A Very Good 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. No names or inscriptions.
One minor bump to the front edge of the boards, has parted the cloth. The textblock edges are dusty, with a couple of spatter marks on the bottom edge.
The original cloth shows a little soiling to the boards, and some light wear on the tips of the spine, where the cloth has split, but is no loss.
The only fault with this book, the front boards have an ink spill and a few spatter dots on it. Other than the spill marks, the boards are very clean and only lightly soiled. 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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