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The Lord of the Rings. 1957The Lord of the Rings.
J.R.R. Tolkien.
1st Edition, 6th/5th/3rd Impressions 1956/57/57.
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.

Not seen.  First state of the slipcase.

Available 1957 to 1958.
Price: 63s.

500 sets produced.

Boxed October 1957.

Slipcases manufactured by C. Davidson & Sons.

Covered with grey textured paper ??
Price printed on label.
Three piece construction ??
No staples ??
Uses thinner board than later states ??

Probably includes 1956-57 impressions:

The Fellowship of the Ring - 6th Impression 1956
The Two Towers - 5th Impression 1957
The Return of the King - 3rd Impression 1957

The 6th Impression 1956 of The Fellowship of the Ring misidentifies itself as the 5th Impression December 1956.

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

 
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