Hammond Page Ref.: p.375.Notes
The catalogue reproduces a variety of illustrations for The Hobbit – both finished pieces and sketches. Less well known items in the catalogue include:
1) A letter to G.E. Selby dated 14 December 1937 regarding The Hobbit. See p.4.
2) The original draft artwork of the dustwrapper design for The Hobbit. See pp.8-9.
3) A manuscript page showing a Map of the Upper River and Mirkwood. See p.31.
4) The Lonely Mountain, an illustration for The Hobbit that was not published until it appeared as a poster issued by The Science Fiction Bookshop in New York in 1974. See p.32.
Also includes two essays: J.R.R. Tolkien: Pictures Fit for an Exhibition by Curtis L. Carter and The Expectant Landscape: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Illustrations for The Hobbit by Richard Schindle