THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. BEING THE FIRST PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Tolkien, J.R.R.

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Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Date Published: 1954
Edition: First American Edition
Book Id: 2065

Description

First Printing, one of 1,500 copies (bound from British sheets). Octavo; turquoise cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; yellow topstain; dustjacket; [7], 8-423pp + illustrated map of Middle Earth, printed in black and red, tipped onto rear pastedown. Hint of sunning to spine, upper board corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with date of "1.1.55" written in a tiny hand at lower edge of rear pastedown; Very Good+. In the correct first printing dustjacket, unpriced, with the ascender clipped on the 'd' in 'Frodo' on the tenth line on the rear flap, the following 'o' not nicked, and the lower edge of Tolkien's photograph on the rear panel cut straight across (not 'V' shaped); gentle sunning to spine, rear panel slightly dusty, with the usual pinpoint wear to front panel, a few small nicks and short tears; an unrestored, Very Good+ example.

Comments

First volume of what is likely the most significant trilogy of books written in the last century, and the basis for the Oscar winning film directed by Peter Jackson. Scarce in the correct dustjacket. Hammond A5.b.i; cf. The Tolkien Library.


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