The Lord of the Rings. Second Edition Set (1966-1967)
Book ID: 64712
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of The King. Three Volumes. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1966, 1967. Second Edition Set.’ The Fellowship of the Ring’ is second edition, first Impression, with folded map to rear (loosely inserted). The other two volumes are second edition, second impressions (1967). Publisher’s red cloth boards, titles in gilt to spines, in clean dust jackets. Folded maps to rear of each volume. A fine bright set.
Tolkien devised the dust jacket art work, in which the ‘Eye of Sauron’ is shown within the One Ring, encircled by part of the Ring verse.
One of the greatest books of the twentieth century, containing amazing details of a new mythology. The publishing history of Tolkien’s trilogy is very complex, with a bewildering number of editions and impressions being produced in the years since ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ first appeared in 1954, the others two volumes in the trilogy in 1955.