West Hull Rare Books are delighted to offer for sale, a UK second and first impression set of The Lord of the Rings in their original dust wrappers, published by George Allen & Unwin, London in 1954,1954 and 1955 respectively. The Fellowship of the Rings - First edition - second impression book in dust wrapper. The Two Towers - First edition - first impression book in dust wrapper. The Return of the King - first impression book in dust wrapper - The first state, one of only 3000 copies. THE BOOKS - Are is in very good condition, there is a small previous owner name to the front end-paper of each of the three titles (the name is the same to all three books).The red boards are a deep red colour with the gilt lettering to the spines, bright and un-faded. Internally, the pages are clean with light toning to the page block of each of the three books. The maps are present to the rear, and in fine condition.
The red top-stain has faded to the Fellowship, to a degree with the Two Towers. The Return of the King has a bright top-stain. A nice set of books.THE DUST WRAPPERS - Are in very good condition, with closed tears to the spine of the Fellowship of the Ring, light chips to the Two Towers and there is a couple of stains to the spine of Return of the King which is more prevalent to the reverse of the wrapper. There is toning to the spine of each of the three titles. Please view the numerous scans we have provided.
The Return of the King has been neatly price clipped to the front flap. A nice, collectable set, free of any restoration, and attractively priced. Please be assured that both the books and dust wrappers are the correct UK, first and second impression titles, published by George Allen & Unwin in 1954, 54 and 1955. The item "JRR Tolkien The Lord of the Rings First Editions First Impressions 2/1/1" is in sale since Friday, June 21, 2019.This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Collections & Lots\Books". The seller is "westhull-rarebooks" and is located in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire.
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