George Allen & Unwin, 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 9th impression published in 1962.
The Return of the King is a 10th impression published in 1963.
An exceptional Near Fine set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature.
The set is housed in a custom marbled paper slipcase
The set is in Near Fine condition, with the same small unobtrusive previous owners name on the FFEP in all three of the books.
There is absolutely no foxing or offsetting in any of the books, all are 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 beautiful unfaded or tanned condition, with no chips or tears to the edges.
None are price clipped and are the original and correct impression for all three books.
A beautiful matched set, virtually without fault.
The only fault I could find is a little wear to the bottom of the spine on the Two Towers, no other shelf wear to the edges, and no soiling to the dustjackets.
Positively one of the finest available, scarce in this excellent condition.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
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