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283890439214
Seller: robinrarebooks (239)
99.0% positive
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US
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Ended Jun 24, 2020 2:17:32 PM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
Best Offer Accepted:
$2,000.00
$1,500.00
Buyer: u***u (2032)
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The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1954-1956, three volumes, original lapis lazuli cloth, 8vo.  In good condition. All early printings. First U.S. Editions. The Return of the King is the real first printing with all points present (the 1956 date to the title page, the slipped type and printers code [4] on page 49).  The Fellowship of the Ring: is the 3rd printing from January 1955 (one of 3,00 copies). It is variant B (variant A has no text of page 424). It is in good condition. The DJ has minor sun fading on the spine. Hardly any chips to corners. Some chipping to bottom of spine and edges. Minor soiling to rear board. We’ve protected it with Mylar covering. Blue cloth and gilt work in excellent condition. Pages unmarked and pristine. Minor toning to back paste down. Fold out map in perfect working condition. Folds out with ease. Overall very nice!  The Two Towers is a 3rd printing from 1955 (one of 1,800 copies). It is the first variant of two with a regular title page. It is in good condition. He DJ has minor sun fading on spine. Hardly any chips to corners. Some chipping on bottom of spine from typical shelf wear. Minor scuffing to rear board. We’d protected it with Mylar covering. Blue cloth and gilt work in excellent condition. Pages unmarked and pristine. Minor toning to paste down. Fold out map in perfect working condition. Folds out with ease.  The Return of the King: likely first impression in good condition but the DJ is price-clipped so that we cannot examine the $5.00 price point. The DJ has minor scuff marks and very few chips to corners. Impressively new looking. Blue cloth and gilt work is in excellent condition. Pages unmarked and pristine. Fold out map is in excellent condition and folds out with ease. A collectible copy! Nice!  PLEASE SEE PHOTOS. Do not hesitate to ask us for additional photos. Please message us if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Serious inquiries only.  Your chance to own this popular, important piece of 20th century literature at a reasonable price. These are difficult and rare to find-especially all three being early and 1st printings. RAREA1954PXYA.
Submitted by: Urulókë
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