Auction date: 16th May 2008
111. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings
, second edition , maps, original cloth, spotted, dust-jackets, a little rubbed, edges and extremities slightly worn, 1966. § [Walter]
. My Secret Life
, 3 vol, limited edition, original cloth, Amsterdam, 1888, 8vo
est. £200 – £300
Sold for £280
110. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings
, 3 vol., first editions , Return of the King
third state, folding maps, vol.I & II with small ownership inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise very good, original cloth, spines faded, vol.I & II split at lower joint, vol.III water-marked at top edge of upper cover and middle of lower, 8vo, 1959.
est. £500 – £750
Sold for £950
109. Tolkien (J.R.R.) Farmer Giles of Ham
, first edition , colour frontispiece and plain illustrations by Pauline Baynes, signed by the artist on front free endpaper, and with 3 Christmas cards signed by her loosely inserted, minor foxing to endpapers and page extremities, original pictorial cloth, dust-jacket, very slight fraying to corner tips, small closed tear to foot of upper panel and lower fore-corner of lower panel, 8vo, 1959.
est. £500 – £750
Sold for £480
108. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings
, 3 vol., comprising The Fellowship of the Ring
, third impression,spotting to endpapers and half-title, light soiling to lower panel of jacket, splitting at foot of spine, a few small closed tears, 1955; The Two Towers
, second impression, small splits to jacket spine, 1955; The Return of the King
, first impression, first state (without sagging text or ‘4’ on p.49), jacket with slight wear to spine ends, 1955 , first editions , original cloth, shelf lean, dust-jackets, light surface soiling, some fraying and rubbing at edges, 8vo .
est. £600 – £800
Sold for £850