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230825756161
Seller: glaytham (2340)
100.0% positive
Mclean, VA, US
Completed
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Ended Jul 15, 2012 5:05:26 PM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
Buy-It-Now:
$850.00
Buyer: u***u (2050)
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For sale is a splendid early first edition UK set of J.R.R. Tolkien's seminal fantasy trilogy, The Lord of The Rings. Set is comprised of first UK edition, second impression copies of The Two Towers and The Return of the King, and one first edition, fifth impression of The Fellowship of the Ring. All copies retain their original dust jackets as well as maps, which all look untouched. Each carries the book plate/ ex libris of previous owner, M. McNeil.   Condition issues are as follows: The Fellowship of the Ring exhibits some chipping at the bottom of the dust jacket where it covers the spine, as well as some age toning along the spine, light wear and tiny tears along the edges, etc. There is a tiny stain on the title page, and the page opposite it, as well as some age toning on the inside cover. Otherwise it is crisp and clean. The Two Towers is a second impression, but carries a third impression dust jacket. There is light wear in the upper right hand corner of the dust jacket, possibly where a price sticker was taken off. There is light age toning in the dust jacket, where it covers the spine, and very minor wear along the edges, but a stellar dust jacket otherwise. Insides pages are crisp and clean. The Return of the King has wear in upper right hand corner, possibly where price sticker was taken off, and light age toning in dust jacket where it covers the spine. Very light wear along edges in dust jacket, but otherwise excellent. Some age toning on inside cover, but crisp and clean inside pages. A great early set of this trilogy. Shipping $4 in US, $30 worldwide.      
Submitted by: Mauro D86
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