This 2nd impression of the 1997 Deluxe Limited Edition of The Lord of the Rings, published by Harper Collins in 2000, is a strikingly crafted volume. The book is printed on India Paper, reducing its size to approximately 1". It features quarter binding in black leather and black cloth, with gilt title, author, publisher, and Tolkien Monogram adorning the spine.
This edition matches the size and design of Harper Collins Limited Editions of The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle Earth Series. The large Tolkien Monogram is gilt stamped on the front boards. The book is housed in the original publisher's black cloth slipcase, showcasing the monogram design gilt stamped on the exterior, echoing the design on the book.
With all edges gilded and showing no markings or rubs, and no names or writing within the book, this Near Fine condition Limited Deluxe Edition is a beautiful and collectible example for Tolkien fans and collectors alike.