A fabulous comprehensive set of tolkien's major works, limited by the publisher to 500 sets only.
This Collection features a new Publishers Special Collection Slipcase to house all four of their 21st Century Deluxe Slipcased Editions.
The J.R.R. Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection, just released by Harper Collins in 2008, is not directly available in the US market.
Comprised of the 2004 Harper Collins Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Hobbit, the only edition to feature all 13 of tolkien's own illustrations for the book, reproduced in full color, together with his original maps reproduced as he originally intended, but not previously achieved in nearly 70 years of publications.
Also included is the 2004 Harper Collins 50 Anniversary Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Lord of the Ring's, which features the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, as illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien, which he intended for inclusion but were not used previously.
Included as well is the 2007 Harper Collins Deluxe Slipcased Edition of the Children of Hurin, which includes a ninth color plate by Alan Lee not featured inside the standard hardback.
Also features the Helm of Hurin, as designed by Alan Lee, gilt stamped to the exterior.
The final book included is The 2007 Harper Collins 30th Anniversary Deluxe Slipcased Edition of The Silmarillion.
The newly reset edition feature's tolkien's, 'The Halls of Manwe', as the full color frontispiece, with the slipcase gilt stamped with the heraldic symbol he designed to represent Luthien.
This edition also includes Christopher tolkien's two color maps, including a fold out map of Beleriand, and as a Preface, tolkien's original letter of 1951 containing his account of the mythology of Middle-Earth.
A very limited number of these sets are available, as only 500 were produced for worldwide distribution.
Each book still in factory shrinkwrap, but all have been opened and still appear to be unread.
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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