28th February 2023 10:00 GMT

Lot 5083 - J.R.R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien (edited): 'The History of Middle-Earth',


J.R.R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien (edited): 'The History of Middle-Earth', 1983-1996, 1st editions, 1st impressions, 12 volume complete set, London, George Allen & Unwin; Unwin Hyman; Harper Collins, maps/illustrations throughout as called for, all original cloth gilt, all in dust wrappers (all with prices intact to inside front flaps). The twelve volume set comprises 'The Book of Lost Tales'; 'The Lays of Beleriand'; 'The Shaping of Middle-Earth'; 'The Return of the Shadow'; 'The Treason of Isaengard'; 'The War of the Ring'; 'Sauron Defeated'; 'The Lost Road and Other Writings'; 'Morgoth's Ring'; 'The War of the Jewels'; 'The Peoples of Middle-Earth'. A bright and clean set of this monumental and fascinating publication of Tolkien's entire History of Middle Earth, in which tales, songs, poems, maps, illustrations, genealogical tables, and even linguistic primers for Tolkien's languages, give the fullest picture available of one of the most thoroughly imagined worlds ever created in the history of fantasy literature (12)

Estimate 500GBP - 800GBP
Sold for 2,832 GBP including fees

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