SOLD - The Lord of the Rings. Being: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. - J.R.R. Tolkien 1955 - George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London ‘One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.


A handsome bound set of these early printings of Tolkien’s epic fantasy, and one of the most memorable stories of the 20th century, the tale of young Hobbit Frodo Baggins and his faithful band of companions as they journey across Middle-Earth to destroy the Ring of Power and the evil lord Sauron.

Tolkien’s folding maps of middle earth bound in at the rear of each volume.

First published a year earlier from 1954 to 1955, and later becoming the basis for Peter Jackson’s epic film series, '
The Return' [2003] winning a record 11 Oscars from 11 nominations.
  First published a year earlier from 1954 to 1955, and later becoming the basis for Peter Jackson’s epic film series, 'The Return' [2003] winning a record 11 Oscars from 11 nominations.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of
The Hobbit (first published 1938) and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.

Octavo, three volumes (binding size 22.8x15cm, combined width 9.5cm), pp. [2] 423 [1] [2]; 352 [2]; 2-440 [2]. With publisher’s folding maps bound in at the rear of each volume.
  Elegantly bound in recent three-quarter burgundy oasis morocco over matching cloth, spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt decoration and lettering, top edges gilt, publishers folding maps bound in at rear.   Condition: Fine in fine bindings.   Ref: 110272   Price: HK$ 10,000