THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT, and POEMS AND STORIES (3 Volume De Luxe Edition set)
Published by George Allen and Unwin in London 1984, 1984 and 1980
De Luxe Edition Ninth Impression, Third Impression, First Edition Thus 3 Volume Set. 8vo. hardbacks bound in black buckram with gilt titles to spines and gilt and colour decorative vignettes to upper boards. Each volume in a black buckram box with 2 colour printed title label to lid. Each volume also has original white tissue wraps, somewhat creased, in the base of the box. All edges speckled in green. The Lord of the Rings: 1193pp., printed on fine India paper, with two large folding maps and one other map, all printed in 2 colours. The Hobbit: 286pp., illustrated with two 2 colour maps and 13 colour plates. Poems and Stories: 342pp., with many illustrations by Pauline Baynes in 1, 2 and 3 colours. A clean set with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Very slight wear to box edges and corners and a couple of small marks to title labels. Overall a VERY GOOD SET IN VERY GOOD BOXES.