The Nature of Middle-earth
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Bloomsbury Sale #653

Auction date: 11th June 2008

380. 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. £600 – £800
Sold for £750

381. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The War of the Ring, 1990; Sauron Defeated, 1992; Morgoth’s Ring, small tear near head of jacket spine, 1993, edited by Christopher Tolkien, first editions , vol.VIII, IX & X respectively of the History of Middle Earth series, original boards, dust-jackets, near fine copies, 8vo (3)
est. £200 – £300
Unsold

382. Tolkien (J.R.R.) and E.V.Gordon, editors . Sir Gawain & The Green Knight, first edition , frontispiece, original green cloth, gilt, crudely rebacked with cloth, 8vo, Oxford, 1925.
est. £100 – £150
Unsold

383. Tolkien (J.R.R.).- Lewis (Alan, editor ) The Ruins of Osgiliath, number 59 of 100 copies signed by the editor and artist, decorations, illustrations and bookplates by Ruth Lacon, introductory letter loosely inserted, original cloth, lettered in silver, a fine copy, folio, Shropshire, 1995.
est. £250 – £350
Unsold

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