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161093310663
Seller: 3in! (441)
100.0% positive
Ontario, California, US
Completed
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Ended Sep 1, 2013 12:15:40 PM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
$315.01
[15 Bids]
Buyer: 4***i (4)
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Condition: The most significant defect is the cocked spine (the front and back boards do not line up. When the text block is viewed from the top or bottom, the spine and sides are slanted, rather than square). Simply put, the book has a slant or lean to it (see the photos). Most of the corners as well as the the bottom edges are bumped and rubbed (see photos). There are a number of marks to the cover, most notably a white one about 1/4 of an inch long (see photos). There are a handful of other minor markings to the cover (see the photos). The back cover is cleaner, but does contain minor damp stain towards the bottom; the damp stain is very faint and is barely perceptible in the photo. There is a small inch tear to the map in the back where it is pasted to the book.
Up for auction is a good copy (describes the average used worn book that has all pages or leaves present) of a first edition, first printing of the British edition of The Return of the King. According to Wayne Hammond's Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography, there were only 7,000 copies of the 1st, 1st British Return of the King printed (86). The book will be shipped in a box with bubble wrap. The most significant defect is the cocked spine (the front and back boards do not line up. When the text block is viewed from the top or bottom, the spine and sides are slanted, rather than square). Simply put, the book has a slant or lean to it (see the photos). Most of the corners as well as the the bottom edges are bumped and rubbed (see photos). There are a number of marks to the cover, most notably a white one about 1/4 of an inch long (see photos). There are a handful of other minor markings to the cover (see the photos). The back cover is cleaner, but does contain minor damp stain towards the bottom; the damp stain is very faint and is barely perceptible in the photo. There is a small inch tear to the map in the back where it is pasted to the book. PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL THE OTHER TOLKIEN BOOKS AND ITEMS I HAVE UP FOR SALE RIGHT NOW; ALL AUCTIONS START AT 99 CENTS WITH FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE US. ALL OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY!!! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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