Tolkien Library Store - Custom Cloth Bindings

#000196 - 1968 Allen & Unwin Single Volume edition - rebound in black leather with red labels - SOLD
The scarcest of all the original Allen & Unwin 1st Editions, as well as the Houghton Mifflin issues
The 1968, 1st Single Volume Edition, fully rebound in black leather. All edges trimmed with red topstain. Hand marbled endpapers and black silk ribbon marker sewn in.

Text block is clean and bright, with no names or writing to be found.

The full black leather binding features tolkien's "Ring and Eye" design, from the original dustjackets, with Title and Author gilt stamped on the front boards. The spine of the book features raised bands with gilt rules, red leather inserts with the Title and Author gilt stamped. Also has a smaller version of the 'Ring and Eye' gilt stamped in red. Publisher and date, 1968, gilt stamped at the bottom of the spine.

Makes a beautiful presentation 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.   
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