TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, George Allen & Unwin, [1969]

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Lot 220
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Lord of the Rings, George Allen & Unwin, [1969]

Sold for £ 2,250 (US$ 3,052) inc. premium
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Lord of the Rings, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR in black ink on the half-title, maps, publisher's pictorial wrappers designed by Pauline Baynes, some creasing, one corner torn away, 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, [1969]

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  • Provenance: Signed by Tolkien for the present owner on one of his final visits to his publisher, George Allen & Unwin in 1969. The vendor recalls "I was working as the Secretary to the Foreign Rights Manager at the time. It was very jolly. He signed our books and then chatted to us over tea and cake".
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