THE RETURN OF THE KING. BEING THE THIRD PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Date Published: 1956
Edition: First American Edition
Book Id: 416
First Printing, one of 1,500 copies. Octavo; tuquoise cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; yellow topstain; dustjacket; 416pp; fold-out map of Middle Earth tipped onto rear pastedown. All first issue points present: 1956 at the bottom of the title page, oversized "5" on the jacket price, and the number "4" in dropped type at the bottom of page 49. Single, shallow bump to upper edge of rear board, else fresh and Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with two tiny nicks to upper edge and a handful of small edge tears; a notably bright, Near Fine example.
The concluding 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.