The Lord of the Rings Limited Edition: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King - Tolkien, J. Limited Edition of 1000 - This is # 975. The Folio Society's enchanting limited edition of The Lord of the Rings, limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies of which this is number 975.
Each edition has been signed and numbered by the definitive Tolkien artist, Alan Lee. Lee's original illustrations have been reproduced to the artist's exacting standards, in a scale and quality never seen before, and have been augmented by several entirely new images, including enchanting endpapers depicting the One Ring long before it came into Frodo's possession, three frontispieces, two revised versions of existing illustrations, a new image titled'The Grey Havens' and an exclusive giclée print. There are 53 colour illustrations in total, printed on Veltique paper tipped within printed borders, along with 57 stunning new illustrated chapter openers. As much a celebration of Lee's art as it is of Tolkien's legacy, Folio's The Lord of the Rings is the ultimate edition for any collector.
Strictly limited to 1,000 sets, the limitation page has been tipped in by hand and numbered and signed by Alan Lee. Every set comes with a beautiful art print, presented in a translucent Pergamenata paper folder printed with a burgundy design. Furthermore, Lee has designed three intricate roundels for the title pages and six decorative borders to frame the tipped-in illustrations along with a frieze for the slipcase. This exquisite three-volume set is presented in a hand-made, cloth-covered, silver-blocked slipcase, lined with a hidden illustration.
Included are a new art print exclusive to this edition; and a pair of maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien, printed together in black and red, and presented in a cloth-covered case blocked in silver and gunmetal, with printed illustrations inside. Each LOTR volume is quarter-bound in burgundy calfskin leather blocked in silver, with an illustrated inset label, silver page tops and a burgundy satin ribbon marker. Each book measures 12 ×? The text itself - printed in black and burgundy - is the most up-to-date and academically rigorous available, and is accompanied by a new preface written exclusively for this edition by the artist. Also included is a Note on the Text by Douglas A.Anderson, a Note on the Revised Text by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, Tolkien's Foreword to the Second Edition and Prologue, as well as Appendices and Indexes.
There are 1,504 pages in total over three volumes printed on Munken Pure paper and set in Dante with Testament as display. Folio - over 12 - 15 tall.
This limited edition is brand new, as received direct from The Folio Society. It has only been opened to check for faults, of which there are none. Posted in original FS packaging. Professionally packed, tracked and insured.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "jpsnagi" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.