An incredibly cool and revealing look at J.R.R. Tolkien’s personal vision of what Middle Earth in The Hobbit looks like. These images are from the soon to be released oThe Art of the Hobbit, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication showing off Tolkien’s never-before-seen original illustrations.
According to The Guardian:
“When HarperCollins began preparing for the book’s 75th anniversary next year, the publisher discovered Tolkien had actually created more than 100 illustrations, which lay buried in his archive at theBodleian Library in Oxford and were only recently digitised.