The Lord of the Rings
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Seller: gypsyklj
100.0% positive
Red Hook, New York, US
Ended Jul 24, 2018 10:02:22 PM
Category: Books:Fiction & Literature
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The 1965 books you see above are in good condition as far as no torn or missing pages, inner bindings intact, small tear to outer binding as shown in picture on volume part #3, yellowed from age, read but not abused, few stains on outer pages as seen in pics, Green slipcase has minor front scrape as seen in pics, Small right upper corner crack but does not go through the box, (see pics) small wear on lower right corner. These books are first printing and second printing. Pretty darn good shape for over 50 years old!Please read below: This Excerpt below describing this Authorized Edition is taken directly from the Tolkien Library Store - Original Cloth Bindings - Boxed sets The Lord of the Rings, Paperback Book Boxset from 1965; 3 volumes in green slipcase. This is the very first Ballantine slipcase, showing a simple green box (and not the later Barbara Remmington illustration). Rare to find in any condition! This set includes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.The Fellowship of the Ring is the 2nd printing from October 1965. The Two Towers is the 1st printing from November 1965.The Return of the King is the 1st printing from December 1965. Ballantine Books hurriedly issued the first authorized paperback edition of The Lord of the Rings in the United States in 1965, in response to the illegally issued Ace Paperbacks edition. The covers stated "The Authorized Edition of the Famous Fantasy Trilogy." The foreword was extended to include a few words about purchasing this edition "and no other" as a "courtesy to living authors."
Submitted by: Urulókë
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