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Seller: behemothrarebooks (65)
100.0% positive
Dudley, GB
Ended Feb 7, 2020 5:59:59 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
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THE SILMARILLION TOLKIEN 1977 1st EDITION EDITED BY CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN THIS STUNNING BOOK HAS BEEN REBOUND BY RICHARD TONG @ LYRA'S BOOKS - WHO HAS WON COUNTLESS AWARDS AND FANS: 'What a beautiful piece of bookmaking. I'm honoured that my story inspired something so very magnificent!' - Neil Gaiman In early 2018, Richard was presented the prestigious Elizabeth Soutar award for his binding of 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. Of the two bindings he made, one is in the National Library Of Scotland and the other belongs to the author. *BOOK IS CHEAPER @ THIS BOOK IS A ONE-OFF THERE ISN'T ANOTHER ONE LIKE IT NO OTHER EDITION HAS THIS BINDING UNIQUE! This book has been bound in navy blue Chieftan goatskin leather. This is an extremely expensive and luxurious book leather with a beautiful natural grain and shine. This is without a doubt the finest goatskin that a book can be bound in! The book has a purple silk marker ribbon, purple and white endbands and purple, blue and black marbled endpapers supplied by master marbler Jemma Lewis (UK). The endpapers have a leather 'joint' between them which allows both front and back boards to be opened fully without putting any strain on the nearest pages. All three edges of the book block have been hand gilded with real gold leaf.The front and back boards have been stamped with the 'Two Trees of Valinor' design (designed by Graham MacAree) - gold on the front and silver on the back. The spine has five raised bands, gold lined by hand on either side. Between these sit the title and authors name stamped in gold. Both front and back boards have a 'blind' line worked by hand with a finishing tool.The book comes housed in a black buckram slipcase which has been lined with a navy blue suede. On the front, Tolkien's monogram has been stamped in gold. The box is made from a strong 3mm thick book board.Internally, the book is in mint condition, it looks like it has never been read.365 pages including index and appendix with original foldout map at the rear, image shows 1 edge of the map is missing its corner...BUT THAT'S IT..THIS BOOK IS PERFECT AND STUNNING I HAVE OTHER BOOKS FOR SALE TOO - BROWSE MY SITE IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF EUROPE OR AMERICA / CANADA THEN MAIL ME BEFORE PURCHASING AS THE POSTAGE RATES WILL BE DIFFERENT- DO NOT PURCHASE BEFOREHAND.
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