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The Artwork - A Reconstruction
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Publishing The Lord of the Rings
The First Impression of RotK
VI  The First Boxed Edition
VII  The Readers Union Edition
VIII  The First Deluxe Edition
IX  Printing and Binding LotR
XIV  LotR: A Bibliography
XV  LotR: A Bibliography of Slipcases

The History of Middle-earth series

Other Articles
Christopher Tolkien Bibliography
I Think I've Got A Hobbit
Missing Images
Nasty Tricksy Hobbits
Printing and Binding The Hobbit
Songs for the Philologists
The Princess Hobbit
-- Letter from J. R. R. Tolkien
-- Gandalf: Not 'Magician' but 'Wizard'
-- Visions of Gollum
-- Of Smaug and the Jabberwock
-- Magazine Gallery
Tolkien Calendars
Tolkien the Esperantist?
Tolkien's Languages and Alphabets
Unpublished Manuscript Found?

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The artwork on the three sides of the slipcase, reassembled to show the complete illustration by Pauline Baynes.

5,000 copies were printed, but only between 1,050 and 1,100 were actually used for slipcases.

A&U supplied about a dozen copies of the paste-on artwork to “special customers”. Some or all of these may have been framed for display, so keep an eye out – they could be offered for sale one day!


Click here for a better quality image of the artwork

The Artwork - A Reconstruction
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