Item #2463 The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III. J. R. R. Tolkien.
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III
The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III

The History of The Hobbit and The History of Middle-Earth, Part I, II, III

London: Harper Collins, 2002.

J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2463

The History of Middle-Earth 3 Volume Set, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 2002, these are later impressions, along with The History of the Hobbit published in 2011, which is a 3rd impression. The History of the Hobbit was edited by John D Rateliff, and presents the complete text of the original manuscript of The Hobbit, and this is accompanied by John D. Rateliff's lively and informative commentary which reveals the story behind Tolkien's tale and discusses the many themes contained within. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines - chapter-by-chapter - why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever growing concept of Middle-earth'. The Histroy of Middle-Earth was edited by Christopher Tolkien, who collected the vast amount of manuscripts, maps and illustrations, left by his father and edited them into 12 volumes which were published as the History of Middle-Earth. Book I is the first five books collected into one, and represent work done during the 1920s and 30s and fully relate the early history of The Silmarillion. Book II is comprised of the middle four books, and relates the full and unique account of the creation of The Lord of the Rings. Book III is comprised of the last 3 books, and relates to the later history of the Silmarillion along with the account of writing of the Prologue and Appendices to The Lord of the Rings, that links these two works thru the historical structure of the Ages. The 4 volumes are all in Near Fine condition with some wrinkled edges in a couple of volumes, in Near Fine dustjackets, now protected in archival protectors. Light rubbing to the surfaces of the dustjackets, no tears or loss. An unusual set, put together for the inquisitive collector. Housed in a custom black leather slipcase to protect and show these lovely editions. 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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