with Typed Letter Signed from Tolkien to Manlove on '76, Sandfield Road, Oxford' notepaper dated 8th February, 1967.
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The Lord of the Rings First Edition set; 4/2/2 Impressions 1955. WITH T.L.S. From J.R.R. Tolkien to Colin Manlove.
Original dark red cloth, gilt lettered spines (in ring motif). In dust-jackets (not price-clipped).
Top-edges inked in dark red. Bright copies in excellent jackets.
Internally tight, and clean.
Neat owner name of 'Colin Manlove' to fly-leaves, but no internal marks.
From the library of Colin Manlove, former Reader in English Literature at Edinburgh University, Scotland, and author of 12 books, many on fantasy and C.S.Lewis.
with Typed Letter Signed from Tolkien to Manlove on '76, Sandfield Road, Oxford' notepaper dated 8th February,
1967. 13 line text address to Colin N. Manlove at Pembroke College.
Tolkien replies regarding his reasons for writing LOTR - ending by saying 'The Lord of the Rings' was a deliberate attempt to write a large-scale adult fairy story'. Very beautiful Tolkien signature.
No foxing. The maps are in good condition. Matching bindings, unfaded and bright.
Dust-jackets are all now in archival quality sleeves.
The set is all Near Fine to Very Good Plus, all unclipped, and virtually untanned dustjackets, (very unusual to be this clean and white). The original cloth boards are all uniformly clean on all three books.
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