Frontis, 1193p, illustrations, index, maps. Three volumes in one. 25cm. Brown cloth covers with gilt titling; red ribbon marker; dust jacket. An unread copy, as new. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Celebrating the birth of J.R.R. Tolkien, this centenary edition of the classic volume is illustrated with fifty specially commissioned paintings by an artist whose vision matches Tolkien's own.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest --- to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.
Review: This is a single-volume edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which the hobbit Frodo and his elfish friends get swept up in a mighty conflict with the dark lord Sauron (who owes much to proud Satan in Paradise Lost), the monstrous Gollum, the Cracks of Doom, and the awful power of the magical Ring. The book's characters--good and evil--are recognizably human, and the realism is deepened by the magnificent detail of the vast parallel world Tolkien devised, inspired partly by his influential Anglo-Saxon scholarship and his Christian beliefs. (He disapproved of the relative sparseness of detail in the comparable allegorical fantasy his friend C.S. Lewis dreamed up in the Chronicles of Narnia, though he knew Lewis had spun a page-turning yarn.) It has been estimated that one-tenth of all paperbacks sold can trace their ancestry to J.R.R. Tolkien. But even if we had never gotten Robert Jordan's The Path of Daggers and the whole fantasy genre Tolkien inadvertently created by bringing the hobbits so richly to life, Tolkien's epic about the Ring would have left our world enhanced by enchantment. --Tim Appelo
Title: The Lord of the Rings. Illustrated by Alan ...
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Publication Date: 1991
Book Description Condition: Good. This book has light wear throughout and makes a perfect reading copy. Dust jacket may be missing. May have inscription/personalization. Stock photo may be different from actual cover. Seller Inventory # 4EKGLF002ERK
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Ships from NJ, USA with Tracking. Inspected, Complete and Guaranteed. Light wear to cover; No missing or torn pages; Binding solid. Textbooks will not include supplemental materials (if applicable), unless otherwise noted above in our description. 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Seller Inventory # mon0000379575
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean and bright. DJ has tear to rear and lower spine that have been tape repaired, apart from that its in good condition. Seller Inventory # 9999-9996450540
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1991. Condition: Good. Alan Lee (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0395595118-2-4
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ill. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0395595118q
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1991-11-12, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: good. 0395595118. Seller Inventory # 555726
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, new york, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Alan Lee (illustrator). 1st printing of this 1991 Special edition. Large heavy volume of The Lord of the Rings. Deluxe 1991 edition fully illustrated by Alan lee. This volume was released to celebrate 100 years since the birth of JRR Tolkien. No Inscriptions or faults. Book looks unread and wrapper has shelf wear only. Not Clipped and cover price $70. Great copy for the collector. Seller Inventory # 000183
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0395595118 New Book. May have shelf wear from storage. Ships Fast with tracking!. Seller Inventory # 9780395595114