London: George Allen and Unwin, 1955. [Epic Fantasy] First and early impressions. 3 volumes, octavo (23 x 15cm). Each volume complete with the folding maps at rear. Elegantly bound in half red morocco, gilt, over matching red cloth sides, top edge gilt. Clean copies inside and out. A uniform set with each title published in 1955; Fellowship is a Fourth Impression, Two Towers a Second Impression and The Return is a First. A fantastical trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings" is one of the greatest books of the twentieth century, containing amazing details of a new mythology, never really surpassed. Basis for the epic film series directed by Peter Jackson, 'The Return'  winning a record 11 Oscars from 11 nominations. Item #51068
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