The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien [1965 HARDCOVER BOX SET]
SECOND EDITION BOX SET  THE HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
Mega Rare vintage box set of the classic trilogy. Three very nice hardcover reading copies with original box. *Books include original maps of Middle-Earth.
Box has wear to edges corners as well as tape on edges.
Books include dust jackets, which have notable wear and tear, but are housed in protective mylar covers. The books themselves are in excellent condition and read beautifully, all with clean, white untanned pages. Fellowship has a light stain to bottom outer pages edges [not visible on pages] as well as a crack to paper lining inside cover [see last 2 photos.]
Since it was first published in 1954, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.