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THE LORD OF THE RINGS Comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. by  J. R. R.: TOLKIEN - First edition, second impression of volume one, first impression - from Lucius Books (SKU: 21062)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS Comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS Comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

by TOLKIEN, J. R. R.:

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  • hardcover
  • First
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London: George Allen and Unwin. 1954 - 1955.. First edition, second impression of volume one, first impression of volumes two and three. First edition, second impression of volume one, first impression of volumes two and three. Three volumes. Publisher's original red cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Top edge red. Folding map to the rear of each volume. A superb, very near fine set. The bindings are firm and the cloth fresh, the spines ever so slightly rolled. The contents are fine, clean and bright throughout. Complete with the very lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrappers with a touch of toning at the extremities and a few minor marks to volume three. Not price-clipped. An exceptionally attractive set of Tolkien's masterpiece of fantasy fiction. The Return of the King is in Hammond and Anderson's previously assumed first state with signature mark "4" present on page 49 and lines of type sagging in the middle, the conclusions of the bibliographers have since been challenged. (Bleiler; Hammond & Anderson A5a i, ii, & iii). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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Bookseller
Lucius Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
21062
Title
THE LORD OF THE RINGS Comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
Author
TOLKIEN, J. R. R.:
Book condition
Used
Edition
First edition, second impression of volume one, first impression
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: George Allen and Unwin. 1954 - 1955.
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Our shop is located in central York within a stones throw of the historic Micklegate Bar and walls. We are open seven days a week and carry a high quality stock specialising in but not limited to first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens / illustrated books and original art. Our opening times are 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.Lucius Books is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) trade associations. If you are unable to make it to the shop then our stock is available to view on our website at www.luciusbooks.com

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fine
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rolled
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