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Seller: orston_books
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orston, GB
Ended Apr 11, 2021 7:55:24 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
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Buyer: l***a (977)
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Condition: Very Good Original in Correct Dust Jacket
The Return Of The King By J R R Tolkien George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London: 1957 Rare First Edition - Third Impression Very Nice Book, Correct Original Dust Jacket **Very Scarce & Highly Collectable** I am delighted to offer for auction a really lovely 1st Edition / 3rd Impression of 'The Return Of The King' by J R R Tolkien. Published in 1955 this is an early 3rd impression from 1957 and it will not disappoint. The book itself is in very good order and the jacket, which is original to the book is very good. Complete, original and presenting so well this would be a wonderful addition to any collectors shelf. The book is bound in the publishers original red cloth covers with bright gilt titles to the spine. Having been protected by the DJ i'd say the covers are virtually fine with stunning colours and no signs of age or wear bar the odd bumped corner. Internally the book is very good with a neat owner name to the ffep only. Clean, bright pages throughout. The outer block is clean with the top edge red as should be. Overall a stunner presenting very well indeed for the age. The verso of the main title page shows the correct info to identify this as an early 1st Edition / 3rd Impression dated 1957. Map in fine order to the rear of the book as should be. The dust jacket which is original to the book is in very good+ order with some mild rubbing, a little wear to the tips. Please see my last photo for the jacket laid out flat as this gives a good, accurate view. Very bright and clean WITHOUT the usual heavy toning to the spine, better than a lot that turn up. The jacket shows 3rd impression to the spine as called for and it has been neatly price clipped. A scarce collectors piece worthy of anyone's shelf. I also have a very nice 'Fellowship Of The Ring' listed now. This is one of a few dozen collectable and classic books i am listing over the coming weeks so please have a check through my other listings. Swift,secure postage assured Worldwide.
Submitted by: Mr. Underhill
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