The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King (Complete Set of First Editions, Fifth, Fourth and First Impressions)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King (Complete Set of First Editions, Fifth, Fourth and First Impressions)

£2,500.00

A complete set of first editions of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

The Fellowship of the Ring:

First edition, fifth impression (George Allen and Unwin, 1956) in sixth impression dust jacket. Originally published just over two years earlier in July 1954. A little pushing to spine tips; offsetting to endpapers with light spotting to fore-edge. Boards nice and clean, rear map still intact and red top-stain bright and nicely preserved – near fine. The dust jacket is not price-clipped and has nice and clean spine panel with barely any toning; extremities a little rubbed in places; blue mark to upper panel. Near fine overall.

The Two Towers:

First edition, fourth impression (George Allen and Unwin, 1956) in third impression dust jacket. Originally published two years earlier in 1954. Some pushing to spine foot; offsetting to endpapers with a superficial scratch to lower board and faint spotting to fore-edge; rear map still intact; red top-stain just a little darkened with a small patch of light fading, but still nicely preserved. The dust jacket is not price-clipped and is very clean and well-preserved. Barely any toning to spine panel with a little and very occasional rubbing to extremities; very small closed tear to top edge of upper panel. Near fine overall.

The Return of the King:

First edition, first impression (George Allen and Unwin, 1955) in third impression dust jacket. Light offsetting to endpapers; a bit of rolling to spine foot with occasional and faint spotting to fore-edge. Near fine. The dust jacket is not price-clipped with some edge wear, primarily to the top; spine panel just a little toned and rubbed to extremities; small closed tear to lower panel. Very good or a little better.

A complete and beautifully preserved and clean set.

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The Lord of the Rings
By J.R.R. Tolkien

First Editions, Mixed Impressions