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Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, 2nd impressions  

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Tolkien, J.R.R.


George Allen & Unwin


Three volumes, comprising:
  • The Fellowship of the Ring. 1954.
  • The Two Towers. [1955].
  • The Return of the King. [1955].
Each volume with a folding map. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8¾x5½") original red cloth, spines lettered in gilt, dust jackets. Each is the second impression of the first edition.

A complete set of the second printings of Tolkien's magnificent trilogy, perhaps the greatest achievement in the realm of fantasy literature.

Lot Amendments

Some sunning to jacket spines, just a little wear to edges and extremities; 2nd and 3rd titles with jacket prices clipped, covers with lower corners lightly bumped, offset to free endpapers; ink inscription to front free endpaper of Two Towers dated 1960; still a near fine, attractive set, internally fresh.

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