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Seller: bathandwestbooks
97.3% positive
Bath, GB
Ended Nov 3, 2019 9:58:05 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
[25 Bids]
Buyer: a***s (43)
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Condition: Near Fine
The Silmarillion by J. R. R. TolkienFOLIO SOCIETY LIMITED EDITION No. 831 of 1750 Numbered Copies The Folio Society, 2003. Leather. Condition: Near FineCopy no. 831 of a Limited Edition of 1750 numbered copies bound by Smith Settle of Otley, Yorks in quarter brown Wassa Goatskin with hand-woven Indian silk sides and gilded calligraphic lettering by John Andrew to the spine. The slipcase is bound in matching Wassa Goatskin with gilt titling and decoration. The Silmarillion was first published by The Folio Society in 1997 in an unlimited edition and parchment binding. This 2003 impression in its luxury binding is the only limited edition and rarely comes onto the market. Edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Francis Mosley with Christopher Tolkien's folding 'Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North' to rear. 420 pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Internally, the book is in fine condition: clean, crisp, white and tight without bookplates, inscriptions or other markings. The gilding to the top page edges is clean and bright. The FS slip about care of the leather is present. One corner of the spine head is rubbed and there is a corresponding rub and bump on the slipcase. There are very small rubs to the top and bottom edges of the leather on the front board; also very minor wear to the silk edges in a couple of places. Other than the minor wear to the binding, this is a fine copy of a hard-to-find limited edition.I make every effort to describe items accurately, always provide photographs or scans, and am happy to answer questions. I also offer a 14 day money back guarantee but please contact me before returning an item. I have other antiquarian and collectable books for sale so please check out my other items!THANK YOU FOR LOOKING and HAPPY BIDDING! Please read and accept the following terms & conditions before bidding:Buy-It-Now requires instant payment. Auction items must be paid for within 24 hours of auction’s end. I accept Paypal. Items normally ship within 2 business days of receiving cleared payment and often within 24 hours. International delivery is always by Airmail.All items are professionally packaged to ensure they reach you in the same condition they leave me. I am happy to combine postage although this doesn’t usually make a huge difference to the cost. If you buy more than one item, please wait for adjusted invoice before paying.If you have any questions or concerns, please email and I will do my best to help. Thank. Jo West @ Bath and West Books
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