Fourth impression, the final printing of the first edition, published 1946, by George Allen & Unwin.
Decorative map endpapers clean and bright with no foxing, names or any other marks.
The text block is clean and complete, lacking the original dustjacket, but housed in a later edition dustjacket in very good condition.
Color frontispiece and 8 mono plates all in excellent condition.
Produced in conformity with the 1940's war time standard's, with the distinctive 'War Time Economy Standards' title verso.
This copy in the original boards with Tolkiens 'Mountains and Dragon' design stamped in blue on the boards and spine.
In Very Good condition with some wear to extremities, but no fraying to the cloth.
A cleaning mark on the back boards, where someone has tried to wipe off a stain.
A couple of mild corner bumps, no lean to the spine, and the top stain still evident.
A very presentable, collectable copy.
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