Near fine condition.HarperCollins,2000.First edition-2nd printing of this limited edition collector's box(3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2).The box includes: A Special hardcover edition of The Hobbit, a full-colour-fold-out map of Wilderland by John Howe showing Bilbo's journey there and back again in glorious detail, a booklet by Brian Sibley,eight colour postcards featuring Tolkien's own maps,an exclusive CD of an archive recording from 1952 of J.R.R. Tolkien reading Bilbo's encounter with the horible Gollum.The items are as new with light shelf wear on the outer edges of the book,a couple of small scratches and nick on the boxset.A collectable collector's boxset.Heavy boxset.
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Book Description: A special hardback edition of JRR Tolkien’s masterpiece of children’s literature, in a presentation box with the full-colour Map of The Hobbit, some large Hobbit postcards, plus an exclusive free CD of Tolkien reading poetry and extracts from The Hobbit. Following the success of The Lord of the Rings seven-volume edition comes a special edition of The Hobbit, complete with a free CD of archive recordings from 1952 of JRR Tolkien reading Bilbo’s encounter with the horrible Gollum. Presented in a special gift box, this pack also includes a copy of John Howe’s delicious full-colour fold-out map of Wilderland showing Bilbo’s journey there and back again in glorious detail, a booklet by Brian Sibley about the writing of The Hobbit, plus six large postcards featuring Tolkien’s own magnificent paintings of his story.