George Allen & Unwin, early 1960's set of the UK 1st Editions of the J.R.R Tolkien classic, The Lord of the Rings.
The Fellowship of the Ring is a 13th impression published in 1963.
The Two Towers is a 10th impression published in 1963.
The Return of the King is a 9th impression published in 1962.
An exceptional Near Fine set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature.
The set is housed in original publishers off white slipcase with the label on one side. The slipcase shows virtually no wear to the edges or bottom, no bumps to the corners, and one tiny stain to the outside edge of the label.
The case has done its job and protected the books from any damage. but has caused some transfer to the rear of the Fellowship, and the front of the Return dustjacket. The case itself is in Near Fine condition, with the one tiny spot.
The set is in Near Fine condition, without any previous owners name's or inscriptions in any of the books,
There is absolutely no foxing or offsetting in any of the books. The text block is clean and bright, edges are also clean & bright.
The red topstain is clean, without any 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 perfect condition.
The dustjackets, which look absolutely fabulous, are in great shape with no chips or tears to the edges.
All three are price clipped and are the original and correct impression for all three books. Absolutely no sunning or dustiness to the spines, the light blue tint of the paper is still visable.
A beautiful matched set, almost without fault.
No shelf wear to the edges, 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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