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Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin (1954)

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of all three books. A spectacular set SIGNED by Tolkien on a laid in signature in the First book, "The Fellowship of the Ring." Each book is a FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION including "Return of the King" with First Issue point "without the number "4" on page 49. All three books have lovely First Printing dustjackets with only minor wear to the edges, no pieces missing. The books are in excellent condition. The bindings are tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the panels and edges. The pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in any of the books. Overall, a beautiful set of this Tolkien trilogy SIGNED by the author in the First Book. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo ABE-6048536408

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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

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

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Descrizione: London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-55, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: 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 articolo ABE-1511292003080

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

TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Editore: London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955 (1955)

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Descrizione: London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955, 1955. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spines, top edges red. With the dust jackets. Each volume housed in a custom red cloth solander box with maroon labels to spines. Contemporary Foyle's ticket to front pastedown of vol. I. Spine-ends very lightly bumped, corners faintly rubbed, top edge of Fellowship slightly splashed and that of Two Towers negligibly so. An excellent set, internally fine and the maps especially clean, in the dust jackets with ring-and-eye motifs bright and fresh, a little rubbing and a few nicks at spine-ends, and otherwise vols. I and II each with one short nick along the top edges. Folding map at the end of each volume. First editions, first impressions, the Return of the King in first state with unbroken type and no signature mark (previously identified by Hammond as the second state), in the second state dust jacket with reviews added to the rear panel. This is one of a possible 3,000 sets in first impression throughout, though in practice this is a work that was often read to pieces, with the dust jackets a particularly rare survival. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes bitterly so. But the trilogy went on to astonishing sales and forged a major change in public literary taste. "Heroic fantasy" has since become one of the most commercially successful literary genres, having had a transformative impact upon the entertainment industry from electronic games to cinema. Hammond A5a. i. ii. iii. Codice articolo 106294

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The Lord of the Rings, Comprised of: J.R.R. Tolkien

Descrizione: Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Original Cloth. Condizione: 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 bumped. 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 articolo 1810

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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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Da: Shapero Rare Books (London, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione: London George Allen and Unwin -5, 1954. First editions, 3 volumes, 8vo., first editions, publisher's uniform red cloth, spines lettered and stamped in gilt; top edges stained red, comprising: The Fellowship of the Ring, 423, [1, colophon] pp., signature mark "4" at the bottom of page 49; map tipped to rear endpaper, ownership signature, light offsetting to endpapers and rear hinge just starting, [together with:] The Two Towers, 352 pp., map tipped to rear endpaper, over-opened at pages 64-65 and pages 144-145, causing a couple sprung gatherings, with light foxing on preliminary and terminal leaves [and] The Return of the King, variant three with signature mark '4' present on page forty-nine and lines 'sagging' in the middle, originally designated as first state by Hammond/Anderson, later corrected by Wayne Hammond [The Tolkien Collector, Issue 11], 416 pp., map attached to rear endpaper, boards slightly bowed, page edges lightly foxed, occasional minor over-opening, topstain faded, crease along upper edge of page 415/416, professionally restored original dust-jackets, upper corners of first softly bumped, the third title in second state with reviewer blurbs for the first two titles on the rear flap, price clipped, all three with light fading to spine panels, still an attractive, very good 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. Hammond and Anderson A5 i, ii, iii. Codice articolo 96653

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Tolkien, J. R. R.

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

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1954,1954,1955, London, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: 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 articolo 12777

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The Lord of the Rings - All: Tolkien, J R

Tolkien, J R R

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

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Descrizione: London George Allen and Unwin 1954-5, 1954. A set of first edition, first printings published by George Allen and Unwin between 1954-55. Comprising: [1] The Fellowship of the Ring - A near fine book without inscriptions. Some light spotting and a little off-setting to the endpapers. Top stain still present. Sharp corners to the book. A little light fading to the top edge. map present and in lovely condition. A very good+ unclipped wrapper with one small chip to the foot of the spine and a minute chip close to this. A little light chipping to the head of the lightly browned spine. Some light loss to the corners. [2] The Two Towers - A near fine book without inscriptions, some light off-setting to the endpapers. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some light browning to the spine and some light circular splash stains to the spine. Some light chipping to the spine tail and a little to corners. Map present and showing well. [3] The Return of the King - A near fine book without inscriptions - a little off-setting and spotting to the endpapers. Map intact and showing well. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with a little browning to the spine and shallow chipping to the spine tail. Many sets offered have been 'cleaned' or restored - this set is entirely unrestored and presents very well indeed. Tolkien's rare trilogy. Codice articolo 10367

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin, London (1954)

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Hard Back. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Excellent complete set of first edition, first impressions, all in the original grey wove dustcovers. First state, with '4' to pages 49 of all volumes. Bound in dark red cloth, with gilt titles to the spine. Top edges red. Part 1: The Fellowship of the Ring, limited to 3000 copies. Part 2: The Two Tower, limited to 3250 copies. Part 3: The Return of The King, limited to 7000 copies. Complete with all maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien. Spines of volume one and two browned, with minor chipping to the top and tail. Light wear to the extremities, and some minor marking to the front and rear. Volume three dustcover in excellent near fine condition, with just the slightest bumping to the spine ends. None of the jackets are price clipped. Small red stain to the inside of the dustcover of volume 1, not visible from the outside. All bindings in very good clean sharp condition. Previous owners neat inscription to the ffep of volume 1& 2, and very slight foxing otherwise contents in lovely clean bright condition. Bindings tight with no cracking to the endpapers. A lovely set of one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century. Vol 1 423pp. Vol 2 352pp. Vol 3 416pp. Codice articolo 089381

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS set The: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

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

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Descrizione: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Impressions of ALL three books. Each book is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket. The dustjackets have some wear to the spine and edges. The 21s net printed price is present in ALL three dustjackets. The books are ALL First Printings with the words "First Published in 1954" printed on the copyright page of "Fellowship of the Ring" "The Two Towers" and "First Published in 1955" on the copyright page of "The Return of the King" The books are bound in the original RED boards from the publisher. There is some wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean in ALL three books with NO writing, marks or bookplates. Overall, a nice set of all three books. Codice articolo ABE-12679320134

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J.R.R. TOLKIEN

Editore: Headington, Oxford, England (1955)

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Descrizione: Headington, Oxford, England, 1955. No binding. Condizione: Fine. Autograph Letter Signed, to Naomi Mitchison. Headington, Oxford, England, December 8, 1955. 4 pp on 2 leaves of wove paper with Pirie's/ Crown Bond watermark. 5 5/16 x 7 1/8 in. (13 1/2 x 18 cm). The first page is embossed "76 Sandfield Road/ Headington/ Oxford." With original autograph addressed envelope. In a letter peppered with references to Middle Earth and its inhabitants, an exhausted Tolkien takes his first lengthy holiday in four years-in Italy. He returns and writes to Naomi Mitchison, a fellow novelist and his proofreader, for failing to provide feedback for her novel, To the Chapel Perilous. Tolkien discusses the demands on his time, ranging from his teaching load, thesis advising, and publishing, to reading critical reviews. Tolkien's dissatisfaction with radio adaptations of Lord of the Rings occupies a prominent place: I think poorly of the broadcast adaptations. Except for a few details I think they are not well done. I thought that the dwarf (Gloin not Gimli, but I suppose Gimli will talk like his father.) was not too bad if a bit exaggerated. I do think of the "Dwarves" like Jews: at once native and alien in their habitations, speaking the language of the country, but with an accent due to their own private tongue. The balance of the letter discusses literary critics, reviews of Mitchison's book, and anachronisms in her latest offering as contrasted to Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. TranscriptYou really are most kind and generous. Thank you so much for your last letter. I feel that I should have written long ago, especially since I failed to make any kind of return in the matter of "To the Chapel Perilous." But perhaps you will understand I felt exhausted, since in addition to the "Lord of the Rings" I had only just concluded a two-year term of administrative office in college on top of professing, and the advance copy came just as I was about to go off for the first holiday since 1951 of more than two or three days. Reading it - I went to Italy - was easy * and delightful; but I seemed too dried up to say anything. And when I came back the shadow of one of those things one idiotically lets oneself in for when they are distant fell on me. [Written at bottom and continuing up left margin]: *I mean for the will; my mind found it difficult. You move in the complicated world with an ease that helps me to understand why people find my much simpler and more simple-minded world bewildering. I cling to Lienaro whom I liked and found intelligible. I had to deliver the opening lecture of the newly-founded O'Donnell Lectures in Celtic Studies-already overdue: and I composed it with 'all the woe in the world,', as the Gawain-poet says of the wretched fox with the hounds on his tail. All the more woe, since I am the merest amateur in such matters, and Celtic scholars are critical and litigious; and more so since I was smitten with laryngitis. I think poorly of the broadcast [radio] adaptations. Except for a few details I think they are not well done, even granted the script and the legitimacy of the enterprise (which I do not grant). But they took some trouble with the names. I thought that the dwarf (Gloin not Gimli, but I suppose Gimli will talk like his father - apparently someone's idea of a German) was not too bad if a bit exaggerated. I do think of the "Dwarves" like Jews: at once native and alien in their habitations, speaking the language of the country, but with an accent due to their own private tongue. I have, of course, a good many letters: most of them intelligent and critical, and largely inspired by annoyance with the critics. Edwin Muir produced quite a batch, from people who seemed to think I should be upset at his tone. But I got as much good from him, I suppose, as was possible - unless he was prepared to read the book with attention. He showed by his remarks on Lórien that had not. But I do not feel disposed to blame him, as I. (See website for full description). Autograph Letter Signed. Codice articolo 23221

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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Allen & Unwin, London (1954)

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Descrizione: Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Original Cloth. Condizione: Very Good Plus. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustratore). 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen & Unwin, in 1954, 1954, and 1955, the 1st UK Edition, 1st impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954. One of 1500 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954. One of 2250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the 1st State, as per Hammond & Anderson, with the signature mark '4' and having the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the later state. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds. All three books are in their original dustjackets, and the Fellowship and the Return have the same previous owners name, while the Two Towers is different. No other markings or writing in any of the books. The front endpapers show a moderate amount of offsetting on the books. No foxing noted in any of the books, with a few scattered spots to the outside edges of the textblock, none to the interior of any of the books. The dustjackets are not price clipped, and they have only the most minor of rubbing and splits or loss to a few area's, mostly around the folds. The previous owner had reinforced the edges of the dustjackets with archival tape, and a couple of other minor closed tears as well. The tape was removed by a professional dustjacket restorer on the Fellowship at the time he removed the spotting on the front panel of the dustjacket, and strengthened the folds, which were starting to split. There was no other restoration work performed on the other books. Photo's are available of the before and after on the Fellowship dustjacket for comparison if desired. The text blocks are all clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. Red topstain is still bright and clean on all three books, not faded as often found. A beautiful, collectable set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st UK Edition, 1st impression with the book in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition. Previous owner's name and address (same in 1st & 3rd books) to the front free endpaper. The gilt is bright and untarnished on the spine. The boards are very clean and bright, with a couple of minor liquid spots to the boards, virtually no shelf wear on the bottom edge. The dustjacket is unclipped and shows beautifully. Very light tanning and only light soiling, however it does have the minor restoration removing an area of spots to the bottom of the front panel. A beautiful, correct 1st impression dustjacket. The original map is present, without any tears or extra folds, has the 1st state point with the red dot off the coast of Umbar. A lovely copy, in its correct and original 1st impression dustjacket. The Two Tower's - 1st UK Edition, 1st impression, has the date (1954) on the title page, and no other printings listed, which would indicate a true 1st imp. Book is in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition. A previous owner's name to the front free endpaper, no other writing. The boards are very clean and bright, without any bumps to the corners, very little shelf wear on the bottom edges, and no noticeable wear to the spine tips. Gilt is still clean and bright, only slightly dulled. The dustjacket is not clipped, and has very light tanning on the spine, again is only lightly soiled. No chips or wear to the edges, and no loss to the fold area's or spine tips. The original map is present, without any tears or extra folds, also has the 1st state point with the red dot off coast of Umbar. A lovely copy, in its correct and original 1st impression dustjacket. The Return of the King - 1st UK Edition, 1st impression, the later state with the slipped type and signature mark '4' on page 49, as. Codice articolo 1390

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R

Editore: London George Allen and Unwin 1971 (1971)

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Descrizione: London George Allen and Unwin 1971, 1971. Ninth printing of the one volume paperback edition. Signed by the author J.R.R. Tolkien on the title page in blue ink. This copy was signed and given to Fred Archer, one of the movers, who moved Mr. Tolkien from Bournemouth to Merton Street in March 1972, an incident recorded in Humphrey CarpenterÕs biography of Tolkien. A near fine bright copy with a hint of use in printed wrappers. The basis of the film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, and Christopher Lee. Peter Jackson won three Oscars in 2003 for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay for the third and final film ÔThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingÕ. Enclosed in a custom handsome dark green leather and cloth clamshell box. Codice articolo 20399E

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TOLkIEN, J.R.R.

Editore: GEO. ALLEN & UNWIN, LONDON (1954)

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Descrizione: GEO. ALLEN & UNWIN, LONDON, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good +. 1st Editions. Expert restoration to DJs by professional conservator. None. Codice articolo 10812

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin (1954)

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. First Edition. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all And in the darkness bind them"THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS & THE RETURN OF THE KING, Allen & Unwin, 1954, 1954 & 1955 respectively, each in first edition, (first printing), all 3 volumes vg+ or better in vg dust-wrappers save for some light fading and wear and tear to the dust-wrapper spine extremities. INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD winner and an enduring classic of literature. The quintessential fantasy quest saga from which all others are derived !!! A set of books which in fine condition, first printing & first edition has increased its value 100 fold over the last forty years. Codice articolo 11227

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Tolkien, J R R

Editore: London: Allen and Unwin, 1954-1955 (1955)

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Descrizione: London: Allen and Unwin, 1954-1955, 1955. Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First printings. Fellowship of the Ring is near fine in a very good dust jacket with some sunning to the spine, shallow 1/8 - 1/4 inch chipping at the head and tail of spine, light wear at the tips, an approx. 1 inch and 3 inch split along the spine fold and a small brownish mark to the front panel. Two Towers has some bumping to the head of the spine and is otherwise near fine in a very good plus dust jacket with some sunning to the spine, head and tail of the spine rubbed, and a 1/4 inch chip on the rear panel at the spine fold. Return of the King is near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some sunning to the spine and some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine -- no chipping. All maps present and fine. All dust jackets in protective covers. Codice articolo 9365

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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Editore: London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954–5 (1954)

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Descrizione: London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954–5, 1954. 3 volumes, octavo (225 x 145mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, "Eye of Sauron" to front boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a matching leather entry slipcase. An excellent set. Each volume has a map illustrated by the Author. 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). The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes bitterly so. But the trilogy went on to astonishing sales and forged a major change in public literary taste. "Heroic fantasy" has since become one of the most commercially successful literary genres, having a transforming impact upon the entertainment industry, from electronic games to movies. Codice articolo 91617

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Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: Houghton -Mifflin (1954)

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Descrizione: Houghton -Mifflin, 1954. First Edition. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all And in the darkness bind them" * * * THE LORD OF THE RINGS * * * comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, Houghton-Mifflin, 1954, THE TWO TOWERS, Houghton-Mifflin, 1955 & THE RETURN OF THE KING, Houghton-Mifflin, 1956, first American editions (as well as first printings), some tanning to the base of the spine along with just a bit of wear to same on the first volume, a hint of fraying to the spine extremities of the second volume, else all 3 volumes vg+ to fine in vg+ to near fine dust-wrappers, the first volume having a small chip to the head of the dust-wrapper spine. A very nice set of this now classic work published by Houghton Mifflin but bound up from the first printing of the English sheets. The last volume is from the library of fellow writer and publisher Lloyd Eshbach with his ownership signature on the f.e.p. INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD winner and an enduring classic of literature. Codice articolo 09151

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The Lord of the Rings. Imp. 1,1,1: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen and Unwin (1954)

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

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Descrizione: George Allen and Unwin, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. Allen and Unwin. A lovely set, average condition jackets, above average books. These early impressions are increasingly hard to find without much more wear and tear, especially to the jackets. As time goes on the average condition coming to the market gets worse. When we refer to average, we mean condition that is likely to come onto the market, not reference to new conditions which is pointless. The better sets continually go into collections and never come out. Waiting for the better set at a cheaper price, will not happen. We have sold a lot of these sets over the years. The jackets on this set is more worn than our previous sets, thus the lower asking price. Prices are generally £14,000 to £30,000+ these days though more and more have restoration to the jackets, (misleadingly often not declared). Uniform wear to the dust jackets and books which is important to the aesthetics as a set. Though they were not originally purchased the same period. We recently added a 1st edition TT. Impressions 1, 1, 1 of the three books (in title order). 1954, 1955, 1955. All three jackets are similar, un-restored condition, fading to spine titles and overall colour darkening especially to spines, slight tattering and paper loss to spine ends, TT has paper loss to the spine head corners, RotK spine heel has a 1/4 inch paper loss and a closed tear to the seam. FotR has small; faded reddish stain to front cover, but the jacket has less tattering to the spine ends. There are no tape marks or other pink stains, often caused by bleed from the book covers due to damp. Slight lean to all three books, though bindings tight. No damp stains or foxing or other unusual marks. Spine title gilt is still bright on all books. Maps lovely. This is the least expensive set you will likely find in original collectible condition, without repairs and restoration. There are other sets on the market with more wear and damage to the jackets. Keep in mind when comparing most of the value is in the dust jacket condition, not the books, thus more wear to the dust jackets seriously reduces the overall value. It is likely this more affordable set will sell quickly, don't delay. Codice articolo 001365

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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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Da: Shapero Rare Books (London, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione: 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) and tipped into volume II with Middle Earth rather than volume III, which has an additional map of Middle Earth therefore all maps present but in variant order from original, 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, 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 articolo 94216

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Houghton Mifflin 1954-1956, Boston (1954)

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Da: Captain Ahab's Rare Books (Stephenson, VA, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione: Houghton Mifflin 1954-1956, Boston, 1954. First American Editions. First Printings (1,500, 1,000, and 5,000 copies respectively, bound from British sheets). Three octavo volumes (22.75cm); turquoise cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spines and front covers; yellow topstains; dustjackets; [7],8-423; [8],9-352; [10],416pp + illustrated fold-out maps tipped onto rear pastedown of each volume. Fellowship: Hint of sunning to spine, upper board corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with date of "1.1.55" written in a tiny hand at lower edge of rear pastedown; Very Good+. In the correct first printing dustjacket, unpriced, with the ascender clipped on the 'd' in 'Frodo' on the tenth line on the rear flap, the following 'o' not nicked, and the lower edge of Tolkien's photograph on the rear panel cut straight across (not 'V' shaped); gentle sunning to spine, rear panel slightly dusty, with a few small nicks and short tears; an unrestored, Very Good+ or better example. Two Towers: Hint of sunning to spine, mild wear to heel, with some faint, scattered foxing to pastedowns (though fresh internally); Near Fine. In the correct first printing dustjacket, priced $5.00, with the "stripe" at upper and lower edges of front panel, and the notch in the 'r' of 'Towers;' light wear to extremities and front flap fold, with a few tiny nicks and short tears, and scattered foxing evident on verso; Very Good+. Return: Single, shallow bump to upper edge of rear board, else fresh and Fine. In the first printing dustjacket, unclipped (priced $5.00, with oversized 5 present), with two tiny nicks to upper edge and a handful of small edge tears; Near Fine. A uniformly attractive, unrestored set of Tolkien's beloved fantasy novel, basis for Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning trilogy of films. The first American printings of each title were produced in notably smaller numbers than their UK counterparts (3,000, 3,250, and 7,000 copies respectively), and attractive sets in the correct dustjackets are quite desirable. Hammond A5.b.i-iii. Codice articolo 3085

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: Houghton Mifflin (1954)

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

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Descrizione: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. A complete set of the first US editions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each volume has the correct first printing points, including the all important year on the title page. Very good in very good dust jackets. Much smaller printings than the first UK editions. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Codice articolo 1401111

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J.R.R. Tolkien

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

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

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: 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 articolo HCS11911

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Editore: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1954, 1955, 1956 (1956)

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Descrizione: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1956. First American Editions. All three volumes are very good or better in very good dust jackets with some wear and staining. A neat slice in the front panel of one volume, previously repaired on the blind side with tape, has been properly mended. In a custom clamshell box. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Codice articolo 33287

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The Lord of The Rings: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

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Descrizione: In three volumes comprising: The Fellowship of The Ring; The Two Towers; & The Return of The King. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1954-5. Full crimson levant morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with double gilt fillet to boards and spines in gilt compartments each with a central ring motif, raised banding embellished with gilt split-rule and titles stamped direct; aeg; 8vo. Housed in matching crimson cloth slipcase. First Editions.A First Edition set in mint condition of this legendary work. Codice articolo CB9760-3

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The Lord of the Rings - The: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: London George Allen & Unwin 1954 - 1955 (1954)

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Da: J and M Books Limited (Liverpool, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione: London George Allen & Unwin 1954 - 1955, 1954. A three volume set, all three are first editions and first impressions, the Return of the King has the correct first issue jacket with no reviews to the rear flap. The books are firmly bound in clean, slightly bumped red cloth, lettered in gilt to the spines. The text blocks are toned and slightly dusty with minor foxing, all retain their folding maps to the rear, The Return of the King is slightly less toned. The dust jackets are the originals, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers are not price clipped, but have been neatly professionally conserved with toned tissue to splits at the folds, there is minor loss at the spine ends and corners, also some staining, The Return of the King is price clipped, but otherwise has fared better, with minor marks and toning, also small nicks and closed tears to the edges. Quite a presentable first edition set of Tolkien's masterpiece. Codice articolo 3711

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising THE: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: Houghton -Mifflin (1954)

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Descrizione: Houghton -Mifflin, 1954. First Edition. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all And in the darkness bind them" * * * THE LORD OF THE RINGS * * * comprising THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, Houghton-Mifflin, 1954, THE TWO TOWERS, Houghton-Mifflin, 1955 & THE RETURN OF THE KING, Houghton-Mifflin, 1956, first American editions (as well as first printings), THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING is vg in like pictorial dust-wrapper with some shallow chipping to the dust-wrapper spine extremities, a bit of dulling to the gold-gilt lettering, upper front fore edge corner tip gently bumped, a very faint moisture stain to the lower front fore edge area of the front cover, more obviously so to the lower fore edges of the f.p.d. & f.e.p. as well as the next two leaves then just about disappearing altogether and faintly noticeable at the b.p.e.'s; THE TWO TOWERS is vg+/near fine in like pictorial dust-wrapper with a small faint moisture stain to the lower rear fore edge corner tip which is likewise evident on the dust-wrapper as well; THE RETURN OF THE KING is vg+/near fine in like pictorial dust-wrapper. Still a nice and most collectable set of this now classic work published by Houghton Mifflin but bound up from the first printing of the English sheets. INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD winner and an enduring classic of literature. Codice articolo 12811

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

TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Editore: London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954–5 (1954)

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Descrizione: London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954–5, 1954. 3 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, black morocco labels, gilt rule to bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent set. Each volume has a map illustrated by the author. First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes bitterly so. But the trilogy went on to astonishing sales and forged a major change in public literary taste. "Heroic fantasy" has since become one of the most commercially successful literary genres, having a transforming impact upon the entertainment industry, from electronic games to movies. Codice articolo 117775

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The Lord of the Rings - The: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1954)

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Quantità: 1

Da: Temple Rare Books (Oxford, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954. Full Morocco. Condizione: Very Good. First Edition. Three volumes complete - 'The Fellowship of the Ring', 1954, 423pp, [1]; 'The Two Towers', 1954, 352pp and 'The Return of the King', 1955, 416pp. Rebound in full morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, date to foot in gilt, covers bordered with single gilt fillet, upper covers with central ring and eye device in gilt, a.e.g., new endpapers. Externally very good indeed. Internally bright and clean, except for a small patch of colour bleed from the original cloth onto the bottom margin of the final page of the 'Return of the King', with an associated small hole to bottom margin. Each volume with a folding map tipped on to rear endpaper. With a tipped in, slightly smudged, signature of Tolkien's to front pastedown of volume one. First edition set, but later state, Hammond and Anderson initially had this as the first state (page 86), but apparently have revised this opinion since. Now housed in a cloth slipcase, made by Temple Bookbinders. Hammond and Anderson A5 Size: 8vo. With Authors Signature Tipped in. Codice articolo 000317

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A Two Page Hand Written Letter from: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Descrizione: 1968. Condizione: Near Fine. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Signed by Author. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Autographed, 2 page (front & back) hand written letter and envelope to Ingrid Pridgeon, on his 'Professor J.R.R. Tolkien' letterhead, with Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford address crossed out and 'c/o Messers Geo. Allen and Unwin, 40 Museum St. Condon WC 1, typed in. "Dear Ingrid, Thank you very much for your letter. I am sorry that I cannot answer it more fully.; I am having rather a bad time. I have left Oxford, and in the middle of a move I fell downstairs and damaged my right leg so badly that it is in plaster from toe to hip, and I am on crutches. That makes everythig very difficult. Crutches also make one's hands v. tired, and writing is laborious (and wobbly). pg 2. I notice Spire Hollin : very shire-like. hollin is (northern, for of holly: used in Book I of L.R.: I lived for a while in Leeds in a Hollin Lane. I am v. glad to know that you liked and enjoyed my books. I hope soon, when the mess of moving (my books and papers are still piled in boxs) is past, and I am recovered to get on with more books. Yours Sincerely J.R.R. Tolkien. The address (to my publishers) will always find me. I have a secretary there." Envelope hand addressed and canceled from Bournemouth-Poole in 1968 and addressed to: Miss Ingrid Pridgeon, 15 Spire Hollin, Glossop Derbyshire Housed in a Custom Terra Cotta Leather Binder lined with beautiful handmarbled papers by Joan Ajala of Australia. Features two mylar folders to hold the letter and envelope for easy viewing. 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 / N/a. Codice articolo 1821

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A Two Page Hand Written Letter from: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Descrizione: 1955. Condizione: Near Fine. Signed by Author. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Autographed, 2 page (front & back) hand written letter and envelope to Miss Turnbull, on his letterhead, with 76 Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford address. May 19th, 1955 Dear Miss Turnbull, Your munificent and magnificent gift arrived safely on May 17th (I think). I am ashamed of not letting you know at once, but I have been vexed with 'administrations' during the last few days. Though sending off the last (marginal note) 'and at last' items for Vol III might have seemed a suitable occasion for the withdrawing of at least one cork, I have so far refrained: but when I drink I shall remember with (verso) a gratitude at least as warm and deep as Old Rory felt for his bottles of Old Winyards. I can only hope Vol. III will be up to it! Yours sincerely, J.R.R. Tolkien Envelope hand addressed and canceled from Oxford on May 19, 1955 and addressed to: Miss Turnbull, Airy Hill, Whitby, Yorkshire Housed in a Custom Leather Binder lined with beautiful handmarbled papers by Joan Ajala of Australia. Features two mylar folders to hold the letter and envelope for easy viewing. 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 / N/a. Codice articolo 1822

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