Crescent Books, 1995. FIRST EDITION, thus. (This is expanded edition to 287 pages, large format, book measures 9 x 11 inches, larger illustrations and more of them, by larger contingent of artists, including Ian Miller.) Excellent condition in excellent dust jacket, small former owner’s signature on the front pastedown. Pages are impeccably white and clean. Color and black and white illustrations, many full page. Overiszed hardcover edition of this "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 wolrds of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands." (dj flap) 287 pages.