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    Sale 5316

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    18 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 45

    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973). The Return of the King being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. 8°. Half title, tables, folding map at the end printed in red and black. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edges stained red, dust-jacket in grey printed in red and black (white stain at foot of cloth spine, tear to upper edge of dust-jacket, some minor erosion and rubbing at head of backstrip, some very light staining). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with signature '4' and sagging text on page 49. Hammond A5iii.

    Price Realised  

    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973). The Return of the King being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. 8°. Half title, tables, folding map at the end printed in red and black. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edges stained red, dust-jacket in grey printed in red and black (white stain at foot of cloth spine, tear to upper edge of dust-jacket, some minor erosion and rubbing at head of backstrip, some very light staining). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with signature '4' and sagging text on page 49. Hammond A5iii.


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