- Aug 21, 2010
I've received my copy and am well pleased with it. The hardcover book is covered with a kind of paper (I think) over boards that would stain easily, so you would want to handle it with care, but the book is well-made, with pages in sewn signatures, and dozens of reproductions of Tolkien's manuscripts, doodles, and beautiful calligraphy, many of which I didn't recognize as having seen before. Reproductions of medieval and Victorian works provide some context for what Tolkien was doing. This edition will be of interest to scholars and fans. I've seen a claim at the Tolkien Collector's Guide site, that just a limited number will be printed.
Marquette says, "The exhibition is accompanied by a 196-page hardbound catalogue that reproduces the complete object list." I'm grateful for that.