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Sotheby's London - LOTR 1st editions

Subject: Sotheby's London - LOTR 1st editions
by Urulöké on 2008/7/14 21:40:38

Thu 17 Jul 2008

02:30 PM

London, New Bond Street


LOT 341

TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS. GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN, 1954-1955

8vo, 3 volumes, first edition, first impressions (volume three in first state of first impression), illustrations, maps including folding maps at end of each volume, original red cloth lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jackets, collector's marbled slipcase, light browning to endpapers, bindings slightly worn with occasional soiling, dust-jackets slightly discoloured and soiled, dust-jackets slightly frayed at extremities, third volume in price-clipped dust-jacket.

estimated at 5,000—7,000 GBP

http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/lot/ ... tail.jsp?lot_id=159467181