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Bloomsbury Sale #581

Sale Date - September 7, 2006

404. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Return of the King, third impression, folding map, light browning to edges, ink name and small sticker on front free endpaper, original cloth, dust-jacket, price-clipped, browning and light surface marking, rubbed at top edge, 8vo, 1957.

est. £30 – £50

Unsold

405. Tolkien (J.R.R.) Smith of Wootton Major, illustrations by Pauline Baynes, original pictorial boards, rubbed at edges, 1967; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight..., original cloth, 1975; The Silmarillion, original boards, 1977, first editions , last 2 dust-jackets ; and 4 others, Tolkien, including a 3 vol. 1956-55 set of The Lord of the Rings, without jackets, 8vo (7 )

est. £120 – £180

Sold for £240

402. 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. £800 – £1200

Unsold

403. 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, including an inscription from his sister, the topographical artist Charlotte Halliday, who also designed the bookplate.

est. £3000 – £5000

Sold for £3400

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