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Sotheby's Auctions New York & London

Nov 18, 2017
2017/11/18 8:57:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Sotheby's New York

Fine Books & Manuscripts 11th December 2017 10:00 AM EST

Lot 341

Tolkien, J.R.R.
THE HOBBIT OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN. LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD., 1937
8vo. 10 illustrations by the author, 2pp. of publisher's advertisements at end; very minor foxing to endleaves, owner's name in ink to front free endpaper. Original green pictorial cloth stamped in black, pictorial endpapers printed in red and black, original pictorial dust-jacket, all after author's design, with "Dodgeson" corrected in ink on lower inside flap of the jacket; some light staining primarily to margins of boards, minimal foxing to fore-edge, some neat repairs to folds and head and foot of spine panel of jacket with later hand-coloring to style.


Estimate USD $50-70,000

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Lot 342

Tolkien, J.R.R.
THE HOBBIT OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN. BOSTON AND NEW YORK: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, 1938
8vo. 4 colored plates and 9 in-text illustrations by the author. Publisher's original tan cloth, upper board with title stamped in blue and red bowing hobbit device, spine stamped in blue and red, endpapers illustrated by the author and printed in red, first issue dust-jacket with publisher's "$2.50" printed price present on the front flap; some toning to boards, tears to jacket, some closed, some open with loss to head and foot of spine panel and corners.


Estimate USD $8-10,000

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Lot 343

Tolkien, J.R.R.
[THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY] — THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. — THE TWO TOWERS. — THE RETURN OF THE KING. LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD., 1954, 1955, 1955
3 volumes, 8vo. Folding map after author's design printed in red and black at rear of each volume; ownership stamp or signature to front free endpapers. Publisher's red cloth, top-stained red, original white, red, black and gold dust jackets with central images after author's design; some toning or foxing to endpapers and fore-edges, spine panels of jackets toned, Fellowship of the Ring jacket with open and closed tears, some chips to head and foot of spine panel, chips to corners, The Two Towers with closed tear to head of spine panel, The Return of the King with open and closed tears to spine panel of jacket.


Estimate USD $15-20,000

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Nov 18, 2017
2017/11/18 8:58:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Lot 344

Tolkien, J.R.R.
[THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY] — THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. —THE TWO TOWERS. — THE RETURN OF THE KING. LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD., 1954; BOSTON: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO., 1955, 1956
5 volumes, 8vo. Folding map after author's design printed in red and black at rear of each volume; foxing to endpapers. Publisher's red and blue cloth, original pictorial dust-jackets; some toning or foxing to endpapers and fore-edges, jackets with some spine panels toned, some closed tears and minor wrinkles, small chips to spine panels and folds, minor foxing.


Estimate USD $12-18,000

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Lot 345

Tolkien, J.R.R.
TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED TO WILLIAM GALBRAITH. OXFORD, 8 MARCH 1965; 12 APRIL 1956
Three pages (6 15/16 x 5 1/4 in; 169 x 132 mm), signed "J.R.R. Tolkien" and "J.R.R.T.", in brown ink, on author's embossed stationery of 76 Sandfield Road, Oxford. Envelope, addressed in Tolkien's hand. [with]: 2 pages (10 3/16 x 8 in.; 259 x 203 mm) typed letter signed "William Galbraith" in black ink, written from Shabbington, Aylesbury, and dated 7 March 1956.


Estimate USD $15-25,000

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Sotheby's London

English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations
11 Dec 2017 - 12 Dec 2017 19:30 GMT

Lot 346

Tolkien, J.R.R.--Lee, Alan
THE LORD OF THE RINGS. HARPER COLLINS, 1996, COMPRISING:
The Fellowship of the Ring, third impression of 1996 paperback set; The Two Towers, second impression of 1996 paperback set; The Return of the King, second impression of 1996 paperback set; each 8vo, numerous colour illustrations by Alan Lee, original illustrated wrappers, publisher's slipcase, some creases to spines (3)


Estimate GBP £1,500-2,000

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May 2, 2018
2018/5/2 21:07:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
All prices include Buyer's Premium

From the New York auction:
Lot 341 - The Hobbit UK 1st - sold for $50,000
Lot 342 - The Hobbit US 1st - sold for $8,125
Lot 343 - The Lord of the Rings UK 1sts - sold for $15,000
Lot 344 - The Lord of the Rings 5 vol mixed set - did not sell
Lot 345 - two ALS - did not sell

From the London auction:
Lot 346 - The Lord of the Rings 1996 set from Alan Lee - did not sell
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