Lord of the Rings. Part I. The Fellowship of the Ring. Part II. The Two Towers. Part III. The Return of the King.

  • Tolkien, J.R.R.
  • London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd 1971

£2,500

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Description

FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION, seventh impression, SIGNED BY TOLKIEN on a pasted-in card, 8vo, pp. 1077, [3]. Original wrappers with cover art by Pauline Baynes. A little finger-soiling. Wrappers somewhat creased, spine sunned, small tapemarks to inside corners of wrappers. Ownership inscription to half-title in red biro, a card with the owner’s name and Tolkien’s signature pasted to p. 5.

Notes

The original owner of this copy was a student of Michael Tolkien, who arranged for a signature from his father during half-term; the signed card is ruled in green and in addition to J.R.R. Tolkien's distinctive signature it has the name of the original owner and the month and year (November 1971) added in a similar hand, probably Michael Tolkien's.

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