Deluxe slipcased edition, first printing. Publisher's original light blue cloth boards, with purple and black titling to the spine and purple titling to the front panel, with sun illustration to the front panel and dragon to the back panel. Complete with illustrated cloth slipcase. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, with a touch of rubbing to the panel corners, the cloth is otherwise clean and bright. The contents are clean throughout and free from inscriptions or stamps, complete with a fine slipcase.

A reissue of 'Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien' (1979), primarily a collection of the illustrations reproduced in the series of six Tolkien calendars issued between 1973 and 1979. Many of the pictures were coloured specifically for the calendars and are now produced here in both the coloured and original un-coloured state. This is an almost complete record of J. R. R. Tolkien's published artwork for which Christopher Tolkien has written both a foreword and detailed notes for each picture.

Stock code: 23891


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