The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSIONS, George Allen & Unwin, [1954-1955]
29 March 2023, 13:00 BSTLondon, Knightsbridge
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[The Lord of the Rings:] The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSIONS, The Return of the King with signature mark "4" and sagging text on p.49, and "Men" (no gap) on p.281, folding maps tipped-in at end of each volume, some browning of endpapers and slight foxing to fore-edges, publisher's red cloth with spines lettered in gilt, a little light staining, DUST-JACKETS, all priced 21s net, The Return of the King second state with reviews on rear flap, spines browned, creased and slightly chipped at top (not affecting lettering,[Hammond A5a-i-iii], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, [1954-1955]
Provenance: Richard and Magdalen Goffin.