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Author Archive: Urulöké

Tolkien and the Study of his Sources: An Interview with Jason Fisher

Urulöké @ Monday, August 1st, 2011 ()

An important work in Tolkien Scholarship has just been published, and is even now shipping to eager readers. I don't have my own copy yet, but that hasn't stopped me from reading the book and asking the editor Jason Fisher a few questions about the genesis and growth from idea to book. In [...]

Arda Reconstructed paperback edition imminent

Urulöké @ Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 ()

Doug Kane sends along this announcement:
I just got word from my publisher that copies of the paperback edition of Arda Reconstructed have arrived at their warehouse, and should be shipping within a week (though Amazon is still giving a publication date of July 16), if anyone is interested in a cheaper copy of the book.
It [...]

Return of the Ring Conference Call for Papers

Urulöké @ Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 ()

The Return of the Ring: Celebrating 75 Years of 'The Hobbit'
Loughborough University, 16th-20th August 2012
Call for Papers
J.R.R. Tolkien is an author who excites diverse critical response from both academia and non-academia. Although best known for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and other tales of his Middle-earth 'legendarium', Tolkien's oeuvre extends to Anglo-Saxon studies [...]

Upcoming Tolkien books at Bloomsbury Godalming Auction - 7 July 2011

Urulöké @ Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 ()

Bibliophile Sale (Godalming)
Thursday 7th July 2011 at 11am
Baverstock House93 High StreetGodalmingSurrey GU7 1AL
http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/auction/35824
399. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, first 1 vol. deluxe edition on india paper, original black buckram decorated in gilt, silver & green, few spots to boards, 8vo, 1969.
est. £80 – £120Unsold
400. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Silmarillion, first edition, original cloth, dust-jacket, [...]

Updated: Tolkien Signed Letter at Christie's Auction Tomorrow

Urulöké @ Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 ()

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500UPDATE: Sold for $2,750 including buyers premiumSale 2456 Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts23 June 2011 New York
Lot DescriptionTOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973). Typed letter signed ("JRR Tolkien"), to H. Cotton Minchin (1894-1966), Oxford, 14 November 1962. 1 page, 4to, paperclip burns top left corner.
TOLKIEN BRUSHES OFF PHILIP TOYNBEE'S FAMOUS ATTACK JUST AS [...]

Original Ted Nasmith artwork on eBay

Urulöké @ Thursday, April 21st, 2011 ()

Andy Compton, Ted Naismith's designated sales agent, passed on this message (I took the liberty of adding emphasis).
Just a quick email to let everyone know that 2 original pieces of Ted Nasmith’s work will be on a 10 day auction on ebay starting at 10pm today (UK time).
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330555731689&ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IThttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330555737412&ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT
Tom Bombadil and The River Daughter [...]

First printing of 2nd edition Lord of the Rings - Lucius Books

Urulöké @ Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 ()

The latest catalog of additions from Lucius Books included this very nice looking set of second edition, first impressions of The Lord of the Rings.
Tolkien, J. R. R.: THE LORD OF THE RINGS comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King London: George Allen and Unwin. 1966 [...]

Critical Companion to J.R.R. Tolkien by Jay Ruud

Urulöké @ Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 ()

Facts on File, an award-winning publisher for the school and library market, is releasing a new book on Tolkien due to hit shelves in August 2011. It is titled Critical Companion to J.R.R. Tolkien. It is written by Jay Ruud, who is a professor of English and Chair of the English department at the [...]

Upcoming Tolkien Book Auction - Lyon and Turnbull

Urulöké @ Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 ()

Lyon & Turnbull is having an auction on January 26th that has a lot of five Tolkien books available for bid (live or online). The books are not in the best of shape, but are first editions, and are priced accordingly. Let me know if anyone from here ends up bidding on these!

Sale [...]

Mithril Miniatures Fellowship sale - 3 days left!

Urulöké @ Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 ()

Mithril Miniatures sent along this New Year Sale announcement:
Do you love the Lord of the Rings? of course you do. Do you love collecting miniatures? Yes you do (otherwise you would not have signed up to our newsletter.)
Do you want to take your collection and collecting experience to the next logical level? YES!
Then take advantage [...]


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