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|Special Attributes:||1st Edition, Signed||Format:||Hardback|
THE TALE OF GONDOLIN, BY TOLKIEN, EDITED BY ALEX LEWIS, ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED BY ARTIST RUTH LACON.
NUMBER 29 OF ONLY 50 WORLDWIDE, VERY RARE.
NOW MADE EVEN RARER BY HAVING A UNIQUE FULL PAGE ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH BY THE ARTIST RUTH LACON, MAKING THIS A 1 OFF !!!
LARGE A4 SIZE FORMAT, FULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH FULL LEATHER BURGUNDY CLAMSHELL CASE, WITH GOLD GILT STAMPED TENGWAR LETTERS AND RAISED GILT EDGES (LESS THAN HALF THE 50 COPIES COME WITH THIS VALUABLE LEATHER CASE).
The Tale of Gondolin is an attempt by Scholar Alex Lewis to compile the unfinished tales of Tuor and Turgon of Gondolin into a single publication (in a manner similar to The Children of Hurin). The story draws upon texts from The Silmarillion ,Unfinished Tales - Tour and his coming to Gondolin and The book of Lost Tales part 2.
"The Tale of Gondolin is drawn from the various references to Turgon and his life throughout the Silmarillion, and sewn into the fabric of what was drawn from Unfinished Tales the chapter 'Of Tuor and his coming to Gondolin' which is reproduced as printed therein with little alteration, though where necessary, some of the notes to the Unfinished Tales were worked into the narrative where it was thought to clarify the text." "The Unfinished Tale was written by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1951 and left unaccountably unfinished; it would have given in fine detail all that appears as the brief chapter 23 of the Silmarillion, yet tragically it only reaches Tuor's entry into the Hidden City and it goes no further." "The rest of the Tale is therefore drawn from the account given in the Book of Lost Tales Volume Two. This account was first written in about 1916, or slightly later, and amended in 1920 for presentation as a paper to the Essay Club of Exeter College, Oxford, and then used as a basis for what appears in the Silmarillion (which was written between 1926 and 1930)."
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION THE STARTING PRICE REPRESENTS THE RARE AND ORIGINAL STATUS OF THIS HIGHLY COLLECTABLE BOOK WHICH ONLY A FEW PEOPLE WORLDWIDE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF OWNING, THIS BOOK HAS PREVIOUSLY SOLD FOR OVER 2000 GBPOUNDS!!,IT RARELY IS AVAILABLE TO SELL AS THOSE LUCKY FEW WHO OWN A COPY NEVER WANT TO SELL IT, I'M SELLING RELUCTATLY DUE TO FINANCIAL NEEDS.
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