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Bonhams Auction 1st/1st UK LOTR

21 February (edited)
2024-2-21 10:11:31 AM UTC

Wed, 20 Mar 2024 1:00 PM GMT London, Knightsbridge

Lot 131 - [The Lord of the Rings], FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST IMPRESSIONS, George Allen and Unwin, [1954-1955]


[The Lord of the Rings] The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King, together 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSIONS, 'The Return of the King' with signature mark "4" and sagging text on p.49, folding map printed in red and black at end of each volume, publisher's red cloth (worn, 'Fellowship' with upper cover damp-stained, upper joint split; 'The Two Towers' with lower spine frayed; 'Return' with mild damp-stains to spine and lower parts of cover, spine ends frayed), dust-jackets (all with some soiling, spine of 'Fellowship' with loss to lower third and upper section including author's initials, joints splitting; 'Two Towers' with short tear at lower joint, frayed at spine ends and corners; 'Return' with split at lower joint and front flap, rear flap near loose, spine soiled and frayed affecting a few letters), 8vo, George Allen and Unwin, [1954-1955]

Estimate GBP 2,000 - 4,000
Sold for GBP 8,960 inc. premium ... llen-and-unwin-1954-1955/
19 March
2024-3-19 1:14:53 PM UTC
This is, alas, a bag of rags

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