Tolkien Library Store - Original Cloth Bindings

#000290 - 1st UK Lord of the Rings - Publishers Slipcase - SOLD
The Fellowship of the Ring is a 11th impression published in 1961. The Two Towers is a 8th impression published in 1961. The Return of the King is a 8th impression published in 1961.
George Allen & Unwin, an early 1960's set of the UK 1st Editions.

The Fellowship of the Ring is a 13th impression published in 1963.
The Two Towers is a 10th impression published in 1963.
The Return of the King is a 9th impression published in 1962.

This exceptional set of books is also housed in the original publishers slipcase with the label on the side. A Near Fine/Very Good Plus set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The dustjackets are not price clipped, and have no sunning or tanning to the spines. No chips or loss. The TT's dustjacket has been reinforced with conservation tape on the inside at one of the folds. Some rubbing and very light soiling to the edges. No previous owners names or inscriptions in the books. There is absolutely no foxing or offsetting in any of the books. The text block is clean and bright, edges are also clean & bright. The red topstain is clean, with no fading. The exterior cloth is clean, with the gilt untarnished and bright. The books look remarkable, and the maps are attached, and in excellent condition. A beautiful matched set, virtually without fault. No shelf wear to the edges, or bumped corners. Original publishers slipcase has protected these wonderful books well over the years. The slipcase has suffered some bumps and edgewear and minor splits to the paper covering, but has survived intact.

Scarce in this excellent condition.

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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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