This special edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings is illustrated throughout with over 50 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by the author himself. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, the novel was originally published with only a handful of these stunning works of art. A gorgeous gift for any Tolkien fan, with painted endpapers and the complete text printed in two colors. Hardcover, 432 pages.