Three Books

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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.Sixty-second printing of a mass market paperback Ballantine Books edition (1977). No designer is credited, but the cover painting, titled, The Hills: Hobbiton-across-the-Water, is by Tolkien. All three books were a gift from my aunt.

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The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien.Sixtieth printing of a mass market paperback Ballantine Books edition (1978). No designer is credited; cover painting by Tolkien.

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The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fifty-sixth printing of a mass market paperback Ballantine Books edition (1977). No designer is credited; cover painting by Tolkien.

2 thoughts on “Three Books”

  1. I have the same three Ballantine paperback covers. Mine were a boxed set, with The Hobbit included. The publishers page shows 1974 as the most recent printing. They are tattered and yellowing, with the covers held together by clear tape.

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