Eight fantastic pen-&-ink drawings.
Seven 11 x 15 inch plates in an illustrated folder in a 12 x 15.5 inch illustrated envelope.
The seven plates (including the signed & numbered Plate 1) are in pristine mint condition, as is the Certificate of Authenticity issued by Middle Earth.
The folder (with an eighth image) is also mint.
The envelope (with the same image as the folder) shows a moderate brown staining and very slight wear.
Middle Earth was the premier portfolio publisher of the 1970s. Created by Dennis Wakabyashi and Steve Allen, Middle Earth published the first Frank Frazetta portfolio in 1973 followed by Frazetta's The Lord of the Rings. Middle Earth published portfolios by Frazetta, Barry Smith, Jeff Jones, John Severin, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Howard Chaykin, and others, before Allen's death in 1978 and the company's closure.