Rockford, Tennessee, US
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Category: Books & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectible
Condition: Work is in good condition. Remarkable for its age. Some cover edge wear on original wrappers and age browning, as expected. Internally very clean. Complete. Very scare Tolkien collectible.
Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London No. IX: Report on the Excavation of the Prehistoric, Roman, and Post-Roman Site in Lydney Park, Gloucestershire + Appendix A: On the Name 'Nodens' By J.R.R. Tolkien Title: Reports of the Research Committee of the ...Publisher: Oxford University Press, LondonPublication Date: 1932Binding: Soft CoverBook Condition:GoodEdition: First EditionLimited Edition: only 1150 copies were publishedThis copy is in its original wrappers. A rare find and few are seen. We just came across this one copy in a collection we purchased some time ago. A real treat and a real surprise. Good Condition. Complete in Original Covers. (Covers are often replaced and the work rebound.) Wear to edges on oversized Front Cover. Some browning to covers. See photos. All pages are firmly attached. Colour Frontispiece. 3 Fold-Out Pages. 50 plates. 28 full-page figures. Glossy Pages . Text very clean. Contains 6 page essay by J.R.R. Tolkien (Appendix 1) on the Name 'Nodens'. One of only 1150 Copies Printed. See Hammond B13. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Remarkable find for the Tolkien collector. These large volumes are very rare and not many are available. Most that have survived are in the collections of the avid Tolkien completist and devoted fan. One of Tolkien's earliest published pieces and a piece that is exceptionally difficult to acquire. 4 copies were found in a Tolkien collection we purchased and we sold all of them. We didn't expect to see another, but here it is. (*Please look at some of our other Tolkien pieces for sale. We've sold hundreds of pieces from the collection, but many, many gems remain.) and all were lovingly kept between two sheets of acid free paper, each in a sturdy archival box. The original collector obviously treasured them. It's just a rare gem in rare condition.