Early Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper. This book weighs 2 KG when packed. A complete three volume set of early impressions of J.
Tolkien's beloved trilogy of high fantasy novels. With'The Return of the King' in its tenth impression, 1961,'The Two Towers' in its seventh impression, 1960, and'The Return of the King' in its seventh impression, 1961. With each volume in the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper, and with a folding map of Middle Earth to the rear of each volume.
With the former owner's inscription of Charlie M. Cotton to the front free endpaper of each volume. An lovely collection of early editions of perhaps the most celebrated fantasy trilogy ever written, following Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf and their associates in the quest to destroy the One Ring. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrappers. Minor shelf wear to back strip heads and tails.
Former owner's inscription to each front free endpaper. Dust wrapper back strips and front and rear wrap perimeters age toned. Light chipping to back strip heads of volumes I and III, with edge wear to head of volume II.Light mark to front wrap of volume III. Small closed tear to tail of volume I front wrap. Overall Condition: Near Fine Very Good. Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear.
Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy. Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones. Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy. Some more serious faults as will.
Be described in the condition report under'condition. Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair. As with good only above but with other faults. Leaving a compromised copy even after repair. Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete.We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them. Major defects will be described. Please ask for details and conditions. Please note we cannot accept USD cheques. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "the-mad-librarian" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.