Oversized illustrated hardback edition of the first part of JRR Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, fully reset and featuring full-page watercolour paintings by award-winning artist, Alan Lee.
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
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‘An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent, in a region where everything is invented, forest, moor, river, wilderness, town and the races which inhabit them.’
‘Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.’
This is the first part of a three book edition in A Format paperback which reproduces the complete unabridged text of the three books, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King, that together make up The Lord of the Rings. The appendices and Index are included in The Return of the King. This reset edition contains newly drawn maps by Stephen Raw, based on Christopher Tolkien's original maps.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. dust cover damaged. Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001263921
Book Description Harper Collins, UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Alan Lee (illustrator). Size: Large 8vo (9 to 11 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Edges slightly browned / foxed. Minor marks & wear to boards and jacket. Cardboard slightly exposed at top of boards. Illustrator: Alan Lee. ISBN: 0007136595. ISBN/EAN: 9780007136599. **Weight exceeds 1 kg. A Postage surcharge WILL be requested for orders placed via this service. Contact us first for a quote **. Bookseller Inventory # 23763
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, Hammersmith, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Lee, Alan (illustrator). This book is the 1992 reprint of the 1966 second edition. The dust jacket has minor wear around the edges and an inside flap with a creased corner. 410 pages with a few coloured illustrations. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). Bookseller Inventory # 140144
Book Description HarperCollins, U.K., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near New. Lee, Alan (illustrator). 4to - over 9¾" - 12". No marks, stamps or inscriptions. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Parts 2 & 3 also available. Bookseller Inventory # 007034
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # XX-000-59-9254009