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Re: Paperback Rings Printing Dates/Numbers
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Thanks Berelach!

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This just in from Thornton's books:

[F0240-6] AUDEN, W.H.,. Good and evil in the Lord of the Rings..
.., Oxford, 1993, 16pp., including the stiff front cover, issued
originally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien and
Friends number 4, issued on the occasion of the centenary
celebrations at Keble college, Oxford. this is one of the 26
copies marked A - Z for friends of the publisher, never made
available in the trade. Printed on single sides, A-4 with
bound-in front cover in 3 colours (initials W and A) on fine
conqueror paper, bound in paper covered boards and a leather
spine with the embossed letter G on front board. This edition
also has a colophon which did not appear in the regular edition.
The letter G also appears handwritten below this colophon. Actual
year of publication was 1992. [ Tolkien inklings Oxford ] £45.00

[F0240-7] AUDEN, W.H.,. Good and evil in the Lord of the Rings..
.., Oxford, 1993, 16pp., including the stiff front cover, issued
originally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien and
Friends number 4, issued on the occasion of the centenary
celebrations at Keble college, Oxford. there were 26 copies
marked A - Z for friends of the publisher, never made available
in the trade. Printed on single sides, A-4 with front cover in 3
colours (initials W and A) on conqueror paper, This edition has a
colophon which did not appear in the regular edition. . Actual
year of publication was 1992. this copy in loose sheets is
stamped below the colophon: Uncorrected proof copy followed by
the title. [ Tolkien inklings Oxford ] £18.00

[F0684-1] Hammond, Wayne G., (ed. And designer). Tolkien
Centenary Conference Keble College, Oxford 17 - 24 August 1992.
A-3 POSTER. The Centenary Conference Souvenir poster with cover
art by Patrick Wynne The Tolkien Centenary Conference was held at
Keble College, Oxford, from August 17th - 24th, 1992, to
celebrate the centenary of the birth of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien.
The conference was run by the Tolkien Society and the American
Mythopoeic Society, and incorporated the annual conferences
(Oxonmoot 1992 and Mythcon XXIII) held in that year. A-3 size
£15.00

[000092] Kaluta, Michael. JRR Tolkien Calendar 1994. Folio,
ring-bound calendar, colour illustrations, v good condition in
the original cardboard slipcase, unused. £14.95

[F1048] LEWIS, C.S.,. What Chaucer Really Did to Il Filostrato.
one of the contributions ( pages 56 - 75 ) in Essays and Studies
By Members of the English Association Volume XVII ed. by W.H.
Hadow.. Oxford at the Clarendon press, 1932, 105 [10] pp.,
contains also : Andre Maurois: Proust et Ruskin a.o. Lewis'
article, an analysis of Boccaccio's work of that name as a source
for Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, became for decades the most
cited study of Chaucer's great poem, not only because of the
insightful analyses of specific passages it offered but more
importantly because of the powerful theory that drove it. Lewis
contended that Boccaccio's version of the story was a product of
the emerging Italian Renaissance, while Chaucer systematically
re-medievalized it, emphasizing a medieval interest in didactic
rhetoric and Courtly Love. £24.50

[F0061] Nasmith, Ted. Tolkien Diary 2003. .., Harper Collins,
2002, The annual Tolkien diary, containing all-new artwork
depicting scenes based on the second book of JRR Tolkien "The
Lord of the Rings". a perfect copy without d/j as issued £18.00

[F1694] Royal Mail First Day Cover - Magical Worlds.. Stamped
Oxford Post Office 21 July 1998. Stamp Details: 20p The Hobbit;
26p The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; 37p The Phoenix and the
Carpet; 43p The Borrowers; 63p Through the Looking Glass.
Addressed by hand to the Literature department of Thornton's
Bookshop in Oxford [ C.S. Lewis Tolkien Lewis Carroll ] £15.00

[F1695] Royal Mail First Day Cover - Magical Worlds.. Stamped
Oxford Post Office 21 July 1998. Stamp Details: 20p The Hobbit;
26p The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; 37p The Phoenix and the
Carpet; 43p The Borrowers; 63p Through the Looking Glass. mint
set as issued by the Royal Mail, unused in glassine sleeve.[ C.S.
Lewis Tolkien Lewis Carroll ] £15.00

[F0728] Schuchart, Max. Tolkien In De ban Van Zijn Werk. an
introductory booklet to Tolkien's works in Dutch published by Het
Spectrum £7.95

[F3115] TOLKIEN. tolkien the centenary 1892 - 1992 Promotional
Bookshop Banner. black title on gilt. measures 118 x 20.5 cm
£9.50

[F0727] TOLKIEN. HarperCollins Complete Tolkien Stock Catalogue
1997-1998 and Trade Books January - June 1998. the first one: 36
pages, featuring many of the listed titles's front covers, in
coloured self wrappers, stapled; the 2nd catalogue announces
Roverandum and 3 other titles £6.00

[F3114] Tolkien - Howe, John,. Tolkien Posters: Images of Middle
Earth. ISBN: 0261103105. Six images of Middle-Earth. 460x297 mm
.,HarperCollins,1993. 978-0261103108. *** A portfolio of John
Howe's most popular Tolkien-inspired paintings, including his
unsurpassed 'Gandalf' from The Lord of the Rings. This new poster
collection reproduces six of the most popular Tolkien cover
paintings in a format suitable for framing or simply hanging as
posters. Contained in a high quality decorative folder, complete
with background information, the pictures selected here are some
of the finest examples of John Howe's dramatic artwork and are
sure to delight the legions of Tolkien fans who are often eager
to find the Tolkien artwork in poster form. The pictures are:
Smaug from The Hobbit / Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings / The
Dark Tower from The Two Towers / The Fall of Gondolin from The
Silmarillion / Fingolfin's Challenge to Morgoth from The Lays of
Beleriand / Ulmo, the Lord of the Waters from Unfinished Tales
£75.00

[F3116] Tolkien - Patrick H.Wynne and leaf ornament drawn by
Tony Curtis.. A long expected party Tolkien Centenary Conference
1992. B/W poster with red lettering . size: 465 x 310 mm.The 1992
Centenary Conference commemorated the centenary of J.R.R.
Tolkien's birth. Also known as 'The Long Expected Party', the
Conference was jointly hosted by the Tolkien Society and the
American Mythopoeic Society, and incorporated the TS' annual
Oxonmoot gathering in a week-long programme of festivities held
in Oxford. £12.50

[F1662] TOLKIEN J R R. Tolkien Diary 2000. HarperCollins, 1999,
illustrated by Ted Nasmith in full colours also on the front
board. . boards. Immaculate copy [ x 2 DL ] £19.95

[F0174] TOLKIEN J R R. The Hobbit or there and back again. ..,
Allen & Unwin, 1976, the De Luxe edition with colour illustration
by Tolkien (with colour added by H.E. Riddett ) see Hammond &
Anderson A3o (page 51) Black cloth over boards, with Smaug design
stamped in red, silver and gold to front board in gilt, silver ,
and red. In the original black paper box with label to the front
. Maps in red and black to both endpapers and 13 colour plates.
Published on 2 September 1976, number of copies unknown. A very
fine copy, only the label on the front of the box is a bit dusty/
soiled. the original sl. frayed tissue wrapper still present and
complete. £225.00

[F0854] TOLKIEN J R R. The Silmarillion. Ed. by Christopher
Tolkien. Allen & Unwin, 1977, 366pp., no jacket, edges of text
soiled, binding faded. £4.95

[093081-10] TOLKIEN J R R. The Devil's Coach-Horses.. Jersey,
Edward Brothers, 1925. [pirated edition 1980's ?) the typography
gives this facsimile edition away since the typeface used
Monotype Bembo is a typeface only cut in 1929. 6pp.,
Hammond/Anderson page 346: C19: re-set from Review of English
studies, 1, no. 3 (July 1925) in blue paper covered boards, with
an embossed coloured design , c. 3 cm wide, on front board., very
fine copy. £29.95


[F1698] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Royal Mail First Day cover - Tolkien
The Centenary - 1992 - 8 Stamps In Panel. This first day cover,
sent from the Oxford post office to the JRR Tolkien department of
thornton's Bookshop, then in Broad street, has the Oxford post
office date stamp 27 October 1992. £12.50

[IS00929] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. The Hobbit. 0, or, There and Back
Again. London, George Alllen and Unwin Ltd., 1975; 317, [ii] pp.,
with endpaper maps, 5 colour plates, and eight illustrations
[seven full-page]; publisher's decorated boards, d.w.; very
slight wear to corners of d.w., otherwise an excellent copy.
Tenth impression of the third edition. £10.00

[IS002130] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. The Two Towers.. 0, 1955. Being the
Second Part of the Lord of the Rings. London, George Allen &
Unwin Ltd., 1955; 352 pp., with large folding map; publisher's
red cloth boards; spine slightly faded and with one or two pale
marks, head and foot of spine a little rubbed, extremities and
corners a little worn, endpapers partly embrowned. * A good copy
of the second edition, nowadays often referred to as the second
impression of the first edition. £150.00

[IS002131] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. The Return of the King.. 0, 1955.
Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings. London, George
Allen & Unwin, 1955; 416 pp., with large folding map; publisher's
red cloth; boards worn, split, marked, and with extensive surface
damage; internally clean, although pages 1-14 are bumped, * First
edition, with the figure 4 in the inner lower margin of p.49. A
copy for rebinding. £175.00

[F2959] Tolkien, J R R. The Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins
Publishers, 3rd printing of the 1997 Deluxe Limited Edition,
printed in 2000, Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Black Cloth
boards and printed on India Paper. All Page Edges Gilded. with
the large Tolkien Monogram gilt stamped on front boards. Housed
in original publishers black cloth slipcase with the monogram
design gilt stamped to the exterior, matching the gilt design on
the book. All edges gilded. Matching in size and design the
Harper Collins Limited Editions of The Hobbit, The Silmarillion,
and The History of Middle Earth Series. A very fine copy of the
Limited Deluxe edition in unread condition. Top corners of the
first 30 pages or so have a tiny crease, hardly noticeable
£195.00

[F1623] Tolkien, J R R. The Lord of the Rings Diary 2007.
Illustrated By Alan Lee.. ISBN: 0007225644. Harper Collins,
2006,A immaculate unmarked copy, glossy hardback ? ** The 2007
diary features 13 paintings and illustrations by Alan Lee and is
more sumptuous than ever. It is not only illustrated by the
acclaimed artist, it has been designed by him, with the same care
and attention to detail that has seen his work embraced by the
Tolkien Estate, Peter Jackson and discerning fans around the
world. To accompany each watercolor, every month features
complementary line drawings selected by Lee from his Lord of the
Rings Sketchbook; there are also brand new sketches produced
exclusively for this diary, which are further enhanced with
commentary by the artist. Alan Lee has depicted famous scenes
that include Gollum and Bilbo, Rivendell and Smaug the Dragon,
but these new pencil drawings will take the reader deeper into
the enchanting world of Middle-earth than ever before. [DL]
£25.00

[F0176] TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,. The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit. The
Silmarillion 5 Volumes.. 2002 (2001 ?) /2004. One of the Folio
Society's hand numbered limited edition of 1750 copies.
Quarter-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather, with sides of
hand-woven pure Indian silk. Illustrations drawn by Eric Fraser
from original designs by Ingahild Grathmer (pseud. of the Queen
of Denmark). Gilded top edges, with ribbon markers. Calligraphy
on spines and slipcase by John Andrew. Slipcases bound in full
Moroccan goatskin leather, with scalloped edges. 1328 pages in
total for the Lord of the Rings. Together with The Hobbit (2003)
and the Silmarillion (2004 ) Illustrated by Francis Mosley,
printed at the Bath Press, All volumes have the same limitation
number. Payment for this title by bank transfer only. Forwarding
by UPS in the UK, by DHL abroad £1,450.00

[F1287] TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,. Bilbo's Last Song.. Illustrated by
Pauline Baynes. Hutchinson, 2002, first edition thus, first
printing ssplendid hardback copy in pristine jacket. [ST] £9.75

[F0388-3] TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,. The Silmarillion. ISBN: 0007136609.
With Christopher Tolkien's 1977 and 1999 forewords. Harper
Collins , First edition thus, 2002. xxiv, 365pp, colour maps as
end papers. quarter black leather binding with gil titlet, and
gilt embossed design on front board, all edges gilt. . In black
leather covered slipcase. The edition was limited to 1000 copies,
shrink wrap preserved, has the numbers 1 to 9 in the colophon.
The first publication of a deluxe edition of The Silmarillion,
featuring the revised, reset text, The Silmarillion is an account
of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the
ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings
look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and
Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an
age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and
the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the
Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.
Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale
is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and
powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts
the downfall of the great island kingdom of Númenor at the end of
the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great
events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of
the Rings. This was the first luxe edition of this pivotal work,
featuring the revised, corrected text and including, by way of an
introduction, a fascinating letter written by Tolkien in 1951 in
which he gives a full explanation of how he conceived the early
Ages of Middle-earth. Bound in quarter black leather, and set in
a protective slipcase, still shrink wrapped. Immaculate copy
£195.00

[F0176-3] TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,. The Hobbit or There and Back Again.
One of the Folio Society's hand numbered limited edition of 1750
copies. Quarter-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather, with sides of
hand-woven pure Indian silk. Illustrations drawn by Eric Fraser
from original designs by Ingahild Grathmer (pseud. of the Queen
of Denmark). Gilded top edges, with ribbon markers. Calligraphy
on spines and slipcase by John Andrew. Slipcase bound in full
Moroccan goatskin leather, with scalloped edges. (2002 )
Illustrated by Francis Mosley, printed at the Bath Press, 245
pages. An immaculate copy £375.00

[IS002129] TOLKIEN, J.R.R,. The Return of the King.. 0, 1955.
Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings. London, George
Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1955; 416 pp., with large folding map;
publisher's red cloth boards; spine a little faded and minimally
creased, corners and extremities worn in places, extreme outer
corner of one board minimally bumped, neat contemporary ownership
entry on front free endpaper. * A good copy of the second edition
(often referred to now as the second impression of the first
edition), published a month after the first, in the same year.
£150.00

[F0875-2] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. The Hobbit or there and back Again.
Illustrated in full colours by Alan Lee. The edition specially
published for Dealerfield Ltd. in 2000 by Harper Collins, 293pp.,
Text very sl darkened at the edges o/w a fine copy in fine
jacket, the printing on the spine of the dust wrapper of this
edition is different and there is a difference in colours . small
rectangular mark left on front jacket where price label was taken
off. £19.50

[F0875-7] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. The Hobbit or there and back Again (
US edition) . Illustrated in full colours by Alan Lee. Boston New
York Houghton Mifflin Company with teh same design and layout as
the HarperCollins edition , 293pp., Fine copy in fine d/j.
£19.50

[R72493] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. Silmarillion. (Czech). Praha: Mlada
fronta, 1992. 319 pp., cover portrait, maps; fine hardback in d/j
with aq hologram of a tree on teh front wrapper £6.95

[R72494] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. Az Elveszett Mesek Konyve. 2. kotet.
(Hungarian). Forditotta: Tandori Dezso. Budapest, 1996. 395 pp.,
fine paperback. [ = the book of lost tales volume 2 in Hungarian]
£8.00

[093039-1] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. The Hobbit.. Illustrated by Alan Lee.
Published by Harper Collins exclusively for Hatchard's of London
in 1997 in a limited edition signed by the illustrator to
celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of The
Hobbit. In a quarter leather binding in slip-case. Gilt lettering
on spine. Splendid copy in new condition. numbered copy. One of
only 600 issued. £450.00

[F0875-3] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. Hobbit albo tam i z powrotem., .
Ilustracje Alan Lee. wydanie poprawione, uzupelnione kolorowymi i
czarno-bialymi ilustracjami. Przejlad Paulina Braiter.
Amber,2000, 208pp., fine hardback in dust jacket which is
slightly creased at the top. the Polish edition of the Hobbit or
there and back again. £25.00

[F0875-D] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. The Hobbit or There and Back Again.
ISBN: 026110330X. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Harper Collins, 1997.
A fine copy in fine jacket. Printed at the bottom of the inside
of the jacket is £20 until 31 ecember 1997. £ 25 from 1 January
1998. Numbers 1 to 9 printed on reverse of title page. Includes
Thror's Map at the front of the book and the Map of Wilderland at
the back. £19.50

[F0875-8] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. Le Hobbit. ( the Hobbit in French).
Traduit de l'Anglais par Francis Ledoux. Illustré par Alan Lee.
Paris, Chjristian Bourgois, 2004, Design and layout like the
HarperCollins edition. Inserted is a handwritten card with the
publisher's compliments. a very fine copy. £24.50

[F0875-4] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. El Hobbit o Historia De Una Ida y De
Una Vuelta.. ISBN: 844507282X. Ilustrado por alan Lee. Barcelona,
Ediciones Minotauro, 1997, 289pp., The illustrated Hobbit in
spanish, same format as the HarperColluns edition. a fine copy in
a fine hjacket £25.00

[F0173] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. The Hobbit or There and Back Again.
Illustrated By the Author.. Houghton, Houghton Mifflin, 1987, the
fiftieth anniversary edition. with a long foreword by Christopher
Tolkien.Bound in gold imitation leather over boards, 50th
anniversary device stamped on upper cover in green, repeated on a
paper label on the slipcase also of gold inmitation leather.
Published on 26th October 1987 in an edition of 15000 copies [
see Hammond page 63 ] dedication in biro by previous owner on
f.e.p. o/w a fine copy £45.00

[091244] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Hobbit Albo Tam I z Powrotem. (The
Hobbit in Polish). |, illustrated by Alan Lee . Amber, 2000, 1st
edition thus , perfect copy in good d/j. (d/j sl. frayed at the
top. the Polish edition published by Amber. this is the only
edition which has been published in a larger size, top of the
wrapper sl. wrinkled; [ DL 1/5] £25.00

[F1797] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. THE SILMARILLION. 1977. ISBN:
0048231398. Allen & Unwin,1977, first edition. 365pp., folding
map of Beleriand and the lands to the North. Emblems designed by
J.R.R. Tolkien, Front cover: Luthien Tinuviel; bac cover:
Fingolfin Earendil Idril Celebrindal Elwe Feanor. Very good copy
in unclipped d/j £25.00

[091959] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Leht Ja Puu / Suur Woottoni Sepp /
Talumees Giles Hamist (Tree and leaf/Smith of Wootton
major/Farmer Giles of Ham in Estonian.. hillariously illustrated
in colours by Edgar Valter. Tallin, 1992, 4to., 88pp., paper
£3.95

[F1798] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. THE SILMARILLION. 1977. ISBN:
0048231398. Allen & Unwin,1977, first edition. 365pp., folding
map of Beleriand and the lands to the North. Emblems designed by
J.R.R. Tolkien, Front cover: Luthien Tinuviel; bac cover:
Fingolfin Earendil Idril Celebrindal Elwe Feanor. Very good copy
in price clipped d/j £14.50

[093086] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Tree and Leaf, Smith of Wootton Major,
the Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son. Unwin Books 2nd
reset edition 1975, 175pp., First Thus Omnibus edition of three
of Tolkien's best known shorter works, including his essay on
Fairy Tales.text yellowed throughout [sp] £6.95

[IS001054] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. The Return of the Shadow.. 0, The
History of the Lord of the Rings. Part One. Christopher Tolkien.
London, Unwin Hyman, [1988]; xii, 497pp., with colour
frontispiece and b. & w. illustrations; publisher's boards, dust
wrapper. A mint copy of the first edition. Dust wrapper as new
with price intact. £75.00

[F1624] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Tolkien Diary 1999. Illustrated By Alan
Lee.. ISBN: 0261103741. Harper Collins, 1998, an immaculate
unmarked, unused copy. each month has a double page full colour
illustration and numerous grey illustrations as backgrounds
throughout diary. 134 pages. 21 x 18 cm [ x 2 DL ] £14.95

[012754] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. THE SILMARILLION. ISBN: 0261103660.
Harper Collins, 1998, A beautifully presented edition,
Illustrated with twenty full-colour paintings by Ted Nasmith, to
celebrate its twenty-first year of publication. edges of text
very sl. darkened, o/w fine hardback in fine dust jacket. On the
jacket is added: The Myths and Legends of Middle Earth. Edited by
Christopher Tolkien. £16.50

[IS001053] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. The Treason of Isengard.. 0, 1989.
The History of the Lord of the Rings Part Two. London, Unwin
Hyman, [1989]. viii, 504 pp.with colour frontispiece, maps and
illustrations; publisher's boards, d.w.. * A mint copy of the
first edition. Dust wrapper as new, with price intact. £25.00

[F0875] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. The Hobbit or There and back Again
Illustrated By Alan Lee 8 Different Editions Illustrated By Alan
Lee.. 1) Harper Collins, 1997, with the pre-publication price of
£ 20 until December 1997 £25.00 from 1 January 1998 printed on
the inside of the dust wrapper. 2) Boston-New York,
Houghton-Mifflin, 1997 (0997 printed on inside dust wrapper 3)
the edition published specially for Dealerfield Ltd. in 2000. the
printing on the spine of the dust wrapper of this edition is
different and there is a difference in colours. 4) Hobbitinn eda
ut og heim aftur. Reykjavik, 1997, the Icelandic edition. 5)
Hobbit albo tam i z powrotem., the Polish edition published by
Amber. this is the only edition which has been published in a
larger size, top of the wrapper sl. wrinkled; 6) Hobbitten eller
ud og hjem igen. The Danish edition published by Gyldendal.
(Gyldendals bogklubber); 7) El Hobbit o historia de una ida y de
una vuelta. the Spanish edition published by Ediciones Minotauro.
8) Le Hobbit traduit de l'Anglais par Francis Ledoux, the French
edition published by Christian Bourgeois. This copy is
accompanied by a peronal note by the publisher (postcard) A fine
collection, apart from the minor wrinkling to the dust wrapper of
the Polish edition all in very fine condition. £175.00

[F1663] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Tolkien Diary 2008 The Children of
Hurin. Illustrated by Alan Lee. HarperCollins, 2007, boards,
immaculate copy [ 2 x dl ] £9.75

[F0060] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Tolkien Diary 1992. .., ISBN:
0261102281. The annual Tolkien diary, issued in the centenary
year with tolkien's own illustations. A perfect copy, not used ,
issued without d/j £15.00

[F1561-C] Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].. The Two Towers first
edition ,first impression AND The Return of the King .First
edition, first impression, 2nd state. 2 Volumes. The two towers:
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954, 353pp. 3250 copies were printed.
With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p. 98) )
The return of the King, 1955, 416pp., First edition, first
impression, 2nd state 7000 copies were printed. Both volumes
Octavo, In splendid new full green leather bindings with 5 raised
bands, panelled spines double-ruled in gilt, gilt ring and eye
embossed devices to the front boards, Gilt inner dentelles. 2
black leather title labels on the spines, top edges stained red.
which in The two towers has slightly run into the tops of the 3
first leaves. maps in the rear. Texts slightly yellowed as usual
very occas. Slight spotting. . no jackets. there were 2 states of
the first impression of the Return of the King: (1) on p. 49 (4,
recto) the signature mark 4 is present, and all lines of type sag
in the middle; (2) on p. 49 no signature mark is present, and all
the lines of type are staight ( Hammond/Anderson page 86. )
£995.00

[F1561-B] Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].. The Two Towers First
edition, first Impression. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954, 353pp.
3250 copies were printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350.
(Hammond-Anderson p. 98) ) Octavo, In a splendid new full green
leather binding with 5 raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled
in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards,
Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spine,
top edges stained red. which has slightly run into the tops of
the 3 first leaves. map in the rear. £750.00

[F1561] Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].. The Lord Of The Rings:
3 volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return
of the King First editions, first Impressions. George Allen &
Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955 First editions, first impressions, Volume
one: The Fellowship of the Ring,1954, 424pp., + folding map in
the rear. 3000 copies were printed . Volume two: The Two Towers,
1954, 353pp., + folding map in the rear. 3250 copies were
printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p.
98) Volume three The Return of the King, 1955, 416pp., + folding
map in the rear. 7000 copies were printed. With the signature
mark '4' and the slipped type on page 49 and the errors on pp. 31
101 and 209 (Hammond-Anderson p. 98 ) Octavo, In a splendid new
full maroon leather binding by the Temple Bindery of Oxford (Ian
Barnes) 5 traditional raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled
in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards,
Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spines,
top edges stained red. The 2 first volumes were Philip Toynbee's
personal copies and he must have referred to them in his now
infamous 1961 Observer "In our time" article, where a.o. he
wrote: "...most of his more ardent supporters were soon beginning
to sell out their shares in Professor Tolkien, and to-day those
books have passed into a merciful oblivion." Housed in a
custom-made dark red velvet lined cloth slip case. An exquisite
set. With letter by previous owner David Snowdon who received the
volumes 1 and 2 as a gift from Philip Toynbee in 1977. David is
mentioned several times in Toynbee's book "Part of a journey"
(1981) wwhich covers a period between 1977 and 1979 when both
were members of "The Barn House Community" £4,500.00

[F1755-11] Unwin , Rayner,. The making of the Lord of the rings.
Limited Edition of 12 Copies. ISBN: 1854760114. Originally
published in a limited edition of 250 Copies.Issued on the
occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college Oxford.
1992, 8pp., text and covers on cream paper . In addition to the
100 copies reprinted in 2007 This is one of the 12 copies bound
in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine
with title label £35.00




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Nice! Just got mine in the USA today. My only complaint is that they are printed on thin paper, so I can see the text on the reverse side faintly through the sheets when reading.

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