A Tolkien Bestiary – David Day (1979) (1st ed)


A Tolkien Bestiary – David Day (1979) (1st ed)


Title: A Tolkien Bestiary

Author: David Day, various illustrators

Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York, 1979. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Very good. Dust-jacket clipped, with small closed tear, wrapped in plastic. Inscription to endpaper. Text clean, binding tight. 287pp., app 10″ by 7″. Profusely illustrated with 36 colour plates and numerous other illustrations. Overseas shipping will cost extra.

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From jacket flap:

David Day’s A Tolkien Bestiary is a scholarly, definitive and enchantingly beautiful explanation of all the imaginary beasts, monsters, races, nations, deities, fauna and flora of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy worlds of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands.

David Day has identified, analyzed and described 129 separate races. Each is lucidly explained in terms of its physical appearance, language, behavior and culture. A Tolkien Bestiary does not retell their stories..Further, there are 36 incomparable paintings in full color that vividly imagine the most important moments in the history of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands.