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The Return of the King: Being the Third part of The Lord of the Rings [First Edition Third Impression]
#CLP0955 - The Return of the King: Being the Third part of The Lord of the Rings [First Edition Third Impression] - 380 EUR

Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition, 3rd impression. 416 pages.
First published in October 1955, This Third impression in January 1957.

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The Return of the King: Being the Third part of The Lord of the Rings [First Edition Third Impression], published by George Allen & Unwin.


Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition, 3rd impression. 416 pages.
First published in October 1955, This is the third impression from January 1957.


The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1957 third impression.

Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition, 3rd impression. 416 pages.
First published in October 1955, This Third impression in January 1957.

Book red boards, gilt lettering to spine, stains to front and mostly on the back, reading wear.
Top page edges dyed red by publisher. Top front board has some rubbing that damaged the red cloth at the edge.
Serious bump to the top of the spine, visible at the side boards. Foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Text block also stained on several places. Fold-out map at the back looks unopened.

Beige dust jacket with black lettering over red cloth. Unclipped dust jacket, priced 21s net.
Some rubbing and loss at the edges. Spine is tanned, stained and rubbed.

Visible tanning to spine and board edges, with scuffing, dotted staining and marking across the boards. Book has a light forward lean.
Distinct tanning to spine and edges, with small brown stains, scuffs, foxing and soiling all over.


Interesting for a collector who desires a first edition copy that is affordable.
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