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324779511368
Seller: foliogaga
(658)
100.0% positive
London, GB
Completed
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Ended Sep 6, 2021 7:54:33 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
Buy-It-Now:
£65.00
Buyer: j***j (235)
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Condition: The volumes are in fine condition free from inscription or previous owner bookplates, with very tight as-new bindings and bright clean text pages. The dustjackets are all un-clipped and now protected in removable, transparent archival Mylar sleeves. The slipcase is in similarly fine condition with normal shelf rubbing marks, but no bumps, splits or tears. Please see all the images provided.
Harper Collins (2014) 60th anniversary edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, in four volumes including a Companion Volume by Scull & Hammond. This set uses Tolkien's own unused dustjacket designs from the 1950s, includes two-colour fold out maps, a colour fold-out reproduction of the leaves from the book of Mazabul. It is widely regarded as the definitive Lord of the Rings edition, with full textual corrections and amendments as approved by Christopher Tolkien. (Please note: this set is one of the early printings of this edition which were printed and bound by L.E.G.O. in Italy; later printings in recent years and now offered for sale in bookshops and new on-line are printed and bound in China. This original Italian-printed and bound set has quite superior off-white/cream paper of significantly better quality. Unfortunately it is typical of modern publishing houses to begin with good quality materials and printing to achieve good reviews, and then cut costs with cheaper materials for later printings.) The volumes are in fine condition free from inscription or previous owner bookplates, with very tight as-new bindings and bright clean text pages. The dustjackets are all un-clipped and now protected in removable, transparent archival Mylar sleeves. The slipcase is in similarly fine condition with normal shelf rubbing marks, but no bumps, splits or tears. Please see all the images provided. This set will be very protectively packed with copious cushioning within a rigid box to ensure safe shipping. UK delivery by UPS except for address in Northern Ireland and in the Scottish Highlands & Islands for which either MyHermes or DPD will be used with a longer delivery time. Local collection is available to save on P&P.
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