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One volume Lord of the Rings Editions illustrated by Tolkien

Mar 24 (edited)
2021/3/24 14:05:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Deluxe edition

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Sumptuous slipcased edition of Tolkien鈥檚 classic epic tale of adventure, fully illustrated in colour for the first time by the author himself. Limited to a worldwide first printing of just 6,000 copies* This deluxe volume is quarterbound in leather and includes many special features unique to this edition.

Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy and epic adventure has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors鈥 editions become prized and valuable items of publishing.

This one-volume deluxe slipcased edition contains the complete text, fully corrected and reset, which is printed in red and black and features, for the very first time, thirty colour illustrations, maps and sketches drawn by Tolkien himself as he composed this epic work. These include the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, marvellous facsimiles created by Tolkien to accompany the famous 鈥楤ridge of Khazad-dum鈥 chapter. Also appearing are two full-size, fold-out maps revealing all the detail of Middle-earth. Also appearing are two poster-size, fold-out maps revealing all the detail of Middle-earth. This very special deluxe edition is quarterbound in cloth and red leather, with raised ribs on the spine and stamped in two foils.

This very special deluxe edition is quarterbound in cloth and red leather, with raised ribs on the spine and stamped in two foils. The pages are edged in gold and contained within are special features unique to this edition. Contains 1 Hardback 3 b/w illus, 30 col plates, (2 x 2-colour fold-out map), IndexIt is limited to a worldwide first printing of just 6,000 copies.*


*[Urul贸k毛 update] HarperCollins gave me the following information about the planned size of the first print - "Our initial expectation of the level of interest in the deluxe slipcased edition of the illustrated LOTR has been greatly exceeded, hence the removal of any mention of quantity, and current estimates of the first printing are well north of 6,000 copies. Regarding it being on sale via Houghton Mifflin, they are still taking just the trade hardback edition, so any online orders will need to be made via our Tolkien website or Amazon sites."




UK - Release date 14th October 2021 - RRP 拢150
- ISBN-10 : 0008471290
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008471293




Trade hardback edition

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For the first time ever, a very special edition of the classic masterpiece, illustrated throughout in colour by the author himself and with the complete text printed in two colours.

Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy and epic adventure has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Over 150 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors鈥 editions become prized and valuable items of publishing.

This one-volume hardback edition contains the complete text, fully corrected and reset, which is printed in red and black and features, for the very first time, thirty colour illustrations, maps and sketches drawn by Tolkien himself as he composed this epic work. These include the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, marvellous facsimiles created by Tolkien to accompany the famous 鈥楤ridge of Khazad-dum鈥 chapter. Also appearing are two removable fold-out maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien revealing all the detail of Middle-earth.

Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the first edition, this new edition of the bestselling hardback will prove irresistible to collectors


UK - Release date 14th October 2021 - RRP 拢60
- ISBN-10 : 0008471282
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008471286


US - Release Date 19th October 2021 2nd November 2021 - RRP $75
- ISBN-10 : 0358653037
- ISBN-13 : 978-0358653035





UK Deluxe
Blackwell's (affiliate)
The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien
9780008471293
(hardback (slipcased))
$174.36
Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Amazon.com (affiliate)
The Lord of the Rings
9780008471293
(Hardcover)
$167.80
Availability: Now
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The Lord of the Rings
Tolkien, J. R. R.
9780008471293
(Hardcover)
£100.00
Availability: Now

UK Trade
Blackwell's (affiliate)
The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien
9780008471286
(hardback)
$64.91
Availability: Usually dispatched within 72 hours
Amazon.com (affiliate)
The Lord of the Rings
9780008471286
(Hardcover)
$66.08
Availability: Now
Amazon.co.uk (affiliate)
The Lord of the Rings
Tolkien, J. R. R.
9780008471286
(Hardcover)
£40.60
Availability: Now

UK eBook
Amazon.co.uk (affiliate)
The Lord of the Rings
Tolkien, J. R. R.
B093KH5GSS
(Kindle Edition)
£14.99
Availability: Now

US Trade
Blackwell's (affiliate)
The Lord of the Rings Illustrated Edition
J.R.R. Tolkien
9780358653035
(hardback)
$100.49
Availability: Unknown
Amazon.com (affiliate)
The Lord of the Rings Illustrated Edition
Tolkien, J.R.R.
9780358653035
(Hardcover)
$48.99
Availability: Now

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Mar 24
2021/3/24 14:17:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm in for that one.
Mar 24
2021/3/24 14:22:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Magnificent !
Mar 24
2021/3/24 14:26:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hey Trotter, is this the Edition you have asked for?
This is great! Well done 馃憤馃徎
Mar 24
2021/3/24 14:32:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ithildin wrote:

Hey Trotter, is this the Edition you have asked for?
This is great! Well done 馃憤馃徎

I did suggest this one to HarperCollins, but I think they would have released this anyway to fit in with the TV series. I'm asking them about how many copies are being produced 3 or 5,000.
Mar 24
2021/3/24 14:36:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This one looks absolutely magnificent. A must have I feel. I don't go in for deluxe but this one. Wow!!!
Mar 24
2021/3/24 14:37:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

Ithildin wrote:

Hey Trotter, is this the Edition you have asked for?
This is great! Well done 馃憤馃徎

I did suggest this one to HarperCollins, but I think they would have released this anyway to fit in with the TV series. I'm asking them about how many copies are being produced 3 or 5,000.

Trotter, may I ask what your suggestion was?
Mar 24
2021/3/24 14:38:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Sumptuous

There's that word again.
Mar 24
2021/3/24 14:39:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
HarperCollins keeps devising compelling new ways to wrest from me my hard-earned cash. This would be an interesting one to fit into the budget.
Mar 24
2021/3/24 14:43:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Orcrist wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Sumptuous

There's that word again.

LOL, it's everywhere
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