London: Harper Collins, 2017. Alan Lee. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Beren and Luthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien, published by Harper Collins in 2017. Signed to the title page by the illustrator, Alan Lee. The First Edition, 1st impression of the newest release from the myths and legends of Middle-Earth, as conceived by the author. The tale of Beren and Luthien was written after the authors return from the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The story grew and changed over the years, with the developing of Middle-earth and it's intertwined history and associations. The love between Beren, a mortal man and Luthien, an immortal elf, was opposed by her father. Setting Beren on an impossible task before he may wed Luthien, he must rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, of a Silmaril. Christopher Tolkien shows us the story, from its initial conception, thru the changing aspects found in the authors later verse and prose. The story is brought to life with nine full color illustrations along with numerous line drawings by the illustrator, Alan Lee who has also signed this copy on the Title page. Housed in a full black leather slipcase, featuring a Luthien Tinuviel device to the front panel, and the JRRT monogram to the rear. 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.
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London: Harper Collins, 2018. Alan Lee. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The Fall of Gondolin, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 2018, a 1st impression, signed by the illustrator Alan Lee. No faults, no bumps, As New. "A brand new standalone tale of Middle-earth, the third and final of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Great Tales" "Using the original manuscripts and many sources spaced over decades, Christopher Tolkien has constructed a linked narrative of the first real story of Tolkien's imaginary world. Includes a red and black Map of Beleriand drawn by Christopher Tolkien, which appears as a fold out sheet. Eight color paintings and fifteen pencil sketches, specially commissioned from award winning artist, Alan Lee. Includes a preface and chapter by Christopher Tolkien on the evolution and writing of the tale. Housed in a custom black leather slipcase, stamped in gold with custom device to the front boards, Tolkien JRRT Monogram to the rear boards, no previous owners names, or any other markings, As New. 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. As New / No Jacket, as Issued.
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.
London: Scholastic Press, 2005. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A set of the trade hardcover 10th Anniversary 1st Editions of His Dark Materials, comprised of Northern Lights (renamed the Golden Compass for the soon to be released movie), The Subtle Knife, and the Amber Spyglass, with each of the 3 volumes signed to the Title Page. Each volume is a Fine hard back in Fine dust wrappers, All 3 books are SIGNED by the author on the three title pages. This is not the limited edition. These books were printed to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary 1995 --- 2005. As the books were printed in 2005 these edition are first printings of the Anniversary Edition and hence contain the numbers 1 to 10 on the publication page. Plus a signed copy of Lyra's Oxford with the accompanying, rarer trial 'dustwrapper'. All books and dustjackets are unread and As New. Also includes a special bonus of a signed copy of 'Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things', in wraps as issued. This is one of only 500 copies that were printed. It contains Pullman's full text to his closing address, delivered at the 2002 NATE Conference. Especially elusive in this signed state. You will received a total of 5 signed books by Philip Pullman, as well as the trial dustwrapper for Lyra's Oxford. A wonderful selection of signed copies for the discriminating collector. With the movie, the Golden Compass soon to be released, these will not last long. Digital images available on request. Any questions, please feel free to inquire.
London: Philip Smith, 1970. Philip Smith. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Lord of the Rings and other Bookbindings of Philip Smith. Signed by C Philip Smith to the top of the title page. Self published in London in 1970. The first part of the book is devoted to the renowned 'Lord of the Rings Wall of Books'. Very well illustrated in black and white, with technical notes on the binding process he used. The second part of the book deals with other superb bindings by this renowned bookbinding artist. The text is by Philip Smith in English with parallel French translation. The covers are silvered card with black printing - very difficult to photograph properly. The cover show some rubbing and creasing with minor color loss at the fold area. A minor amount of edgewear, but still in Very Good condition for it's 40 years of age. No previous owners names or writing noted. A very scarce and desired book, rarely available for the collector. 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.
London: Harper Collins, 2020. Bill Sanderson. De Luxe Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. This is the De Luxe 2020 Editon of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo, published by Harper Collins. From the loose leaf flyer, "A special edition of this collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien, containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour, with many exclusive features." Illustrated by Bill Sanderson, with a full page drawing, signed and dated 30th April 2020. Published by Harper Collins Publishers in 2020, this being the 1st impression of 2020, printed and bound by Rotolito in Italy. This de luxe edition is housed in the publishers custom slipcase with ornate stamping in gold. Both the book and slipcase are in As New condition with no notable flaws or faults. Still wrapped in shrinkwrap, opened at the spine for the illustrator. Facsimile of the first three versus of "Gawain's Leave-Taking" and another of the Fourth verse in the namuscript of 'Gawain's Leave-Taking', followed by an early draft of part of the opening Canto of the 'Gest of Beren and Luthien'. A beautiful collectable copy for the Tolkien enthusiast. 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.
London: Harper Collins, 2008. Alan Lee. De Luxe Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Tales From The Perilous Realm, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 2008, Signed by the Illustrator, Alan Lee to the title page. A later printing, even with the 1 to the title page verso, due to the fact it was printed and bound in China. 'The definitive collection of five classic tales, written with the same skill, quality and hallmarks that made The Hobbit a beloved classic, with many exclusive features: This new collection draws together for the first time Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major, and Leaf by Niggle, together with the landmark essay, 'On Fairy-stories', all fully reset and corrected for this edition. This De Luxe Edition matches in size and format with the other Harper Collins De Luxe Slipcased Editions, including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Children of Hurin. Features a color frontispiece and more than fifty pencil drawings, specially commissioned from award-winning artist, Alan Lee. Printed on superior quality paper, and including a silk ribbon marker bound in. A De Luxe quarter-binding with grey boards, stamped in gold foil with a unique motif created by Alan Lee, and housed in a matching custom-built slipcase which shows a couple of small bumps to the edges of the slipcase. 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.