The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of The King. Revised Edition. London: G. Allen, 1968. Second edition, Third Impression set. Red cloth covers, title in gilt to spines, in distinctive illustrated dust jackets, top fore-edges red, others uncoloured. Tape residue marks to inner flaps and free endpapers of each volume, otherwise a clean bright set. A great classic of fantasy literature. The Lord of the Rings is 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 other two volumes in the trilogy in 1955.