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The Lord of the Rings. 1959/1960The Lord of the Rings.
J.R.R. Tolkien.
1st Edition, 8th/6th/5th Impressions 1959.
George Allen & Unwin.
London.
ISBN: N/A.
Hardbacks. Issued in a slipcase.
Cover illustrations based on a design by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Hammond Page Ref.: p.98.

Notes
In The Fellowship of the Ring, the map showing A Part of The Shire appears opposite page 24.
In The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, the 1954 version of the map of The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age is inserted on a fold-out sheet at the rear.
In The Return of the King, the Map of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor is inserted on a fold-out sheet at the rear.

Fourth state of the slipcase.

Available 1960.
Price: 63s.

1,060 sets produced??

Boxed in three batches:

500 in April 1960
310 in May 1960
250 in November 1960
An additional 250 sets may have been produced in December 1959.

Slipcases manufactured by Jarrold & Sons.

Covered with grey textured linson.
No price printed on label.
Three piece construction.
No staples.

Includes various impressions 1959-60:

The Fellowship of the Ring - 8th or 9th Impressions
The Two Towers - 6th or 7th Impressions
The Return of the King - 5th or 6th Impressions

The 9th Impression 1960 of The Fellowship of the Ring misidentifies itself as the 8th Impression 1960.

For further details see The First Boxed Edition of The Lord of the Rings.

 
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