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Author Archive: Urulöké

Lyon & Turnbull Live Auction: Lord of the Rings 1st Edition Set - Jan 15th

Urulöké @ Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 ()

Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers (established in 1826) are having an auction on January 15th in Edinburgh, UK for rare books and manuscripts. Lot number 170 is a first edition set of The Lord of the Rings in dustjackets, in reasonable but not perfect condition. Perhaps a deal can be had!
Sale No 399 [...]

Sís dustjacket artwork, Pauline Baynes original art available at Bonham's Auction December 11, 2013

Urulöké @ Thursday, December 5th, 2013 ()

Bonham's in New York has two original pieces of artwork from Peter Sís up for auction on December 11th. They were both used for the 2001 Houghton Mifflin edition of The Hobbit on the dustjacket (front and back). Also for auction is a lot of the 12 illustrations that Pauline Baynes created for Frog [...]

Sotheby's Auction Dec 10, 2013

Urulöké @ Thursday, December 5th, 2013 ()

Sotheby's has four Tolkien lots in their upcoming December 10th auction in London - the outstanding lot being 405, a signed first Japanese edition of The Hobbit - the book itself is scarce enough, and having a clean signature and dedication in Tolkien's handwriting makes this near one-of-a-kind, if not unique. I certainly have [...]

Bonhams Auction September 10, 2013

Urulöké @ Thursday, August 29th, 2013 ()

On September 10th, 2013 at their Oxford location, Bonhams has three Tolkien book lots up for auction. A first edition Hobbit without dustjacket leads, they have a set of early impressions of The Lord of the Rings, and then a sixth impression Hobbit with dustjacket to close the three lots. While none of the [...]

Jef Murray 2014 Calendar Available (AL3P)

Urulöké @ Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 ()

Jef Murray has been producing Tolkien inspired artwork for years, as well as from myriad other fantasy themes such as Narnia and his own imagination. His works have appeared in Amon Hen and Mallorn for The Tolkien Society, Mythprint for the Mythopoeic Society, Silver Leaves, made Beyond Bree newsletter and calendar appearances, and been [...]

Beyond Bree 2014 "Dwarves" Calendar Announced

Urulöké @ Monday, July 22nd, 2013 ()

It is that time of year again when pre-orders start coming out for next year's calendars. One of my favorites every year is the Beyond Bree issue, due to the high quality of the artwork, materials, and editing that bring it all together into a beautiful package. This next year's theme is the [...]

CFP: Tolkien at Kalamazoo: 2014 International Medieval Congress

Urulöké @ Thursday, July 18th, 2013 ()

The Tolkien track at the International Medieval Congress is always interesting (at least, as far as I can tell from all the excited blog posts, tweets, and facebook comments from those attending. I have never made it there yet, myself.) If you would like to present there, the Call For Papers has been [...]

2013 Mythopoeic Award Winners Announced

Urulöké @ Monday, July 15th, 2013 ()

Congratulations to Verlyn Flieger for winning the 2013 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies for her book Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien. She was present at the ceremony yesterday to receive her award in front of a very supportive crowd.
2013 Mythopoeic Award Winners
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for [...]

2013 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists Announced

Urulöké @ Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 ()

The Mythopoeic SocietyPRESS RELEASE: May 14, 2013
2013 Mythopoeic Award Finalists Announced
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult LiteratureAlan Garner, Weirdstone trilogy, consisting of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (Collins), The Moon of Gomrath (Collins), and Boneland (Fourth Estate)Caitlin R. Kiernan, The Drowning Girl (Roc)R.A. MacAvoy, Death and Resurrection (Prime Books)Tim Powers, Hide Me Among the Graves (William [...]

The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien

Urulöké @ Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 ()

Just over one week until Tolkien's unfinished alliterative poem The Fall of Arthur is released! While the contents of this book fall well outside his realm of Middle-earth, this is a poem that has been known to exist for many years, and fans are excited to finally get the chance to read it along [...]

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