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Book Nerd Gifts, "The Tolkien Companion", First Edition, Vintage Hardcover, Lord of Rings, The Hobbit, 1976, Gandalf, Hobbit, Middle Earth

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Book Nerd Gifts: "The Tolkien Companion" by J.E.A. Tyler, first edition, published by St. Martins in 1976.


This is a "very good" grade vintage book, with nice brown cloth boards and bright foiled titling on the front cover and spine. The binding is tight, a little sagged at the top, the hinges/gutters are not split, no loose pages, no writing, no names, no plates, no folded corners. The bottom of the text block has some very, very light smudging at outer edge, the outer edge of the block is lightly beginning to fox (spot) (See images), a little speckling on top edge. Text block edges are are all relatively smooth and free from dents / jams. Slight bit of sunning to upper and lower board edges. Text block itself does not show any signs of tanning. Overall, a really pretty vintage book!

The original vintage first issue dust jacket is not price clipped, reflecting the 1976 publisher's price of $12.95 on the inside front flap upper. The front flap is creased at corners top and bottom, back flap not. Some general edge wear, closed 1.5" tear with creasing at bottom center front, 1/2" closed tear at the bottom back with some chipping. Chipping and creasing at top and bottom of spine edges. No writing. Not perfect, but still pretty nice. Protected now in a removable archival sleeve for proper presentation.

Really cool out-of-print volume for that special Tolkien / Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit fan in your life!

Will ship carefully packaged and fully insured.


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Book Nerd Gifts: "The Tolkien Companion" by J.E.A. Tyler, first edition, published by St. Martins in 1976.


This is a "very good" grade vintage book, with nice brown cloth boards and bright foiled titling on the front cover and spine. The binding is tight, a little sagged at the top, the hinges/gutters are not split, no loose pages, no writing, no names, no plates, no folded corners. The bottom of the text block has some very, very light smudging at outer edge, the outer edge of the block is lightly beginning to fox (spot) (See images), a little speckling on top edge. Text block edges are are all relatively smooth and free from dents / jams. Slight bit of sunning to upper and lower board edges. Text block itself does not show any signs of tanning. Overall, a really pretty vintage book!

The original vintage first issue dust jacket is not price clipped, reflecting the 1976 publisher's price of $12.95 on the inside front flap upper. The front flap is creased at corners top and bottom, back flap not. Some general edge wear, closed 1.5" tear with creasing at bottom center front, 1/2" closed tear at the bottom back with some chipping. Chipping and creasing at top and bottom of spine edges. No writing. Not perfect, but still pretty nice. Protected now in a removable archival sleeve for proper presentation.

Really cool out-of-print volume for that special Tolkien / Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit fan in your life!

Will ship carefully packaged and fully insured.


Be sure to browse our entire online collection of carefully selected vintage literature, science fiction, fantasy and mystery books!

Mystery, Fantasy and Fiction: http://etsy.me/2cLIP2I

Classic Science Fiction: http://etsy.me/2ds3XxV

All Things Tolkien: http://etsy.me/2dApeBn

Nancy Drew Awesomeness: http://etsy.me/2dDUmTv

TV and Film Tie-In Books: http://etsy.me/2ds5lR8

Custom Themed Spiral Notebooks: http://etsy.me/2daGrl5

Classic Literature, Bios and History: http://etsy.me/2dskm0T

Vintage Ephemera and Tourism Papers: http://etsy.me/2daqGMH

Pop Culture, Vinyl and "In-Betweens": http://etsy.me/2dDU6nF

MSS Hudson River Valley Photographic Art Prints: http://etsy.me/2dlNlCx

NOTE: We have many thousands more titles not currently listed as we are a full time bookseller selling on other online venues and in person.

LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR TITLE / EDITION OF SOMETHING? ASK - WE VERY WELL MAY HAVE IT IN STOCK!

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Reviewed by Katya Kolmakov
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 29, 2017
Love the book and the shop! Everything arrives quickly, in exactly the state described. The shop owner is helpful, and knows their books and fandoms. The purchase was a great experience, and I'm definitely coming back here for more of my bookish needs! Thank you!
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Reviewed by Brandi
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 5, 2018
The book arrived in great condition just as described. It was like new! Amazing to find that quality still out there in a vintage book. There are some great finds in this shop :)
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Reviewed by Sarah
5 out of 5 stars
May 15, 2018
Can’t wait to gift this to my friend who is probably the biggest Paul Newman fan! It’s unique and authentic.
The item was shipped out quickly and arrived fast, it was also packaged very well.
It was as exactly as described.
Will definitely look at this shop again for amazing items!
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Book Nerd Gifts, "The Tolkien Companion", First Edition, Vintage Hardcover, Lord of Rings, The Hobbit, 1976, Gandalf, Hobbit, Middle Earth

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