Lyon & Turnbull is having an auction on January 26th that has a lot of five Tolkien books available for bid (live or online). The books are not in the best of shape, but are first editions, and are priced accordingly. Let me know if anyone from here ends up bidding on these!
- Sale #: 304
- Title: Books, Maps & Manuscripts
- Date: 26 Jan 2011 11:00
- Auctioneer: Lyon & Turnbull
- Location: Edinburgh
The Lord of the Rings. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1954-55. First editions, first impressions, volume 3 third state with printed '4' on page 49, original cloth, dust-jackets very worn, soiled, split at folds and extensively repaired verso and recto with tape, owner's inscription and date on endpapers, some spotting to endpapers, cloth slightly rubbed, cloth of "The Fellowship" damp-mottled; Idem Farmer Giles of Ham. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1949. First edition, original cloth, dust-jacket, 3 illustrations coloured in with felt pen, owner's name on endpaper, dust-jacket torn with loss at extremities, cloth slightly marked; Idem Tree and Leaf. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1964. First edition, 8vo, dust-jacket spotted, frayed, and spine faded (5)
Sold for £900