Special 50th anniversary edition of the literary phenomenon voted Book of the Century and the Nation's favourite Big Read. Includes revised and reset text and special features unique to this edition. 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 and epic adventure has touched the hearts of young and old alike. 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. This deluxe cased volume contains the complete text fully corrected and reset and features for the very first time the pages from the Book of Mazarbul illustrations done by Tolkien and intended for inclusion in the famous 'Bridge of Khazad-dum' chapter. Also appearing are previously unpublished family trees and two full-size fold-out maps. Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the original this brand new volume will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.