A very nice copy of an extremely collectable book. This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with the publishers device on the title page. The maps are in the proper order as per the List of Illustrations.
This book also has the half title page as called for, and has the corrected 'Chapter VII' on page 118. It features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition.
The text block and maps are also very clean and bright, with a 2" closed tear (repaired to the rear with preservation and conservation tape) at top edge of frontispiece. No names or inscriptions.
Minor bumps to the edges or corners of the boards. The textblock edges are lightly browned. The original cloth shows a little shelf wear on the edges. The cloth of the spine shows some wear to the top of the spine.
Overall the boards are very clean with a little loss to the tips of the spine.
I have provided a one piece facsimile of the very rare 1st Dustjacket, as well as a custom slipcase to help protect and show off this lovely classic of modern fiction.
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