London: George Allen & Unwin, 1984. [Fantasy Classic] DELUXE INDIA PAPER EDITION, the ninth impression thus. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.1193 . With a map of the Shire, and two folding maps of Middle Earth. A one-volume edition printed on very thin India paper. Publisher's black buckram with gilt titles to spine and metallic decoration in gilt, silver and green to upper. All edges speckled green, with machine-marbled endpapers. Presented in the publisher's black card box, with paper title label to upper. A heavy tobacco scent, with some light handling to box and some toning to title label. Near fine. 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' (2003) winning a record 11 Oscars from 11 nominations. Item #60859
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