J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
Wayne G. Hammond is a librarian at the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College, Massachusetts. Christina Scull is the former librarian of Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. As well as publishing books in their own names, together they have written ‘J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator’, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion’ and the two-volume ‘J.R.R.Tolkien Companion and Guide’.
Such a beautiful book! My daughter is in love with the Hobbit and so she fell in love with this! It's bigger than expected but is gorgeous and would recommend it to any Hobbit fanPublished 5 months ago by R. Wright
bought for my daughter, and she is absolutely delighted with it...fab!Published 6 months ago by Bag of marbles
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If you like Tolkien's stories and imaginary worlds, you are probably wondering about how he himself was seeing them. And that artbook is a perfect answer. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Faranor
Beautiful artwork and nicely done. Did not know that Tolkien had drawn such artworks for the book. A must buy for Tolkien fansPublished 19 months ago by Soumen
Would thoroughly recommend this book, my husband , who loves lord of the rings thought it was amazing. He loved seeing the drawings from Tolkien's mind.Published 22 months ago by Mrs. L. M. Gibson
My wife wanted this for her birthday and has loved it since it arrived. She says it's a must for the real fans of the HobbitPublished on 12 Jun. 2013 by Sam