The Two Towers The Authorized Edition

By: Tolkien, J. R. R.

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


This is a mass market paperback book. First Edition thus. First US Authorized paperback edition (following the pirated edition by Ace) . This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some beginning rippling to the spine of the book (not creasing) and the spine ends and corners of the book covers have some very beginning rubbing and wear, along with some very faint spots of foxing. The text pages are clean and brigh"The Lord of the Rings was first published in three volumes in England in 1954 and 1955: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. It was a modest success in England, and was published in a U. S. Hardcover edition by Houghton Mifflin. Trying to capitalize on what they saw as a loophole in copyright law, Ace Books attempted to publish a 1965 paperback edition without paying royalties to the author. When fans were informed, this move blew up spectacularly, and Ace was forced to withdraw their edition. Later that year, the paperback Authorized Edition was released by Ballantine Books. Its sales grew, and within a year, it had reached the top of The New York Times Paperback Best Seller list. The paperback format allowed these books a wide distribution, and not only were the books widely read, they became a cultural phenomenon unto themselves." (from Tor)

Title: The Two Towers The Authorized Edition

Author Name: Tolkien, J. R. R.

Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy,

Edition: 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books/ Houghton Mifflin: 1965

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Size: Mass Market PB

Seller ID: A40390

Keywords: Science Fiction J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord Of The Rings Series Fantasy Ballantine Books Science Fiction,