The definitive edition of the text, fully reset for this special edition, with many exclusive features:
"Using J.R.R. tolkien's original manuscripts, and with access to his own annotated copies of the books, the editors have restored the text with almost 400 corrections, some of which date back to the first edition.
Includes the original red and black maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien, two of which appear as fold-out sheets.
Appearing for the first time is a full-color plate section featuring the three pages from the Book of Mazarbul, painstakingly created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Also appearing for the first time are two additional Hobbit family trees by Tolkien.
Includes the appendices and a revised and updated index. Quarter-bound in red, stamped in red and gold foil on grey boards, and housed in a matching slipcase.
Printed on superior quality paper and including a red silk ribbon marker.
This edition available for a limited time only."
Still sealed in the factory plastic wrap, the photo's were taken of an opened copy, this 50th Anniversary Edition is a beautiful addition for any collection.
Matching the 2004 Deluxe Edition of the Hobbit in style and presentation.
Also matches the April 2007 Deluxe Children of Hurin, and is now complemented by the release of the Deluxe Silmarillion (November 2007), Deluxe Tales From the Perilous Realm from 2008, and now the 2009 Deluxe Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions.