Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years Signed Limited Edition.
Signed Limited Edition (934 of 1,000) of Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years Published by Watson Gupthill, 2001
Quarto. Black cloth boards stamped in gold with painting of Bilbo Baggins on front cover.
Red endpapers and sewn-in bookmark. In black cloth over boards slipcase stamped in gold.
Signed by Greg & Tim Hildebrandt on limitation page in front. This is number 934 of 1000.
Fold-out poster still attached in back.
128 pages. ISBN: 978-0823051236.
This is the first edition of the book in a limited edition hardcover with a gold foil-stamped slipcase cover. Limited to 1,000 copies, all signed and numbered by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt prior to Tim's death in 2006. This fabulous art book has all of the Hildebrandt's Tolkien art from their three calendars published in 1976, 1977 and 1978. It has all of their Tolkien finished sketches, concept sketches and rough sketches that have survived the decades since the first calendar was published. This includes dozens of photos of their posing sessions in the seventies, so you can see the magic happen from beginning to end! The fun-filled wonderful text is written by Greg Hildebrandt, Junior. It is seen through his eyes as a child remembering back to 5, 6 and 7 years old when he posed for all the Hobbits in his Dad’s and Uncle Tim's calendar art. There are dozens of quotes from Greg and Tim. Some are funny and some are technical. All are worth reading.
A must-have for any serious Tolkien collector.
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