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JRR Tolkien Lord of The Rings Return of the King 1st First Edition 1955 Book

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Seller: everythinganythingsomethingornothing (5,695) 100%, Location: Texas, Ships to: US, Europe, CA, AU, JP, Item: 230709886946 JRR Tolkien Lord of The Rings Return of the King 1st First Edition 1955 Book Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Please scroll all the way down to see all of the photos. You are bidding on: JRR Tolkien RETURN of the KING Lord of the Rings 1st Edition/1st impression - 3rd State 1955 - Hardcover Book The Return of the King/Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings THIS AUCTION IS FOR A TRUE FIRST EDITION / WITH ORIGINAL DUST JACKET London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955. First edition, 8vo, 416pp; signature mark “4” on the bottom margin of page 49 and with slipped type on “Legolas” also on page 49 (see photo below), the last line on page 281 has the reference to “Men.” without the gap between the e and n, seen in some editions, fold-out map is included, binding in red cloth with gilt-stamped spine. Original first edition dust-jacket printed in black, red and gold without quotes on rear flap, 21s. net price inside back. The rear flap appears to be second state since it includes quotes from reviews for The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers (see photos). CONDITION Please see photos for more details. The dust jacket is covered with a clear plastic cover and has a light red/orange backing that has kept it protected. I suspect that if the protective cover were to be removed, the dust jacket underneath is likely to be in decent condition. There is a tag or book ticket on the front of the book from "Douglas & Foulis, Booksellers & Librarians, 9 Castle Street, Edinburgh" which appears to have been a circulating library in Scotland from WWI through at least the 1950’s. The name “Lawrence Timony.” is written in on top of the first blank page. On the second blank page from the beginning you can see the binding is cracked/ loose at the front where it joins with the spine. The cloth boards and spine seem solid. The endpapers have some marks/stains; most from the tape used to secured the dust jacket. The map at the rear is present and in good condition. There is a small tear in the upper left hand corner of the portion of the map that is attached to the end page. This tear is nowhere close to the map image. This book saw some use and there are marks, wrinkles and stains on various pages; although overall the majority of the pages look clean. We have included photos of some noticeable ones, but there may be others. We would be happy to take more photographs of specific details or pages upon request. Good Luck and happy bidding! USA - Free shipping via Priority Mail insured . We ONLY SHIP USING THE United States Post Office! We do not ship via FEDEX or UPS. I do offer combined shipping discounts on multiple purchases shipped to the same address and paid for in one combined PayPal payment. Free Shipping - International shipments will ship via our choice of shipping via United States Postal Service. Please keep in mind that items that are shipped out of the United States are mailed as merchandise and you will be responsible for any and all customs duties and taxes your country may charge you. Auction Rules We only accept PAYPAL Payments. Confirmed PAYPAL addresses only! Payments are DUE Within 3 Days of End of Auction. If you pay with an e-check via PayPal, your item will not be shipped until we receive notification from PayPal that it has cleared.If payment is not received in 3 days, I will send you a payment reminder on the 3rd day. On the 5th day I will send a non paying bidder notice to you. On the 7th day Item(s) will be re-listed and will no longer be available to you. Please understand that I must follow these rules for all, so that I get paid or am able to re-list. Sorry for the new stricter policy, but I have had a surge of non paying bidders and slow payers that have forced me to make new rules. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO BIDDING! My husband or I are always happy to answer your questions. All sales are final. No Returns Accepted! By bidding on our auctions you are agreeing to all of our aforementioned rules. DO NOT DUPLICATE OR COPY! Template Made By: © Auction Templates, Logos, Store fronts and more! inkfrog terapeak Year Printed: 1955, Special Attributes: 1st Edition

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