Exciting stuff happening on ebay these days. Item number 146031279 (hey, my lucky number..hmmm)is listed as “The Fellowship of the Ring” published by Allen & Unwin Ltd. It is an 8th impression with a 5th impression dust jacket! The year it was printed was 1959. Very rare collectible volume!
The bids have gone as high as $510. To bid for this item click here. The Condition of the books are listed as:
The Fellowship of the Ring
The condition of “The Fellowship of the Ring” is a solid Fine. Very rare for such an old book to be in such nice condition! The map is intact in the back and the book and is in brand new condition. All 423 pages are there and all white and clean! No yellow what so ever. The dust jacket is a solid Near Fine to Fine condition. A very few small edge tears and some general wear along the edges. Very nice dust jacket. The whole book is complete and in super condition!
The Two Towers
The condition of the book is Fine to maybe Very Fine! A very nice example. Clean boards with nothing on the cover or back. The gilt on the spine is sharp and bright. The map is intact at the back of the book and in brand new condition. The dust jacket of the book is Fine with some light edge wear. A very very nice copy of a hard to find edition.
Return of the King
Again the condition is Fine to Very Fine with no marks or spots on the clean red boards. The gilt on the spine is bright and the spine is nice and tight! The map is intact in the back as well and in brand new condition! The dust jacket is also Fine with a few small edge tears and wear. Very rare in this condition!
The condition is just about VG+ to Near Fine. All of the pages are there, and the boards are clean and unmarked. Some color illustrations, and even more black and white throughout the book of which Tolkien drew himself. The dust jacket is VG+ with some edge wear and a 2/4 Inc ship on the spine. A very nice copy!
All together this set is in very nice condition. Rare in this super condition! A few days ago a set of the UK LOTR went for $3,500.00 only it was earlier then this one and didn’t include “The Hobbit”
The Auction will end on the 22nd, get your bids in now!