1979 – Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien – First Printing – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

Hardcover: 104 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 1st American ed edition (November 19, 1979)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0395285232
ISBN-13: 978-0395285237
Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 11.8 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds

Tolkien was a gifted artist who provided a very clear version of his image of Middle Earth. This volume gathers together all the picture (paintings, drawings, designs) by Tolkien which were published in a series of six Calendars from 1973 to 1979, with a gap in 1975. The first calendar was published by Ballantine, the later ones by George Allen and Unwin. Here, you’ll find Toliens visionof the Hill in Hobbiton-across-the-water; the Trolls; the three trolls truned to stone; Rivendell looking west; Rivendell looking east; Rivendell (as it appeared in several published versions of the books); the mountain path; the Misty Mountain looking West from the Eyrie towards Goblin Gate; Bilbo woke with the early sun in his eyes (with the Eagles); Beorn’s Hall; the Elvenking’s gate (two versions); Bilbo comes to the huts of the Raft-elves (two versions); Lake Town; the Front Gate; Conversation with Smaug; SMaug flies round the mountain; the death of Smaug; the Hall at Bag End, residence of B. Baggins Esquire; Old Man Willow; Doors of Durin and Moria Gate; Leaves fromthe Book of Mazarbul; Moria Gate (the steps to the East Gate); the Forest of Lothlorien inSpring; Helm’s Deep and the Hornburg; Orthunc and Minas Tirith; Shelob’s Lair; Durnharrow; Orodruin and Barad-dur;Taniquetl; Lake Mithrim; Nurgothrond (I & II); Gondolin and the Vale of Tumladen;; Tol Sirion; Mirkwood and Beleg finds Gwindor in Taur-nu-Fuin (entitled Fangorn Forest);; Glaurung sets forth to seek Turin; Polar Bear had fallen from top to botton onto his nose; Three Dragons; [Three] Trees; Flowering Trees with Friezes; Patterns (I) [on newsprint]; Patterns (II); Floral Designs; Numenorean Tiles and Textiles; Heraldic Devices [a collection of 16); Elvish Script (3 samples). Exquisite art work that reveals Tolkien’s vision as well as his talent, and could inspire some lovely needlework!