George Allen & Unwin, later impression set of the UK 1st Editions.
The Fellowship of the Ring is a 15th impression published in 1966.
The Two Towers is a 12th impression published in 1966.
The Return of the King is a 11th impression published in 1965.
An exceptional Near Fine/Very Good Plus set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature.
The set is housed in a custom slipcase to show and protect this lovely set. The set is in Near Fine/Very Good Plus condition, with only lightly tanned dustjacket spines. There are no chips or tears to the dustjackets. There is absolutely no foxing or offsetting in any of the books.
One tiny triangular tear/fold to the front pastedown of the Fellowship, very likely a binders error. The text block is clean and bright, edges are also clean & bright. No previous owners names or writing in any of the books.
The red topstain is clean, with only the slightest fading. The exterior cloth is extremely clean, with the gilt untarnished and bright, one mark, possibly black ink at the top of the spine of the TT's. Doesn't effect the gilt titles.
The books look unread, and the maps are attached, and in excellent condition. The dustjackets are in excellent shape with no chips or tears. None are price clipped and each is the correct impression for each books. Only the lightest of sunning to the spines, much less than the norm.
A beautiful matched set, virtually without fault. No shelf wear to the edges, virtually no soiling to the dustjackets. Positively one of the finest available, scarce in this excellent condition.
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