Tolkien Library Store - Original Cloth Bindings

"The Lord of the Rings" Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen & Unwin, early 1960's set of the UK 1st Editions.  

The Fellowship of the Ring is a 12th impression published in 1962.  
The Two Towers is a 9th impression published in 1962.  
The Return of the King is a 9th impression published in 1962.  

An exceptional Very Good Plus set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature.  
The set is housed in original publishers off white slipcase with label on one side.

The slipcase shows only the lightest wear and a few bumps to the corners, has some foxing to the label, but has done its job and protected the books from any damage.  

The set is in Very Good Plus condition, without any previous owners names or writing in any of the books.  
There is a small Auckland, New Zealand Bookstore stamp to the ffep of each book.

There is only the slightest foxing or offsetting in The Two Towers, the others clean & bright.
The text block is clean and bright, edges are also clean & bright.  
The red topstain is clean, with no fading.  
The exterior cloth is extremely clean, with the gilt untarnished and bright.  

The books look unread, are still clean and tight, and the maps are attached, and in excellent condition.  
The dustjackets are in excellent shape with only minor chips or tears to the edges, except for a closed tear to the top of the spine of the Return of the King, which has been reinforced to the interior with archival tape.  

All are price clipped and are the original and correct impression for all three books.
Only the lightest of sunning or dustiness to the spines, much less than the norm.   

A beautiful matched set, virtually without any major faults.  
No shelf wear to the edges, only light soiling to the dustjackets.  

Positively one of the finest available, scarce in this excellent condition.

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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