Tolkien Library Store - Original Cloth Bindings - Lord of the Rings Original Bindings

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

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

The Fellowship of the ring has ISBN 0 395 27223 8 and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1978, 1st impression.
The Two Towers has ISBN 0 395 27222 X and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1978, 3rd impression.
The Return of the King has ISBN 0 395 27221 1 and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1978, 3rd impression.

Book covers with designs and signature by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Eye of Sauron device on The Lord of the Rings covers.
Author's name in his own hand/large print on books, similar to the hardcover edition of this year which is often called "the signature set".

Despite it being the only trade paperback editions in print for a decade (from 1978 to 1987), there aren't many on the market. They were are also released, together with The Hobbit, in a red or green slipcase.

These paperbacks are in used condition. Broken spines, some shelf wear and yellowing but very clean text blocks. Overal a very lovely set that will be enjoyed by any Tolkien fan.

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