The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit (illustrated hardback)

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9780007105021: The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit (illustrated hardback)

A beautiful illustrated boxed set collecting the two most popular Tolkien hardbacks – the Centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings and the 60th Anniversary edition of The Hobbit, both illustrated by Alan Lee.

Since they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been two books people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, these works of sweeping fantasy have touched the hearts of young and old alike. Between them, nearly 100 million copies have been sold around the world. And no editions have proved more popular than the two that were illustrated by award-winning artist, Alan Lee – the Centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings and the 60th Anniversary edition of The Hobbit.

Now, for the first time, these two beautifully illustrated hardbacks have been collected together into one deluxe boxed set. Readers will be able to follow the complete story of the Hobbits and their part in the quest for the Ring – beginning with Bilbo’s fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom – while also enjoying over seventy full-page colour paintings and numerous illustrations which accompany this epic tale.

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Edition HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. ISBN: 0-00-710502-9. This special limited edition includes TWO beautifully designed books: THE HOBBIT (1997 edition released to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the original publication. ISBN: 0-261-10330-X. 304 pages, large size: 19.8 x 25.3 x 2.5 cm. This one also features a price on the inner flap which is an indication that you own a later, modified edition. A full 22 color illustrations, and 38 pencil drawings, beautifully illustrated edition by Alan Lee); LORD OF THE RINGS (1991 edition produced to commemorate the centenary of Tolkien's birth. ISBN:0-261-10230-3. 1200 pages, large size: 17 x 25.3 5.9 cm. The dust cover is distinctive to some others as it has the title in a black oval shape, a design introduced during the 11th impression, and is also priced on the front flap. There are 50 full color illustrations by Alan Lee). Both new and unread books remains in excellent condition: dust covers intact except one minute scuffing to The Hobbit's spine; cloth bound hard covers bright with gilt lettering on spine; texts all clean, neat and tight. Immaculate throughout. Prompt dispatch from UK.

Review:

‘An extraordinary book… the story itself is superb.’
The Observer

‘Masterpiece? Oh yes, I’ve no doubt about that.’
Evening Standard

‘Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century.’
Sunday Telegraph

‘A story magnificently told.’
New Statesman

‘An extraordinarily imaginative work, part saga, part allegory, and wholly exciting.’
The Times

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