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Bonhams - Auction June 20 - Hobbit x2 and Lord of the Rings

Bonhams - Auction June 20 - Hobbit x2 and Lord of the Rings

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Bonhams
FINE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, ATLASES & HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
20 Jun 2018


Lot 246
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, frontispiece and 9 plates and illustrations (all but one full-page), advertisement leaf, map endpapers by the author printed in red and black, occasional finger-soiling, publisher's pictorial green cloth, top edges green, a little soiled and cocked, extremities worn with slight loss to cloth at foot of spine [Hammond A3(a)], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1937
Provenance: David Bircumshaw, Christmas 1937, pencilled ownership inscription on fly-leaf.
Estimate: £ 2,000 - 3,000 (US$ 2,700 - 4,000)
Sold for £ 3,125 inc. premium

Lot 247
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrated by the Author, FIRST EDITION, SECOND IMPRESSION, 13 plates and illustrations (4 colour including frontispiece, all but one full-page), advertisement leaf, map endpapers by the author printed in red and black, publisher's pictorial light green cloth, top edges green, dust-jacket, front flap price-clipped, corners and head and foot of spine chipped [cf. Hammond A3(a) and p.13], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1937
Estimate: £ 2,000 - 3,000 (US$ 2,700 - 4,000)
Sold for £ 5,250 inc. premium

Lot 248
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., FIRST EDITIONS, first impression of The Return of the King, fifth impression of The Two Towers, and third impression of The Return of the King, each with folding map at rear, Fellowship of the Ring with browning to endpapers and one leaf creased and torn without loss, publisher's cloth, dust-jackets slightly rubbed and soiled, spines browned and slightly frayed, preserved in original slipcase with printed label, 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1954-1957
SALEROOM NOTICES
This set includes a first impression of The Fellowship of the Ring, a fifth impression of The Two Towers and a third impression of The Return of the King.
Estimate: £ 700 - 900 (US$ 930 - 1,200)
Sold for £ 2,375 inc. premium
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