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Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien , Custom Leather Bindings

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Price: $1,195
SKU: lor3volcl
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Title

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King

Full Leather Custom Bindings and Slipcase

FINE Condition

Author

J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher

London: Allen & Unwin

Date

1980 – The Fellowship of the Ring

1978 – The Two Towers

1980 – The Return of the King

Bindings

Contemporary custom leather bindings comprised of three-quarter morocco leather over marbled boards with each title bound in a different color that features a spine treatment of raised bands, gold gilt ruling and decorative devices with motifs of the Ring and the Eye, as well as gold gilt titling. The boards are blind ruled and the endpapers are lightly deckled. The books are housed in a matching marbled open ended slipcase that replicates the design of the bindings.

Details

The true first editions of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy were published in 1954 and 1955 by Allen & Unwin. These are later editions by the publisher of the first editions. From the publisher, “J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a genuine masterpiece. The most widely read and influential fantasy epic of all time, it is also quite simply one of the most memorable and beloved tales ever told. Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings set the framework upon which all epic/quest fantasy since has been built. Through the urgings of the enigmatic wizard Gandalf, young hobbit Frodo Baggins embarks on an urgent, incredibly treacherous journey to destroy the One Ring. This ring -- created and then lost by the Dark Lord, Sauron, centuries earlier -- is a weapon of evil, one that Sauron desperately wants returned to him. With the power of the ring once again his own, the Dark Lord will unleash his wrath upon all of Middle-earth. The only way to prevent this horrible fate from becoming reality is to return the Ring to Mordor, the only place it can be destroyed. Unfortunately for our heroes, Mordor is also Sauron's lair. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is essential reading not only for fans of fantasy but for lovers of classic literature as well.”

Each book measures 8.75” x 5.75” and all maps are present.

Condition Report

The bindings are in FINE condition with some very superficial shelfwear. Internally, the books are very clean with no bookplates or signs of previous ownership. The slipcase is in Near FINE condition with some rubbing to the edges and corner tips.  Overall, this is a wonderful opportunity to own one of the great works of the twentieth century that are housed in very attractive leather custom bindings.

Photographs of the bindings and slipcase appear in the photo section of the listing.