- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 1184 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 238mm x 70mm | 1,719g
- Publication date: 18 October 2004
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0007182368
- ISBN 13: 9780007182367
- Edition: Special edition
- Edition statement: Single volume 50th Anniversary De luxe edition
- Illustrations note: 3 b/w illus, 3 col plates, (2 x 2-colour fold-out maps), With index
- Sales rank: 8,305
This deluxe slipcased volume contains the definitive version of the text, featuring for the very first time full-colour facsimiles of pages from the Book of Mazarbul, illustrations by Tolkien that he intended for inclusion in the 'Bridge of Khazad-dum' chapter. Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two full-size fold-out maps. 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' editions become prized and valuable items of publishing. This deluxe cased volume contains the complete text, fully corrected and reset, and features for the very first time the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, illustrations done by Tolkien and intended for inclusion in the famous 'Bridge of Khazad-dum' chapter. Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two, full-size fold-out maps. Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the original, this brand new volume will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.
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J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
By RenatoBlues 29 Jun 2013
This edition is amazing!!
The cover and the matching slipcase are gorgeous, the maps fold out in a way that you can read the book and look at them at the same time and the book is print in high quality paper.
The price is a little steep but is a must have for any Tolkien fan.
By Renato 04 May 2013
Every fan must have it.
By Nikola Ilic 12 Jul 2010
Although this is one of the most l gorgeous edition ever since this book was written, but this is way to expensive for a book that You can buy for 20 Euros...
I don't dough that there are lots of people ready to give 80 Euros for this edition, but me- I steak to the cheep one...
'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard 'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century.' Sunday Telegraph 'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them' Sunday Times 'A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness' New Statesman