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Great Courses: Thomas Shippey's "Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature" on sale

Urulöké @ Friday, May 16th, 2014 ()

On sale through May 29th, Professor Thomas Shippey's set of twenty four lectures "Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature" is a great deal - available as video or audio download, or on DVD or CD for the physical media fans. The first lecture covers Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, [...]

Dominic Winter Auction May 14th: First India Paper Lord of the Rings, Folio Hobbit

Urulöké @ Monday, May 5th, 2014 ()

Two books in a single lot are coming up for auction on May 14th, if you are interested.
Dominic Winter AuctioneersViewing: Tuesday 13th May, 9am-7pm & morning of sale from 9amSale #51414, commencing at 10 AM May 14th 2014
Lot 465: Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings, pub. George Allen & Unwin, 1969, two [...]

Tolkien.co.uk sale announced - Fall of Arthur 50% off, 1 week only

Urulöké @ Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 ()

The official Tolkien Online website is having a special from now to April 30th to buy the trade hardcover of The Fall of Arthur for 50% off list price. Shipping is free for those of you in the UK, as well.
This incredible works tells of Arthur's expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, Guinevere's flight [...]

Mythlore 124 Table of Contents -- at the printer

Urulöké @ Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 ()

Janet Croft sends along the contents of the latest issue of Mythlore - looking like a lot of good reading material! You can order a copy through the Mythopoeic Society webpage - while you are there, consider becoming a member of the organization if you aren't already.

Mythlore
A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, [...]

Fan Publication - "The Hobbit, An Art Book by Octo"

Urulöké @ Monday, April 7th, 2014 ()

Octo Kwan's anime/manga style Tolkien-inspired artwork has been featured in Mallorn, Amon Hen and Beyond Bree, and has been exhibited in Hong Kong and in England. This book is an oversized softcover, with text in English and Chinese. I have not yet ordered a copy so I cannot comment on shipping costs to [...]

Bloomsbury Hobbit Auctions, April 11th

Urulöké @ Sunday, April 6th, 2014 ()

Bloomsbury Book Auctions is having a Modern Literature auction on April 11th, 2014. Included in this auction are two copies of The Hobbit - a first edition, first impression in good dustjacket, and a first edition second impression copy in much nicer dustjacket. Unfortunately the auction house has misspelled Tolkien's name in [...]

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 [...]


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