The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien published
by HarperCollins in 1998 is bound in cloth and leather, with slipcase. It is a very rare item (there are not many books signed by Christopher
Tolkien on the market).
This book rarely comes up for sale and when it does, it has almost
always been opened and handled & #8211; making this unopened
copy even more special. The pictures you see below are from another,
opened book, but remember that this auction is for a sealed copy.
Just take a look at some of the pictures of the plates by Ted Nasmith.
They're beautiful, as are the maps in the opening and closing flaps
of the book.