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Bloomsbury Sale #483

Sale Date - March 18, 2004

689. Tolkien, J.R.R. The History of Middle-Earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien, 12 vol., first editions, plates, original boards, dust-jackets, a very good set, 1983-96; Pictures by J.R.R.Tolkien, notes by Christopher Tolkien, full-page illustrations, original cloth, slip-case, 1979, 8vo & 4to (13)

est. £1000 – £1500

Sold for £1400

685. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers, 1954; The Return of the King, 1955, first editions, 2 folding maps, original cloth, dust-jackets, browned and torn at spines, rubbed and soiled, 8vo (2)

est. £800 – £1200

Sold for £1100

686. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers, 1954; The Return of the King, 1955, first editions, maps, water-staining to endpapers of first named, original cloth, rubbed, unevenly faded, spines rubbed, 8vo

est. £150 – £200

Sold for £440

687. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol. in 1, first deluxe edition on india paper, 3 folding maps, owner's inscription on verso of front free endpaper, original black buckram decorated in gold & silver, small light marks on covers, slip-case, 8vo, 1969.

est. £550 – £650

Sold for £500

688. Tolkien, J.R.R. Poems and Stories, first deluxe edition, illustrations by Pauline Baynes, 1980; The Lord of the Rings, later deluxe edition, printed on india paper, 1982, original pictorial black buckram, in original publisher's box; and 4 others, including the Folio Society edition of Lord of the Rings, 8vo (6)

est. £180 – £220

Sold for £190

682. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again, first edition, second impression, plates, some colour, ownership inscription on front endpaper, original decorated cloth, a little soiled, worn at extremities, tail of spine a little frayed, slightly cocked, 8vo, 1937.

est. £800 – £1200

Sold for £1900

683. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again, first edition, second impression, illustrations and 4 colour plates by Tolkien, 2pp. advertisements, mostly light marking affecting many margins, some pages separating slightly at hinges, library sticker marks on front endpapers, contemporary library boards, worn at spine, 8vo, 1937.

est. £500 – £700

Sold for £650

684. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., first editions, folding maps, previous owner's name on front free endpapers, original cloth, spines uniformly faded, some slight marking and bumping, 8vo, 1954-5.

est. £1800 – £2200

Sold for £1700

681. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again, first edition, plates, end-paper maps, remains of library sticker on verso of free end-paper, original decorated cloth, shaken and rubbed, 8vo, 1937.

est. £2000 – £3000

Sold for £2800

680. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again, first edition, frontispiece, 1 plate and 8 illustrations by Tolkien, map endpapers, a few ff. with some very light marking, original decorative cloth, slightly knocked, minor discolouration to spine-ends and top-edge, dust-jacket, badly torn at both ends of spine with loss, large tear from spine into lower wrapper, corners torn and a few other chips from edges, 8vo, 1937.

est. £7000 – £9000

Unsold

679. Tolkien (J.R.R.).- Thucydides. Book VI, signed twice on the front free endpaper by Tolkien, once in brown ink and once in green ink, the second with "May 1911 K.E.S." written underneath, with English & Greek pencil and ink marginalia in a contemporary hand, folding map, advertisements, original cloth, spine dulled, upper cover marked, 8vo, 1905.

Tolkien would have been nineteen when he made the dated inscription, K.E.S. presumably standing for King Edward's School, in Birmingham, which he attended. The development of Tolkien's famous signature can be seen in these early examples.

est. £800 – £1000

Sold for £1700

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