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Seller: astad
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Condition: These three hardcover books were issued in Great Britain by George Allen & Unwin in 1966. All are the 1st Impression of the 2nd edition. The books and jackets are in good to good+ condition. The books have faintly cocked spines and the books and jackets have some bumping and wear along the edges, including small worn areas at some of the corner tips of both the books and jackets. They all have some soiling - a little staining and spotting - but Fellowship has the heaviest with moisture damage to the bottom third of the back cover and the back of the jacket. Each book has a fold-out map attached inside the back cover. All three books have tanned pages and a name and date written neatly in pen inside the front cover. More information in the detailed description.
All Three Lord of the Rings Books by J. R. R. Tolkien These three hardcover books were issued in Great Britain by George Allen & Unwin in 1966. All are the 1st Impression of the 2nd edition. The books and jackets are in good to good+ condition. The books have faintly cocked spines and the books and jackets have some bumping and wear along the edges, including small worn areas at some of the corner tips of both the books and jackets. They all have some soiling - a little staining and spotting - but Fellowship has the heaviest with moisture damage to the bottom third of the back cover and the back of the jacket. Each book has a fold-out map attached inside the back cover. All three books have tanned pages and a name and date written neatly in pen inside the front cover. More information below. The Fellowship of the Ring. George Allen & Unwin 1966. Second Edition, First Impression. The book has a black smudge at the bottom corner of the closed page ends. There is staining/moisture damage to the bottom third of the back cover, to the back end page and, to a much lighter extent, the bottom corner of the last few pages of the book. The dust jacket also has staining/moisture damage to the bottom third of the back cover which extends onto the base of the spine. There is also some light brown staining along the back top edge and top of the spine. There is a couple inch tear at the back edge at the top of the spine and at the base of that tear a short tear extending onto the spine. The Two Towers. George Allen & Unwin 1966. Second Edition, First Impression. The book has a slightly darkened area at the front and back bottom edges near the spine, but nothing obvious at the base of the spine. On the bottom of the closed page ends, there is a light stain near the spine, two tiny brown spots, and a red stain (likely ink) that extends onto the bottom of about 45 pages. It also has a pea-sized light brown spot/stain inside the front cover. The jacket has some light soiling/age discoloration noticeable on the lighter-colored portions. The Return of the King. George Allen & Unwin 1966. Second Edition, First Impression. The dust jacket has a small stain at the top edge near the corner and a little staining/moisture damage at the back base near the spine. The jacket also has some light soiling/age discoloration more broadly on the lighter-colored portions. dx Media mail shipping with delivery confirmation is free to all U.S. addresses (including APOs). We will ship to most countries. Please contact us if you need a shipping price quote. Please take a minute to check out our other items for sale.We strive to bring you quality used books at good prices. We offer literary fiction, book club titles, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, kids books and much more.Only a small fraction of our books are listed online. If you don't see what you are looking for, or if you would like us to customize a group of books to fit your needs, please let us know. We're here to help.We are not a giant superstore. We are two book-loving sisters who have been selling books online since 2001 and are proud of the record we have built for ourselves. We encourage you to check our feedback before buying and to feel free to email us with any questions.Book Grading Guidelines:Ex-library books, Book Club editions, and remaindered books will always be identified as such. We try to describe each book we list as completely as possible. Although we may not mention every spine crease or scratch, we make every effort to make note of all significant defects, including bookplates, writing or markings, and strong odors. The VERY GOOD and GOOD categories may be modified with a plus (+) or minus (-) sign to signify that the book(s) being described falls a little bit above or below the usual book with that grading.LIKE NEW / AS NEW: Item could easily be mistaken for brand new. The book is tight and crisp with perhaps minor wear along the book's exterior edges. No missing pages, and all pages are undamaged with no creases or tears. There are no markings of any kind. The only signs of wear may be minor rubs or scuffs to the cover or jacket from shipping, or lightly bumped spine ends or corners from shelving.FINE: Some evidence of slight wear. Approaches the condition of LIKE NEW, but without being as crisp. This copy may have been opened carefully one or twice, resulting in a light reader's crease (a crease along the edge of the cover by the spine) or minor stress lines on the spine. The binding is still tight. Cover or dustjacket may have minor rubbing; hardcovers may have lightly bumped spine ends.NEAR FINE: This grade signifies a book or dust jacket approaching FINE but with a couple of minor defects or faults. Original cover lamination (if any) may be slightly peeling at the corners. Edge staining (if any) could be slightly faded. Pages are largely white but may show browning around the edges. No major creases or bends are in the covers. The book or jacket may have lightly bumped spine ends, a small amount of rubbing wear, or light wear showing on the jacket or board edges. There will be no tears or markings. An assortment of minor indications of wear may be present, but the book remains a very nice copy.VERY GOOD: The book is obviously used but is still fairly tight and structurally sound. There are no missing pages. Any noticeable wear is not major. There may be some light wear, soiling, fading, or yellowing, depending on age. Cover luster/gloss may have faded or plastic lamination (if any) may be peeling in spots. There may be slight bends or creases on the cover of softcover books. There may be a small amount of marking inside the cover or on an end page (i.e. previous owner identification, bookstore stamp) but there is no underlining or highlighting of text. The spine may be bent from several readings but will show no more than a moderate amount of creasing. Softcovers or board edges may show light edgewear. Jackets may show a little rubbing or crinkling at the edges. Any tears or chips in the jacket will be identified.GOOD: A typical "used" book. This book is showing signs of wear and use, but remains structurally good. There may be foxing, yellowing, or similar age-toning. The cover or jacket may show some wear – fading, soiling, loss of luster, creases, scratches or small tears. The spine of softcover books may be slanted and will likely have moderate to heavy creasing. The majority of pages are undamaged (minimal creases or tears). This book may have some markings – bookstore stamps, previous owner identifications or minimal underlining of text. A dust jacket rated good will likely have some tears or missing chips.ACCEPTABLE (FAIR / POOR / READING COPY): A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title pages, etc. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc. The book is in the lowest usable condition. Jacket (if any), may have large tears or be incomplete. Thanks so much!
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