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Book containing International Illustrations or Artwork for Tolkien Books
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I received this enquiry thru my web site, and was unable to help this gentlemen. Here is his question,

"I kindly like to ask you about a book that I saw in the Bristol public library. Unfortunately nobody there could tell me the name of the book and I cannot go there and take a look on my own because I live in Switzerland. It is a kind of compilation of Art work of Tolkien editions (Lord of the rings and/or The Hobbit including covers of these books) from all over the world. I remember illustrations of the editions of Russia, Japan, Hungary, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, some Scandinavian countries etc. So it really showed a big variety of international illustrations of Tolkiens work. The format of the book was approximately around A 4 and a few centimeters thick. It was not an illustrated copy nor was it Art work by Tolkien himself (maybe it contains a few of his drawings though)."

Any help would be appreciated

David

Posted on: 2012/10/9 14:00


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Hm, the only book I can think of would be James H. Gillam's Treasures from the Misty Mountains (a strange compilation of images copied from the Internet), published in 2001.

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http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Treasures_from_the_Misty_Mountains

Douglas Anderson's Annotated Hobbit reproduces several covers of international editions of The Hobbit, but I don't think this is what the inquirer is looking for.

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The first books that came to mind for us were Tolkien's World: Paintings of Middle-earth (1992) and Realms of Tolkien: Images of Middle-earth (1996), but neither reproduces covers or has the quite range of nationalities mentioned in the query, or is 'a few centimeters thick'. We too thought of The Annotated Hobbit.

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Thanks all, hope it helps him locate it.

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Posted on: 2012/10/10 11:50


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It would be useful to know if it was a hardback or not. I doubt it's Treasures from the Misty Mountains as, having just flicked through it, it doesn't have many/any (maybe I missed them) foreign editions; certainly not all the ones cited. It's also riddled with errors & worse than useless!

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