London: Harper Collins, 1992.
Alan Lee. First Thus. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2591
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 1992, a three volume set featuring 50 of Alan Lee's Illustrations that were commissioned to celebrate the Centenary of Tolkien's Birth. Only one printing of this lovely set was ever published. The dustjackets feature some of Alan Lee's most famous illustrations, with a Silver Band to the top and bottom with the runes in black. The dustjackets are in Near Fine condition with only minor rubbing to the silver bands. A beautiful set bound in blue cloth with the JRRT monogram stamped in silver to the front boards of the books. No previous owners names or markings, not price clipped, in lovely condition. All original illustrations by Alan Lee thru the 3 books. You can follow how the recent movies were first visualized by Lee, and carried thru by Peter Jackson, with Lee's assistance throughout the movie's production. An exceptional set of books, only one printing of these books were ever produced. This separate three book set, makes handling and viewing much less of a problem then the single volume editions that were large and awkward to handle. Housed in the original publishers blue slipcase, showing some rubbing and color loss on the outside of the slipcase, still protected the books well. 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.
Price: $450.00 save 5% $427.50