Alan Isaac Rare Books

The Lord of the Rings


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Author: SMITH, Philip

Full title: The Lord of the Rings – and other bookbindings.

Published by: Philip Smith (London, 1970)

200 x 165mm, 61p, Illust., line drawings and photographic plates.  Cover of stiff sliver card, decorated and lettered in black.

Philip Smith’s first publication.  Illustrated and with with technical notes by the highly innovative and distinctive design binder. SIGNED ‘PHILIP SMITH, Jan. 1983’ in ink to the title. Signature of ‘R. Stables’ to the pastedown.  Slight lifting to the silver coating of the card to the upper joint, otherwise fine.  VERY RARE.

Cat. ref: 116