The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.
Published by George Allen & Unwin, 1962 1st Editions, 12th imp/9th imp/9th imp.
An exceptionally nice set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature.
The set is housed in the original publishers slipcase, showing only minor wear and rubbing to the edges, with very little soiling, the label is still clean and bright.
The set is in Near Fine condition, with a small presentation inscription and date (from Judy, 25.xii.63) to the bottom of the front free endpaper of each volume.
No other writing or marks in the books.
There is no foxing or offsetting in any of the books or to the endpapers as is common. The exterior cloth is clean and unmarked, with the gilt untarnished and bright. The books are clean and tight, and the maps are attached in each volume, and show no extra folds or tears.
The dustjackets are complete and the correct impression for the books. The dj's are in Near Fine condition with only minor rubbing and edgewear to the tips of the spine folds.
The dustjackets show only the lightest tanning to the spines, much less than the norm, with a bit of tanning to the front of the Return and rear of the Fellowship where they were pressed against the slipcase.The entry edges of the slipcase show some light wear, but the rest of the slipcase is in remarkable condition, and it has protected the books very well for over 50 years.
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