This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with the publishers device on the title page.
The maps are bound to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson.
Chapter VII header is corrected and reads as 'Chapter VII'
This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition.
There are no names or writing in the book, but it does have a small bookplate on the front endpaper (map).
The text block and maps are also very clean and bright, without any foxing whatsoever.
The text block is tight, without any seperation from the binding.
The original cloth shows no shelf wear on the edges, very clean and unmarked, with some slight 'rust' marks at the edges of the boards.
I have provided a one piece facsimile of the very rare 1st Dustjacket, along with a custom slipcase, to protect and show this classic of modern fiction.
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.