News Book News | Written by Ed Fortune 20/04/2022

Folio Society Edition of The Lord of the Rings to launch

The Folio Society are famous for making utterly gorgeous books, and have launched a very limited edition of The Lord of The Rings, the classic  JRR Tolkien fantasy series.

Limited to a 1000 copies, getting one of these sets to put on your bookshelf will set you back £1000.  But if you're going to splash out on a deluxe version of a book, we can't imagine a better choice.

The three volume set comes in a silver-blocked slipcase, lined with a special illustration. The edition includes an Alan lee art print exclusive to this edition and a pair of maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien, presented in a cloth covered cover. Each volume is quarter-bound in burgundy calfskin leather, silver page tops, an illustrated inset label. The art throughout is by Alan Lee, a name that Tolkien fans will know very well, as he is famous for his ability to bring Middle Earth to life with his art.  The set includes 53 colour illustrations in total,  printed on Veltique paper tipped within printed borders with 57 illustrated chapter openers

The attention to detail at every level of the production will be exquisite; this is a Folio Society edition after all.

Available exclusively from The Folio Society – www.foliosociety.com