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Bloomsbury Sale #445

Sale Date - November 14, 2002

384. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit or There and Back Again, first edition, a few small spots to title and following 2ff., pencil ownership inscription to front free endpaper, original cloth, a couple of small spots to upper cover, spine slightly faded, 8vo, 1937.

est. £6000 – £8000

Sold for £6000

385. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit, de luxe edition, second impression, colour plates by the author, original black buckram, with gilt, silver and red design on upper cover, spine gilt, a fine copy, in original publisher's box, slightly rubbed, 1979; and another, Tolkien deluxe edition, 8vo (2)

est. £120 – £180

Unsold

386. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings, comprising: The Fellowship of the Ring, second impression, upper corners bruised, dust-jacket rubbed at extremities, spine ends slightly chipped, edges a little soiled, 1954; The Two Towers, first edition, front cover slightly scored, dust-jacket chipped at extremities, rubbed 1954; The Return of the King, first edition, dust-jacket chipped at extremities, rubbed, head of spine creased,1955, original cloth, dust-jackets as described, a fine set, 8vo

est. £4000 – £6000

Sold for £3000

387. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., vol.I second impression, vol.II & III first editions, very light foxing to endpapers and margins of pp.349-352 of vol.II, original cloth, lower half of spine of vol.I slightly faded, dust-jackets, spines tanned, vol.I & III lacking lower third of spine, vol.II with some loss of spine, slightly rubbed, lightly foxed, some tears, particularly to endflap of vol.3, 8vo, 1954-55.

est. £1800 – £2200

Sold for £1800

388. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., seventh, fifth & third impressions respectively, The Fellowship of the Ring signed by the author on title, folding maps, first of which splitting at fold, second with small tear (not affecting map), original cloth, slight rubbing and marking, vol.I lightly damp-stained to spine and lower board, 8vo, 1957.

est. £800 – £1000

Sold for £850

389. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol. in 1 as issued, first one vol. India Paper edition, title, illustrations and 3 maps (2 folding) printed in red & black, 1f. becoming detached, leaf supporting first folding map torn, another f. torn at fore-edge, original black buckram with gilt, silver and green design on upper cover, slip-case, slightly rubbed, 8vo, 1969.

est. £250 – £350

Sold for £360

390. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., second edition, fourth impression, folding maps, original cloth, dust-jackets, rubbed at edges with some fraying to corners, 1969; and 8 others, Tolkien, comprising 2 other mixed sets of Lord of the Rings and 2 copies of The Fellowship of the Ring, Revised Edition all but 1 in dust-jacket, 8vo (11)

est. £220 – £280

Sold for £180

391. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., second revised edition, fourth impression, ink ownership inscriptions to front free endpapers, original cloth, gilt prize stamps on upper covers, dust-jackets, slightly rubbed, lightly soiled, 8vo, 1969.

est. £80 – £120

Unsold

392. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., second edition, second and third impressions, folding maps, original cloth, dust-jackets, rubbed and chipped, some scratches and marks, 8vo, 1967-68.

est. £75 – £100

Unsold

393. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring, first edition, fourth impression, ink signature to front free endpaper, very slightly knocked, original cloth, gilt spine, lower corners a little bumped, small smudge mark to lower cover, dust-jacket, slightly rubbed, some very small chips with tape repairs to inside of jacket, spine very slightly darkened, 1955; and another, Modern First Edition, 8vo (2)

est. £200 – £300

Sold for £140

394. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers, first edition, second impression, ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper, endpapers lightly browned, original cloth, knocked, in third impression dust-jacket, slightly rubbed, lightly browned and soiled, 8vo, 1955.

est. £180 – £220

Sold for £220

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