Dominic Winter has two lots that contain Tolkien books in their forthcoming auction "Printed Books, Maps & Documents, including works from the Len Newton Cactus Library" on the 29th of July 2020.


Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 volumes, 1957-59

Lot 367 Tolkien (J.R.R.) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 7th impression, 1957; The Two Towers, 6th impression, 1959; The Return of the King, 3rd impression, 1957, London: George Allen & Unwin, folding map at end of each, a few minor spots mainly to fore edges, light partial offsetting from flaps to Fellowship endpapers, top edge red, original red cloth, dust jackets, some fading to spines, one or two short closed tears to spine ends and folds, publisher's slipcase (a little rubbed and soiled with small splits), 8vo, together with The Hobbit or There and Back Again, 11th impression, 1959, colour frontispiece, 5 illustrations, map endpapers, a little minor spotting, original green pictorial cloth, dust jacket in bright condition, very slight toning to spine and at head of flaps, 8vo

Estimate : £400 - £600, not including the buyer's premium of 20%


Fiction. A collection of modern fiction & poetry

Lot 382 - Tolkien (J. R. R.). The Fellowship of the Ring, 8th impression, 1960, The Two Towers, 6th impression, 1959, The Return of the King, 6th impression, 1960, 3 monochrome folding maps to the rear of each volume, bookplates to front endpapers, minor marginal toning, publishers uniform original red cloth, spines slightly faded & marked, 8vo

together with: Robinson (Lennox), A Little Anthology of Modern Irish Verse, The Cuala Press, Dublin, 1928, some minor toning, publishers original cloth spine & boards, spine lightly rubbed to head & foot, minor loss to spine label, slim 8vo, limited edition of 300 copies, and
Gantillon (Simon), Maya, The Golden Cockerel Press, Berkshire, 1930, 13 black & white wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, some light offsetting, publishers original gilt decorated brown cloth, boards & spine slightly toned & marked, 8vo, plus
Powell (Anthony), The Soldier's Art, 1st edition, 1966, Books do Furnish a Room, 1st edition, 1971, Temporary Kings, 1st edition, 1973, Hearing Secret Harmonies, 1st edition, 1975, The Military Philosophers, 1st edition, 1975, A Question of Upbringing, reprinted, 1974, A Buyer's Market, reprinted, 1974, The Acceptance World, reprinted, 1972, Casanova's Chinese Restaurant, reprinted, 1974, The Kindly Ones, reprinted, 1975, The Valley of Bones, reprinted, 1973, 11 volumes, bookplates to front pastedowns, some minor toning, all in original cloth, all but 'The Kindly Ones' in dust jackets, spines lightly faded & rubbed to head & foot, 8vo, and other modern fiction, private press & poetry, including The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, 4 volumes, Nonsuch Press, 1953, all original cloth, many in dust jackets, G/VG, 8vo (Qty: 6 shelves)

Estimate - £300 - £500, not including the buyer's premium of 20%

For lot 382 - note the missing dustjackets on the Lord of the Rings volumes, and the sheer quantity of the lot (6 shelves of books). Picking up this lot in person in Gloucestershire is probably the only option.