Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Foreword and Notes by Christopher Tolkien. Large dark brown folio (12.5" x 12") in original slipcase. A few scuffs to slipcase only, and one little closed shelf-tear to bottom of slipcase. Fine in Very Good Dustjacket. Item #74567
All the paintings, drawings, designs by J.R.R. Tolkien which were published in a series of six Calendars from 1973 to 1979 (except for 1975). In addition, the editors "...extended the scope and included the original pen and ink illustrations published in THE HOBBIT, facing the coloured versions that Mr. Riddett made for the Calendars (2, 7,8,10, 12, 15, 16, 20) and this naturally led to the inclusion of the originals of the unpublished pictures coloured by Mr. Riddett -- these originals appearing for the first time."