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The Lord of the Rings has been rated as one of the top "100 Most Rapidly Appreciating Literary Titles of the Last Decade". Weíve now celebrated J.R.R. Tolkienís Eleventy-First Birthday and the 50th Anniversary of The Lord of the Rings. What a better way to celebrate than invest in a FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION set. Some are speculating that the value of these works could again DOUBLE in the upcoming few years. Therefore, for a limited time only, we are offering this set at over 30% LESS than others currently on the market, compare prices and you will see! Other equivalent sets from The Chelsea Bindery list for at least $19,000 and a well known UK dealer has a set listed for over $22,000 USD!!!
1954/55 FIRST IMPRESSION SET 1/1/1
Furthermore, these books come from the family library of NAOMI MITCHISON described as Scotlands Greatest Woman Writer, she completed more than 90 books in her lifetime. Naomi Mitchison passed away on January 11, 1999 at the age of 101.
After the success of the movies The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and now, The Return of the King, the value of these books will only increase!
The Return of the King is a 1st impression dated 1955, true 1st State without signature mark '4' or the infamous slipped type. Contrary to Hammond and Anderson, this represents THE TRUE 1st STATE of this book. This was confirmed thru correspondence with Wayne Hammond.
For detailed information on the first printings of The Return of the King
Exquisite gold-gilt artwork, and beautiful craftsmanship, to produce a binding worthy to house Tolkienís most famous work. This set will truly be an heirloom, to be cherished, and passed down to future generations.
One of the most beautiful full leather presentation sets you may ever hope to acquire!
Kelowna, B.C. Canada
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Revised -- Apr. 8/08