Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia
Publication Information
AuthorDavid Day
PublisherMitchell Beazley
FormatHardcover, paperback

Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia-style book by David Day, first published in 1991.

The book has been reissued in many different covers by different publishers.

From the publisher

The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle Earth [sic] 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 and events, reveal to the reader the full dramatic sweep and splendor of Tolkien's world.