First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth boards, with white titling to the spine and illustrations to the front and back panels, in illustrated card slipcase. Containing 191 illustrations. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, with a touch of rubbing to the panel corners and bottom spine edge, the cloth is otherwise clean and bright. The contents are clean throughout and free from inscriptions or stamps. Complete with a near fine slipcase, that is lightly rubbed to the corners, with a very slight bow inwards.
A beautiful art book containing over 191 images of drawings, maps, plans and illustrations, many of which were not for publication and instead were part of Tolkien's process in the creation of his masterpiece The Lord of the Rings. Commentary by Tolkien experts Wayne Hammond and Christina Skull give insight and analysis into the work.
Stock code: 23889