge stained light green. Some minor sunning to outer edge of cover. Spine with some very light rubbing and mild dust staining. Preliminaries and fore-edge with some light foxing, otherwise the text is extremely clean. Previous owner's contemporary ink signature on front free endpaper. Overall a near fine copy. Housed in a full green calf clamshell. "The Hobbit began as an amusement for the Tolkien children, and reached print rather unexpectedly, a typescript of it having been shown to Stanley Unwin by a former pupil of Tolkien's. Once published, however, it was an equally unexpected success. Unwin pressed Tolkien for a sequel." (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Hammond A3a. HBS 67899. $13,500. Codice libro della libreria 67899

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The Hobbit.: TOLKIEN, J. R.

TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Editore: Allen & Unwin, 1937. (1937)

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Descrizione libro: Allen & Unwin, 1937., 1937. First edition. 8vo. 310pp + 2pp ads. Dark green boards with black illustrations by Tolkien. Topedge green as issued. A very good+ copy. Clean boards with light dusting. Nick to top right corner of spine & a few to foot of spine & one slightly beyond onto foot of rear board. Boards just showing bottom right corner of leading edges. Internally crisp and clean with no inscriptions & no foxing. Clean edges. Map endpapers original and unsplit. None of the usual tanning to spine. A lovely clean copy. One of only 1500 copies. A modern literature cornerstone. Hammond A3a. Codice libro della libreria 100527

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Da: Festival Art and Books (Machynlleth, POWYS, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Author (illustratore). First Edition, 2nd. Very good book and original dust jacket. No marks to covers, no lean, lovely book, Dust jacket has 2 inch paper loss to spine head, small loss to spine heel, but other very good. Jacket covers bright, with minor scuffing in places. Please ask for photos. Tolkien specialist. See all our Hobbits listed. Codice libro della libreria 001939

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Allen & Unwin, London (1937)

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Descrizione libro: Allen & Unwin, London, 1937. Full-Leather. Condizione libro: Very Good Plus. No Jacket. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustratore). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A magnificent 1st Edition, 1st Impression, newly rebound in dark green morocco leather, gilt stamped to with Tolkiens Dragon as from the original cloth boards, with a lovely green cloth covered clamshell case, stamped in black to match the original covers. This is the 1st (First) impression published 21st of September 1937. The original decorative map endpapers have been professionally lifted, lined, and bound in following the marbled paper endpapers. The maps are in excellent condition, with no names or markings. This is the 1st and only early UK edition published with Tolkien's famous frontispiece, 'The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', in his original black and white line drawing. One of only 1500 copies of the original print run, which sold out within months of it's release. This copy has been elegantly rebound in full Dark Green Morocco leather, by The Temple Bindery. Features a beautiful flourished signature mounted to the front pastedown. The textblock shows no names, writing or inscriptions. Pages are clean and bright, a few insignificant smudges and some minor spots to the pages, scattered thru the book, no other markings noted. Page 90 has had the lower left hand corner repaired, looks as though it was torn and has been neatly repaired. A page or two have had the upper corner folded, with the crease still showing a bit. All edges have been trimmed and gilded. A beautiful copy, in a fabulously finely crafted binding. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good Plus / No Jacket. Codice libro della libreria 1240

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J. R. R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1958)

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Da: E. B. Books (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1958. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Publishers. 1937, 1954. London, U.K. First edition and tenth printing. Signed by author on title page. Book in FINE condition, tight and square, sharp corners. Dustwrapper in NEAR FINE condition, original 12s. 6d. net price present on front flap, no chips or damage, unfaded spine, foxing on both flaps. Overall a FINE copy in great collectible condition. Very rare signed. Photos available. #12,500. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 002035

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Editore: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1938 (1938)

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Descrizione libro: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1938, 1938. First American Edition; first state (or, as Hammond speculates, possibly a printing), with the Òbowing hobbitÓ on the title page, often erroneously described as an Òissue.Ó Of the five thousand copies of this edition, it is not known how many of each ÒstateÓ were printed or distributed, but in this cataloguerÕs substantial experience, those in the second state have far outnumbered the others. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a tiny remnant of tape at the top of the spine and an old two inch tape mend on the back panel. Codice libro della libreria 34706

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York (1938)

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Da: The Tolkien Bookshelf (Newton, KS, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione libro: Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York, 1938. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustratore). 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1938, a 1st US Edition, 1st Impression, 1st State with the Bowing Hobbit to the title page. A wonderful copy of an extremely collectable book, housed in it's very rare and newly restored original dustjacket. The maps are bound opposite to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson. Chapter VII header is uncorrected and reads as 'Chapter VI' This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. There are no names or writing in the book. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright, without any foxing or marks whatsoever. The text block is tight with no loose pages or any separation from the binding. The original cloth shows only the most minor shelf wear on the bottom edges of the boards and spine. A small area to the top spine fold front corner shows a little soiling, mostly dusty from the small area that was originally missing on the dustjacket. The very rare 1st Dustjacket, is original and newly professionally restored to a Near Fine condition, presents beautifully. I have provided a custom clamshell case, fully bound in Black Morocco Leather, featuring raised bands, blue leather insets with the Title, Author, Dwarves' Hat, and Publisher and date, gilt stamped to reflect the spine of the original book. The front panel of the clamshell has the Title and a larger Bowing Hobbit gilt stamped, with the back panel featuring the JRRT Monogram. A beautiful bright copy of this classic of fantasy literature. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine. Codice libro della libreria 1461

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Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London (1937)

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Da: Second Story Books, ABAA (Rockville, MD, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1937. First U.K. Edition, First Impression. 8vo., 310pp.; VG/VG; housed in a green clamshell box, 1/4 bound with dark green leather on spine and gilt lettering. rest green cloth with gilt title and gilt stylized Smaug on front board; boards of book are light green cloth, impressed with a stylized Misty Mountains scene in deep blue ink along the top and a dragon at the bottom of both boards; endpaper maps with red and black ink on white background, ffep has minor waviness, some crinkling to gutter; frep has minor yellowing; both endpaper maps whole with no splitting; spine slightly leaning; top edge of textblock has a green stain; frontispiece of 'The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water'; One of only 1500 copies of the original print run; comes with a facsimile dust jacket; JT consign; shelved case 2. Dupont. Codice libro della libreria 9-114-1265708

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd (1937)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First UK edition. First Published 1937 stated on copyright page. Spine slightly faded, book has very mild shelf-cocking, previous owner's name and date on front free end paper. No dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Codice libro della libreria 1610308

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The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship: TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Editore: London George Allen and Unwin /5 (1954)

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Descrizione libro: London George Allen and Unwin /5, 1954. First editions, 3 volumes, 8vo., First editions, first impressions, the Return of the King in third state with the signature mark "4" and the sagging line of type on p. 49 (previously identified by Hammond as first state), all volumes complete with folded maps of Middle Earth and detailed one of Gandor/Rohan/Mordor tipped in at rear, the latter with ink and pencil marginalia, not affecting map, modern crimson morocco gilt, cockerel endpapers and all edges gilt, a fine set. At first, Tolkien intended The Lord of the Rings to be a children's tale in the style of The Hobbit, but it quickly grew darker and more serious in the writing. Though a direct sequel to The Hobbit, it addressed an older audience, drawing on the immense back-story of Beleriand that Tolkien had constructed in previous years, and which eventually saw posthumous publication in The Silmarillion and other volumes. Tolkien's influence weighs heavily on the fantasy genre that grew following the success of The Lord of the Rings. Codice libro della libreria 94216

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Smith of Wootton Major - Signed First: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1967)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1967. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. Pauline Baynes (illustratore). 1st Edition. London, England: George Allen & Unwin (1967). Smith of Wootton Major by J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Small 8vo. Presentation Copy Inscribed to life-long friends - George and Moira Sayer. "George from J.R.R.T. With best wishes to you and Moira". Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Original pictorial boards, some rubbing to board edges. The inscription 6is on a piece of card laid-down to the front paste-down. The recipients are George and Moira Sayer, friends of both Tolkien and fellow Inkling C.S. Lewis; it was at their house in the Malverns that Tolkien recorded readings and songs from The Hobbit and the as yet unpublished The Lord of the Rings (it was the first time the author had used a tape recorder). Extracts from these recordings were commercially released in 1975. George Sydney Benedict Sayer was born on June 1, 1914 at Bradfield in Berkshire, England. He was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond, in Perthshire, Scotland, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was tutored by C. S. Lewis. He joined the staff of Malvern College in 1945 after having been a Captain in the British Army Intelligence Corps on account of his fluent German. George was head of the English Department at Malvern College, Worcestershire, from 1949 until 1974, was a pupil, and later close personal friend, of C.S. Lewis during his undergraduate years. Sayer wrote the memoir and biography "Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times". Lewis and Sayer became close friends to the extent that Lewis sought Sayer's advice when considering marrying Joy Gresham. On Lewis's death, Sayer was made a trustee of the Lewis estate. In August 1947 Sayer also befriended J.R.R. Tolkien, and would remain life-long friends afterwards. In addition to their involvement in the genesis of the "Lord of the Rings", the Sayers were close friends, and letters sent back and forth refer to Tolkien's delight in his visits to their home in Malvern. In August of 1952, having just finished the manuscript of "The Lord of the Rings", Tolkien took a vacation in Worcestershire, where he stayed with his friends George and Moira Sayer, an English Master at the local college. To entertain his guest one evening, Sayer pulled out an early portable tape recorder. Although the technology had been around for some time, it was only just becoming commercially available and Tolkien hadn't seen one before. Intrigued by how it worked, he joked that he "ought to cast out any devil that might be in it" by recording himself reading the Lord's Prayer in his beloved ancient Gothic language. The result delighted him, and he went on to read from his own work. The recordings were later issued on long-playing gramophone records. In the liner notes for J. R. R. Tolkien Reads and Sings his "The Hobbit" & "The Fellowship of the Ring", George Sayer wrote that Tolkien would relive the book as they walked and compared parts of the Malvern Hills to the White Mountains of Gondor. Sayer's first wife, Moira Casey died in 1977 following a long illness. In 1983 Sayer married Margaret Cronin. George passed away on October 20, 2005. Hammond A9. Inscribed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000001

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London (1954)

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Quantità: 1

Da: Heartwood Rare Books (Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. First Edition. Slipcased. The fantasy trilogy sequel the The Hobbit. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Fellowship of the Rings, "First published in 1954" stated ; The Two Towers, "First published in 1954" stated; and The Return of the King, "First published in 1955" stated. All three volumes rebound in magnificent full red Morocco (goatskin leather) binding, with lettering on spine in gilt, five raised bands to spine, all edges trimmed and gilded, inside dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, with the original cloth spine of books laid down at rear. Fold-out map at rear of each volume as issued. Jackets not present. Details: Volume 3: Hammond's revised variant three, with faulty wobbly type and signature mark "4" present at bottom of page number 49. Also with Hammond's variant two, with closed gap "Men" on page number 281. (Hammond notes that all variants and priorities assigned to them are of manufacture only. They would have been published simutaneously.) The three volume set is housed in a handsome red cloth slipcase. Book Condition: Fine: A few minor flaws: FELLOWSHIP (Volume 1) has an all but invisible tiny scuff on the spine above the second raised band from bottom, and a few spots of very minor light foxing to prelims; TWO TOWERS (Volume 2) also has a few spots of foxing to the prelims. This is a beautiful finely bound set in a sharp firm slipcase. Codice libro della libreria HCS11911

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