The Lord of the Rings
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Bloomsbury Sale #634

Auction date: 6th December 2007

160. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, fifth impression, 1956; The Two Towers, fourth impression, 1956; The Return of the King, second impression, 1955, first editions , maps, original cloth, dust-jackets, uniformly darkened, otherwise a very good set, 8vo .
est. £500 – £700
Unsold

159. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, map of the Shire, folding map at end, spotting to endpapers, splitting, 1 f. detached with tape to inside margin, backstrip crudely attached to covers, 1954; The Two Towers, folding map, spotting to later ff., lacking backstrip, 1955; The Return of the King, folding map, second state with sagging text on p.49, spotting to endpapers, backstrip becoming detached, 1955, first editions , previous owner’s name on front free endpaper, original cloth, worn and marked, 8vo .
est. £1000 – £1500
Unsold

158. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954; The Two Towers, 1954; The Return of the King, second state with sagging text on p.49, 1955, first editions, first impressions , maps, each vol. with bookseller’s small sticker to foot of front pastedown, original cloth, very slightly cocked, dust-jackets, small tear with loss to foot of spine of The Return of the King, light minor marking to The Fellowship of the Ring, otherwise an excellent bright set , 8vo.
est. £10000 – £15000
Sold for £11000

157. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, first edition , frontispiece, plate, full-page illustrations and map endpapers by the author, 2pp. advertisements, a few very minor marks, but overall internally a very good copy, handsomely bound in full modern green morocco , gilt Smaug to foot of upper cover, spine with gilt compartments and black morocco labels, gilt borders, in green cloth slip-case, 8vo, 1937.
est. £1800 – £2000
Sold for £2400

156. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, first edition , frontispiece, plate, full-page illustrations and map endpapers by the author, 2.. advertisements, slight splitting to rear endpapers with small sticker on rear pastedown, light staining to edges of plate, some minor marking and spotting, original pictorial cloth, backstrip detached from lower joint with slight loss to cloth, rubbed at corners and fore-edge of upper cover, light circular mark on upper cover, cocked, 8vo, 1937.
est. £1500 – £2000
Sold for £1200

155. Tolkien (J.R.R.).- Sweet (Henry, editor ) Extracts from Alfred’s Orosius, second edition, J.R.R.Tolkien’s copy with his signature in pencil on front free endpaper and a few annotations to text at beginning and library book-label on front pastedown, text in Old English and Latin, upper hinge weak, original cloth-backed printed boards, browned and a little rubbed, upper board slightly stained at foot, 8vo, Oxford, 1893.
est. £750 – £1000
Unsold

395. Tolkien (J.R.R., author and philologist, 1892-1973) Autograph Letter signed to “JRRT” to ?Amy Ronald, 2pp., 8vo, n.p., 20th March 1969, discussing a misunderstanding, recent health issues (his wife’s and Amy Ronald’s). and discussing a translation of The Hobbit, “I shall be interested to hear how the French version of Le Hobbit strikes you. Personally I think one of the most unfortunate results of the French invasion of England was the adulteration of our own language. With the consequence that we have a large Franco-Latin ingredient, largely floating about like oil, and specially used when we are being ‘adult’ stuffy or professional. So that French (to those who don’t know it well) sounds often priggish in colloquial dialogue”, fold, in a modern slipcase.
est. £1000 – £1500
Sold for £1500

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