The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien - Deluxe Edition 2004 - HarperCollins - London
Here is a very rare treat indeed! An extremely scarce and unique edition of Tolkien's The Hobbit. It's the "deluxe edition" 2004 from Harper Collins. It is still in its shrink wrap and is therefore mint.
This is the only copy of this rare edition we have ever come across STILL IN ITS SHRINK WRAP....and we won't open it. That will be YOUR decision to make!
It's just a rare find in rare condition for the serious Tolkien collector.
Deluxe Edition 2004.
Hardback. Issued in a slipcase.
Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Features the Mirkwood illustration and the Map of Wilderland on the endpapers, together with Thror’s Map
on a fold-out page. Includes five colour illustrations by Tolkien in
addition to the eight standard black and white illustrations and The Three Trolls are Turned to Stone coloured by H.E. Riddett.
Christopher Tolkien’s Foreword reproduces two pages from the manuscript of The Hobbit, together with six further illustrations and several extracts from letters written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
This deluxe cased volume contains the definitive edition of the text, fully reset and corrected for this special edition and features
for the very first time, 'The Three Stone Trolls are turned to Stone'
illustration done by Tolkien. Also appearing for the very first time is a
fold-out version of Thror's map. As if that wasn't enough, this
volume has a stamped signed Tolkien signature, contains Tolkien's
original black & white illustrations colored in by H.E.
Riddett....PLUS MUCH MORE!!!
This incredible book presents The Hobbit
in outstanding fashion! Quarter -bound in green, stamped in red and
gold foil on grey boards, and housed in a matching slipcase! This brand
new volume will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.
The Harper Collins 2004 UK Deluxe Edition of The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
"The definitive edition of the text, fully reset and corrected for this special edition, with many unique features:
Exclusive 16 page introduction by Christopher Tolkien about the history of 'The Hobbit'.
The illustration, "The Three Trolls are turned to Stone"
by J.R.R. Tolkien, appears for the first time.
Fully illustrated by the author, with 14 illustrations appearing in full color.
appearing for the first time is a fold-out version of Thror's Map, with
the 'magic' runes only visible when the map is held up to the light, as
the author intended.
For the first time the Map of Wilderland appears in blue and black, as the author originally intended.
Tolkien's drawing of Mirkwood appears as the front endpaper and interior illustration.
Quarter bound in green, stamped in red and gold foil on grey boards, and housed in a matching slipcase.
Printed on superior quality paper and including a green silk ribbon marker.
This book is still sealed in the orignal publishers shrinkwrap, no faults noted.
This Deluxe Edition is a beautiful companion to the 50th
Anniversary Edition of The Lord of the Rings, as well as matching the
UK Deluxe Edition of the Children of Hurin, The Silmarillion, The Legend
of Sigurd and Gudrun, and the Tales of the Perilous Realm.
A rare find for the serious collector and Tolkien fan.