The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 1992, the Centenary Edition three volume set housed in the original publishers slipcase.
The books feature Alan Lee's Illustrations that were commissioned to celebrate the Centenary of Tolkiens Birth.
Only one printing of this lovely set was ever published.
The dustjackets feature some of Alan Lee's most famous illustrations, with a Silver Band to the top and bottom with the runes in black. All dustjackets in Near Fine condition with minor rubbing to the silver bands, mainly to the flap fold area on The Fellowship where they rubbed the original slipcase. The publishers slipcase shows some rubbing and a quite a bit of color loss to the edges and a streak down the middle where the interior of the slipcase overlaps, no splits or tears to the fragile case.
A very uncommon and extremely hard to find set. A beautiful unmarked set bound in blue cloth with the JRRT monogram stamped in silver to the front boards of the books. No previous owners names or markings, not price clipped, in extraordinary condition.
All original illustrations by Alan Lee thru the 3 books. You can follow how the recent movies were first visualized by Lee, and carried thru by Peter Jackson, with Lee's assistance throughout the movie's production.
An exceptional set of books, only one printing of these books were ever produced. This separate three book set, makes handling and viewing much less of a problem then the single volume editions that were large and awkward to handle.Housed in the original publishers slipcase featuring Silver Runes to the top and bottom edge, an oval with 'J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, and Illustrated by Alan Lee' stamped in Silver to the side boards, with the Centenary Logo to the end panel, also stamped in Silver.
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