Fiction Books

Froud, Brian: The World of the Dark Crystal (12177)

Mitchell/Beazley 1st UK 1983
square folio, v v min bmps to bds, v v sl tanning
to page edges, v sl wr + v tiny chps to d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 1360 gms
(Order reference 12177).

From the blurb:

“Here is the visual magic of the spectacular new movie The Dark Crystal, in which Jim Henson and Frank Oz of Muppet fame, and their associates, collaborate with the celebrated illustrator Brian Froud (Faeries and The Land of Froud), to create a fantastic ancient civilization – bringing life its people, geography, laws, language and mythology.

With over 200 pictures by Brian Froud (most in full colour) and its story of Tolkien-like fascination, this book is both a lavish introduction to the world of The Dark Crystal and a work of fantasy and artistry that stands completely on its own.

By means of dramatic illustration and imaginative text, Brian Froud and Professor J J Llewellyn have created – through the “writings” of the wise and ancient woman Aughra – the complex and absorbing world of the film so perfectly that it could almost have existed.”