World of the Dark Crystal
Author: J.J. Llewellyn
Illustrator: Brian Froud
[FROUD, Brian]. The World of the Dark Crystal. Illustrations by Brian Froud. Text by J.J. Llewellyn, based on the story by Jim Henson. Designed and Edited by Rupert Brown. [London]: Henson Organization Publishing/Mitchell Beazley . Large 4to, 128pp. Black boards with spine stamped in silver. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, top edge slightly sunned, else a clean, tight copy in the original color pictorial dust jacket (light wear at spine panel ends and corners, one-inch wide strip at left side of front panel sunned about half-way up from base of panel, 22-inch clean tear at top right of rear panel). Signed by the artist, Brian Froud.
First UK edition. Published to coincide with the release of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, this book is a tour de force into the incredible imagination and art of the film's conceptual artist, Brian Froud. Simultaneously released in hardcover and softcover, this hardcover edition was apparently done in a small quantity. A must for all Froud collectors!