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HarperCollins unveil sixtieth anniversary Lord of the Rings design

HarperCollins has unveiled what the new detailed illustrated slip-cased edition of the 60th Anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings will look like.

60th Anniversary Edition of The Lord of the Rings
60th Anniversary Edition of The Lord of the Rings

Earlier this year we reported that a 60th Anniversary Edition of The Lord of the Rings will be released on the 19th June 2014. The new edition contains further corrections to the 50th Anniversary Edition text as well as Alan Lee’s beautiful artwork all contained within a special transparent slipcase.

The official description from HarperCollins states:

Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Well over 100 million copies of its many editions have been sold around the world, and occasional collectors’ editions become prized and valuable items of publishing.

With the epic trilogy now an acclaimed, award-winning and billion-dollar success, images of the characters and landscapes have become iconic to a whole new generation of readers. Much of the look of these movies is based on Alan Lee’s paintings, giving this sumptuous new edition of Tolkien’s great work new relevance for the ever-growing number of fans.

This new edition is housed in a special transparent slipcase and includes a brand new setting that features the definitive 50th anniversary text, which together with Alan’s beautiful paintings provides the reader with the ultimate edition with which to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the work’s first publication.

The 60th Anniversary Edition of The Lord of the Rings is available for pre-order from the Official Tolkien Bookshop.

About the Author: The Tolkien Society
The Tolkien Society is an educational charity and worldwide membership organisation devoted to promoting research into, and educating the public in, the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Society organises regular events (such as Oxonmoot and Tolkien Reading Day), publishes regular books and journal (such as Amon Hen and Mallorn), and is working towards a permanent home to Tolkien in the UK.