Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia

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Simon and Schuster, 1991 - Fiction - 279 pages
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The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands, this book brings together every important aspect of Tolkien's vast cosmology. More than five hundred alphabetical entries cover five major subject areas: history, geography, sociology, natural history and biography.
The maps, genealogies and time-charts, together with the illustrations of characters, places adn events, reveal to the reader the full dramatic sweep and splendor of Tolkien's world.

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User Review  - benjamin.duffy - LibraryThing

Pro: the art. The book is absolutely loaded with illustrations, and each of the half dozen or so artists has an extremely distinct style, ranging from etching to watercolor. It's an amazingly ... Read full review

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User Review  - slaveofOne - LibraryThing

Good reference material for reading (or re-reading) Tolkien's Middle-Earth masterpieces--especially for those unfamiliar with "The Silmarillion". Rather uninspiring drawings and artwork, however. Read full review


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David Day was born in 1949 in Melbourne, Victoria. He is an Australian historian and author. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with first-class Honours in History and Political Science and was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has been a Junior Research Fellow at Clare College in Cambridge, founding head of History and Political Science at Bond University, official historian of the Australian Customs Service, Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin, and Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo. He has written widely on Australian history and the history of the Second World War. Among his many books are Menzies and Churchill at War and a two volume study of Anglo-Australian relations during the Second World War. His prize-winning history of Australia, Claiming a Continent, won the prestigious non-fiction prize in the 1998 South Australian Festival Awards for Literature. An earlier book, Smugglers and Sailors, was shortlisted by the Fellowship of Australian Writers for its Book of the Year Award. John Curtin: A Life was shortlisted for the 2000 NSW Premier's Literary Awards' Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.

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