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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Lord of the Rings, first edition of The Return of the King, third impression of The Fellowship, second impression of The Two Towers, publisher's red cloth, dust-jackets, small tears at head of spines not affecting text, spine of The Return slightly fingermarked, 8vo, George Allen and Unwin, 1955
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