An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography

The First Deluxe Edition
The Artwork - A Reconstruction
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The First Deluxe Edition

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The artwork on the three sides of the slipcase, reassembled to show the complete illustration by Pauline Baynes.

5,000 copies were printed, but only between 1,050 and 1,100 were actually used for slipcases.

A&U supplied about a dozen copies of the paste-on artwork to “special customers”. Some or all of these may have been framed for display, so keep an eye out – they could be offered for sale one day!


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The Artwork - A Reconstruction
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