Discover the limited edition set of The Lord of the Rings by illustrator Alan Lee
The Lord of the Rings is undoubtedly one of the best tales ever written, either in the fantasy genre or in all of literature in general. Filmmaker Peter Jackson fleshed out the world created by JRR Tolkien incredibly well in his 2001-2003 film adaptations. The epic three-part fantasy adventure has taken its place in the highest ranks of cinematography, winning nearly twenty Oscars in various categories. One of those award-winning categories included design, and the winner who received the Oscar was illustrator Alan Lee.
Lee is responsible for much of the concept art, visuals and illustrations for the books as well as the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings. It’s only fitting that he’s teaming up with The Folio Society to create a unique, premium limited edition of Tolkien’s novels. No expense has been spared in the making of this deluxe box set. From the satin ribbon markers to the leather and silver-blocked cloth binding, this is the most lavish impression of Tolkien’s works.
Once you absorb the gorgeous exteriors of these tomes, you’ll be mesmerized by what’s inside. Once again, this exclusive box has left no holes in its sumptuous design. There are beautiful illustrations by Alan Lee covering many silver pages. The pages themselves are luxurious, with 1,504 sheets of high quality Munken Pure paper. The Folio Society printed only a thousand units of The Lord of the Rings (limited edition).
Of course, there are other bonus features included with all three volumes. The set includes handmade fabric sleeves for the books, a handmade case and an extra pair of cards drawn by Christopher Tolkien. Alan Lee also wrote a new preface for this limited edition and signed each set. The total cost of acquiring such a large edition of the legendary the Lord of the Rings series is set at £1,000 or $1,500. If you’re a big enough fan and have the part, you can purchase The Lord of the Rings (limited edition) from The Folio Society on their website.
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