The Tale of the Great Ring, compiled by Bilbo Baggins from his own observations and the accounts of his friends. What we did in the War of the Ring. Here Bilbo's hand ended and Frodo had written. THE DOWNFALL OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS AND THE RETURN OF THE KING. As seen by the Little People; being the memoirs of Bilbo and Frodo of the Shire, supplemented by the accounts of their friends and the learning of the Wise.
Together with extracts from Books of Lore translated by Bilbo in Rivendell. Obviously, this is NOT the Red Book of Westmarch but as stated earlier, was designed to emulate that book. It is the complete, unabridged and full novel of The Lord of the Rings including all appendices AND a huge pull out map. It is an exquisite edition and should be in every Tolkien collection. IMPORTANT INFO: This is a TRUE first edition, second printing, released roughly 6 months after Tolkien died!It is a VERY RARE copy indeed, especially in this condition! This book is a very heavy book and should be properly stored on a bookshelf in it's slipcase.
However, many times it is stored laying down with the spine up (so you can see the title). After a short period of time, the weight of the pages causes the books' spine to slump, or bend inwards.MOST used copies currently available have this storage anomaly evident and few sellers mention it! If you are paying a premium price for a copy of this book, you deserve to get one that is not slumping or inwardly bent. If the offering does not mention this, I'd ask if I were you! This is a gently handled hardcover book in GREAT condition. There is some minor wear to the edges and corners of the cover. If you don't, I can't go back and fix it later! A FEW WORDS ON TOLKIEN COLLECTIBILITY... Granted, some may be hard to find, but not rare.
In order to be a VALUABLE collectible, the books need to be immaculate or close to it, a scarce or extremely early printing of an early edition and if it comes with a dust jacket, that too should be close to fine. Otherwise, they are just common items not worth much, but people are paying gobs of cash, caught up in the frenzy. Before you pay high bucks on a RARE or COLLECTIBLE edition, ask questions and demand to see a picture.
I don't believe all sellers are trying to be dishonest, some just don't know any better... There are links above and below and why not bookmark my site to make it easier to find at a later date!Pay me, I send it, BUT ONLY TO A REGISTERED ADDRESS! I really DO CARE about when and how your product gets to you. Instead, select ADD TO CART. I accept Credit Cards, eChecks and electronic transfers with. Unfortunately, direct bank transfers are not offered due to cost and security concerns.
As I reside in the USA, all payments must be made in US Dollars & Cents. PLEASE remember this when you leave feedback scores as the choice is yours and not my fault if it takes a long time to get there!International deliveries usually arrive within 1-2 weeks but CAN take up to a month! Finally, we do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts"; it is illegal and immoral. Ask and I'll try to answer.. Please check out the other "lovely" items I have just waiting for you by. The item "LORD OF THE RINGS Tolkien RED BOOK OF WESTMARCH TRUE 6th PRINTING Slipcased" is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature". The seller is "alan-53" and is located in Walnut, California.
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