The Lord of the Rings

Description

A sumptuous new one-volume edition of Tolkien's classic masterpiece that is fully illustrated throughout in watercolour by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee, and housed in a special transparent slipcase. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Well over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. With the epic trilogy now an acclaimed, award-winning and billion-dollar success, images of the characters and landscapes have become iconic to a whole new generation of readers. Much of the look of these movies is based on Alan Lee's paintings, giving this sumptuous new edition of Tolkien's great work new relevance for the ever-growing number of fans. This new edition is housed in a special transparent slipcase and includes a brand new setting that features the definitive 50th anniversary text, which together with Alan's beautiful paintings provides the reader with the ultimate edition with which to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the work's first publication.

Details

Author(s)
J. R. R. Tolkien, Alan Lee
Format
Hardback | 1217 pages
Dimensions
171 x 252 x 68mm | 2,410g
Publication date
19 Jun 2014
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Illustrated
Edition Statement
Two maps are on the endpapers (the large-scale map of Middle-earth at the end of The Third Age & the detailed map of Rohan, Gondor and Mordor) and one moore (Shire map) is indise on a page of the book. This new edition features a special 3-page foldout frontispiece showing the complete version of Alan Lee’s painting of a Ringwraith flying out from Minas Morgul towards Minas Tirith. This complete version of the painting has never been included before. In addition to this, all 50 paintings have been reproduced from brand new digital scans provided by Mr Lee and they look stunning.
Illustrations note
50 col plates, With index
ISBN10
0007525540
ISBN13
9780007525546
Bestsellers rank
15,978