Originally published in 1937, there have been many reprints, limited editions, special editions, rebound editions and not-so-special editions published. This is one of the nicest limited editions set ever published, and I have a few in differing states. Originally printed by Guild Publishing in London, this is leather bound with spectacular gold embellishments to the cover and spine. It contains all of the same two color illustrations by Tolkien himself found in all other editions as well as all of the original maps. It is a spectacular set worthy of any fine library or discriminating Tolkien collection.And if you are looking for a nice gift for a Tolkien collector, there is a good chance they don't have this as it is not very common! Indulge yourself and grab it before someone else does!
A FEW WORDS ON TOLKIEN COLLECTIBILITY.. Granted, some may be hard to find, but not rare. In order to be a VALUABLE collectible, the books need to be immaculate or close to it, a scarce or extremely early printing of an early edition and if it comes with a dust jacket, that too should be close to fine.
Otherwise, they are just common items not worth much, but people are paying gobs of cash, caught up in the frenzy. Before you pay high bucks on a RARE or COLLECTIBLE edition, ask questions and demand to see a picture.I don't believe all sellers are trying to be dishonest, some just don't know any better... A physical description of this copy follows..
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I also do not subscribe to "grading" as frankly, grading is totally inconsistent and most of the "graders" TRULY have no clue, so I will use plain English if it is ok with you.. A set of BEAUTIFUL hardcover books in GREAT condition.These books are burgundy leather bound with SPECTACULAR gilt embellishments on the front covers and spines. This is a VERY nice set. FYI, I was recently contacted by another eBayer claiming this is not real leather. There are links above and below and why not bookmark my site to make it easier to find at a later date! Pay me, I send it, BUT ONLY TO A REGISTERED ADDRESS! I really DO CARE about when and how your product gets to you. And that is not free as the post office charges for it. Instead, select ADD TO CART. I accept Credit Cards, eChecks and electronic transfers with.
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International deliveries usually arrive within 1-2 weeks but CAN take up to a month! Finally, we do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts"; it is illegal and immoral.Ask and I'll try to answer.. Please check out the other "lovely" items I have just waiting for you by. The item "JRR Tolkien HOBBIT Lord Of The Rings SILMARILLION GUILD PUBL Leather Gift RARE" is in sale since Friday, June 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature".
The seller is "alan-53" and is located in Walnut, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.