2003 – Lord of the Rings – Omnibus – Book and Bookend Gift Set Edition – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

This is the cover of the book that comes from the following gift set:

This cover was available only as a component in the above shown giftset.  The book itself shares an ISBN with other editions at the time so its not searchable in that manner.  The gift set does have unique ISBNs and can be searched in that manner.  The book itself comes up on Ebay occasionally and can be sometimes obtained at a price much lower than what the gift set itself goes for.

Series: Lord of the Rings
Hardcover: 1216 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 113 edition (November 19, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0618401210
ISBN-13: 978-0618401215
Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.7 x 9.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.2 pounds

Presented here in hardcover with a beautiful jacket chosen through a global fan poll, J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, has been hailed throughout the world as one of the greatest adventure stories ever written. Millions of readers have celebrated this exciting tale of hobbits, wizards, men, dwarves, and elves in a land called Middle-earth. Now millions of filmgoers have embraced the blockbuster motion picture trilogy that has fired the imaginations of a new generation.
Returning to Hobbiton after an absence of many years, the wizard Gandalf quickly sought out Bag End, the home of his old and dear friend the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. It was the morning of Bilbo’s one hundred and eleventh birthday, and a party of special magnificence was planned for that night. The old hobbit had been plagued by the incessant attentions of unwanted visitors, well-wishers, and distant relations, prompting him to hang out a sign on his front gate warning “No admittance except on party business.” It was in this grumpy state of mind that Bilbo, completely unprepared for the joyous reunion that awaited him, stomped to the door to answer Gandalf’s knock.
These unique, limited-edition bookend sculptures have been hand-cast in heavyweight polystone and hand-painted to the highest standards by the artists of Sideshow/Weta, a unique partnership between museum-quality collectibles manufacturer Sideshow, Inc. and Weta Workshop of New Zealand, the artisans responsible for the conceptualization, prosthetics, makeup effects, weapons, armor, and miniatures for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy.