A complete History of Middle Earth, in Twelve Volumes.
All 12 volumes in Near Fine in Near Fine/Very Good Plus dustjackets.
Only the lightest of rubbing to the dustjackets, no chipping or loss to any.
#3 The Lays of Beleriand shows some wrinkling in the laminate, as often found.
A slight bit of fading to the spine of #5 The Lost Road, only noticeable if dustjacket is spread out. #7 The Treason of Isengard has a small 1/4" closed tear to the top of the front spine fold. An outstanding set for the collector.
Allen and Unwin first printings of the first 4 volumes housed in a black buckram slipcase with ribbon pull, Unwin Hyman first printings of the second 4 volumes
housed in a black buckram slipcase with ribbon pull, and Harper Collins first printings of the final 4 volumes, housed in a black buckram slipcase with a silk ribbon pull.
Only 2 volumes are price clipped, #5 & #6, with Unwin Hyman price label on #5.
Points of issue on the 12 books are as follows:
No price on dustjacket #1, #2, #4, #7, #9, #11, #12.
Price on dustjackets #3, #5, #8, #10.
No names or writing in any of the books.
No foxing or offsetting in any of the books.
The first four books, published by Allen & Unwin have the topstain on the top edge.
The final 3 volumes have the slightest toning to the edges of the text block as is so often found, #10 & #12 much less than the norm.
#12 The Peoples of Middle Earth is an exceptional copy, no rubbing or flaws to the dustjacket as is so often the case with this very scarce book.
Edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father's manuscripts, detailing the evolution of tolkien's life long works dealing with Middle Earth.
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