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The Lord of the Rings **Signed Alan Lee Deluxe - Tolkien, J.R.R - 1992. 
London: Harper Collins, 1992. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. Alan Lee. Signed by Illustrator. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. "This specially bound and slipcased three volume edition of the Lord of the Rings has been published to celebrate the centenary of J.R.R. Tolkien's birth on January 3, 1892. This edition has been limited to 250 copies for Harper Collins Publishers, London each one numbered and signed by the artist." "This copy number 82/250, Alan Lee" A beautiful set quarter bound in dark green leather and cloth with the JRRT monogram on the front boards of the books and the original publishers slipcase. Each book has gilded edges, ribbon marker bound in, and signed limitation page. The books would be considered fine, except for small areas of rubbing and slight scraping along the edge of the glazed leather spines, where the edges have rubbed each other, or the slightly abrasive cloth of the slipcase. The top of the slipcase is slightly dusty and the seams are starting to lift a bit. Fifty original illustrations by Alan Lee thru the 3 books. You can follow how the 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, again one of only 250 produced world wide. This separate three book set, makes handling and viewing much less of a problem then the Limited single volume editions that were large and awkward to handle. 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. Matched in size and style with the Limitied/Numbered Editions by Harper Collins, of the "Hobbit" and "Silmarillion" also offered for sale at this time. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued.
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