Tolkien Library Store - Original Cloth Bindings - Boxed sets

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, green slipcase released in 1979 by Houghton Mifflin.

This set includes: J.R.R. tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King and The Hobbit.

The Hobbit has ISBN 0 395 28265 9 and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1979.
The Fellowship of the ring has ISBN 0 395 27223 8 and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1978.
The Two Towers has ISBN 0 395 27222 X and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1978.
The Return of the King has ISBN 0 395 27221 1 and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1978.

Book covers and slipcase with designs and signature by J.R.R. Tolkien and ISBN 0 395 28263 2.
Eye of Sauron device on The Lord of the Rings covers, The Lonely Mountain on The Hobbit.
Author's name in his own hand/large print on books and box, like the hardcover edition of this year which is often called "the signature set".

This set also exists in red, but then only includes The Lord of the Rings. The green set with all four books and box in collectible condition is quite hard to find. Despite its being the only trade paperback editions in print for a decade (from 1978 to 1987), there aren't many on the market.
These paperbacks and slipcase are in used condition. Broken spines, some loss and bumps but very clean text blocks.
Slipcase shows a lot of wear to bottom and sides, with several white spots where color has been rubbed off.
A tear to the back of the slipcase on the top edge, else very good looking set of a rare to find edition.

Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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