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153246222568
Seller: arch507-8 (4347)
100.0% positive
St. Austell, GB
Completed
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Ended Nov 11, 2018 2:38:03 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Fiction:Fantasy
Buy-It-Now:
£3,250.00
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Condition: Like New
For sale is The History of Middle Earth Volumes 1 - 12 edited by Christopher Tolkien. A BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION OF THIS SET OF BOOKS that is now difficult to come by in this condition at this price. This is the complete 1st edition set in the original 12 volumes. Overall, all 12 volumes are in NEAR FINE condition in NEAR FINE dustjackets. Only the lightest of rubbing to the dustjackets, no chipping or loss to any. Dustjacket to #10 (Morgeth's Ring) has some scratches to the front panel of the DJ. An OUTSTANDING set for the collector. The set consists of: Allen and Unwin 1st Edition 1st Printing of the first four volumes housed in a black leather slipcase; Unwin Hyman 1st Edition 1st Printing of the second four volumes housed in a black leather slipcase and Harper Collins 1st Edition 1st Printing of the final four volumes in a black leather slipcase. All slipcases are fully lined with felt, feature a silk ribbon pull and are gilt stamped with the JRRT monogram, History of Middle Earth, Tolkien and the appropriate publisher's name to the side of the case. All of the dustjackets are unclipped, except #5 which has an Unwin Hyman price label. Points of note on the volumes are as follows. No price on DJs of #1; #3; #4; & #9. Price on DJs of #2 (price label); #5 (price label); #6; #7; #8; #10; #11; #12. No name or writing in any of the books. No foxing or offsetting in any of the books. The first four books, published by Allen & Unwin have the usual topstain on the top edge. The final three volumes have the slightest of toning to the edges of the text block as is so often found [#11 & #12 show a bit more than #10 but still much less than the norm]. AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR THE SERIOUS TOLKIEN COLLECTOR!!! A LITERARY INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE!!! More photos are available upon request. Domestic delivery will be via Parcelforce 1/2 day signed for service. Overseas bidders welcome. Overseas delivery will be via Ebay's Global Shipping System. These books will be extremely well packed. However, I will not be liable for any damage or loss occurring during shipping. Insurance against such damage or loss is the responsibility of the buyer to arrange or to accept no insurance cover. Buying this item automatically implies that the buyer accepts that additional insurance costs are their responsibility or that the parcel ships with no insurance.
Submitted by: Khamûl
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