London: HarperCollins, 2007. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 1st printing. A fine hardcover book in a like dustjacket. Item #1232273
SIGNED BY ADAM TOLKIEN ON THE TITLE PAGE ALONG WITH ILLUSTRATOR ALAN LEE. Adam Tolkien is J.R.R. Tolkien's grandson and the son of the book's editor Christopher Tolkien. In the introduction, Christopher credits Adam for his help in editing the work. Additionally, Adam has translated several of his grandfather's works into French. The book is also signed on the titlepage by Alan Lee who has illustrated a number of Tolkien works. The work was signed by Tolkien "For David" - this is David Kent, a top editor at HarperCollins Canada. THis book is normally found signed on a special bookplate and it is unusual to find Tolkien sigining it on the title page - presumably this was done as it was for one of the publisher's top executives.