The History of Middle-Earth Boxed Set
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Seller: dogfark
100.0% positive
Machynlleth, GB
Ended Aug 24, 2018 8:44:28 AM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
Buyer: p***e (354)
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Condition: Used with wear and tear
Allen & Unwin. A good 1955 & 56 year set, average condition jackets, very good books. Impressions 5th, 4th, & 3rd of the three books. 1956, 1956, 1957, These early impressions are increasingly hard to find. FotR jacket has a closed tear to cover seam and red color bleeding to the reverse of the jacket, but does no show thru. All three jackets have tattering and paper loss to the spine ends. TT has a 3rd impression jacket, this is normal as leftover jackets were re-used. RotK has more wear, small ink stain, with extensive tape on the reverse of the jacket seams. This was just to support it as they are not torn. Book covers clean with only the odd mark except for damp stain to FotR cover, title gilt faded. bindings tight, pages clean, no marks. no lean. As nice an early first edition set as you will find without spending much more money. Original box is worse for wear, but whole.
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