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Tolkien's World: Paintings of Middle Earth

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Each painting is accompanied by a page of text drawn from the work that inspired it, describing the scene the artist has chosen to illustrate.
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1994 Paperback As New. No Jacket Size: 4to-over 9??"-12" tall; Fourth Printing. Large Paperback withheavy card cover in Very Good Condition. Magnificent cover art by Ted ... Nasmith of front and by Alan Lee on back. Cover is very clean, no markings, no creases; light wear to spine heel, front corner lightly ruffled. Internals are AS NEW. Pages are heavy coated paper. This is a beautiful volume of artwork celebrating the imagination of the J.R.R. Tolkien and his middle-earth, the world created in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien's World includes paintings of artists from all over the world. Each painting is accompanied by a page of text from the book that inspired it. Each paintimng is in full color and is full page. The text on the opposing pages is outlined in a blue/green/orange border of intricate design. There is also a section with a short biography of each artist. A magnificent book for all Tolkien/Middle Earth devotees. Unpaginated. 60 Plates. 8.75 x 11.25 inches. Harpe Read more Show Less

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Volume of artwork celebrates the legacy of Tolkien's imagination. Each colour painting by different artists is accompanied by a page of text drawn from the book that inspired ... it, describing the scene the artist has chosen to illustrate. Large softback in near fine condition. tolkien paintings middle-earth 0261103075. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Hague, Michael, and Nasmith, Ted, and Howe, John 1995 Hard cover Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some ... minor wear to the spine. Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Each painting is accompanied by a page of text drawn from the work that inspired it, describing the scene the artist has chosen to illustrate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780261103078
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Series: History of Middle-Earth Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.69 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

J.R.R. Tolkien
It seems an unlikely formula for success: an Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon, and a book that begins with a little man who lives in a hole in the ground. But The Hobbit, followed by The Lord of the Rings, created the modern genre of heroic fantasy and made J.R.R. Tolkien one of the most widely-read authors in the world.

Biography

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd January, 1892 at Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, but at the age of four he and his brother were taken back to England by their mother. After his father's death the family moved to Sarehole, on the south-eastern edge of Birmingham. Tolkien spent a happy childhood in the countryside and his sensibility to the rural landscape can clearly be seen in his writing and his pictures.

His mother died when he was only twelve and both he and his brother were made wards of the local priest and sent to King Edward's School, Birmingham, where Tolkien shine in his classical work. After completing a First in English Language and Literature at Oxford, Tolkien married Edith Bratt. He was also commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers and fought in the battle of the Somme. After the war, he obtained a post on the New English Dictionary and began to write the mythological and legendary cycle which he originally called "The Book of Lost Tales" but which eventually became known as The Silmarillion.

In 1920 Tolkien was appointed Reader in English Language at the University of Leeds which was the beginning of a distinguished academic career culminating with his election as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Meanwhile Tolkien wrote for his children and told them the story of The Hobbit. It was his publisher, Stanley Unwin, who asked for a sequel to The Hobbit and gradually Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, a huge story that took twelve years to complete and which was not published until Tolkien was approaching retirement. After retirement Tolkien and his wife lived near Oxford, but then moved to Bournemouth. Tolkien returned to Oxford after his wife's death in 1971. He died on 2 September 1973 leaving The Silmarillion to be edited for publication by his son, Christopher.

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    1. Also Known As:
      John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 3, 1892
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
    1. Date of Death:
      September 2, 1973
    2. Place of Death:
      Oxford, England

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