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.
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