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Lord Of The Rings (Hardcover)

Edition 50
Overall Rating Rating 4.8  |  19 reviews  |  Write a review
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    The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, first reached these shores on October 21, 1954, arriving, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, ?like lightning from a clear sky.” Fifty years and nearly one hundred million American ......more

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The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, first reached these shores on October 21, 1954, arriving, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, ?like lightning from a clear sky.” Fifty years and nearly one hundred million American readers later comes a beautiful new one-volume collector’s edition befitting the stature of this crown jewel of our list. With a text fully corrected under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien to meet the author’s exacting wishes, two large-format fold-out maps, a ribbon placemarker, gilded page edges, a color insert depicting Tolkien's own paintings of the Book of Mazarbul and exceptionally elegant and sturdy overall packaging housed within an attractive slipcase, this edition is the finest we’ve ever produced.

Author:
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Genre:
FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
50
Edition Detail:
Anniversary
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
1157
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date:
10/21/2004
Copyright Year:
2004
ISBN:
9780618517657
Height:
10.25 in
Wdth:
6.75 in
Thickness:
2.75 in
Unit weight:
4.55 lb
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  • Beautiful volume, but not leather.

    Very beautiful volume. However, as mentioned by other reviewers, it is not a leatherbound. Nowhere on the book, on its case or on the label attached to the shrink wrap by the publisher does it advertise itself to be leather. The label states the following: "50th Anniversary Edition / The Lord of the Rings / J.R.R. Tolkien / Finest edition ever offered, complete in one volume / Fully corrected, all new text setting / Color insert showing leaves from the Book of Mazarbul / Deluxe binding with two-color foil stamping / Gilded edges, ribbon bookmark / Two foldout two-color maps". If I had to choose, I would opt for the hardcover edition with full-color illustrations by Alan Lee: it is somewhat larger and more unwieldy, and it doesn't have gilded edges or a slip case, but the illustrations are beautiful. In any case, even without leather, this is a beautiful volume.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Image matches item.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not leather, but a beautiful volume nonetheless.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • A treasure to keep

    I bought this book so that I would have one copy of Lord of the Rings that I would charice and keep it up for display for the rest of my days. It really is a treasure. Excellent paper quality and firm beautiful covers. Only one little thing in my personal opinion could have been different; the maps. It's a nice idea that they attached the maps to both ends of the book (Shire map at the beginning and the whole Middle Earth map in the end), but personally, I would have liked to take the maps from some sorta paper slipcases and open them up where ever I can. Now, you have to open them next to your book everytime. Kinda sucks when you are sitting on your bed, back on the wall and you have the book against your knees and the map is just tangling in the air. That was just my personal opinion. All in all, magnificient version of the book!

    • Did the image onsite match the product? Yes it did.
    • Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes.
    • How is the quality of the product? Quality is excellent.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Lord Of The Rings leather bound 50th Anniversary

    I have read this wonderful book over a number of times. From The wonderfuly gifted mind of JRR Tolkien. This is the copy I have wanted to have for a long time. The story brings you into the lives and world of "Middle Earth". You know each one of them very well and share in the good and the evil of there encounters. This copy is a joy to read. From the leather bound cover to its fine paper of top quality. Your children and grandchildren will read it. A book to be handed from generation to generation.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    Anonymous from Grand Haven, Michigan, Sep 12, 2006

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  • Beautiful book in beautiful case

    Beautiful book in beautiful case at a very reasonable price. Was well packaged and arrived without any damage.

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    whaledad from Spring, TX, Apr 15, 2014

  • Gorgeous edition

    I've been wanting this edition for a long time. It is just as beautiful as it looked online. It's faux leather with thin parchment paper. A quality product and cheaper on overstock than anywhere else.

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    gentlymad65 from Longview TX, Aug 27, 2013

  • An Excellent Version of Lord of the Rings

    I just received this single volume of the Lord of the Rings today, and it is already my favorite version. It is definitely worth the money. My only gripe comes from the shipping. I ordered it on December 17, and it didn't arrive until January 18. It got lost in shipping and I had to wait until a certain date to make sure it didn't arrive. I most likely will NOT be ordering from overstock again.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The actual product was amazing.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is amazing.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    jnels123 from Grand Forks, ND, Jan 18, 2013

  • This is not a leather-bound volume.

    There's not much else to say except this is a well-bound edition of a timeless classic.

    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate except that it is hard-bound, not leather-bound.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. It's the LOTR...
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    jimmymtl from Montreal, QC, Jan 17, 2013

  • Awesome

    My Husband LOVED it. It was a Christmas gift & he was very pleased. Thank You!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Just like it. Perfect.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Acccurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Awesome Quality.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    308cj308 from CA, Dec 25, 2012

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Are the rest of the books available in this edition? piviat on Sep 6, 2012
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We carry several other books like this, but we''re not sure if they are the 50th anniversary editions. overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 8, 2012
 
 

is it the entire trilogy or just the first book? shmirty on Jul 26, 2012
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This is the first book in the series only. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 31, 2012
 
I looked up the ISBN number for this book and it is the entire trilogy with a fold out map. aimee2409 on Dec 20, 2012
 
 

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