The Tolkien Library Box set was published in 1978 by George Allen & Unwin. It includes The Hobbit, three volumes of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
5 hardbacks in dustjackets in publishers slipcase.
Hammond pp.55 & 138.
The slipcase has been damaged and lacks the photograph of J.R.R. Tolkien by Billett Potter. The back of the slipcase has come loose to the top and one side. Both sides of the slipcase show fading and there are bumps to the top front of the slipcase. Water stains to the top of the slipcase and some soiling to the bottom. Still this slipcase is very rare in any state.
Includes the 4th Edition 1978 of The Hobbit and the 1st Edition, 5th Impression of The Silmarillion and 2nd Edition, 1978 Impressions of The Lord of the Rings. 10th impression Fellowship of the Rings, 9th impression Two Towers and 9th impression Return of the King.
All five books are in mint, unread condition and only show some light rubbing to the spines. The dust jackets are in Near Fine condition, without any damages, but are all price clipped. Some minor wrinkles to the top of the dust jackets, probably from taking the books in and out of the box.
Highly collectable, this is a very nice set for any Tolkien fans collection. While the box is not in perfect state, the set looks amazing and is extremely scarce.
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