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Seller: mjtbooks (1371)
100.0% positive
Hornby Island, British Columbia, CA
Ended Aug 6, 2014 2:16:06 AM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
Buyer: m***c (1017)
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Condition: Fine in Box, but due to a binder's fault this copy is lacking pages 1057 to 1088. This section of pages is missing, - not removed, they were never bound in. See Detailed Descrption Below.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS The Deluxe India Paper Edition Please Note: pages 1057 to 1088 are missing in this copy. This is a binder's error, the pages were not removed and there is no evidence that they are gone until one does a close collation of the book. TOLKIEN, J.R.R. [John Ronald Reuel]. THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Comprising Part I: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING [along with] Part II: THE TWO TOWERS [along with] Part III: THE RETURN OF THE KING. Deluxe One-Volume Edition on India Paper. Place Published: London Publisher: George Allen & Unwin. Date Published: [1978]. Edition: De Luxe Edition. Binding: Hardcover Condition: Near Fine in a Near Fine Publisher's Box, but defective, pages 1057 to 1088 are missing in this copy. This is a binder's error, the pages were not removed and there is no evidence that they are gone until one does a close collation of the book. Book Id: 308991 Description: Sixth Impression of the Deluxe India Paper Edition. Three volumes in one, comprising 'The Fellowship of the Ring', 'The Two Towers' and 'The Return of the King'. Octavo, original black cloth titled and ruled in gold on spine panel, front panel blocked with a design by Tolkien in gold, silver and green, black & white 'marbled' endpapers, page edges speckled green. Printed on wove India paper. 1193 pp, two folding maps. Lacking pages 1057 to 1088. A few faint marks to the cloth, a bright, near fine copy without dust jacket, as issued, in the original publishers box with printed paper label and protective tissue wrap. Unusually, the box is also in near fine condition, showing only some slight rubbing but none of the wear or splitting which is common to such a fragile item. An excellent copy (despite the missing pages). Comments: ¶ The Deluxe India Paper Edition, first issued in 1969. The first three impressions of this edition were issued in a slipcase, these later impressions came in a box with a paper label printed in red & black. The text follows that of the Second Revised edition, including the Foreword, Appendixes and Index. The binding decoration, of a Númenórean throne with 'Elendil' in tengwar, is a simplfied version of a design made by Tolkien for the binding of 'The Return of the King' but never used. Check out our Other Auctions! We have many items of this nature available. Find us at Thompson Rare Books, we have fully illustrated on-line catalogues of occult books, antiquarian and illustrated books, Literary 1st editions, Children's books, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Detective fiction and more....You can find it by going to my ebay ABOUT ME page. Seller is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Canada. All books may be returned for full refund for any reason within a reasonable length of time. Timely shipping upon receipt of payment from high bidder. Actual Postage will be charged at cost in addition to final bid. Canadian Residents must pay 5% GST Payment may be made by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard or American Express, We verify ALL credit cards before shipping. Your bid is a contract - Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. If you are the winning bidder, you will enter into a legally binding contract to purchase the item. If the seller is unable to establish contact with the winning bidder within 3 days of the end of the auction or if payment is not received within 5 days, item may be offered to the next highest bidder or relisted at the sellers sole discretion. You will also be rated as negative and reported to ebay. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister
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