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Upcoming Tolkien Book Auction - Lyon and Turnbull

| Filed under: Collecting NewsUrulöké | January 18, 2011 @ 11:22 pm (Views: 8342)

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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

Lyon & Turnbull Tolkien Books
Lot 158A

Tolkien, J.R.R.

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)

Estimate £700-1,000
Sold for £900


  1. Comment by laurel:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm - bid and lost just !!

  2. Comment by Urulókë:

    Sorry to hear you lost out! The final winning bid was £900 (not including the buyer's premium).

  3. Comment by laurel:

    O well I see they are readvertised on ebay for £2000 from a well known seller. I will bide my time to get that first impression set !

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