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J. R. R. TOLKIEN | THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Fellowship of the Ring. The Two Towers. The Return of the King. London : George Allen & Unwin ltd. Second edition first printing (1/1/1). Revised edition. Nice set. Seconde édition anglaise du Seigneur des Anneaux. Les trois volumes en première impression avec très belles jaquettes.




THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Fellowship of the Ring. The Two Towers. The Return of the King.

London : George Allen & Unwin ltd. 1966


3 vol. 8vo 9.0" x 6.0" inches (23 x 15 cm) 423pp, folding map ; 352pp, folding map ; 440pp, folding map.


Second Edition. First printing (1/1/1).


The Fellowship of the Ring. First edition first published in July 1954. Second edition First impression, 1966


The Two Towers. First edition first published 1954. Second edition First impression, 1966


The Return of the King. Second edition First impression, 1966


Printed in Great Britain in 11 on 12 point Imprint type by Jarrold & Sons Ltd, Norwich.


Each volume with a folding map at the end printed in red and black, top edges stained red.


Condition : dustjacket for The Fellowship of the Ring unclipped (other dustjackets clipped). Each book in their original red cloth covers with gilt lettering. Very good condition with minor edge wear. The foldout maps are present in excellent condition in each volume // Jaquettes fraîches avec de minimes marques à peine visibles, les couleurs restent fraîches. Le prix au verso du premier rabat a été coupé pour les deux derniers volumes seulement. Les volumes sont frais, les reliures en toile rouge sont fraîches avec quelques minimes frottements sur les coupes et coins. Quelques légères marques. Bien complet des trois cartes dépliantes in fine.


En résumé un bel exemplaire en première impression de la seconde édition révisée par Tolkien et publiée à Londres en 1966.


Tolkien began The Lord of the Rings between 16 and 19 December 1937, three months after The Hobbit was published and George Allen & Unwin were encouraging Tolkien, against his inclination, to write a sequel. As C. S. Lewis commented: "If Ariosto rivalled it in invention (in fact he does not) he would still lack its heroic seriousness. No imaginary world has been projected which is at once so multifarious and so true to its own inner laws; none so seemingly objective, so disinfected from the taint of the author's merely individual psychology, no so relevant to the actual human situation yet so free from allegory. And what fine shading there is in the variations of style to meet the almost endless diversity of scenes and characters - comic, homely, epic, monstrous, or diabolic."


J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" is a timeless epic that weaves a tapestry of adventure, heroism, and profound themes. Its enduring popularity can be attributed to Tolkien's masterful storytelling, his richly imagined world of Middle-earth, and the timeless lessons it imparts to readers. Whether you are a fan of fantasy literature or simply appreciate a captivating tale, "The Lord of the Rings" is an absolute must-read.​ "The Lord of the Rings" has had an enormous impact on popular culture. Its success led to the development of film adaptations directed by Peter Jackson, which garnered critical acclaim and introduced Middle-earth to a wider audience. The books have been translated into numerous languages, inspiring subsequent generations of fantasy authors and serving as a touchstone for the genre. Tolkien's vivid storytelling and meticulous world-building continue to captivate readers to this day.


Inutile de présenter en français le Seigneur des Anneaux, livre au gigantesque retentissement universel et dont l'adaptation cinématographique n'a fait qu'amplifier une renommée déjà acquise.


Les trois volets de ce roman-monde fantasy : La communauré de l'anneau. Les deux tours et Le retour du roi, ont été traduits pour la première fois en français par Francis Ledoux pour l'éditeur Christian Bourgois en 1972.


Voir les photographies de cette annonce qui montrent ce que vous achetez.


Bel exemplaire de la seconde édition revue par Tolkien, ici en première impression (1966).

J.R.R. Tolkien | The Lord of the Rings | Second edition First printing (1966).

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