A beautiful looking set of this unusual presentation of tolkien's trilogy.
Not for sale to the general public, limited to members of the Readers Union only.
Published by the Readers Union in 1960 with the permission of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London.
The books are in Very Good Plus condition, with no names or writing, and no offsetting or foxing to the endpapers.
Housed in the original dustjackets, all are Very Good Plus condition, with the books having a bit of loss to the top and bottom of the spine ends, and the corners of the fold areas. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, and showing a bit of tanning or soiling to the spines.
These unusual dustjackets are in Very Good Plus condition, and show beautifully.
All maps are tipped in at the rear, and in excellent condition. Small tear on each where attached to rear free endpaper, now neatly repaired. Only the slightest of browning mainly at the fold areas, on the Fellowship's map.
This is the set that features the early line drawing by Tolkien of "Sauron's Eye".
The only set to have this particular and very unusual dustjacket. Scarce in this lovely condition.
Includes a custom foil stamped slipcase for display and protection of these beautiful books.
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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