First edition, first printing. Publisher's original dark grey cloth boards, with light grey line drawing to both panels and white titling to the spine and front panel, in illustrated card slipcase. Containing 106 illustrations, with 8 fold out pages. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, cloth clean and bright, with the contents clean throughout and free from stamps or inscriptions. In a fine slipcase, with some very light rubbing to the bottom edge.
A beautiful art book containing over a 100 illustrations by Tolkien for The Hobbit, featuring sketches, drawings and maps, as well as alternative designs not seen in the final work. Commentary by Tolkien experts Wayne Hammond and Christina Skull give insight and analysis into the work.
Stock code: 23888