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Seller: perch-prism
100.0% positive
Hudson, Massachusetts, US
Ended Dec 8, 2019 11:40:08 PM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
[22 Bids]
Buyer: o***w (450)
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You are bidding on J R R Tolkien / The Return of the King, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1956. 8vo, 416 p., bound in original royal blue cloth stamped in gilt. First edition, early printing of the third volume in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is an early printing, with price of $5.00 on inner jacket flap, with no mention of later printings on copyright page, but without date of 1956 on title page, without gap between 'M' and 'en' in the word 'Men' on p 281, and without the number '4' on page 49. Book is slightly cocked, spine lightly creased, with faint rubbing to corners, but clean and bright internally and externally, with map at rear in excellent condition. Jacket is VG- only, with large closed tear extending nearly the entirely of inner front flap, small chip to upper front spine joint, small chip to rear spine joint with chips to spine heel; panels lightly rubbed and soiled, but still a nice copy of an early printing of Tolkien's classic. Please email any questions and thanks for looking!
Submitted by: Urulókë
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