The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, published April 2007 by Houghton
This book includes the bookmark and a copy of the receipt from
the Barnes & Noble at the New York City release.
Signed by the editor and
illustrator, Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, to a special bookplate,
featuring Lee's motif of the Helm of Hador, attached to the Half Title
The Children of Hurin, The first standalone tale of Middle-earth
since 1977, and the first complete version of one of J.R.R. tolkien's
'Great Tales', with many exclusive features:
- Drawing together J.R.R.
Tolkiens original manuscripts, using many sources spaced out over decades,
Christopher Tolkien has constructed a narrative without any editorial
- Includes a brand new red and black Map of Beleriand specially
drawn by Christopher Tolkien, which appears as a fold-out sheet.
- Contains eight colour paintings and twenty-five pencil sketches, specially
commissioned from award-winning artist, Alan Lee.
- Includes a specially
written introduction and appendix on the history and writing of the tale by
This edition has already sold out and only later
editions are now available.
With Houghton Mifflin wishing to reach out and
do something special for the loyal Tolkien fans, along with Christopher
tolkien's reluctance to grant public appearances, they conceived the idea
for a signed bookplate, which Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee both agreed
to. It seems approximately 600 bookplates were signed, 450 for the release
party at the New York City Barnes and Noble, and 50 for the UK, with the
remainder held for other promotions.
A very hard to find edition, with
the signed bookplate. Don't expect to see many of these for sale, as most
will end up in private collections.
Signed by Illustrator & Editor. 1st
Edition. Hard Cover. As New/with Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Alan Lee. 8vo
- over 7≤" - 9≤" tall.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
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