The Lord of the Rings.
1st Edition, 6th/5th/3rd Impressions 1956/57/57.
George Allen & Unwin.
Hardbacks in slipcase.
Page Ref: p.98.
The maps are inserted on fold-out sheets at the rear of each volume.
Not seen. First state of the slipcase.
Available 1957 to 1958.
500 sets produced.
Boxed October 1957.
Slipcases manufactured by C. Davidson & Sons.
Covered with grey textured paper ??
Price printed on label.
Three piece construction ??
No staples ??
Uses thinner board than later states ??
Probably includes 1956-57 impressions:
6th Impression 1956
- 5th Impression 1957
- 3rd Impression 1957
The 6th Impression 1956 of misidentifies itself as the 5th Impression December 1956.