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Author Archive: Urulöké

Letter explaining creation of Estella Brandybuck up for auction on October 22

Urulöké @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 ()

By request I am republishing this article from The Tolkien Society below - this is an interesting little piece of the creation of the history of Middle-earth, in Tolkien's own handwriting.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are auctioning a letter which explains the creation of Estella Brandybuck née Bolger, the wife of Meriadoc Brandybuck, on the 22nd [...]

The Landscapes of Middle-earth - Announcing the Beyond Bree Calendar for 2016

Urulöké @ Monday, September 14th, 2015 ()

I must say that I have to now get a copy of the Chinese Lord of the Rings with the cover art pictured above by Jian Guo, it is just stunning! Of course, I will (again) be getting this edition of the Beyond Bree calendar as they are always well constructed, well edited, and [...]

Oxonmoot Sep 10-13 2015 - This Weekend

Urulöké @ Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 ()

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend this weekend's Oxonmoot (sadly, I have never managed to be in the UK during a Tolkien related event - something I hope to fix some day soon!) I hope those of you have a great time, and share some experiences here if you can.
Here is the [...]

Preorder "Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings" by Diana Pavlac Glyer

Urulöké @ Sunday, September 6th, 2015 ()

Diana Glyer (author of the awesome The Company They Keep) has a new book coming out on November 30th titled Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings. I hope to be able to share significantly more information about this book in the interim, but meanwhile I would like to [...]

Two Lord of the Rings Firsts Sets at Bonhams Auction This Month

Urulöké @ Sunday, September 6th, 2015 ()

Bonhams is holding an auction titled FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA J. LAND September 22nd in New York. Lots 205 and 206 are of some interest, with a reasonable looking (rebound) set of British first printings and a very nice looking first American printing set.
Lot 205TOLKIEN, J.R.R. 1892-1973.The Lord of the [...]

Tolkien and Tove Jansson art film screenings at Concordia University

Urulöké @ Monday, March 9th, 2015 ()

Two biographical films are showing on the last day of The International Festival of Films on Art at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec that should be of interest. The screening is on Sunday, March 29th and starts at 1:30 PM with Escape from Moominvalley, covering children's author and artist Tove Jansson, who also illustrated Tolkien's [...]

Tolkien "Signature" currently on eBay

Urulöké @ Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 ()

I would recommend that anyone does some due diligence on this item if they are thinking of bidding on it.
eBay Item #281555591274
The seller states "Comes with a certificate of authenticity for peace of mind", I must say it does not give me any peace of mind. I can't read the signature, Tolkien's name is spelt [...]

Thornton's Tolkienalia 2014 (plus related Inklings material) catalog update available

Urulöké @ Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 ()

This just in from Thornton's Bookshop - use their contact info at the bottom if you are interested in anything!
[F0240-4] AUDEN, W.H.,. Good and evil in the Lord of the Rings...., Oxford, 1993, 16pp., including the stiff front cover, issuedoriginally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien andFriends number 4, issued on the occasion [...]

Beyond Bree 2015 Calendar available now

Urulöké @ Saturday, November 15th, 2014 ()

"Beyond Bree" is a monthly fan newsletter produced by Nancy Martsch for well over 30 years (continuously!). Starting 30 years ago, there has also been an annual calendar produced by and for fans - this years' looks fantastic, and I will be ordering mine - if you are interested, only a few are made [...]

Interview with Wayne Hammond

Urulöké @ Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 ()

Fellow Tolkien collector, noted Tolkien scholar and co-editor (with wife Christina Scull) of the forthcoming The Art of The Lord of the Rings just had a lovely interview/article published over at the Williams Record.

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