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The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien 1st single volume paperback, with a beautiful black ink signature by JRR Tolkien

#CLP0135 - The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien 1st single volume paperback, with a beautiful black ink signature by JRR Tolkien - sold


Covers by Pauline Baynes, showing 2 of 3 panels of the 'Triptych' artwork originally painted by Pauline Baynes for the slipcase of the 1963 Deluxe Edition.

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The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, being The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
The First Thus, UK One Volume Paperback Edition, published in 1968 by George Allen and Unwin.

Signed "J.R.R. Tolkien" in black ink above the publisher's name on the title page.

A Fine copy of an extremely collectable book.  

Covers by Pauline Baynes, showing 2 of 3 panels of the 'Triptych' artwork originally painted by Pauline Baynes for the slipcase of the 1963 Deluxe Edition.  

This is the famous 1 volume paperback carried around by college students in the late 60's, during the 'Battle for Middle Earth' controversy.  

No previous owner names or any other writing.  

A wonderful copy that will be admired by any Tolkien fan.


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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Signed "J.R.R. Tolkien" in black ink above the publisher's name on the title page.
The First Thus, UK One Volume Paperback Edition, published in 1968 by George Allen and Unwin.
The Lord of the Rings One volume edition signed by Tolkien
Lord of the Rings one volume with Tolkien autograph
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