The Harper Collins 2004 UK Deluxe Edition of The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
"The definitive edition of the text, fully reset and corrected for this special edition, with many unique features:
Exclusive 16 page introduction by Christopher Tolkien about the history of 'The Hobbit'.
The illustration, "The Three Trolls are turned to Stone"
by J.R.R. Tolkien, appears for the first time.
Fully illustrated by the author, with 14 illustrations appearing in full color.
Also appearing for the first time is a fold-out version of Thror's Map, with the 'magic' runes only visible when the map is held up to the light, as the author intended.
For the first time the Map of Wilderland appears in blue and black, as the author originally intended.
tolkien's drawing of Mirkwood appears as the front endpaper and interior illustration.
Quarter bound in green, stamped in red and gold foil on grey boards, and housed in a matching slipcase.
Printed on superior quality paper and including a green silk ribbon marker.
This is very likely a later printing, and not a 1st impression of this edition.
This edition is available for a limited time only."
This book is still sealed in the orignal publishers shrinkwrap, no faults noted.
This Deluxe Edition is a beautiful companion to the 50th Anniversary Edition of 'The Lord of the Rings', as well as matching the UK Deluxe Edition of the Children of Hurin, The Silmarillion, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, and the Tales of the Perilous Realm.
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.
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