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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, 1st Impression with Custom Leather Slipcase
London: Allen & Unwin, 1962. Pauline Baynes. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is the 1st impression of the 1st UK Edition, published in 1962 by Allen & Unwin. No Names or writing, no foxing, pages clean and bright. Pictorial Cover, as issued, is in Near Fine condition, with some minor rubbing to the fold area's. Top and bottom of the spine is lightly rubbed with minor color loss. Not faded or soiled, with nice clean bright colors to the Pauline Baynes illustrations. The matching dustjacket is not price clipped. A beautiful copy for the collector, becoming difficult to find in this lovely condition. A custom full leather slipcase gilt stamped with the Tolkien Monogram to rear boards and Pauline Baynes' Tom Bombadil figure to the front. Digital images available upon request. Other Tolkien sets, original and rebound are available. Inquire if interested. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Item #1403
Price: $800.00
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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, 1st Impression with Custom Leather Slipcase
The Children of Hurin - UK Deluxe Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Publishers Bookplate.
London: Harper Collins, 2007. Alan Lee. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, published April 2007 by Harper Collins. Signed by the editor and illustrator, Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, to special bookplate, featuring Lee's motif of the Helm of Hador, attached to the half title page. "The Children of Hurin, UK De Luxe Edition The first standalone tale of Middle-earth since 1977, and the first complete version of one of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Great Tales', with many exclusive features:" "Drawing together J.R.R. Tolkiens original manuscripts, using many sources spaced out over decades, Christopher Tolkien has constructed a narrative without any editorial invention." "Includes a brand new red and black Map of Beleriand specially drawn by Christopher Tolkien, which appears as a fold-out sheet." "Contains eight colour paintings and twenty-five pencil sketches, specially commissioned from award-winning artist, Alan Lee." "Features an exclusive colour frontispiece painting by Alan Lee." "Includes a specially written introduction and appendix on the history and writing of the tale by Christopher Tolkien." "Quarter-bound in blue with grey boards, stamped in gold foil with a unique motif of the Helm of Hador created by Alan Lee, and housed in a matching custom-built slipcase." "Printed on superior quality paper and including a silk ribbon marker." "This edition available for a limited time only." With Houghton Mifflin wishing to reach out and do something special for the loyal Tolkien fans, along with Christopher Tolkien's reluctance to grant public appearances, they conceived the idea for a signed bookplate, which Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee both agreed to. It seems approximately 900 bookplates were signed, with less than 500 for distribution in the US, and 250 for the UK, with the remainder held for other promotions. I know of three that were given away as prizes on the Tolkien Library web site, during the "Children of Hurin" Release Party. A very hard to find edition, with the signed bookplate. Don't expect to see many of these for sale, as most will end up in private collections. This Deluxe Edition is matched in style and design to the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of 'The Lord of the Rings', and The Deluxe Hobbit that were concurrently issued in 2004. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions.. Signed by Illustrator & Editor. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Alan Lee. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Item #600
Price: $950.00
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The Children of Hurin - UK Deluxe Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Publishers Bookplate.
The Children of Hurin - UK Super Deluxe Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Limitation Page.
London: Harper Collins, 2007. Alan Lee. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The New Super Deluxe The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 2007 by Harper Collins. This is copy number 350 of 500 per the limitation page. Bound in full Dark Blue Leather, marbled endpapers, gilt stamped design in Red & Gold of Helm of Hador's to the front boards, raised bands with gilt stamped JRRT monogram, title, author and publisher to the spine. Publishers clamshell case, full leather and felt lined, gilt stamped with JRRT monogram to the front, and Helm of Hador to the spine. Still sealed in the publishers shrinkwrap. Signed by the editor and illustrator, Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, to Limitation page, featuring Lee's motif of the Helm of Hador. "The Children of Hurin, UK Super Deluxe Edition, the first standalone tale of Middle-earth since 1977, and the first complete version of one of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Great Tales'. "Drawing together J.R.R. Tolkiens original manuscripts, using many sources spaced out over decades, Christopher Tolkien has constructed a narrative without any editorial invention." "Includes a brand new red and black Map of Beleriand specially drawn by Christopher Tolkien, which appears as a fold-out sheet." "Contains eight colour paintings and twenty-five pencil sketches, specially commissioned from award-winning artist, Alan Lee." "Features an exclusive colour frontispiece painting by Alan Lee." "Includes a specially written introduction and appendix on the history and writing of the tale by Christopher Tolkien." "Printed on superior quality paper and including a silk ribbon marker." A beautiful edition, with the added significance of the signed limitation page. Don't expect to see many of these for sale, as they were not sold in the US, and most will end up in private collections overseas. Photo's provided are of personal copy, used for taking the photo's only. This particular copy for sale, is still sealed in the orignal publishers shrinkwrap, and housed in the original cardboard mailer as well. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions.. Signed by Illustrator & Editor. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Alan Lee. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Item #1203
Price: $1,050.00
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The Children of Hurin - UK Super Deluxe Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Limitation Page.
The Children of Hurin - 1st US Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Publishers Bookplate.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. Alan Lee. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, published April 2007 by Houghton Mifflin. Signed by the editor and illustrator, Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, to a special bookplate, featuring Lee's motif of the Helm of Hador, attached to the Half Title page. "The Children of Hurin, The first standalone tale of Middle-earth since 1977, and the first complete version of one of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Great Tales', with many exclusive features:" "Drawing together J.R.R. Tolkiens original manuscripts, using many sources spaced out over decades, Christopher Tolkien has constructed a narrative without any editorial invention." "Includes a brand new red and black Map of Beleriand specially drawn by Christopher Tolkien, which appears as a fold-out sheet." "Contains eight colour paintings and twenty-five pencil sketches, specially commissioned from award-winning artist, Alan Lee." "Includes a specially written introduction and appendix on the history and writing of the tale by Christopher Tolkien." This edition has already sold out and only later editions are now available. With Houghton Mifflin wishing to reach out and do something special for the loyal Tolkien fans, along with Christopher Tolkien's reluctance to grant public appearances, they conceived the idea for a signed bookplate, which Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee both agreed to. It seems approximately 900 bookplates were signed, 450 for the release party at the New York City Barnes and Noble, and 200 for the UK Waterstones release party, with the remainder held for other promotions. A very hard to find edition, with the signed bookplate. Don't expect to see many of these for sale, as most will end up in private collections. Custom faux leather slipcase, stamped with Hador's Helm to one side and the JRRT Monogram to the other. Additional digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions.. Signed by Illustrator & Editor. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/with Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Alan Lee. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Item #1310
Price: $750.00
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The Children of Hurin - 1st US Edition Signed By Christopher Tolkien & Alan Lee on Publishers Bookplate.
Farmer Giles of Ham, The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom, 1st UK Impression in Dustjacket
London: Allen & Unwin, 1949. Paline Baynes. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Farmer Giles of Ham, The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is his second major published work, preceded only by the Hobbit. Published in 1949, this is the 1st impression of the 1st Edition, published by Allen & Unwin. A Near Fine book, a tiny bit of soiling to the top of the front boards, top edge slightly sunned with the topstain faded a bit. The original dustjacket (unclipped) in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition with a small tear now reinforced to the verso with archival tape, shows tape residue from previous repair. A small closed tear, to the bottom of the rear panel of the dustjacket near the spine, virtually invisible. A light stain to the top of the back panel near the spine. Textblock is clean and tight, with a couple of spots of foxing to the first and last pages hardly noticeable, but no offsetting to the endpapers. Dustjacket shows some light sunning to the spine, and is not price clipped. Tiny amount loss to the edges at the folds and top of the spine, virtually no rubbing. No names or writing, clean and bright. Two color plates by Pauline Baynes, as well as being illustrated on almost every page with her line drawings. Highly collectable, this is a very nice copy for any Tolkien fans collection. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1236
Price: $995.00
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Farmer Giles of Ham, The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom, 1st UK Impression in Dustjacket
The Fourth Realm Trilogy, Comprised of The Traveler, The Dark River, and The Golden City
New York: Doubleday, 2005. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Fourth Realm Trilogy, Comprised of The Traveler, The Dark River, and The Golden City by John Twelve Hawks. 1st US Edition, published by Doubleday in 2005, 2007, and 2009. All three books are Signed Numbered Limited Edition's with his famous chop stamp and Limitation Number (1 of 777) to each book. A rare opportunity to find all three books in as new condition. Many were damaged in the shipping process for the signing, and show bumped corners, but none of these have any bumps or damage whatsoever. Clean and tight, bright, no markings or previous owners names, in protective mylar. A custom hand marbled paper slipcase will be supplied to house and protect these fabulous books, making a wonderful presentation of this new trilogy that explores a parallel world to our own. As the author 'lives off the grid', there will very likely not be any additional signings of his books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Item #681
Price: $700.00
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The Fourth Realm Trilogy, Comprised of The Traveler, The Dark River, and The Golden City
The History of Middle Earth, Part 2 Limited Deluxe Edition
London: Harper Collins, 2001. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printing of 2001, The Deluxe Limited Edition, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Comprised of the middle 4 books of the History of Middle Earth Series, edited by Christopher Tolkien, and printed on India Paper. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Hobbit. Has the large Tolkien Monogram to the front boards. Housed in original publishers cloth slipcase with the Tolkien Monogram on the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. All edges gilded. An beautiful copy, pages are clean and bright, no mars to the gilded edges. Near Fine book in Near Fine slipcase, only most minor fingerprints or dustmarks noted. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1269
Price: $650.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Part 2 Limited Deluxe Edition
The History of Middle Earth, Part 2 Limited Deluxe Edition
London: Harper Collins, 2001. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printing of 2001, The Deluxe Limited Edition, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Comprised of the middle 4 books of the History of Middle Earth Series, edited by Christopher Tolkien, and printed on India Paper. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Hobbit. Has the large Tolkien Monogram to the front boards. Housed in original publishers cloth slipcase with the Tolkien Monogram on the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. All edges gilded. An beautiful copy, pages are clean and bright, no mars to the gilded edges. Near Fine book in Near Fine slipcase, only most minor fingerprints or dustmarks noted. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1349
Price: $700.00
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The History of Middle Earth, Part 2 Limited Deluxe Edition
The Hobbit *Signed Alan Lee Deluxe Ltd. Ed.*
London: Harper Collins, 1997. Alan Lee. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quarter bound in Burgundy leather and cloth volume, housed in the publisher's original burgundy clothbound slipcase. Number 386 of a Limited Edition of only 600, specially bound and slipcased by the publisher to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first publication of "The Hobbit". Signed by the renowned artist, Alan Lee. Gilt title, gilded page edges, and gilt image of Smaug on the book and slipcase. A stunningly beautiful and scarce edition in Near Fine Condition, with a tiny stain at the top of the case, does not affect book. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Matched in size and style with the Limitied/Numbered Editions by Harper Collins, of the "Silmarillion" and "Lord of the Rings" also offered for sale at this time. Item #145
Price: $750.00
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The Hobbit *Signed Alan Lee Deluxe Ltd. Ed.*
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression, Custom Fine Binding Full Leather Clamshell Case.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression published by Allen & Unwin in 1937. Newly rebound in dark green morocco leather. First Edition, Second impression published 1937, same year as 1st impression. Decorative map endpapers lifted and reused, with 4 color and 9 mono plates all in excellent condition. The second impression is important for the addition of the 4 color illustrations by the author. This is the 1st and only early UK edition published with Tolkien's color illustrations. One of only 1877 copies of the original 2300 that survived the bombing of London in November 1940. This copy has been elegantly rebound in full Dark Green Morocco leather. Features Tolkiens original 'Mountains and Dragon' design gilt stamped on the boards and spine. Has no writing or inscriptions. Pages are clean and bright, a few minor finger smudges scattered through the book, none obtrusive. Absolutely no foxing noted in the text block or on the maps. All edges have been trimmed and gilded, with a black ribbon marker sewn in. Original cloth spine bound into the rear. A beautiful copy, in a fabulous finely crafted binding. A full leather clamshell case with matching gilt stamping is included to protect and display this wonderful copy. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #961
Price: $6,500.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression, Custom Fine Binding Full Leather Clamshell Case.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1937 UK 1st Impression, with Custom Full Leather Clamshell Case.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the 1st printing of 1937, featuring the black and white frontispiece of The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', with all illustrations by the author. A wonderful copy, although a bit worn and soiled, but whole and complete. Housed in a custom full leather and marbled paper slipcase, to house and protect this classic. This is one of the original 1500 copies,1st (First) Impression of the 1st (First) Edition that was published 21st of September 1937. It has the two maps and ten illustrations, by the author, all in excellent condition. The original decorative map endpapers have no markings or previous owners names. Thror's Map in the front, is in relatively clean condition with a bit of darkening to the paper mostly along the gutter. The Wilderland Map is also in clean condition, both maps are whole and have no splits along the gutter. The book exhibits a bit of spine lean, but the binding is still firm and tight. The text block is relatively clean and bright, with a few minor smudges scattered throughout the book, one tiny stain to the bottom edge shows thru the first four leaves on the text. The top edge is dusty and faded, with the green topstain just barely visible. The cloth covered boards with the dark blue decoration of Tolkien's Mountains and Dragon design, are stained along the spine and the edges. The tips of the spine are rubbed with some loss, revealing the boards underneath at a few spots. The bottom tips are rubbed thru as well the spine ends. A wonderful well loved copy, exceedingly scarce in any condition in this day and age. A tremendous opportunity to acquire this classic of modern fantasy literature. A facsimile of the original dustjacket is provided with this book. The full leather slipcase is made to reflect the original Mountains and Dragon design by the author, and features complimentary marbled paper trays. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1061
Price: $11,600.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1937 UK 1st Impression, with Custom Full Leather Clamshell Case.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Original Dustjacket.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1955. The book is in Near Fine condition. The covers show a bit of fading to the edges and where the white areas of the dustjacket didn't protect from fading as well. No previous owners names or any other writing noted. The dustjacket is price clipped, both front and rear flap, with the publishers new price printed below the impression notation on the front flap. Two months into production of the 7th Impression of the Hobbits, along with the remaining original 7th Impression dustjackets, this true UK 7th impression dustjacket was price clipped -- both front and rear flap -- by Allen & Unwin publishing company itself, with their new price of 12s.6d overprinted below the impression notation on the front flap. A bit of tanning to the flap edges and very lightly to the spine. Some light soiling to the white areas of the dustjacket. A light bit of rubbing and color loss at the folds, along with some wear to the edges, a few bits of color loss at the top of the spine. A small closed tear and minor rubbing to the bottom of the spine. No other faults noted, the original dustjacket is in beautiful condition overall. The original green cloth features dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own design, the beautiful Mountains and Dragon. The title verso has the full printing history up to this 7th impression of 1955, and the original dustjacket is correctly marked the 7th impression. Colors are bright and unsoiled, with only the slightest darkening of the light areas on the spine. Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the topstain faded but still evident. A beautiful copy, of an early printing, of this much sought after children's classic. Additional digital images are available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1292
Price: $2,250.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1955 UK 7th Impression in Original Dustjacket.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression in Dustjacket
London: Allen & Unwin, 1956. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1956, this is the eighth impression in its matching eighth impression dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine condition, with a little light fading to the spine from sunlight shining thru the white sections of the dustjacket. The dustjacket is lightly soiled and shows some loss to the spine ends, mainly the top. A bit of rubbing and loss to the flap fold corners, only minor rubbing to the edges, other than the upper spine area. No previous owners names or other writing to be found. No foxing marks or offsetting noted. The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with one slightly bumped corner. The title verso has the full printing history up to this eighth impression of 1956. The original dustjacket is correctly marked the 8th impression. The dustjacket is price clipped and in Very Good condition. The edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the top edge faded but still showing a slight tint from the original green topstain. A custom slipcase will be provided to protect and show this beautiful copy of an early printing of this much sought after children's classic. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1381
Price: $975.00
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression in Dustjacket
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, Signed Limited Numbered Super Deluxe Edition
London: Harper Collins, 2009. Bill Sanderson. De Luxe Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, The number 88 of 500 of the UK Signed Limited Numbered Super Deluxe Edition, published by Harper Collins in 2009, the first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien. Copy number 88, edited and signed by his son, Christopher Tolkien, to the Limitation Notice. The story tells the epic story of the Norse hero Sigurd the dragon slayer, the revenge of his wife, Gudrun, and the Fall of the Niflungs. From the publisher's release statement, "Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version, now published for the first time, of the great legend of Northern antiquity, in two closely related poems to which he gave the titles The New Lay of the Volsungs and The New Lay of Gudrun. In the Lay of the Volsungs is told the ancestry of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fafnir most celebrated of dragons, whose treasure he took for his own; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal; and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or Nibelungs), with whom he entered into blood-brotherhood. In that court there sprang great love but also great hate, brought about by the power of the enchantress, mother of the Niflungs, skilled in the arts of magic, of shape-changing and potions of forgetfulness. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrun his sister, mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd at the hands of his blood-brothers, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrun. In the Lay of Gudrun her fate after the death of Sigurd is told, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler of the Huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers the Niflung lords, and her hideous revenge. Deriving his version primarily from his close study of the ancient poetry of Norway and Iceland known as the Poetic Edda (and where no old poetry exists, from the later prose work the Volsunga Saga), J.R.R. Tolkien employed a verse-form of short stanzas whose lines embody in English the exacting alliterative rhythms and the concentrated energy of the poems of the Edda." -- Christopher Tolkien. Features a color frontispiece of a facsimile page from J.R.R. Tolkien's original manuscript. Fully bound in Brown Leather with matching full leather clamshell case, stamped in gold foil with a unique motif of Sigurd's horse, Grani. Printed on superior quality paper and including a silk ribbon marker sewn into the textblock. Matches the recently released UK Signed Limited Numbered Super Deluxe Edition of The Children of Hurin. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1112
Price: $700.00
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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, Signed Limited Numbered Super Deluxe Edition
The Lord of the Rings - Original 1963 UK Deluxe Set, with Original Pauline Baynes Triptych Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1963. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The true 1st Edition, Allen and Unwin 1963 Deluxe Edition of the 3 volumes of the Lord of the Rings, comprised of "The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and "The Return of the King". This set is bound in the original Black Buckram cloth with gilt titles, author and publisher to the spines of each volume. The gilt is still bright, without any rubs or tarnishing. Each volume features Bevel-Edged boards, gilded page edges, with an original silk bookmark sewn in. The books are in Near Fine condition, with almost no marks or rubbing to the gilded edges, no writing or inscriptions in any of the books. The textblocks are clean and unmarked, with a very tight binding. The spines of the books are a matching black color, possibly a tiny bit sunned. The books are housed in the very scarce original publishers slipcase featuring the Pauline Baynes color "Triptych" artwork. This case has a couple of minor bumps to the corners, and a little rubbing to the edges, no color loss to speak of. Clean and bright, without any corner splits, a lovely case that is one of the looser fitting ones I've run across. Allows the books to be easily removed, versus the tighter ones that are sometimes very difficult to withdraw the books. One of the nicest sets overall I've run across in years. The scarcest of all the original Allen & Unwin 1st Editions, as well as the Houghton Mifflin issues. According to publishers records, 1000 or less sets were produced. Briefly mentioned in the Tolkien bibliography by Hammond and Anderson on page 98. The outside of the slipcase show some superficial rubbing, but is whole & complete, without any major stains or faults. A rare opportunity for this scarce set and the orignal publishers slipcase illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Digital images available upon request. Other Tolkien sets, original and rebound are available. Inquire if interested. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Item #1222
Price: $3,200.00
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The Lord of the Rings - Original 1963 UK Deluxe Set, with Original Pauline Baynes Triptych Slipcase.
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, Custom Leather Binding with Matching Clamshell Case.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Printings, custom fine binding set. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen and Unwin, 1954/54/55 1st UK Edition, all 1st impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954. One of 1500 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954. One of 2250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the 1st State, as per Hammond & Anderson, with the signature mark '4' and having the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the later or 2nd State. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds. An extraordinary set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is newly rebound in Black Morocco Leather, all edges trimmed and gilded, with Gilt stamped design of Tolkiens original line drawing "The Gates of Moria", split between the spines of the three volumes. The set is further characterized by custom Marbled endpapers by Joan Ajala of Australia, silk ribbon markers, and is housed in a custom clamshell (drop spine) case in matching Black Leather. The front boards of the case and books feature Tengwar (Tolkien's Elvish writing) titles and author, as well as Tolkien's own Ring and Eye design from the original dustjackets. The rear of the case is gilt stamped with the Tengwar Rune Poem, from the original text. The rear of the books are gilt stamped with the JRRT monogram. The front boards of the books have the individual book Titles and author in Tengwar as well as the Ring and Eye design gilt stamped. A true Tolkien Collector's dream set. This is a fabulous design, executed by one of America's premier binders. All are very clean and bright, with a couple of small smudges on occasional page margins, a small amount of foxing on the first couple of pages of the Fellowship, the other two are not foxed, and none have any writing or signatures. No expense spared in creating this finely bound, and highly collectable set of classics. A beautiful set, which incorporates all the artwork as designed by Tolkien himself. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #663
Price: $7,250.00
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions, Custom Leather Binding with Matching Clamshell Case.
The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets
London: Readers Union, 1960. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A beautiful looking set of this unusual presentation of Tolkien's trilogy. Not for sale to the general public, limited to members of the Readers Union only. Published by the Readers Union in 1960 with the permission of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. The books are in Very Good Plus condition, with no names or writing, and no offsetting or foxing to the endpapers. Housed in the original dustjackets, all are Very Good Plus condition, with the books having a bit of loss to the top and bottom of the spine ends, and the corners of the fold areas. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, and showing a bit of tanning or soiling to the spines. These unusual dustjackets are in Very Good Plus condition, and show beautifully. All maps are tipped in at the rear, and in excellent condition. Small tear on each where attached to rear free endpaper, now neatly repaired. Only the slightest of browning mainly at the fold areas, on the Fellowship's map. This is the set that features a line drawing by an unnamed artist for Readers Union of 'Sauron's Eye'. The only set to have this particular and very unusual dustjacket. Scarce in this lovely condition. Includes a custom foil stamped slipcase for display and protection of these beautiful books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #814
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The Lord of the Rings, 1960 Set By Readers Union, with Dustjackets
The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 2nd imp./3rd imp./1st Impressions respectively. A beautiful set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The set is housed in a custom slipcase to show and protect this beautiful set. The set is all original cloth with the correct original dustjackets. The Fellowship of the Ring corresponds to the 3rd impression of the UK 1st Edition, but is the 2nd US impression, as Houghton Mifflin did not order any of the 2nd UK impressions. The Very Good dustjacket of the Fellowship exhibits a small amount of loss to the corners and tips of the spine area, along with some minor chips to the back panel and flap fold area. The spine is lightly faded but the front panel still shows nice bright colors. There are a couple of small pinholes on the spine, and a larger chip at the rear bottom spine fold area. The Two Towers Near Fine dustjacket exhibits all the correct issue points for this early copy, including the "stripe, gap and cufflink" points. There is only minor rubbing at the spine fold area, no loss or chips, beautiful bright colors, a tiny bit of fading to the spine, hardly noticeable. The Fellowship dustjacket has the photo of Tolkien in a 'V' on the rear panel, is not priced, and has the 'w' nicked on the front flap, line 11. The Return of the King dustjacket has the oversized '5' in the price with double uprights, the correct issue point for a true 1st Impression. The Very Good Plus dustjacket on The Return of the King shows some rubbing and minor loss at the spine tips and along the flap fold with minor loss to the tips. One closed tear with a pinhole sized loss to the front panel, the only other fault, a bit of soiling to the white areas, mainly on the back panel and flaps The books are tight and clean without inscriptions or writing, no foxing or offsetting noted. The Fellowship does have a book plate on the front pastedown, hidden by the dustjacket flap. None of the dustjackets are price clipped, and all lack any foxing whatsoever. Besides being a truly beautiful looking set, this set is very scarce and collectable. The original maps are present in all three volumes, no extra folds or tears noted. A small bookstore sticker on the rear pastedown of the Return of the King. Additional digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Item #1010
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st US Edition, Early Impressions with Dusjtackets.
The Lord of the Rings, 1992 UK Centenary Edition Three Volume Set, with Publishers Slipcase
London: Harper Collins, 1992. Alan Lee. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 1992, the Centenary Edition three volume set housed in the original publishers slipcase. The books feature Alan Lee's Illustrations that were commissioned to celebrate the Centenary of Tolkiens Birth. Only one printing of this lovely set was ever published. The dustjackets feature some of Alan Lee's most famous illustrations, with a Silver Band to the top and bottom with the runes in black. All dustjackets in Near Fine condition with minor rubbing to the silver bands, mainly to the flap fold area on The Fellowship where they rubbed the original slipcase. The publishers slipcase shows some rubbing and a quite a bit of color loss to the edges and a streak down the middle where the interior of the slipcase overlaps, no splits or tears to the fragile case. A very uncommon and extremely hard to find set. A beautiful unmarked set bound in blue cloth with the JRRT monogram stamped in silver to the front boards of the books. No previous owners names or markings, not price clipped, in extraordinary condition. All original illustrations by Alan Lee thru the 3 books. You can follow how the recent movies were first visualized by Lee, and carried thru by Peter Jackson, with Lee's assistance throughout the movie's production. An exceptional set of books, only one printing of these books were ever produced. This separate three book set, makes handling and viewing much less of a problem then the single volume editions that were large and awkward to handle. Housed in the original publishers slipcase featuring Silver Runes to the top and bottom edge, an oval with 'J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, and Illustrated by Alan Lee' stamped in Silver to the side boards, with the Centenary Logo to the end panel, also stamped in Silver. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1374
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The Lord of the Rings, 1992 UK Centenary Edition Three Volume Set, with Publishers Slipcase
The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions with Original Dustjackets.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1954. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by George Allen & Unwin, in 1954, 1954, and 1955, the 1st UK Edition, 1st impressions. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st impression published July 29th, 1954. One of 1500 printed for the UK. The Two Towers is a 1st impression published November 11th, 1954. One of 2250 printed for the UK. The Return of the King is a 1st impression published October 20th, 1955. This copy is the 1st State, as per Hammond & Anderson, with the signature mark '4' and having the slipped type on page 49. Correspondence with Wayne Hammond has indicated he has revised his original definition of the 1st state, from what was described in the Tolkien Bibliography, making this the later state. All original maps are present and in Near Fine condition, no tears or extra folds. All three books are in their original dustjackets, and the Fellowship and the Return have the same previous owners name, while the Two Towers is unmarked. No other markings or writing in any of the books. The front endpapers show a moderate amount of offsetting on the 1st & 3rd books. No foxing noted in any of the books, with a few scattered spots to the outside edges of the textblock, none to the interior of any of the books. The dustjackets are not price clipped, and they have only the most minor of rubbing and splits or loss to a few area's, mostly around the folds. The previous owner has reinforced the edges of the dustjackets with archival tape, and a couple of other minor closed tears as well. The tape was removed by a professional dustjacket restorer on the Fellowship at the time he removed the spotting on the front panel of the dustjacket. There was no other restoration work performed on the other books. Photo's are available of the before and after on the Fellowship dustjacket for comparison if desired. The text blocks are all clean, bright and tight, without any internal foxing or markings. Red topstain is still bright and clean on all three books, not faded as often found. A beautiful, collectable set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. The Fellowship of the Ring is a 1st UK Edition, 1st impression with the book in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition. Previous owner's name and address (same in 1st & 3rd books) to the front free endpaper. The gilt is bright and untarnished on the spine. The boards are very clean and bright, with a couple of minor liquid spots to the boards, virtually no shelf wear on the bottom edge. The dustjacket is unclipped and shows beautifully. Very light tanning and only light soiling, however it does have the minor restoration removing an area of spots to the bottom of the front panel. A beautiful, correct 1st impression dustjacket. The original map is present, without any tears or extra folds, has the 1st state point with the red dot off the coast of Umbar. A lovely copy, in its correct and original 1st impression dustjacket. The Two Tower's - 1st UK Edition, 1st impression, has the date (1954) on the title page, and no other printings listed, which would indicate a true 1st imp. Book is in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition. No previous owner's name, no other writing. and without any offsetting on the endpapers. The boards are very clean and bright, without any bumps to the corners, very little shelf wear on the bottom edges, and no noticeable wear to the spine tips. Gilt is still clean and bright, only slightly dulled. The dustjacket is not clipped, and has very light tanning on the spine, again is only lightly soiled. No chips or wear to the edges, and only the smallest loss to the fold area's and bottom of the spine. The original map is present, without any tears or extra folds, also has the 1st state point with the red dot off coast of Umbar. A lovely copy, in its correct and original 1st impression dustjacket. The Return of the King - 1st UK Edition, 1st impression, the later state with the slipped type and signature mark '4' on page 49, as per Wayne Hammond's revised opinion. Same previous owners name, a very moderate bit of offsetting on the endpapers. The boards are very clean and bright, no bumped corners, and no shelf wear is evident. Gilt is again clean and bright. The dustjacket is not clipped, and is lightly tanned, and shows no fading to the red lettering on the spine, and again is only lightly soiled. The map is present and in Near Fine condition, no extra folds or tears noted. A lovely example of the 1st impression book and original dustjacket. A beautiful set of First Editions of this classic of fantasy literature, with a custom clamshell case to protect and house these 'precious' books. Any questions, please feel free to ask. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1390
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The Lord of the Rings, 1st UK Edition, 1st Impressions with Original Dustjackets.
The New Testament in the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien
Covent Garden & Glasgow: Sands & Co Ltd, 1947. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The New Testament in the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures, published by Sands & Company Ltd in 1947. This copy of the New Testament was previously owned by J.R.R. Tolkien. In the text block are numerous notes and bibliographical amendments by the noted author. In some cases Professor Tolkien even corrects errors in the Bible's footnotes (who else would do this, other than J.R.R. Tolkien!). There are numerous instances of burned spots from tobacco ash falling on the pages. The front free endpaper has a wonderful example of his signature, characterized by the three dots and underlying 'swoosh' he has become famous for. The handwritten script in the notes can be compared favorably to known handwritten Lord of the Rings script pages archived at Marquette University, and reprinted in pages of the History of Middle Earth. A letter of provenance is included from a member of the family that previously owned this Bible, stating, "This New Testament was handed down to me from my parents who had known the Tolkiens (in Bournemouth) since the sixties. They had often talked fondly about the time spent with them and used to say how they were very happy people who enjoyed the simple things in life like hearty conversation amongst friends. All the amendments within its pages are totally genuine as well as the tobacco as both my parents never smoked." A very significant and personal item, originally published a few years after The Hobbit, and a few years before The Lord of the Rings. Much has been written about Tolkien's personal faith which was so subtly and skillfully infused into the moral fabric of Middle Earth, and which he drew upon to convince fellow author C.S. Lewis that the Gospels truly represented "the greatest story ever told". The notes and emendations in this New Testament display a knowledge and fluency with scripture which is on par with his stunning literary and linguist skills. A marvelous and unique Christian association copy for the discriminating Tolkien Collector. A custom leather clamshell case is being prepared to house and protect this highly sought after J.R.R. Tolkien Signed New Testament. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1343
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The New Testament in the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien
A One Page Typewritten Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien, with Signature.
1966. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Autographed, 1 page typewritten letter to Martin M. Snapp, Jr., Yale University. On Tolkien's own 76 Sandfield Road, Headington Oxford stationery. The note reads: 6th May, 1966 Dear Mr. Snapp, Thank your very much for your letter. It gave me great pleasure to learn of the interest of undergraduates at Yale in my in my work. With regard to your proposition: I do not deal with matters of that kind myself. They are in the hands of my publishers: Messrs. Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 40 Museum Street, London, W.C.1. I am forwarding a copy of your letter to them, and I expect you will hear from them in due course. With best wishes, Yours Sincerely, J.R.R. Tolkien Martin M. Snapp, Jr., Esq., 475 Calhoun College, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. The letter is mounted and matted, ready to be framed to fit your decor. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #637
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A One Page Typewritten Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien, with Signature.
The Peoples of Middle-Earth, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket
London: Harper Collins, 1996. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Peoples of Middle-Earth, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 1996. This book is in Near Fine condition, with no writing or previous owners names. The paper has lightly browned at the edges, as is common with the last 3 volumes of the series, due to paper quality issues. There is no foxing or offsetting to the interior of the textblock, and no spotting to the edges. The dustjacket is not priced or clipped, indicating this is the export edition. It shows very little rubbing to the glossy surface, minor edgewear with a tiny bit of color loss to the upper rear spine fold area. The spine is not faded as is often the case. This remains the toughest of the series to find, as Harper Collins pulled the edition from shelves, and pulped them, leaving only a very few copies in circulation. This is not a library or Print on Demand copy, but a highly prized true UK 1st Edition 1st Impression in wonderful condition. From the blurb, 'The final volume of the 12 volume series of The History of Middle-Earth in which Christopher Tolkien shows the evolution, from his fathers records and essays, of the chronology of the later Ages, the Calendars, the Hobbit genealogies, and the Westron language or Common Speech. This book concludes with two unfinished stories, The New Shadow, taking place in Gondor of The Fourth Age, and the tale of Tal-elmar, the coming of the dreaded Numenorean ships as seen through the eyes of men during the Dark Years.' Additional digital images are available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1124
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The Peoples of Middle-Earth, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, with Dustjacket
The Silmarillion, Custom Fine Binding and Slipcase.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1977. First Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition, 1st impression, William Clowes & Sons printers. Edited and with a forward by Christopher Tolkien. At the end of the forward it has been signed by Guy Gavriel Kay, where Christopher acknowledges Kay's contribution to the novel. This copy has been newly rebound in full Dark Blue morocco leather. All edges of the textblock have been trimmed and gilded. Custom marbled paper by Joan Ajala of Australia for the endpapers and matching slipcase. The large fold out map at rear is in fine condition, no tears, marks, or misfolds. This design features Tengwar Title & Author gilt stamped to front boards, with large gilt stamped image of the heraldic device Tolkien designed to represent Luthien Tinuviel. Rear boards have the JRRT monogram gilt stamped, with single gilt rule to all edges and turn-in's. Raised bands to spine with small version of the heraldic device, Title, Author, Publisher, and date (in English) published in compartments. Edited and with a forward by Christopher Tolkien. At the end of the forward it has been signed by Guy Gavriel Kay, where Christopher acknowledges Kay's contribution to the novel.. Fine condition. A beautiful presentation of Tolkien's lifelong work on the mythological basis for Middle-Earth. A custom slipcase will be provided with this beautiful copy, to protect and show this fabulous creation. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, after his fathers death. 'The Tales of the Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing: he worked on the book throughout his life, but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part' A worthy binding for the posthumously published culmination of his lifelong passion. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #941
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The Silmarillion, Custom Fine Binding and Slipcase.
The Silmarillion, with Hand Drawn 'Balrog' Sketch
London: Harper Collins, 1998. Ted Nasmith. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. "This new edition of 'The Silmarillion' contains 20 full color illustrations specially commissioned from artist Ted Nasmith." This copy is signed to the title page, and has a hand drawn sketch of a Balrog by Ted Nasmith, to the half title page, signed and dated April '08. Colored map endpapers, no names or writing. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, after his fathers death. 'The Tales of the Silmarillion were the underlying inspiration and source of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing: he worked on the book throughout his life, but never brought it to a final form. Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings, it is the story of the First Age of Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in which some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part.' Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #535
Price: $1,100.00
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The Silmarillion, with Hand Drawn 'Balrog' Sketch