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Lyon & Turnbull Live Auction: Lord of the Rings 1st Edition Set - Jan 15th

| Filed under: Collecting NewsUrulöké | January 2, 2014 @ 12:35 pm (Views: 28877)

Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers (established in 1826) are having an auction on January 15th in Edinburgh, UK for rare books and manuscripts. Lot number 170 is a first edition set of The Lord of the Rings in dustjackets, in reasonable but not perfect condition. Perhaps a deal can be had!

Sale No 399 - Rare Books, Maps & Manuscripts
January 15th, 1014
Edinburgh, UK

Lord of the Rings 1st impressions
Lot 170
Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Lord of the Rings. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955. 3 volumes, first edition, first impression, 8vo, dust-jackets, 3 folding maps printed in red and black, first impressions with signature number 4 lacking from The Return of the King and straight text on page 49 with Observer and Guardian review notices on rear inner flap of dust-jacket, original red cloth gilt, dust-jackets a little chipped and bumped at spine ends with a few very small closed tears along folds, some very slight soiling and darkening to dust-jackets with a few blind marks to upper cover of The Two Towers which appear to have been impressed a little into jacket (3)
Estimate £3,000-5,000

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