Set of UK 1st Impression Lord of the Rings without dust-jackets and a rebound 'signed' Lord of the Rings.

Lot 112 - Chiswick Auctions 27th January 2022

Tolkien (J.R.R.)

[The Lord of the Rings], 3 vol., The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954; The Two Towers, 1954; The Return of the King, 1955, first editions, first impressions, folding map at end of each vol, original red cloth, top edges stained red, spines slightly faded, and some foxing to endpapers, small ‘burn’ hole to foot of spine of the last volume, 8vo (3)

⁂ All vols with signature mark '4' on p.49 and text block sagging in The Return of the Ring.

Estimate : £800-£1200

Sold for £5000 ... e8-4b53-b627-ae1d0110a963

Lot 233 - Forum Auctions 10th February 2022

Tolkien (J.R.R.) [The Lord of the Rings], 3 vol., first editions, first impressions, vol. 3 signed by the author on printed leaf following title, folding map at end of each volume, modern red calf, gilt, spines gilt in compartments with orange morocco labels, some light toning to spines, but generally excellent, 8vo, 1954-55.

⁂ Return of the King with signature mark '4' and text block sagging.

Estimate £6000-£8000
Sold for £35,000

I would urge people to do their own research on the signature if they are thinking of bidding for this item as it has no provenance or association details. ... 9f-4e0b-b5ef-ae1d00a0c707