The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, April 2007 Edition by Harper Collins
Bookplate signed by editor Christopher Tolkien and illustrator Alan Lee.
The bookplate, adorned with Alan Lee's design of the Helm of Hador, is affixed to the half title page and signed by Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee.
UK De Luxe Edition of The Children of Hurin
This edition marks the first standalone Middle-earth narrative since 1977, showcasing a complete version of one of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Great Tales' with exclusive features:
- Utilizing J.R.R. Tolkien's original manuscripts from various sources over the years, Christopher Tolkien has crafted a narrative without additional editorial content.
- Comes with a new red and black Map of Beleriand drawn by Christopher Tolkien, presented as a fold-out sheet.
- Includes eight color paintings and twenty-five pencil sketches, specially commissioned from award-winning artist, Alan Lee.
- Features an exclusive color frontispiece artwork by Alan Lee.
- Provides a specially written introduction and appendix on the history and writing of the tale by Christopher Tolkien.
- Quarter-bound in blue with grey boards, stamped in gold foil with Alan Lee's unique Helm of Hador motif, and housed in a matching custom-built slipcase.
- Printed on high-quality paper and includes a silk ribbon marker.
Only 250 copies were released with this signed bookplate.
HarperCollins aimed to offer something special to loyal Tolkien fans, especially with Christopher Tolkien's limited public appearances. Thus, the idea of a signed bookplate was born, which both Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee agreed to.
About 900 bookplates were signed, with less than 500 distributed in the US, and only 250 in the UK, the rest were kept for other promotions. This is the rare UK edition!
A hard-to-find edition, made even more special with the signed bookplate.
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