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Tolkien, J.R.R. - Catherine McIlwaine
Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth - Signed Limited Edition
Oxford, England: The Bodleian Library, 2018. Limited Edition. Cloth. As New/As New. Square 8vo., 416pp. Gorgeous NEW Limited Edition, #674 of only 675 copies printed in conjunction with the exhibition on the life and work of JRR Tolkien at the Bodleian Library in 2018 and the Morgan Library & Museum in 2019. This copy is Brand New, still in the shipping box and shrink-wrapped.From the Publisher & The Morgan Library:"Bound in Cialux and published in a custom-made presentation box, the book is printed with special endpapers reproducing Tolkien's drawing of the Elvenking's Gate. The Collector's Edition contains seven unique facsimiles items of JRR Tolkien's work printed on fine Italian paper. These include Tolkien's painting of the dust jacket for The Hobbit, reproduced for the first time on both sides, revealing Tolkien's plea to his first publisher, Stanley Unwin, to print the sun in red and culminating in the underlined instructions to his printer on the reverse of the painting 'IGNORE RED'. Also included is a drawing of the Tower of Orthanc, drawn on the back of an Oxford undergraduate student's exam paper on Chaucer which Tolkien has cancelled with diagonal lines, as well as a manuscript page from The Lord of the Rings describing and illustrating Shelob's Lair. Both of these have never before been reproduced on both sides. For over 23 years, Tolkien wrote and illustrated Christmas cards and letters for his children, complete with beautifully addressed envelopes and exquisitely painted postage stamps. Included here is the Father Christmas letter and envelope for 1936 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Brenner's Books - Rare & Collectable [United States]
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