First Edition Hardcover of The Atlas of Middle Earth and vintage softcover of The Hobbit: 2 book bundle. ABOUT THE ATLAS of MIDDLE-EARTH: Unquestionably the most detailed and meticulously researched Tolkien atlas ever prepared, with separate two color maps lovingly executed by a professional cartographer and Tolkien scholar and accompanied by detailed notes relating features on the maps to the appropriate references from Tolkien's works.
Covering all aspects of the topography, trails, highways, territories, and cities from the Towers of Minas Tirith to the Mines of Moria, it surveys Tolkien's world throughout its published history. Virtually every locatable place mentioned in Tolkien's texts appears on a map, and all names are cross-referenced. The guide carries explanatory text-specific and thoroughly researched; and the chronological for-mat gives sequential information from the beginning of The Silmarillion to the end of The Lord of the Rings. Geographic features are presented in much greater detail than in the maps accompanying the standard texts.Sites and troop dispositions are provided for all the principal battles. There are extensive plans for forts, castles, and cave works; and individual city maps have been created through deductive reasoning from clues embedded in the text. By mapping the unmappable, Fonstad has provided added charm to the book. All in all, this is an indispensable reference work for all lovers of Middle-earth. Packed in a BOX with padding. The Atlas of Middle-Earth, 1st Edition Hardback, Hardcover book by Karen Wynn Fonstad. Tolkien, The Enchanting Prelude to Lord of the Rings, Paperback, Softcover. First Edition, 1981, with full number line, 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pages: not written on, clean, fine edges, odor free. Dust Jacket: small amount of wear, light scuffs/cracks.
The book is in very good condition with a small amount of wear on the dust jacket. Look carefully at the pictures to see the book's condition is very good. There is a small amount of writing on the inside cover. Slight aging/discoloration on page edges which is typical of a vintage book. The book is clean and has no writing on the inside pages.The hardcover is excellent, intact and the binding is tight and secure. The outer corners of the pages and book hardcover are sharp, not folded or creased.
The book pages and binding are in very good condition with a some light/normal wear on the cover. There is one small word handwritten on the inside cover. The wear on the cover is typical of a vintage book.The cover is intact and the binding is secure. The corners of the pages are sharp, not folded or creased. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "a_little_more_green" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.