George Allen & Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition, 1st imp/1st imp/1st imp 1st state, as per Hammond and Anderson.
A Very Good set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is in original red cloth binding, red topstain is faded, with some soiling and marks to the boards.
Text block is very clean and bright, without any stains or writing (penciled in booksellers price), other than the usual offsetting/foxing on the endpapers.
Maps are all present and in excellent condition, no marks or tears whatsoever.
All 3 books also have a small Foyles book store label on the rear endpaper. Some moderate shelf wear on the bottom of the boards, corners bumped and frayed a bit. Gilt still shines, only slightly dulled, but not tarnished.
All three books have the date on the title page, as well as no futher printings listed, signifying the true 1st impressions of the first edition. Furnished with full 1 piece facsimile dustjackets making a beautiful looking set.
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