Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. Alan Lee. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, published May 2007 by Houghton Mifflin. 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, US 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 600 bookplates were signed, less than 500 for distribution in the US, and 50 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.
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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: Harper Collins, 1991. Alan Lee. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Lord of the Rings **Signed Numbered Alan Lee Deluxe Ltd. Ed.* "This specially bound and slipcased edition of the Lord of the Rings has been published to celebrate the centenary of J.R.R. Tolkien's birth on January 3, 1892. This edition has been limited to 250 copies for Harper Collins Publishers, each one numbered and signed by the artist." "This copy number 5/250, Alan Lee" A beautiful book, quarter bound in blue leather and cloth with the JRRT monogram on the front boards of the book and the original publishers slipcase, still enclosed in the original plastic wrap, just cut out to remove the book. This single volume edition has silver gilded edges, a ribbon marker bound in, and signed limitation page. Fifty original illustrations by Alan Lee thru the book. You can follow how the movies were first visualized by Lee, and carried thru by Peter Jackson, with Lee's assistance throughout the movie's production. A scarce book, again one of only 250 produced. Text block is clean and bright, no signatures or writing whatsoever. A few loose threads to the edges of the slipcase, otherwise a Near Fine unread 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.