The Lord of the Rings
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Bloomsbury Sale #561

Sale Date - March 16, 2006

382. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, first india paper 1 vol. edition , folding maps, original decorative buckram, a fine copy, 8vo, 1969.

est. £200 – £300

Sold for £180

380. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, second impression, jacket spine slightly sunned otherwise a fine copy, 1954; The Two Towers, second impression, spine slightly dulled, otherwise a fine copy, 1955; The Return of the King, first impression , second state with sagging text on p.49, 4 small spots to top ege of upper panel, jacket spine slightly dulled, otherwise a fine copy, 1955, first editions , maps, original cloth, dust-jackets, 8vo .

est. £1000 – £1500

Sold for £1300

381. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Fellowship of the Ring, first edition , folding map, original cloth, dust-jacket, spine browned, upper corners and spine chipped wiht slight loss, small closed tear to top edge of upper wrapper, 8vo, 1954.

est. £1800 – £2200

Sold for £1900

379. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., first editions, Return of the King second state with sagging text on p.49, folding maps, handsomely bound in uniform dark green morocco, each with different illustration on covers and spines in gilt, gilt lettering to spines, a fine set, preserved in purpose-built slip-case with silk ties, 8vo, 1954-55.

est. £3500 – £4500

Unsold

378. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., first editions , The Return of the King second state with sagging text on p.49, folding maps, vol.I & II with previous owner’s inscriptions on front free endpapers, each vol. with bookplate, original cloth, dust-jacket, some light surface marking, vol.I with 2cm. closed tear at upper fore-corner of upper panel, all 3 with neat repair to inside foot of spines, no loss, overall an attractive set, scarce in such condition, 8vo, 1954-55.

The bookplates and inscriptions relate to one Stephen Halliday, son of the artist Edward Halliday (see lot 311), including an inscription from his sister, the topographical artist Charlotte Halliday, who also designed the bookplate.

est. £6000 – £8000

Unsold

377. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, third impression, colour frontispiece, black & white illustrations, map endpapers, small ink name on front free endpaper, original cloth, slight bumping, but otherwise a fine copy, dust-jacket, tape repairs to inside at spine and corners, closed tear across the spine, loss to spine ends, otherwise intact, 8vo, 1942.

est. £1000 – £1500

Unsold

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