The Lord of the Rings Illustrated Edition
$65.29
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Lord of the Rings Bonhams Auction 15th September

Aug 18 (edited)
2021/8/18 6:49:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Lot 113

TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSIONS, with "sagging text" on p.49 of "The Return", each with a folding map printed in red and black, publisher's red cloth, dust-jackets (unclipped, light age soiling to spines, slight wear at spine extremities and corners of folds), 8vo, George Allen and Unwin, 1954-1955

Please note that The Return of the King has a first state dust-wrapper, with no reviews on the rear flap.

Estimate £10-15,000 €12-18,000
Sold for £ 37,750 inc. premium

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26774 ... ory=list&length=96&page=2

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Aug 19
2021/8/19 7:44:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Despite minor chipping here and there, these are superb copies.

I envision the hammer price reaching around $35k ~ $40k inc. premium.
Sep 15
2021/9/15 14:45:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sold for £37,750 inc. premium USD $52,233
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