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Bonhams sale 25th June
By garm
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Bonhams sale 25th June

Jun 19, 2013 (edited)

http://www.bonhams.com/search/?q=tolk ... &past_sales=future&_sub=1

- a couple of nice Tolkien lots.

Edit Trotter

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20981 ... BP&value_data_order_spec=[%27-value_low%27]&back_to_year=2003&date_range=future&main_index=lot&department=&query=tolkien&create_facets=False&value_data_range_display=

"TOLKIEN, J.R.R. 1892-1973.
The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin, [1937].
Original green pictorial cloth, endpapers illustrated by the author in red and black, pictorial dust jacket. Mild foxing to endpapers and a few spots within, light soiling, spine darkened, chip to head of jacket spine extending to top edge of front panel, price-clipped.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. AN UNSOPHISTICATED COPY. With "Dodgeson" corrected in ink on rear flap of jacket. The first edition was published on September 21, 1937, with an initial print run of 1,500 copies. By December 15 it had entirely sold out. Following the tremendous success of the Hobbit, Tolkien was prompted by his publisher's for more novels set in middle-earth, which led to the writing of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Hammond A3.a. "


http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20698 ... BP&value_data_order_spec=[%27-value_low%27]&back_to_year=2003&date_range=future&main_index=lot&department=&query=tolkien&create_facets=False&value_data_range_display=

"TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., third impression of The Return of the King, fifth impressions of The Fellowship and The Two Towers, 3 folding maps, ownership inscriptions on endapers, publisher's red cloth, dust-jackets (unclipped), 8vo, George Allen and Unwin, 1956-1957
Estimate:
£400 - 600
US$ 630 - 940
€470 - 700"

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Jun 19, 2013
Thanks, Trotter.
Aug 2, 2013
The Hobbit sold for $27,500 including buyer's premium.

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20981/lot/3345/

The Lord of the Rings sold for £275 including buyer's premium.

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20698/lot/140/
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