An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography

The Readers Union Edition
Dustwrapper - Lower Cover
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Publishing The Lord of the Rings
The First Impression of RotK
VI  The First Boxed Edition
VII  The Readers Union Edition
VIII  The First Deluxe Edition
IX  Printing and Binding LotR
XIV  LotR: A Bibliography
XV  LotR: A Bibliography of Slipcases

The History of Middle-earth series

Other Articles
Christopher Tolkien Bibliography
I Think I've Got A Hobbit
Missing Images
Nasty Tricksy Hobbits
Printing and Binding The Hobbit
Songs for the Philologists
The Princess Hobbit
-- Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien
-- Gandalf: Not 'Magician' but 'Wizard'
-- Visions of Gollum
-- Of Smaug and the Jabberwock
-- Magazine Gallery
Tolkien Calendars
Tolkien the Esperantist?
Tolkien's Languages and Alphabets
Unpublished Manuscript Found?

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Dustwrapper - grey wove paper.

Lower cover.

Although the review extract included on the dustwrapper is credited to The Guardian, it is actually from The Manchester Guardian - from a review of The Fellowship of the Ring in the 20 August 1954 issue.


...To have created so enthralling an epic- romance, with its own mythology, with such diversity of scene and character, such imaginative largesse in invention and description, and such supernatural meaning underlying the wealth of incident, is a most remarkable feat.  Mr Tolkien is one of those born story-tellers who makes his readers as eager as wide-eyed children for more.  His style, in prose and verse, is fresh and fluent, and equally apt to the expression of unearthly beauty, homely humour or stark horror.'


Dustwrapper - Lower Cover
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