Tolkien Collector's Guide

Tree and Leaf binding

May 29, 2019
2019/5/29 3:41:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Has anyone come across this binding before? It's a 6th impression of the first edition, 1972; jacket not present. I have a 5th impression with the normal dark green binding and the contents are identical. There are no library markings, just this label on the front pastedown.

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May 29, 2019
2019/5/29 4:44:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
My 6th impression is dark green.
May 29, 2019
2019/5/29 5:17:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It has been rebound, don't know why?

It is highly unlikely that an original binding would have J.Tolkien on it.
May 29, 2019
2019/5/29 7:12:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I've learned old greek and latin for years and also now a bit of modern greek.
ΒΙΒΛΙΟΔΕΤΕΊΟ stands for a book bindery so mystery solved, it is only a rebind.
As Trotter stated no way it is a original binding with only J. Tolkien on it.
May 29, 2019
2019/5/29 22:11:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oh fantastic, thanks so much for that!!
May 30, 2019
2019/5/30 12:29:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
No problem my friend
Jun 5, 2019
2019/6/5 23:31:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Doubt anyone would want this but message me if you do, I'm going to return it in a day or two - $8 USD plus shipping (same as I paid minus 20%).
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