Item #013361 THE LORD OF THE RINGS (and) THE HOBBIT (4 volumes). J. R. R. Tolkien.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS (and) THE HOBBIT (4 volumes)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS (and) THE HOBBIT (4 volumes)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS (and) THE HOBBIT (4 volumes)

NY: Ballantine, 1965. Hardcover. Original or early paperback editions uniformly custom-bound in blue leather with silver titles on the spine, with the invoice for rebinding in French and English from an unidentified Saigon bookbinder circa late 1960s. HOBBIT is stated fifth Ballantine paperback printing Dec 1965. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Part I of THE LORD OF THE RINGS) is the first Ballantine paperback edition Dec 1965; TWO TOWERS (Part II) is the unauthorized Ace paperback edition; and, RETURN OF THE KING (Part III) is the first Ballantine paperback edition Dec 1965. There is an owner name in the prelims of each volume, and the leaves are toned as expected in "pulps" of this nature. The covers are NOT bound-in. The hinges of the covers are variously revealed, and the corners worn a tad. Curiously, the binder, erred in numbering the Parts of Lord of the Rings on the spine, assigning III to Hobbit and leaving Fellowship of the Ring unnumbered, instead of III. One-of-a-kind Tolkien set all around. Very Good. Item #013361

Price: $625.00

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