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Each Volume is Very Rare : Remarkable Set 1974 1979

The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Tolkien Deluxe Editions Allen & Unwin1st Ed

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EXCELLENT AND NEAR FINE CONDITION SET OF RARE BOOKS. Please see pics. [*I'm not sure why Ebay lists

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Seller Notes: EXCELLENT AND NEAR FINE CONDITION SET OF RARE BOOKS. Please see pics. [*I'm not sure why Ebay lists that "Acceptable" note or why I can't remove it (It doesn't even appear on the list page.)] but it's very darned irritating! Jeeez'!)
Binding:

Hardcover

Special Attributes:

First editions thus., 1st Edition

Subject:

Literature & Fiction

Origin:

English

Topic:

Fantasy

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United Kingdom

We came across this incredibly scarce and very handsome collectible set and decided not to sell them separately but as a set for the serious Tolkien collector.
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The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien.
Deluxe Edition, 1st Ed. thus /2nd Impression 1979.
George Allen and Unwin.
London.
Hardback. Issued in slipcase.
Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien.


The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,
UK De Luxe Edition with Tray Case
London: Allen & Unwin, 1979. J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of the Allen & Unwin De Luxe Edition of The Hobbit. This copy is the 2nd impression, published in 1979, of the 1st De Luxe Edition of 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett. This book is also housed in it's original publishers box.
 Bound in black buckram cloth, with gilt artwork on the front boards of Tolkien's "Green Dragon" gilt stamped in red, silver & gold. Gilt ruled compartments with Title, Author, and publisher on the spines. An exceptional copy for the collector. No names, writing or faults noted in the book. Maps are bound in, rather than used as the endpapers. The publishers box shows some scuffing but very little wear and it has protected the book very well over the years. Overall a near fine copy of this wonderful book, housed in it's very good+ box.

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Features Thror’s Map and the Map of Wilderland on the endpapers. Maps appear never to have been opened.

Includes five colour illustrations by Tolkien in addition to the eight standard black and white illustrations coloured by H.E. Riddett.


Book Description: London: George Allen & Unwin, 1979, London, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Slipcase Slipcase Condition: Good with very few scuffs. J. R. R. Tolkien - H. E. Riddert (illustrator). First Thus - 2nd Printing. 25x130x230mm. Hard Cover. Very Good/Slipcase. First Thus - 2nd Printing.
 25x130x230mm. 286pp, fine black cloth boards with metallic red, silver & gold image of Smaug the dragon on front board, gilt lettering to spine.
 Colour frontis piece & 12 colour plates, by the author, with some being coloured by H.E.Riddert. 2 colour maps.
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Lord of the Rings


 George Allen and Unwin, 1974.
Hard Cover.
 Book Condition: Very good plus/near fine
 No slipcase. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
States "Fourth Impression 1974".

This is the thoroughly grown up, very rare edition with all three volumes in one book.
The India paper used is as most bibles are printed; very fine paper that is also tough. Thus all three volumes are conveniently included in one handy sized book. The book is foil blocked on the black buckram cover, the text block edges are nicely blue spattered. This work, especially when combined with its matching companion "The Hobbit"  makes a handsome, rare and not to be missed collectable set for the serious Tolkien collector.
The De Luxe edition proved to be popular, and this is its fourth impression.


Allen & Unwin, London, 1974. Original Cloth. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, De Luxe Edition, by George Allen & Unwin. This is the 1974 - 4th impression of the one volume De Luxe Edition of the Lord of the Rings, published by Allen & Unwin in 1969.
A Very Good Plus example of a highly collectable book.  The slipcase shows some minor rubbing and wear to the edges, but has protected the book well for over 40 years.
As stated earlier, this edition is printed on India Paper, making the full 3 volumes bound into a single volume, only 1 inch thick. The black buckram cloth has the Tolkien design depicting the Numenorean throne with 'Elendil' in tengwar, stamped on upper cover in gilt, silver and green.
Mottled black and grey wove endpapers, all edges trimmed and speckled light green.   Both maps bound in, and in Near Fine condition. It appears to have been opened but never read. An excellent example of this wonderful edition.

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A very rare set in rare condition.
 It's a crown jewel collectible set for your library and Tolkien collection.

 

 

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