London: Harper Collins, 2017.
Alan Lee. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2181
Beren and Luthien, by J.R.R. Tolkien, published by Harper Collins in 2017. The UK Deluxe Edition, a 1st impression of the 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, plus a color frontispiece, along with numerous line drawings by the illustrator, Alan Lee. Housed in the publishers matching slipcase, featuring a Luthien Tinuviel motif, designed by Alan Lee, to the front panel. This copy is still in shrinkwrap, carefully opened to confirm it is a 1st impression. 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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