THE LORD OF THE RINGS | 1954 - 1955, first edition, first impression set with first state dustjackets.

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This set of The Lord of the Rings from 1954-1955 is a 1st edition, 1st impression and is in near-fine condition, with 1st state dustjackets. An incredibly rare find, it's a joy to have for sale. This acclaimed work began as a sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, and developed into something grander. Written between 1937 and 1949, much of it in letters to his son in the midst of WWII, it was eventually released in 1954-1955 as a trilogy to a growing fanbase. It has since become one of the most influential contributions to literature this century, enjoyed by adults and children alike. In addition, it is the third best selling novel of all time, with 150 million copies sold.