Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, by David Day, softback book
“The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands, this book brings together every important aspect of Tolkien’s vast cosmology. More than 500 alphabetical entries are contained within the five major subject divisions: History, Geography, Sociology, Natural History and Biography.
The maps, genealogies and time charts, together with the illustrations of people, places and events, reveal and explore the full dramatic sweep and splendour of Tolkien’s world.
An essential addition to the bookshelves of every Tolkien fan, David Day’s work is accessible and highly readable. It is an invaluable companion for all Tolkien readers, from those embarking on Lord of the Rings for the first time to the lifelong students of the author and his work.”