The Return of the King
J. R. R. Tolkien
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955.
First edition. Hardcover. Item #1509
First edition, first printing, with no additional printings indicated on the copyright page; same date on the title and copyright page. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket, with the clipped price being the only thing which keeps the jacket from being graded as near fine. No markings or inscriptions, no previous owner's name, nothing to distract from the exceptional condition of this copy. Map at rear in near fine condition as well. One of the best copies of this title we've seen in quite some time. Of the three volumes in the LOTR trilogy, anecdotal evidence has this title, the last in the series, as the scarcest. Just a beautiful copy, in collector's condition, and as such pretty uncommon.