01 — “Lord of the Rings” – Dutch, FIRST print 1956-1957 with dust jackets!
02 — “The History of Middle-Earth” – HarperCollins – 12 books + index
03 — “Four LP Set: Nicol Williamson reads The Hobbit
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01 — “Lord of the Rings” – Dutch, FIRST print 1956-1957
THE chance for the real Tolkien collector: the complete Dutch first printing of “In de Ban van de Ring”(“The Lord of the Rings”). Complete with dust jackets.
The Dutch translation (1956 – 1957) was the first translation of the LotR. Only 3.000 copies of the set of three books were printed. And that makes the Dutch version even more rare than the UK version (3.500 copies).
NB: In part 1 Tolkien’s initials are J.J.R. instead of J.R.R.
It’s pretty hard to get a complete set with dust jacks. Most of them have gone lost in the more than 50 years of their existence.
For their age, the three books are in good conditions. The dust jackets have some little damage (see photo’s). What you see is what you get.
The price for this set is EUR 600,00 (shipping worldwide is included).
If you want to buy this special set, please contact me. And, if you want more photographs, please let me know. Added October 11, 2015.
02: The complete series of History of Middle Earth + Index.
A complete series of the HarperCollins editions (13 books, including the Index).
Alas …. this set has been sold. I will try and get a new, complete set. But, it is getting more difficult to get a complete series. Interested? Please contact me. And I will do my utmost to collect a complete series.
Nevertheless, I have many editions of The History of Middle Earth.
03 — “Four LP Set: Nicol Williamson reads The Hobbit”
The famous argo recording (A Demetriou production – ZPL 1196/9) of Nicol Williamson reading The Hobbit. Box with four LP’s, recorded in 1974 and an eight pages booklet with The synopsis, Recording the hobbit, Tolkien and the hobbit and Nicol Williamson.
The price for this 4Lp-set is EUR 65,00 (shipping worldwide is included). If you want to buy this special set, please contact me. And, if you want more photographs, please let me know.