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Re: Two Towers 1st/1st?
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The condition is good.

The binding is solid.

The dust jacket is in good condition probably due to the mylar which is permantly glued to it. I don't think I can seperate them without doing some damage.

There's a some fraying at the corners of the spine and the edges of the pages are a little yellowed.

The worst part is it was a library book. It has a stamp and an impression on the title page and glue from the card envelope in the back.

Posted on: 2008/10/14 16:15


Re: Two Towers 1st/1st?
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Nice find David. Wish I could find a Tolkien book like that lying in some box. I knew a guy that found a first American edition copy of The Hobbit (with the dj) at a thrift store for cents; he ended up selling it a couple years ago for over $10,000.

I do occasionally come across good finds on eBay, Abebooks, or some other place online.

Josh

Posted on: 2008/10/14 13:57


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It looks like Tolkien's writing to me; and the date makes it one of the last things he signed. Which means that whatever this has been cut out of has lost its history in order to make a quick buck, and that's shameful in my opinion.

Posted on: 2008/10/14 13:44


Re: Two Towers 1st/1st?
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Now what do I do with it other than put it in a plastic bag and gloat over my luck. 8)

- well, you could try looking for the other two volumes...

-incidentally, does your book have a dustwrapper? And what's the general condition like?

Posted on: 2008/10/14 13:38


Re: Two Towers 1st/1st?
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At the bottom, the title page says...

Houghton Mifflin Company Boston
The Riverside Press Cambridge
1955

So I guess this is a 1st impression.

Now what do I do with it other than put it in a plastic bag and gloat over my luck. 8)

Thank you very much for the info.

You made me a happy, happy guy!

Posted on: 2008/10/14 12:21



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