The Lord of the Rings - Full Set

The Lord of the Rings - Full Set

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released January 1, 1954

£7,500.00

Currently out of Stock

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, all three parts of the epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings.


Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.


In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.


Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike.

Book Condition & Notes

All three books are very good copies. They have browning on spines and pages, and chipping on spines. The top of the pages are sprayed red.

Book one comes with the original map. There is an inscription in the book and a small tear on the back.

There is a stain on the cover of Book two.

Book 3 (The Return of the King) is 3rd impression (1957). There is what appears to be a sellotape mark across the top of spine, which has slightly removed some lettering.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Ruel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist and academic. He was the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1971.

After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion. These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda and Middle-earth within it. Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the term legendarium to the larger part of these writings.

While many authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature - or, more precisely, of high fantasy. In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Forbes ranked him the fifth top-earning "dead celebrity" in 2009.

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Book Condition & Notes

All three books are very good copies. They have browning on spines and pages, and chipping on spines. The top of the pages are sprayed red.

Book one comes with the original map. There is an inscription in the book and a small tear on the back.

There is a stain on the cover of Book two.

Book 3 (The Return of the King) is 3rd impression (1957). There is what appears to be a sellotape mark across the top of spine, which has slightly removed some lettering.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.