George Allen & Unwin, 1955.
First edition, first impression. Dropped text and signature "4" to p.49. Red boards with gilt titles. Grey pictorial dustwrapper. A very good copy with clean boards. Some nicking and fraying to foot of spine. No marks to boards. Very bright gilt to spine. No fading to bright red spine. Internally complete. Foxing to endpapers - text leaves clean and fresh. No inscriptions. Some light handling marks to folded map at rear. The very good dustwrapper is the first issue wrapper without the reviews on the rear flap; it has edgewear & nicking to extremities. No chips & one small mark to front panel. A few closed tears and usual toning to spine. Original price of 21s net to front flap.
The third part of The Lord of the Rings. The Dark Lord has risen and unleashes his Orcs on all Middle Earth. Meanwhile Frodo and Sam are deep in the realm of Mordor. To defeat Sauron the "one ring" must be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom but the ring is weakening Frodo and time is running out - will they make it or will the Dark Lord conquer all?