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 features the photograph of J.R.R. Tolkien by Billett Potter. The right top of the slipcase shows some loss. Both sides of the slipcase show fading and there are bumps to the top front of the slipcase. Still this slipcase is very rare in any state.
Includes the 4th Edition 1978 of The Hobbit and the 1st Edition, 4th Impression of The Silmarillion and 2nd Edition, 1978 Impressions of The Lord of the Rings. 11th impression Fellowship of the Rings, 10th impression Two Towers and 10th impression Return of the King.
All five books are in fine, unread condition and only show some light rubbing to the spines. Some bumps to the top of the spines (probably from taking the books in and out the slipcase. Some stains to the top of the text block. The dust jackets are in Fine condition. 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 mint state, the set looks amazing and is extremely scarce.
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