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    DescriptionJ.R.R. Tolkien's complete artwork for "The Hobbit," presented for the first time in celebration of the 75th anniversary When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote "The Hobbit," he was already an accomplished amateur artist, and drew illustrations for his book while it was still in manuscript. "The Hobbit" as first printed had ten black-and-white pictures, two maps, and binding and dust jacket designs by its author. Later, Tolkien also painted five scenes for color plates, which comprise some of his best work. His illustrations for "The Hobbit" add an extra dimension to that remarkable book, and have long influenced how readers imagine Bilbo Baggins and his world. Written and edited by leading Tolkien experts Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, "The Art of The Hobbit""by J.R.R. Tolkien" showcases the complete artwork created by the author for his story--including related pictures, more than one hundred sketches, drawings, paintings, maps, and plans. Some of these images are published here for the first time, others for the first time in color, allowing Tolkien's "Hobbit" pictures to be seen completely and more vividly than ever before.

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    The Art of the Hobbit
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Wayne G Hammond, Edited by Christina Scull
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 143
    Width: 257 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780547928258
    ISBN 10: 0547928254

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    B&T Approval Code: C25108501
    DC22: 741.64092
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 823/.912
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000, DES007040, LIT004260
    B&T Approval Code: A03403200
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 741.64092
    LC classification: PR6039.O32 H6336 2012
    Thema V1.0: AGA, JBCC1, DSK, FL, FM
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    18 September 2012
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    Review quote
    "A splendid introduction to Tolkien the artist . . . Editors and experts Hammond and Scull walk through the classic book's publication history, providing context for the over 100 pieces of artwork, some never before published, which the author prepared to accompany his account of Bilbo Baggins's adventures." - Publishers Weekly