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Upcoming Bloomsbury auction books

Subject: Upcoming Bloomsbury auction books
by Urulöké on 2008/5/27 16:54:45

Bloomsbury has an upcoming auction with some interesting Tolkien titles:

"June Book Fairs Bibliophile Sale" on 11 June 2008 at 1.00pm (lots 1-482) and Thursday 12th June at 1.00pm (lots 483-855) precisely.

Viewing beforehand on

Saturday 7th June from 11.00am to 5.00pm

Sunday 8th June from 12noon to 5.00pm

Monday 9th June from 9.30am to 5.30pm

Tuesday 10th June from 9.30am to 8.00pm

Wednesday 11th June from 9.30am to 12noon

Thursday 12th June from 9.30am to 12noon


380. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, map of the Shire, folding map at end, spotting to endpapers, splitting, 1 f. detached with tape to inside margin, backstrip crudely attached to covers, 1954; The Two Towers, folding map, spotting to later ff., lacking backstrip, 1955; The Return of the King, folding map, second state with sagging text on p. 49, spotting to endpapers, backstrip becoming detached, 1955, first editions, previous owner’s name on front free endpaper, original cloth, worn and marked, 8vo.

Estimates £600 - £800




381. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The War of the Ring, 1990; Sauron Defeated, 1992; Morgoth’s Ring, small tear near head of jacket spine, 1993, edited by Christopher Tolkien, first editions, vol.VIII, IX & X respectively of the History of Middle-earth series, original boards, dust-jackets, near fine copies, 8vo (3)

Estimates £200 - £300




382. Tolkien (J.R.R.) and E.V.Gordon, editors. Sir Gawain & The Green Knight, first edition, frontispiece, original green cloth, gilt, crudely rebacked with cloth, 8vo, Oxford, 1925.

Estimates £100 - £150




383. Tolkien (J.R.R.).- Lewis (Alan, editor) The Ruins of Osgiliath, number 59 of 100 copies signed by the editor and artist, decorations, illustrations and bookplates by Ruth Lacon, introductory letter loosely inserted, original cloth, lettered in silver, a fine copy, folio, Shropshire, 1995.

Estimates £250 - £350