A rare volume of J.R.R.Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy formed part of an extensive private book collection that has raised £150,000 at an auction in Edinburgh. The 3,000 books belonging to William Adams, an accountant who died last June at age 84, had buyers from France, the U.S., the U.K. and Japan. The set of Tolkien books sold to an anonymous bidder for £2,100. A 23-volume set of Charles Dickens' novels fetched £4,100, while a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses sold for £1,500.
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