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Tolkien LORD OF THE RINGS REMINGTON TRYPTYCH SET in BOX 1966 + HOBBIT LION COVER
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Condition: Very Good : Split the cost with friends
A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Very Good
Subject:

Fantasy

Country of Manufacture:

United States

Topic:

Tolkien

Format:

Paperback

Special Attributes:

Slipcase

Publication Dates:

Hobbit 9/1965 LOTR 8/1966

Language:

English

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS

DATE-MATCHED REMINGTON WILDERNESS TRIPTYCH COVERS
~ AUGUST 1966 in ORIGINAL SLIPCASE

PLUS: THE HOBBIT ~ Sept 1965
Featuring Errant Lion Cover

This picture is the exact set being sold. Please see physical description below...

        Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky
          Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone
        Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die.
          One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
        In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie
          One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
          One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
        In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

As you are most likely aware, the original paperback AUTHORIZED editions of The Lord of the Rings were released in the USA in 1965 featuring the now famous triptych by Barbara Remington entitled Wilderness on the covers of the books, as shown above. Offered here is a genuine set, meaning all three books were released at the same time in the same month and are in their original slipcase. These three are dated August 1966 and are the 7th, 5th, & 4th printings respectively. For the uninitiated, a triptych are three pictures when laid side by side form a singular larger picture.

This edition was the first Ballantine Books printing of the "Second and Fully Authorized Edition" and came in a slipcase with a matching cover. Over the ensuing 6 years, there were over 40 printings with this cover on it, and it was not changed until 1971 when the covers with Tolkien's own drawings were released.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Two Towers
  • The Return of the King

Early editions of this set are some of the rarest sets of The Lord of the Rings ever to appear in print and Tolkien's popularity had not yet flourished so there were just not that many printed, and is here offered for your consideration is an EXTREMELY early set.  They are in exceptionally clean condition, but there is a detailed physical description below. In the meantime the actual books appear below.

Also in this set is an even rarer edition of Tolkien lore. In case you are unaware of the "lion" saga, here it is... When Tolkien released The Hobbit in the US, Ballantine commissioned the same artist who did the Tryptich covers for The Lord of the Rings to do a matching cover for The Hobbit to be released in September of that year. She was told it was more lighthearted, a sort of children's story, and having never actually READ it, she put a lion on the cover about to drink from the pond. Now we all know there is no lion in The Hobbit, and Tolkien was absolutely FURIOUS. But before Ballantine could pull the cover, 5 printings had already gone to press and been released! It was later airbrushed out, but First USA Editions of The Hobbit have the Lion on the cover! If you never thought you'd see a first edition of a Tolkien set, here is one. This is a Second Printing from September of 1965, and it is shown right.

Suffice to say that there are many, MANY copies of these sets floating around in one form or another, but seldom will you see genuine copies ACTUALLY FROM the 60's, matched set in anywhere near as clean of condition as those being offered here.  I have been collecting Tolkien's works since I was teenager IN the 60's, and have literally hundreds of sets available, some quite rare, some as common as dirt. This happens to be one of my more rare offerings. Grab it before someone else does!

This is one of many unusual editions I have listed this week along with the other dozens of items including many early printings. To see all other Tolkien items I am selling CLICK HERE!!

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    *This is a gorgeous set in EXCELLENT condition. While it appears that the set has been read, it is almost impossible to tell that as the books are so clean. There is only a hint of a crease to the spines and the covers look brand new as you can see in the pictures. The only real flaw is that there is a number 10 on The Fellowship and Return of the King in ink on the top right corner. Why? Beats me... Other than that, this is about a pristine a set from this time period as you will ever see... LOTR ALL DATE MATCHED, Auguse 1966, Hobbit September 1965, First US Edition, Second Printing. Enjoy!

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