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The Maps of Middle-earth, The Hobbit and Beleriand - Collector editions

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HarperCollins is slowly giving more info on the rerelease of the very succesfull maps of Middle-earth. In total the series exists of three hardbacks. One has already released and two can now be pre-ordered.Three collector's packages

Each element in the three collector’s packages are special; together they provide an enchanting and desirable artefact that will be a prized possession of Tolkien readers of all ages. All three new editions will be completely revised and updated in a new format made popular by the Philip Pullman books Lyra’s Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North.

West of the Mountains, East of the SeaThe Map of Tolkien's Beleriand

The first of the three hardbacks is West of the Mountains, East of the Sea, The Map of Tolkien's Beleriand. This enchanting little hardback is an essential companion for any reader journeying through The Silmarillion or The Children of Hurin. Featuring an entertaining text and detailed gazetteer by acclaimed Tolkien author Brian Sibley, this gift edition also contains a stunning fold-out poster-map of the First Age of Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

Writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley is a foremost expert on The Lord of the Rings (he adapted the novel for the award-winning BBC radio dramatisation in 1980), and here in this clothbound hardback he will take you to the First Age of Middle-earth, many thousands of years before the events chronicled in The Lord of the Rings. This was the setting for the great War of the Jewels, as recounted in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion and includes a gazetteer of the many places shown on the full-colour illustrated map which accompanies the book.

The Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North is faithfully reproduced in full colour by world-renowned Tolkien artist John Howe, the conceptual artist employed by Peter Jackson to work on his multi-award winning Lord of The Rings film trilogy, and who is soon to work on Guillermo del Toro’s Hobbit film.

The map is based on the original map by Christopher Tolkien. Embellished with heraldic emblems and dramatic scenes from The Silmarillion, it completes the trio of authorized Tolkien maps by John Howe which can be removed for reference or even for framing.Each element in this collector’s package is special; together they provide an enchanting and desirable artefact that will be a prized possession of Tolkien readers of all ages.

West of the Mountains, East of the Sea: The Map of Tolkien's Beleriand and the Lands to the North

Type: HardbackEstimate: 80 pagesPublisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd Publication date: 4 Feb 2010

ISBN-10: 0007312709ISBN-13: 978-0007312702

There and Back AgainThe Map of Tolkien's The Hobbit

This enchanting little hardback is an essential companion for any reader journeying through The Hobbit, perhaps in anticipation of the forthcoming films. Featuring an entertaining text and detailed gazetteer by acclaimed Tolkien author Brian Sibley, this gift edition also contains a removable fold-out poster-map of Wilderland by John Howe.

This book was in the past the most popular of the three Brian Sibley/John Howe collaborations which celebrate Tolkien's principal books and include official maps in full colour. It will now be completely revised and updated in a new format made popular by the Philip Pullman books Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North.

Trace Bilbo’s epic journey through the forest of Mirkwood to the Enchanted River and the Elvenking’s Halls;Travel through the Desolation of Smaug to the heart of the Lonely Mountain, wherein lives the huge and evil dragon;Visit Rivendell, home of the Elves, in a hidden valley beyond the Edge of the Wild.

The map is a real labour of love, illustrated by world-renowned Tolkien artist John Howe, the conceptual artist employed by Peter Jackson to work on his multi-award winning Lord of The Rings film trilogy, and who is soon to work on Guillermo del Toro’s Hobbit film.

Title: There and Back Again The map of the HobbitAuthor: Brian SibleyArtist: John Howe

Type: HardbackPages: 48 pagesPublisher: HarperCollinsPublication date: 04 February 2010 Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0007312717ISBN-13: 978-0007312719

The Road Goes Ever OnThe Map of Tolkien's Middle-earth

The third paperback version of this book, called The Map of Tolkien's Middle-earth, sold more than 100,000 copies when published for the Tolkien Centenary in the 1990s, and is out of print for more than five years.

The Road Goes Ever On and On: The Map of Tolkien's Middle-earth is the essential companion for any reader journeying through The Lord of the Rings, illustrated by John Howe, conceptual artist on the Lord of the Rings films and written by Brian Sibley.

It will be a perfect Tolkien learning aid for schools and younger readers and an ideal gift for all Tolkien fans - contains the only official and authorised full-colour map of Middle-earth published.

Each element in this collector’s package is special; together they provide an enchanting and desirable artefact that will be a prized possession of Tolkien readers of all ages.

Title:The Road Goes Ever On and On: The Map of Tolkien's Middle-earthType: Hardback Edition

Extent: 64 pages Format: 111x178mmPublisher: HarperCollinsPublication date: 28/05/2008

Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0007312695ISBN-13: 978-0007312696

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