The Lord of the Rings.
The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King.London: George Allen and Unwin, 1954-5 Stock Code: 140799
First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most popular and influential works of literature in the 20th century, containing richly rendered detail of a new mythological world, not yet surpassed.
3 volumes, octavo (225 x 145mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, "Eye of Sauron" to front boards gilt, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a matching leather entry slipcase.
Folding map in red and black at rear of each volume.
A fine copy.
Hammond & Anderson A5a i, ii, & iii.
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