The Two Towers First Edition ,First Impression and the Return of the King . First Edition, First Impression, 2nd State. 2 Volumes
. The two towers: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954, 353pp. 3250 copies were printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p. 98) ) The return of the King, 1955, 416pp. First edition, first impression, 2nd state 7000 copies were printed. Both volumes Octavo, In splendid new full green leather bindings with 5 raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards, Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spines, top edges stained red. which in The two towers has slightly run into the tops of the 3 first leaves. maps in the rear. Texts slightly yellowed as usual very occas. Slight spotting. no jackets. there were 2 states of the first impression of the Return of the King: (1) on p. 49 (4, recto) the signature mark 4 is present, and all lines of type sag in the middle; (2) on p. 49 no signature mark is present, and all the lines of type are staight ( Hammond/Anderson page 86. ).
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