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ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR SALE

Original Painting from Ruth Lacon

LUTHIEN BEFORE TOL-IN-GAURHOTH
RUTH LACON

First time available to the public.... ORIGINAL PAINTING by RUTH LACON. Made famous by her recently published book, The Art of Ruth Lacon. This painting was displayed on the back cover AND described in detail on page 19. One thousand copies of the first printing of the book were published and now that 'Waterstones.com' has started distributing copies thru their 300+ store chain, this painting will be sure to increase in value over time.Here is your chance to own THE ACTUAL PAINTING USED TO CREATE THE BOOK!!!!
The dimensions of the image are approximately 10"x14", and the professonally framed package measures just under 19" x 23". Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history. A must for all Tolkien fans and serious collectors as well!

About the book: Lacon, Ruth; The Art of Ruth Lacon; ADC Publications Ltd. December 2005; 132 pages, ISBN 0-9551900-0-2

$2,950.00

Original hand drawn sketch by Alan Lee

THE LORD OF THE RINGS
1991 UK FIRST EDITION

In 1991 the first one volume edition of The Lord of the Rings was published with illustrations by Alan Lee. A total of 1193 pages, it contained 50 full colour illustrations by Alan Lee, and black & white maps by Tolkien . This copy was SIGNED TWICE BY ALAN LEE and includes an ORIGINAL HAND-DRAWN SKETCH of Gandalf & Bilbo smoking pipe weed! The custom illustration covers the front endpaper and first blank page!

DESCRIPTION
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel; The Lord of the Rings; HarperCollins Publishers, London England, copyright 1991. This is a later printing.

Contains in One Volume:
Part one:The Fellowship of the Ring
Part two:The Two Towers
Part three:The Return of the King

This hardback book is in FINE condition. Brown cloth hardcover. Centenary Edition to celebrate Tolkiens 100th birthday. The dustjacket is NOT price-clipped, shows the price of 50GBP and is in FINE condition. Comes complete with Letter of Authenticity and Archive quality acid-free mylar dustjacket protector. Absolutely stunning!

*** SOLD ***

Original hand drawn sketch by Michael Hague

THE HOBBIT
1984 US FIRST EDITION

First published in 1984, this book contains 48 full colour illustrations by Michael Hague.
This copy was SIGNED BY MICHAEL HAGUE and includes an ORIGINAL HAND-DRAWN SKETCH of a Orcs head! Totally unique!

DESCRIPTION
Hague, Michael; The Hobbit; Published by Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston, Copyright 1984, this is a later printing. ISBN 0-395-36290-3.
This is the FIRST EDITION fully illustrated by Michael Hague. Green paper hardcover, illustrated dustjacket is NOT price-clipped (States $29.95). 290 pages. Includes an ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION SIGNED BY MICHAEL HAGUE!!! The book has 48 full-page color illustrations. A FINE copy in a FINE dust jacket. Comes complete with a clear dust jacket protector. Absolutely stunning!

$500.00

Original hand drawn sketch by Michael Hague

THE BOOK OF DRAGONS
1995 FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION

Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. This book contains 17 great dragon stories written by authors J.R.R. TOLKIEN, C.S. LEWIS, ANDREW LANG and the BROTHERS GRIMM to name a few. Also, Italo Calvino, Padraic Colum, Kan Pao, W. Heath Robinson, E. Nesbit, Elizabeth Coatsworth, William H.G. Kingston and Ruth Bryan Owen.
This copy was SIGNED BY MICHAEL HAGUE and includes an ORIGINAL HAND-DRAWN SKETCH of a Dragons head.

DESCRIPTION
Hague, Michael; The Book of Dragons; Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. Published by William Morrow and Company, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-688-10879-2
This is the FIRST EDITION FIRST IMPRESSION complete with pictorial dustjacket. 146 pages. Navy quarter-cloth bound, stamped in gold, red boards pictorially stamped in blind. Color pictorial endpapers, color pictorial title page and includes an ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION SIGNED BY MICHAEL HAGUE!!! The book has 18 full-page color and many black & white illustrations. A FINE copy in a FINE dust jacket. Comes complete with a clear dust jacket protector. Absolutely stunning!

$550.00

Bilbo & the Dwarves find the Keyhole by David Wenzel

BILBO & THE DWARVES FIND THE KEYHOLE
DAVID WENZEL

Here is the ORIGINAL PAINTING by DAVID WENZEL used to create the fabulously illustrated edition of The Hobbit published by Eclipse Books in 1989. Over a hundred thousand copies of this book have been published and here is your chance to own THE ACTUAL PAINTING USED TO CREATE THE BOOK!!!!
The dimensions of the image are approximately 10"x15", and the board measures approximately 13 7/8" x 19 3/8". The painting is SIGNED BY DAVID WENZEL on the bottom right-hand corner and includes a SIGNED MARQUEE BY DAVID WENZEL on the back of the board....your confirmation of authenticity!
The value of this ORIGINAL ARTWORK will only increase with age! Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history. A must for all Tolkien fans and serious collectors as well!

About the book: Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel; The Hobbit; Illustrated by David Wenzel, Adapted by Charles Dixon and Sean Deming, Forestville California; 134 pages, ISBN 1-56060-068-3.

$950.00

The Glow of Smaug by David Wenzel

THE GLOW OF SMAUG
DAVID WENZEL

We commissioned DAVID WENZEL to commemorate J.R.R. Tolkien's Eleventy-first Birthday, with this ORIGINAL PAINTING that shows Smaug in all his glory! An analysis of the column behind Smaug reveals runes that say "J.R.R. Tolkien Eleventy one". The actual painting measures approximately 10.5"x16.5". The overall picture frame measures 20"x26 1/4". The photos just DO NOT do it justice...the colors are brilliant and the detail is incredible!!! It really must be seen to be better appreciated! No detail was overlooked on this piece, from the custom-built frame, to the brushed-gold plaque, felt matting and UV-protection glass! OBSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! The marquee located on the back-side of the painting was signed by David Wenzel and includes a dragon's head.
The value of this ORIGINAL ARTWORK will only increase with age! Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history.

$15,000.00

Ghan Buri Ghan by the Brothers Hildebrandt
GHAN BURI GHAN
BROTHERS HILDEBRANDT

First published in the Tolkien calender of 1977. This ORIGINAL PAINTING demonstrates the incredible talent and vision from the Brothers Hildebrandt! The actual painting measures 45"x35".
For a thorough description of this piece, click here and for a complete list of all the works available, please visit Greg & Tim Hildebrandt at Spiderwebart.com

The value of this ORIGINAL ARTWORK will only increase with age! Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history.

$110,000.00

Smaug by the Brothers Hildebrandt
SMAUG
BROTHERS HILDEBRANDT

First published in the Tolkien calender of 1977. This ORIGINAL PAINTING demonstrates the incredible talent and vision from the Brothers Hildebrandt! The actual painting measures 48"x48".
For a thorough description of this piece, click here and for a complete list of all the works available, please visit Greg & Tim Hildebrandt at Spiderwebart.com

The value of this ORIGINAL ARTWORK will only increase with age! Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history.

$200,000.00
*** SIGNED Posters available $50.00 each ***


The Fellowship of the Ring <br> by the Brothers Hildebrandt


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THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
BROTHERS HILDEBRANDT

First published as the centerfold picture in the Tolkien calender of 1976. This ORIGINAL PAINTING demonstrates the incredible talent and vision from the Brothers Hildebrandt! The actual painting measures 72"x36".
For a thorough description of this piece, click here and for a complete list of all the works available, please visit Greg & Tim Hildebrandt at Spiderwebart.com

The value of this ORIGINAL ARTWORK will only increase with age! Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history.

$210,000.00
*** SIGNED Posters available $50.00 each ***

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Revised -- October 19, 2010