Auction 23rd August 2021

Lot 1423


Tolkien, John, Ronald, Reuel - The Hobbit, 1st edition, 4th and last impression of the first edition, original cloth, in d/j with tears to head and foot of spine and a small amount of loss, Allen and Unwin, London, 1946; and two further copies with torn d/j’s - 7th impression, 1955 and 13th impression, 1961

Estimate £300-£500
Sold for £3600

Another very low estimate, looks like auctioneers have not been keeping up with price rises in Tolkien. I think a better estimate would be £5,000. ... utm_content=lot-view-link

Lot 1524


Tolkein(sic), J.R.(sic) - Lord of The Rings, 1st edition, 1955, in 3 vols, cloth

No estimate, starts at £5
Sold for £1900 ... utm_content=lot-view-link