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Seller: tolkienbooks (824)
100.0% positive
Yorktown Heights, New York, US
Ended Oct 14, 2018 10:51:42 AM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
Buyer: b***s (688)
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Condition: Books are in Good+ condition, pages are unmarked, foxing to fore-edges and endpapers bleeding only very slightly onto the adjacent pages, pages are clean and unmarked, boards are clean and in good shape with light bumping to top and tail of spine, maps tipped in at rear. Dust-jackets are in Good+ condition, chipping with some tearing/paper loss to top and tail of spine, light spotting/soiling to covers/spine; unclipped.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien * First UK Book Club Edition / Readers Union * 1. The Fellowship of the Ring; 1960 2. The Two Towers; 1960 3. The Return of the King; 1960 For sale is a First Edition set of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the first Book Club Edition of The Lord of the Rings and was published by Readers Union with George Allen & Unwin. Each book is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spines. The dust-jackets were designed specifically for use by the Readers Union book club. Full size maps, drawn by Christopher Tolkien, are included and attached to the last page of each book. Only one impression was ever printed, fewer than 3,000 copies. Due to the popularity and steady sales of The Lord of the Rings, the Readers Union book club was eager to produce a set to sell to their readers. They felt that Tolkien would fill “an aching gap” in their selection. The ‘trilogy’ (as they called it) was offered to their members as an extra choice so that they would not be restricted by normal price constraints. The publication was a success and sold out very quickly. However, Allen & Unwin were not eager to offer Tolkien’s work again to Readers Union and this edition was not printed again. These books feature the original text before the corrections and revisions (that are now so well known) were made to the second edition in 1966/67. For more information see: For more collectible Tolkien books please see my other listings at: TolkienBooks & TolkienTolkien & TolkienBookshelf See pictures and description for condition and please feel free to ask questions and/or request more pictures. I am happy to combine shipping costs, just send me a message before you complete your purchase. I make it a priority to ship as quickly as possible and always pack very carefully. Expedited shipping available upon request. All items come from a pet and smoke free environment. Discounts offered to repeat customers; message me about any item you are interested in. Thanks for looking! Tolkien Bibliographies U.S. Editions: www.TolkienBooks.US U.K. Editions:
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