Lord of the Rings: Signed India Paper Edition

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London, England: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. (1969). The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo, Hard cover. First "India Paper Edition". First Printing.

SIGNED BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN on verso of front free end-paper in the three years before his passing.

Marbled endpapers,  illustrations, 2 folding maps, original pictorial black cloth, slipcase, final blank leaf with 15mm closed tear with some wrinkling, which is common with this edition. Extremities of slipcase worn.

The India paper used is this edition is very fragile, but equally tough, and thus, three volumes can easily be condensed into one. The book is foil blocked on a black buckram cover, with the text block edges blue spattered. 

Hammond: A5(h)

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