London: Folio Society, 1999. Ingahild Grathmer and drawn by Eric Fraser. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A complete set of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, which include The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. The Hobbit was published by the Folio Society in 1999, the 3rd impression. The Lord of the Rings is the 3rd impression of 1999. The Silmarillion is also a 3rd impression of 2003. All are illustrated by Eric Fraser, Ingahild Grathmer, and Francis Mosley respectively. A wonderful matched set made of high quality acid free paper, and bound in full vegetable parchment to create a beautiful set of Tolkien's primary works. All three issues are housed in their own separate publishers slipcase, and are in Near Fine condition. No writing, no marks, no faults. All are unread, crisp and tight, clean and bright. 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: Allen & Unwin, 1977. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This copy is the 1st printing and 1st State of the 1st UK Edition published in 1977 by Allen & Unwin. This is the UK Export Edition, bound by William Clowes & Sons Ltd, with no price on the unclipped dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine condition, with no previous owners name, no other writing or marks. No bumped corners noted, nor any stains to the blue cloth, gilt bright and shiny. The edges of the textblock are clean and white, with the top stain slightly faded. A very clean and bright dustjacket, with no fading or tanning. Only the most minor of rubbing to the edges. The dustjacket is in Near Fine condition, with no fading to the red lettering on the spine, as frequently found. A wonderful copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's lifetime work containing his account of the mythology of Middle-earth, edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. The map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North appears as a fold-out map, and is printed in black and red, no tears or marks noted, very clean and bright. Noted points or error's: Page 330 line 4 shows no period after Feanor. Page 352 line 39 has an italicized "and" in 'Lord of Waters and King of the Sea'. Making this the First State of the First Impression. An extremely collectable copy, housed in a custom black leather slipcase, gilt stamped with Tolkien's device representing Luthien Tinuviel , and Tolkien's JRRT Monogram on the covers of the black leather. 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.
London: Harper Collins, 2021. Ted Nasmith. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Silmarillion, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, published by Harper Collins in 2021. Limited to a worldwide first printing of just 4,000 copies, this deluxe edition is printed in two colours and is fully bound in cloth and stamped in gold foil. Housed in a matching custom-built slipcase decorated with stunning wraparound artwork, it also features two full-colour removable posters that are unique to this edition. From the leaflet, "The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's World. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-earth, and the Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the last remaining pure light of Valinor." Features include a Double-sided fold-out poster which reproduces two paintings by Ted Nasmith, 'White Ships from Valinor' and 'Luthien at Tol Galen'. A large color poster which folds out to reveal the colored version of the 'Map of Belllleriand and the Lands to the North', drawn by Christopher Tolkien. The definitive version of the text specially reset for this edition, and printed in two colors on heavyweight acid-free paper, with a ribbon marker. Illustrated with almost 50 full-color paintings by Ted Nasmith, some appearing here for the first time, and five delicate pencil drawings. Fully clothbound hardback, stamped in gold foil with an inset miniature of 'Maglor Casts a Silmaril'. Housed in a custom-build slipcase illustrated with wraparound artwork of 'The Burning of the Ships'. This copy is sealed in shrinkwrap, As New from the publisher. 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.