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Item condition:
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Very Good

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Approximately C $16.46
 
 
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Condition: Very Good : Split the cost with friends
A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Very Good
Subject:

Fantasy

Language:

English

Topic:

Biography

Country of Manufacture:

United States

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Format:

Paperback

Publication Year:

1981

RARE COVER by THE BROTHERS HILDEBRANDT!.

searchwords Tolkin tolken tolkein middle-earth middle earth hobbit lord of the rings lotr fantasy fairy faerie bilbo frodo gandalf

J.R.R. TOLKIEN: Architect of Middle-earth 

by Daniel Grotta Kurska 

Featuring a vintage cover by The Brothers Hildebrandt
of Tolkien speaking with Gimli! 

5th Printing PB

NOTE: The picture shown is NOT the actual book, but the exact same cover for referencs. See below**

The most comprehensive biography of Tolkien written to date, this particular book was published in 1981 and is still to be outdone.

Tolkien is one of the literary heroes of our generation and it is appropriate that his readers should be able to learn more about his life and mind, and on the cover features a rarely seen picture by the Brothers Hildebrandt (whose volumes of works have been featured in countless Tolkien calendars and books of thier Tolkien works are coveted continuously) depicting Tolkien in coversation with Gimli or some other Dwarve.

Tolkien, who was embarrassed by success, lived most of his life as an Oxford scholar in the surrounds of a cloistered academic community. AS a child in South Africa, he was kidnapped by a native and taken into the bush. As a youngster in the industrial city of Birmingham, England, Tolkien was raised by a Catholic priest. And as a young adult, Tolkien lived through the bloody horror of the trenches of World War 1.

How these experiences shaped his incredible imagination is just one of the areas that the author tries to uncover. Tolkien's fans will cherish this fascinating study of his personal history!

THIS BOOK WITH THIS COVER is a quite rare copy. I know am asking a slight premium for this due to it's highly collectible status. If you don't believe me, try to find another copy with this cover in anywhere near this condition! A physical description folloews...

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    *This is a previously read and gently handled softcover book in GREAT condition. Binding is tight and solid and all pages are crisp and clear, none loose with some light creasing to the spine from a previous read, showing a minimal amount of shelfwear from handling to the edges and corners of the covers and a bookstore stamp in the middle of the title page. The book actually looks unread, It is a very nice copy.

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