Octavo, full bound in maroon faux leather with blue, green and gold gilt stamped illustrations to boards and spine. 311 + Appendix and Index. First Edition, First Printing of J. Tolkien's timeless trilogy, Lord of the Rings, bound as a full bound faux leather Collector's Edition. A highly collectable and rare stated "First Printing" of this title.
Tolkien (18921973) was a leading philologist, translator, and fantasy author best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. As a schoolboy he excelled in languages and in 1911 he received a scholarship to Oxford, where he specialized in Norse, Anglo-Saxon, Old and Middle English, and other Germanic languages. The Lord of the Rings began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during World War II in letters to his son, and finally, having polished it to his own satisfaction, published it as a trilogy from 1954 to 1955, a volume at a time, impatiently awaited by a growing audience It is considered one of this centurys lasting contributions to that borderland of literature between youth and age It seems destined to become this centurys contribution to that select list of books which continue through the ages to be read by children and adults with almost equal pleasure. Binding square and partly tight with slight separation at rear hinge.
Front and rear full bound leather boards present brightly with mild edgewear. Moderate wear to embossment of faux leather on spine hinges. Mild foxing to text blocks and interior front pages, mostly at edges.
Internally bright and unmarked with crisp text. Slipcase shows shelf wear at base and corners with very small tear at front edge of spine foot. A very nice example in it's original slipcase. The item "The Lord of the Rings Stated FIRST PRINTING Slipcase J.Tolkien 1974" is in sale since Saturday, December 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature". The seller is "labb1279" and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.