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Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
TOLKIEN J. R. R. : THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Allen & Unwin First Edition, Fifth Impression 1956 A rare opportunity to pick up a very early impression of the First Edition of Tolkien's first volume in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy complete in its original correct and unrestored dustwrapper. The rings of power were crafted by Elven smiths. Sauron the Dark Lord forged the one ring with all his power so he could rule them all. But Sauron lost the ring and has sought it throughout the Kingdom of Middle-earth ever since. The ring falls by chance in "The Hobbit" to Bilbo Baggins of Bagend. Meanwhile, Sauron's power has increased many fold and he resides in the Dark Tower of Mordor but still searches for the ring to bind them all. Bilbo on his eleventy first birthday disappears leaving his worldly chattels including the ring to his cousin Frodo. A perilous quest results across Middle-earth along, with Gandalf the Wizard, Merry & Pippin, Sam, Gimli the dwarf, Legolas the Elf, and Boromir of Gondor to destroy the ring in the Cracks of Doom but they fall into the dark shadow of Mordor and the reach of Sauron! Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the skySeven for the Dwarf-Lords in their halls of stoneNine for mortal men doomed to dieOne for the Dark Lord on his dark throneIn the Land of Mordor where the shadows lieOne ring to rule them all, One ring to find themOne ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn the land of Mordor where the shadows lie 8vo. Hardback Original publisher's red boards with gilt ring vignette & titles. Red topedge as issue. Clean boards with a few small marks only. Internally complete. Some spotting to endpapers only. Endpapers original and unsplit. Lovely fresh & unfaded red topedge to textblock (as issue). No inscriptions. Map clean and folded at rear. The original and correct dustwrapper has "Fifth Impression" stated at head of front flap. There is edgewear to extremities with a few tiny closed tears. Small light abrasion to front panel. Toning to spine. Not price clipped with original price of 21snet to front flap. An opportunity to pick up a very early impression copy including dustwrapper of the first of Tolkien's Masterpiece.