The complete set of the British first editions of The History of Middle-earth, all hardbacks, all first editions/first impressions.
The Book of Lost Tales 1. George Allen & Unwin, 1983. Blue linnen is clean and sharp, with slight rubbing to top and bottom of spine. The dustjacket is bright and undamaged, with a few small indentations and rubbing along the top edge. Dedication (in french...) on flyleaf.
The Book of Lost Tales 2. George Allen & Uwnin, 1984. The red linnen has some rubbing along the top edge and some dents in the bottom of the spine. The dustjacket has some minor wear.
The Lays of Beleriand. George Allen & Unwin, 1985. The green linnen is bright and clean. The dustjacket has some minor wear.
The Shaping of Middle-earth. George Allen & Unwin, 1986. The black linnen has some rubbing along the edges and a dent in the bottom of the spine.
The Lost Road. UnwinHyman, 1987. Blue linnen bright and clean. Dustjacket very little wear, but spine slightly faded and price clipped.
The Return of the Shadow. UnwinHyman, 1988. Black linnen bright and clean, with a small dent at the bottom of the spine. Dustjacket with just minor wear.
The Treason of Isengard. UwninHyman, 1989. Red linnen as new, but small dents at the bottom of the spine. Dustjacket sharp, with small dents at the top and bottom of the spine.
The War of the Ring. UnwinHyman, 1990. Green linnen sharp and cleain. Dustjacket clean with only minor wear at the top of the spine.
Sauron Defeated. HarperCollins, 1992. Red linnen as new. Dustjacket has some minor wear to top and bottom of the spine.
Morgoths Ring. HarperCollins, 1993. Purple linnen fine, with slights bumps to the spine. Dustjacket very sharp with hardly any wear.
The War of the Jewels. HarperCollins, 1994. Brown linnen as new. Dustjacket has some wear and spine slightly faded.
The Peoples of Middle-earth. HarperCollins, 1996. Blue linnen has minor rubbing along the front edge. Dustjacket is almost like new. Book edge a bit browned.
All in all a rare set of twelve first edition in fine condition.*