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First US Return of the King for auction at Swann Galleries, Nov 17 2020

Nov 12
2020/11/12 4:33:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Swann Galleries has a copy of the first impression Return of the King up for auction in their Fine Books & Manuscripts auction on Nov 17, 2020 at 12:00PM ET - Sale 2551


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Lot 234 - JRR Tolkien, The Return of the King 1st US

8vo, publisher's blue cloth stamped in gilt, slight lean; unclipped dust jacket, fold corners nicked, head and foot of spine panel with small chips and short closed tears with associated creasing, lightly rubbed; contents including folding map clean and unmarked. First American edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956

Estimate: $400 - $600 [Editor's note - seems a bit high to me]
Nov 12
2020/11/12 14:19:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
So THAT'S where the trilogy terminology started - from the American editions!

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