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Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin (1954)

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

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione libro: 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 libro della libreria ABE-6048536408

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Tolkien, J. R. R.

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

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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. 8vo. 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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J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin, London (1954)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Hard Back. Condizione libro: 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 libro della libreria 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 libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione libro: 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 libro della libreria ABE-12679320134

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Descrizione libro: Headington, Oxford, England, 1955. No binding. Condizione libro: 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 libro della libreria 23221

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TOLkIEN, J.R.R.

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

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

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R

Editore: London George Allen and Unwin 1971 (1971)

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Descrizione libro: 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 libro della libreria 20399E

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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 libro: 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 libro della libreria 11227

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Tolkien, J R R

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

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Descrizione libro: London: Allen and Unwin, 1954-1955, 1955. Hardcover. Condizione libro: 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 libro della libreria 9365

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Tolkien (J.R.R.)

Editore: George Allen and Unwin - 1955 (1954)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin - 1955, 1954. FIRST EDITIONS, third volume with signature mark present and lines of type sagging on p.49 (designated as first state by Hammond in his bibliography, but later revised by him to second state), folding-maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien at rear of each volume, very short closed tear to title-page of third volume, pp. 424; 352; 416, 8vo, original red cloth, backstrips lettered in gilt and slightly softened at ends with a small amount of very gentle rubbing to tips, slight lean to spine of second volume, very minor knock to top corner of lower board on second volume, top edges red with slight partial fading to that of second volume, faint partial browning to free endpapers of first volume, dustjackets with backstrip panels a little sunned with some very shallow chipping at ends, similar chipping to corners of first two volumes with a short split at head of front flap-fold of first volume, very short closed tear to rear panel of same, a very good set. A splendid, unrestored set of first printings. Codice libro della libreria 58300

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

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

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Da: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA (Winchester, VA, U.S.A.)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin 1954-55, London, 1954. First Edition. Three octavo volumes; original red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spines; red topstains; original dustjackets; maps bound into each volume following text. First Impression of each volume; Third State of text in Return of the King, with signature mark and slipped text on p.49. The three volumes nicely preserved, straight and tight with just mild rubbing to board edges, in original unclipped dustwrappers. Fellowship with faint foxing to endpapers and fading to top-stain near spine, jacket unclipped and just slightly faded on spine panel; The Two Towers exhibiting slight mottling to boards, uneven fading to top-stain, jacket with two brief paper-tape reinforcements to verso, darkened and spotted on spine panel with red lettering somewhat faded (but still perfectly legible); Return of the King quite Near Fine, with top-stain bright and unrubbed, in clean, very slightly faded first issue jacket. Together, a quite presentable and unrestored set of Tolkien's much-loved and highly sought-after trilogy. Codice libro della libreria 17080

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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

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

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Descrizione libro: 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 slip case. 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 libro della libreria 91617

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Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: Houghton -Mifflin (1954)

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Descrizione libro: 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 libro della libreria 09151

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

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Allen & Unwin, London (1963)

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Descrizione libro: Allen & Unwin, London, 1963. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: 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 1963. The true 1st Deluxe Edition of the 3 volumes of the Lord of the Rings, comprised of "The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and "The Return of the King". The Fellowship of the Ring is signed by the author, J.R.R. Tolkien, to the title page. A wonderful provenance on this signature, as it comes with a note signed by Merlin Unwin, the son of Rayner Unwin. It states that The Fellowship, "belonged to my father Rayner Unwin (Tolkien's editor and publisher) and was kept in his personal library at our family home in Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire. After his death in 2000 it remained there until the death of his widow, Carol, in 2012. Merlin Unwin". The young lad whose book report was instrumental in the publishing of the Hobbit, kept this signed copy for many years. Has the initials A.R.R. to the back of the free endpaper. It has been added to this partial set, which had the original slipcase and the other two books, to complete this lovely set. I know of only one other signed set of this Deluxe Edition, which was given to Pauline Baynes, and recently sold for an extremely high price at auction. This set is bound in the original Black Buckram cloth with gilt titles, author and publisher to the spines of each volume. Each volume features Bevel-Edged boards, gilded page edges, and the original silk bookmark sewn in. The books are in Very Good Plus condition showing some light rubbing and marks to the covers, with almost no marks or rubbing to the gilded edges, Initials to the back free endpaper, with no other writing or inscriptions in any of the books, except for the authors signature. The textblocks are clean and unmarked, with a very tight binding. The original maps are all present, and have no tears or misfolds, nor any browning to the folds as often happens. The spine of the Two Towers is only slightly lighter in color, less so than the common flaw with this edition. Seems to only occur with the Two Towers, and rarely the other two books. The books are housed in the very scarce original publishers slipcase featuring the Pauline Baynes color "Triptych" artwork. This case has some minor splits starting to the entry corners, but very little rubbing to the back corners, and no bumped corners as is often found. Clean and bright, one of the nicest I've run across in many years. The scarcest of all the original Allen & Unwin 1st Editions, as well as the Houghton Mifflin issues, with the signed copy added, makes a marvelous set for the Tolkien enthusiast. According to publishers records, 1000 or less sets produced. Briefly mentioned in the Tolkien bibliography by Hammond and Anderson on page 98. The outside of the slipcase show some superficial rubbing, one small scuff to the back side edge, but whole & complete, without any major stains or faults. A rare opportunity for this scarce signed set with it's original Pauline Baynes illustrated slipcase. A full leather clamshell case has been crafted to house this wonderful set, including the original slipcase. The clamshell features full black leather with recessed panels, holding reproductions of Pauline Baynes color "Triptych" artwork. A beautiful presentation to house and protect this extraordinary set. Digital images available upon request. Other Tolkien sets, original and rebound are available. Inquire if interested. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good Plus / No Jacket, as Issued. Codice libro della libreria 1228

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

J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1968)

ISBN 10: 0048230871 ISBN 13: 9780048230874

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1968. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. No Jacket. Pauline Baynes (illustratore). 1st Edition. Fine copy. First British Single Volume Paperback Edition. Signed by the author ("J.R.R. Tolkien") on title-page. Illustrations and maps, original colored pictorial wrappers by Pauline Baynes.It was the decision of Tolkien's publishers originally to issue three volumes. This, the first one-volume edition, is arguably closer to Tolkien's original intentions. Hammond A5(g). Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000002

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

J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1969)

ISBN 10: 004823091X ISBN 13: 9780048230911

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo, First "India Paper Edition", SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on verso of front free endpaper in the three years before his passing. Marbled endpapers, illustrations, 2 folding maps, original pictorial black cloth, slipcase, final blank leaf with 15mm closed tear with some wrinkling, which is common with this edition. Extremities of slipcase worn. The India paper used is this edition is very fragile, but equally tough, and thus, three volumes can easily be condensed into one. The book is foil blocked on a black buckram cover, with the text block edges blue spattered. Hammond: A5(h). Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000142

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

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: Allen & Unwin, London (1954)

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Descrizione libro: Allen & Unwin, London, 1954. Original Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good Plus. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustratore). 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions with Original Dustjackets, Leather Slipcase. George Allen & Unwin, published 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 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. This copy is the later state, 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, which is the same as this copy, but now this is considered the later state. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears noted, but the Fellowship shows some misfolds. Both the Fellowship and The Two Towers have the 1st state point map with the red dot off the coast of Umbar. The books show some only the lightest bit of soiling with the boards showing clean and bright. Gilt titles, author and publisher are still bright though slightly tarnished, some light rubbing to the edges, one bumped corner to the Return of the King. A little rubbing and shelfwear to the bottom of the boards, with the spine tips a little pushed and rubbed as well. All three books are in their original dustjackets, which are not price-clipped. The dustjackets are all moderately soiled, with some tanning and fading to the red lettering on the spines. The red topstain is clean and unfaded on The Fellowship and The Return, while the Two Towers shows some fading. Previous owners name to the front free endpaper of The Fellowship and The Two Towers, no other writing in any of the books. The endpapers show a moderate amount of offsetting on the The Fellowship and Return of the King, with no offsetting to the Two Towers. No foxing noted in any of the books. The dustjackets are not price clipped, and they show some minor loss to the edges, mostly to the flap folds and spine tips. They have a number of small closed tears to the edges, the largest to the top of the spine area on the Two Towers, effecting the 'J.R.' of the authors name. No repairs or restoration to these original dustjackets, completely unsophisticated. The text blocks are all clean and bright, without any internal foxing or markings. A highly sought after set of first editions 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. Very Good Plus / Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 1583

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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

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

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Descrizione libro: London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954–5, 1954. 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine set. Each volume has a map illustrated by the author. First editions, first impressions, the Lord of the Rings in first state with signature mark "4" present on p. 49. 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 libro della libreria 110197

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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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Descrizione libro: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione libro: 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 libro della libreria 1401111

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

TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

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

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Descrizione libro: London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1954-5, 1954. 3 volumes, octavo (215 x 135 mm). Recent red morocco binding by Bayntun-Riviere, titles and ring decoration to spines gilt in compartments, gilt frame to covers, turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Negligible fading to spines, boards a little bowed; an excellent, bright set. Folding map at the end of each volume. First editions, first impressions. The Return of the King in the third variant of p. 49 (which Hammond misstates as the first), with sagging text and signature mark "4" present, and second variant of p. 281 with the gap in "Men." closed on the final line. All the variants within the first impression, and the priorities assigned to them, are of manufacture only; they would have been published simultaneously. 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 cinema. Codice libro della libreria 119512

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

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

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Descrizione libro: 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, previously repaired on the blind side with tape, has been properly mended. In a custom clamshell box. Codice libro della libreria 33287

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Tolkien. J. R. R.

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

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1954. Full Leather. Condizione libro: Very Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Leather Slip Case. First Edition. A fantastically rebound set by a premier American binder , the complete three volumes 1954/54/55 1st UK editions , the Fellowship of the Ring is a first impression dated 1954, The Two Towers is a first impression 1954, The Return of the King is also a first impression first state without the signature mark `4` or the infamous slipped type All maps are tipped into the rear of the books along with the original spines of each book the the set has been fully rebound in black Morocco leather with red leather inserts to the spine with title, date & author in gilt in the compartments with raied bands & gilt tooling , each book has wonderful marbled end papers created by Joan Ajala ( Australia) silk ribbon markers are bound in all edges gilded. All housed in a custom made slip case mirroring the image of the books . Each book has the title and the author in gilt on the front board in Tengwar script , & JRRT monogram on the rear boards single gilt rulings to both inside & outside edges. The case mirroring the books with the front boards stating the title Lord of the Rings & the full name John Ronald Reuel Tolkien again in Tengar Scrit as well as a ring & eye devise from tolkiens original UK dustjacket design . The rear of the case features a gilt stamped design featuring the Ring Poem again in Tengwar script . This is an extremely handsome rare set in fine condition through out all books with no issues or faults a must have for lovers of the Ring. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 004140

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin 1954/55. (1954)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen & Unwin 1954/55., 1954. First editions, three volumes. Fold out map at end of each volume.Fine set recently bound by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, in full red morocco, raised bands, gilt. All edges gilt. The three volumes housed in a cloth slip case. A stunning set of this classic work, beautifully bound by arguably the best bindery in the U.K today. Codice libro della libreria 5207

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

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: Houghton - Mifflin (1954)

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Descrizione libro: Houghton - Mifflin, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st 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 dw with some shallow chipping to the dw 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 dw with a small faint moisture stain to the lower rear fore edge corner tip which is likewise evident on the dw as well; THE RETURN OF THE KING is vg+/near fine in like pictorial dw. 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 libro della libreria 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 libro: 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 libro della libreria 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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Da: Temple Rare Books (Oxford, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954. Full Morocco. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. 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. With Authors Signature Tipped in. Codice libro della libreria 000317

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

J.R.R.Tolkien

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1954)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. HARDBACKS - The books are in very good condition. All three books are the correct first editions, first Impressions from 1954,54 and 1955 respectively. There is a small mark to the front board of the Fellowship of the Ring, but all three books present as clean examples. The inner text to all three books are in very nice, clean condition, with no previous owner names or inscriptions to be found in any of the three volumes. The maps are present to the rear of each book, and are in fine condition, without loss or tears. There is a little offsetting to the front and rear end paper regarding the Fellowship of the Ring, with a touch of foxing to the front and rear end paper regarding The Return of the King. The Fellowship of the Ring is missing it's dust wrapper. The Two Towers and The Return of the King have their original dust wrappers, which are the correct first edition, first impressions from 1954 and 1955 respectively. Both dust wrapper's are free of restoration, and in very good condition, correctly priced at 21s.net. Overall, a very good set of first edition, first impression titles. Codice libro della libreria 000950

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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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Da: Temple Rare Books (Oxford, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione libro: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954. Full Morocco. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. 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 by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second, author to fourth, Tolkien device to sixth, 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. Each volume with a folding map tipped on to rear endpaper. 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. Codice libro della libreria 000469

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Descrizione libro: London: George Allen & Unwin, (1955), 1955. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition(s). (Fourth, second and second impressions, respectively). 8vo., uniform gilt stamped dark red cloth in equally uniform unclipped illustrated green/red/black/grey dustwrappers, ads to rear flaps and wrappers on all volumes, one illustration in Part One (p319), family trees (380-383pp) in Appendix C (Family Trees), calendar (384p) in Appendix D (Shire Calendar), charts in Appendix E (Writing and Spelling) of Part Three, fold-out a map tipped in to rear endpapers of each volume, 11-416pp; 9-352pp; (7)-(424)pp. Fine with slight age-related browning to endpapers and extremities uniform to all three volumes in near fine dustwrappers with similar slight age-related browning to extremities. A lovely set. Note : Please contact Sellers & Newel to specify shipping options and minimize costs. Codice libro della libreria 3024

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