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Bloomsbury Sale #681

Auction date: 23rd April 2009
714. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., first editions , first impressions , vol.III third state with sagging text and printed ‘4’ on p.49, maps, ink name on front free endpapers, original cloth, dust-jackets, vol.I with closed tear ascending from spine onto upper panel and ink flecking to foot of upper panel, vol.I & III with small closed split at foot of spines, rubbed at lower corners, slightly frayed and creased at spine ends, light surface marking, overall an attractive set, 8vo, 1954-55.
est. £4000 – £5000
Sold for £4400

715. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, second impression, ink name on front free endpaper, slight browning to jacket spine, otherwise very good, 1954; The Two Towers, first impression , bookplate on front pastedown, light staining and browning to spine, 1954; The Return of the King, first impression , third state, slight shelf lean, small split at 3 corners, foot of spine slightly frayed, small tape repairs to inside corners, 1955, first editions , maps, original cloth, dust-jackets, 8vo
est. £1200 – £1800
Sold for £1600

716. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, first edition , illustrations by Pauline Baynes, original pictorial boards, small split near head of spine, dust-jacket, neatly price-clipped, slightly rubbed at edges and spine ends, 8vo, 1962.
est. £150 – £200

717. Tolkien (J.R.R.) Morgoth’s Ring, edited by Christopher Tolkien, first edition, colour frontispiece, original boards, dust-jacket, a fine copy, 8vo, 1993.
est. £400 – £600

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