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The Lord of the Rings

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 06/12/2004
Pages: 1184
ISBN: 978-0-261-10320-7
Detailed Edition: Single volume 50th Anniversary edition

This special 50th anniversary hardback edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic masterpiece includes the complete revised and reset text, two-fold out maps printed in red and black and, unique to this edition, a full-colour fold-out reproduction of Tolkien’s own facsimile pages from the Book of Mazarbul that the Fellowship discover in Moria.

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 one-volume hardback edition 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 Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two, full-size fold-out maps.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 revised edition of the bestselling hardback will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.

  • ‘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