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A new one-volume deluxe, cloth- and leather-bound edition of the four volumes of The History of The Lord of the Rings, printed on India paper and set in a slipcase. J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the stories that were published, and which herein gives added life to the tales of the hobbits, Gandalf and the quest of the Fellowship as told in The Lord of the Rings. It was to this enormous task of literary construction that Tolkien's youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of twelve books, The History of Middle-earth. This brand new collector's edition brings together volumes VI - IX of The History of Middle-earth - The Return of the Shadow, The Treason of Isengard, The War of the Ring and Sauron Defeated - into one volume. Together these books give a fascinating and complete account of the writing of The Lord of the Rings, and provide the reader with numerous additional scenes, together with rare maps and illustrations, which never made it into the final book, including the epilogue in its entirety. Bound in black leather and cloth, and set in a matching cloth-bound slipcase, this deluxe edition hardback is limited to just 1,000 copies and has been printed on fine India paper in order to bring the 1,700 pages of material down to a manageable-sized book. Epic in scope and extent, this second deluxe volume of a planned trilogy will present the reader with a unique opportunity to complement their copies of the deluxe editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with a once-in-a-lifetime limited collector's hardback.
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J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwideReview:
`One marvels anew at the depth, breadth and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien's labour. No one sympathetic to his aims - the invention of a secondary universe - will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation.'Publishers Weekly
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Book Description Harpercollins, London, 2001. Quarter Leather. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very Good Book (couple of indentations to spine - see extra photos attached - couple of loose threads to cloth) in Very Good Slipcase (some wear, scratches, handling marks, dust marks to slipcase). Deluxe Edition Limited to 1000 Copies Worldwide. Quarter Bound in Black Leather in a Cloth Covered Slipcase. Book is printed on India Paper. See attached photos. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Deluxe Edition. Seller Inventory # 000202
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 2001. Quarter Leather. Condition: Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). Limited. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printing of 2001, The Deluxe Limited Edition, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Comprised of the middle 4 books of the History of Middle Earth Series, edited by Christopher Tolkien, and printed on India Paper. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Hobbit. Has the large Tolkien Monogram to the front boards. Housed in original publishers cloth slipcase with the Tolkien Monogram on the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. All edges gilded. An beautiful copy, pages are clean and bright, no mars to the gilded edges. Near Fine book in Near Fine slipcase, only most minor fingerprints or dustmarks noted. 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. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Seller Inventory # 1269
Book Description Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins, London, 1983. Original Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The History of Middle Earth, Volumes 1 - 12. All 1st Impressions with Custom Slipcases A complete History of Middle Earth, in Twelve Volumes, housed in 3 custom leather slipcases. All 12 volumes are Near Fine in Near Fine dustjackets. Only the lightest of rubbing to the dustjackets, no chipping or tears, a bit more edgewear to book #4. An outstanding set for the collector. Allen and Unwin first printings of the first 4 volumes, Unwin Hyman first printings of the second 4 volumes, and Harper Collins first printings of the final 4 volumes. Only #3 and #4 of the 12 volumes are price clipped. Points of issue on the 12 books are as follows: No price on dustjacket #2, #7, #9, & #11. Price on dustjackets #5, #6, #8, #10, & #12. A&U price sticker on #1. No names or writing in any of the books. No foxing or offsetting inside any of the books, there is some foxing to the outer edge of the textblock on a number of the books. The first four books, published by Allen & Unwin have the topstain on the top edge. The final 3 volumes have the lightest toning to the edges of the text block, with #12 being more toned as so often found. Edited by Christopher Tolkien from his father's manuscripts, detailing the evolution of Tolkien's life long works dealing with Middle Earth. Custom black leather covered slipcases to house and protect this lovely collection. 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. Near Fine / Near Fine. Seller Inventory # 2119