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The Lord of the Rings.
J.R.R. Tolkien
1st Edition, 8th/6th/5th Impressions 1959.
George Allen & Unwin.
London.
Hardbacks in slipcase.
Hammond Page Ref: p.98.

The maps are inserted on fold-out sheets at the rear of each volume.

Third state of the slipcase.

Available 1959 to 1960. 
Price 63s.

400 sets produced.

Boxed in two batches:

150 in August 1959
250 in October[??] 1959

Slipcases manufactured by Jarrold & Sons.

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

Includes 1959 impressions:

FR - 8th Impression 1959
TT - 6th Impression 1959
RK - 5th Impression 1959

Third State - 1959
 
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