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The gorgeous illustrated version of The Lord of the Rings is cheaper than ever

Plus, the paperback and hobbit-sized box sets are discounted

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A picture of the interior of the Illustrated version of The Lord of the Rings Image: Harper Collins Publishers
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If you’re planning to walk into Mordor, a map might help. There’s a beautifully illustrated one — drawn by the man himself, J.R.R. Tolkien — within the illustrated version of The Lord of the Rings. It’s available for its lowest price ever as part of Amazon’s Black Friday sale. Normally $74.99, this tome can come to your home for just $27.22.

The single-volume hardcover includes thirty color illustrations, maps, and sketches (all produced by the author) sprinkled throughout its 1,248 pages. Inside, you’ll also find a pair of removable, fold-out maps of Frodo’s journey and of Middle-earth produced by his son, Christopher.

However, if you prefer your Lord of the Rings without illustrations (or just need a copy of The Hobbit) you can find discounted boxed sets of both the standard-size and pocket-size versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit on Amazon. The standard box set is currently on sale for $13.85 (was $35.96), while the leatherette-bound box set (perfect for hobbits) is discounted to $28.88 (was $59.99).

If you’re looking to save on some more unexpected journies, make sure to check out our collection of the best Black Friday deals on board games, D&D, and Magic: The Gathering.

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