This collection of pictures, with a revised text by Christopher Tolkien, provides an insight into Tolkien's visual conception of many of the places and characters familiar to readers of such books as "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion". Examples of his art range from delicate watercolours depicting Rivendell, the Forest of Lothlorien, Smaug and Old Man Willow to drawings and sketches of Moira Gate and Minas Tirith.
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Christopher Tolkien, born on 21st November 1924, is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself since his father's death in 1973 to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion and the collections entitled Unfinished Tales and The History of Middle-earth. Since 1975 he has lived in France with his wife Baillie.
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Book Description Grafton, U.S.A., 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Privately owned unmarked text, Edge wear to corners and scuffing, no dust jacket and no box, Ships airmail from Berlin Bookshop d9. Bookseller Inventory # 9988d9
Book Description George Allen & Unwin (Publishers) Ltd., London, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG/Good. First Edition. 325 x 303mm. Brown/gilt cloth hardback - very slightly blemished - in Good, minimally marked, decorated slipcase. Unpaginated. Full of b/w & colour illustrations. Generally VG/Good. The price includes an allowance for any extra UK P&P - the item weighs well in excess of 1.45kg. Overseas buyers should contact the seller direct to negotiate appropriate P&P fees. Bookseller Inventory # 9349
Book Description Allen and Unwin, 1979. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Tolkien, J. R. R. (illustrator). First Edition. Near Fine 1st edition 1979 Allen and Unwin hardback with bespoke outer slipcase, beautifully produced large format original album presentation with colour illustrations, high quality edition. A little rubbing to edges and top corner of slipcase, book itself well-protected, tight and unmarked. More by this author available. Immediate dispatch worldwide Illustrator: Tolkien, J. R. R. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0047410035. ISBN/EAN: 9780047410031. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 061722. Bookseller Inventory # 061722
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near Fine hardcover, issued without dust jacket, in Near Fine cardstock slipcase. First UK edition, first printing. "The primary purpose of this book is to collect together all the pictures (paintings, drawings, designs) which were published in a series of six Calendars from 1973 to 1979, with a gap in 1975.". Bookseller Inventory # 002097
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, England, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Tolkien, J.R.R. (illustrator). 1st Edition. Pictures By J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien, J.R.R.; Tolkien, Christopher, Notes; Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1979. First Edition. Brown cloth boards with gold monogram on front; gilt spine titles. Unpaginated. Frontis colour photo portrait of Tolkien, 48 colour plates supported with black and white line drawings. This book is a "An almost complete record of Tolkien's published works" - paintings, drawings, and design. It also includes pen and ink drawings coloured for a series of 6 calendars from 1973 to 1979 calendars; these are reproduced together with the original black and white versions on the facing page. "This collection of pictures, with a revised text by Christopher Tolkien, provides an insight into Tolkien's visual conception of many of the places and characters familiar to readers of such books as "The Hobbit", "The Lord Of The Rings" and "The Silmarillion. Both slipcase and book are in pristine, collectible condition. Bookseller Inventory # 001024