London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1957-1959. First Edition; 5th Impression. Hardcover. Item #161253
A very nice set. First UK edition set, [seventh impression, fifth impression, fifth impression]. Cloth-bound. Octavo (230 x 150 mm). Pp. 423; 352; 416. Original red cloth with gilt titles to spines. Top edges tinted red. The Fellowship of The Ring seventh impression in an eighth impression dust jacket. Foldout map to rear of each volume. Condition: VERY GOOD+. Bindings tight, secure and square. The edges and points sharp. Covers largely clean. Interiors very clean, the maps excellent. Dust jackets complete, very bright and without tears. An excellent very well-preserved set. Part 1: The Fellowship of the Ring. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. , 1957 [7th impression]. Part 2: The Two Towers. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. , 1957 [5th impression]. Part 3: The Return of the King. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. , 1959 [5th impression]. Owner bookplate on each volume's front pastedown. Light rubbing along panel edges. Light stain on Part 1 spine heel. Light bump on Part 2 spine heel. Light stain, shelf wear on Part 3 rear panel.