George Allen & Unwin Ltd. London. 1961, 1961.
THREE VOLUMES. Large 8vo. (9 x 5.9 inches). Early printings. 11th/8th/7th impressions of first editions. Each volume with fold out map at end. Publishers red cloth, spines gilt. Top edges dyed red. A remarkable, fine set. Pages clean and bright in all three volumes. The books have clearly not been read. There is a little tarnishing to the gilt on the spine but the books are clean and the corners sharp. In the original crisp and bright dustwrappers, with the correct impression numbers to each volume. Prices still intact. A hint of fading to the red lettering on the spines but otherwise the wrappers are clean, crisp and unmarked. Overall a fine set. Rare in this condition. In over 30 years of dealing in Tolkien books I have not had a better set.