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Arda Philology Volume 5

October 6, 2015 — Urulöké (Views: 18961)

Arda Philology 5

Omentielva is the familiar name for the International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Invented Languages. The proceedings of each Omentielva conference is published in volumes titled Arda Philology.

Arda Philology 5, the Proceedings of Omentielva Lempea, was published in September 2015. This volume from the fifth conference contains five papers and three haiku in Quenya:

  • J. ‘Mach’ Wust: The Sindarin Tengwar Modes
  • Måns Björkman: “On the Points of Her Toes”: Some Notes on the Development of “Nieninque”
  • Valeria Barouch: Lifehouses, Houselights and Other Encounters
  • Roman Rausch: Explanation of the Word hobbit
  • Helge K. Fauskanger: Note on the Cross-compatibility of Quenya Vocabulary from Different Stages
  • Marianne Larose, Sascha Mücke, Roman Rausch: Haiku
  • Omentielva Otsea, The Seventh International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Invented Languages will be held on 10 – 13 August 2017 in California. Go to the Omentielva website for more information and to order a copy of the latest (and some back issues of) Arda Philology.

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

    September 30, 2015 — Urulöké (Views: 19502)

    Estella Bolger Letter
    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 October 2015.

    When The Return of the King was published in 1955, Tolkien created Appendix C which did not contain a wife for Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry). In the Note on the Text by Douglas Anderson in recent published copies of The Lord of the Rings, Douglas wrote "Soon after this he sent a small number of further revisions to Ballantine for the appendices, including the now well-known addition of ‘Estella Bolger’ as wife of Meriadoc in the family trees in Appendix C."

    Additional information on Estella Bolger is given in note one of The Family Trees chapter of The Peoples of Middle-earth (edited by Christopher Tolkien) "On one of his copies of the First Edition he added to the genealogy of the Tooks… ‘Estella’ as the sister of Fredegar and her birth-date 1385; and to the Brandybuck genealogy he added to Meriadoc ‘= Estella Bolger 1385’, noting beside this that he told a correspondent in 1965 that ‘I believe he married a sister of Fredegar Bolger of the Bolgers of Budgeford’."

    Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are auctioning the letter mentioned in The Peoples of Middle-earth on the 22nd October 2015 in their 20th Century Books and Works on Paper sale in London.

    The auction gives some additional detail on how Tolkien created the character of Estella. The letter was dictated, typed and signed by Tolkien’s secretary of the time, Baillie Knapheis, and the typed text stated "Your question about who Merry married is an interesting one, but unfortunately the answer is not recorded."

    While the letter was being typed Tolkien appears to have decided that the answer should be recorded i.e. Merry should be married and that a suitable candidate would be the sister of one of Merry’s best friends, Fredegar (Fatty) Bolger.

    Tolkien came up with the name, Estella and also added her to the Bolger and Brandybuck family trees in The Lord of the Rings. Estella’s name was also underlined, indicating that she had been a guest at Bilbo’s party. Due to various publication problems, Estella has only recently appeared in all copies of the Appendix C of The Return of the King.

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

    September 14, 2015 — Urulöké (Views: 22156)

    Farewell Frodo by Jian Guo Beyond Bree 2016

    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 full of beautiful art work year in and year out. These are published in small numbers, so get your pre-order in as soon as you can.

    Press release:

    Take a journey through the Landscapes of
    Middle-earth with the


    Beyond Bree Calendar for 2016


    Beyond Bree celebrates its 35th anniversary
    with fantastic art from around the world.

    Come delight to the works of your favorite artists such as Anke Eissmann, Tim Kirk,
    Octo Kwan, Ruth Lacon, Jef Murray, Gordon Palmer, Ted Nasmith, and Colin Williams.
    Thrill as we introduce new artists Joe Gilronan and Glenn Hernandez. And help us
    welcome our special guest artist Jian Guo, cover illustrator of Wen Jing Publishing's
    Chinese language edition of Lord of the Rings (pictured above) as we travel through
    the landscapes of JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth!

    The colour and black & white calendar will measure 11 x 8 ½ inches, opening to 11 x 17 inches.
    Pricing: $20 plus shipping, USA $2.00, the rest of the World $5.00. Please inquire for larger
    orders. For PayPal orders please add $1.00. Send PayPal payments (in US dollars) to:
    beyondbree@yahoo.com Send check or postal money order (in US dollars, drawn on a US
    bank) payable to: Nancy Martsch, PO Box 55372, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413, USA. You may
    send currency, at your own risk, in a sturdy envelope. For more information, please e-mail:
    beyondbree@yahoo.com

    The Shire and Mordor by T Kirk Beyond Bree 2016

    [The Shire and Mordor by Tim Kirk]

    Download the full color flyer here

    Oxonmoot Sep 10-13 2015 - This Weekend

    September 8, 2015 — Urulöké (Views: 13786)

    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 full press release from Shaun at the Tolkien Society:

    The Tolkien Society’s annual Oxonmoot event is due to take place at St Antony’s College, Oxford this weekend with record attendance.This year will be The Tolkien Society's 42nd Oxonmoot – taking place from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September – and will include talks and panels, friendly discussion, quizzes, an art exhibition, a masquerade, and a party including a traditional ceilidh! The weekend concludes, as always, with Enyalie, a ceremony of remembrance at Tolkien’s grave in Wolvercote Cemetery on Sunday morning. This year's Oxonmoot takes place in the run up to the anniversary of the 60th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings. The Return of the King was first published on the 20th October 1955 and has become one of the world's most popular books: The Lord of the Rings has been translated into over 50 languages and estimates put sales at over 150 million copies worldwide.

    Founded in 1969 by Vera Chapman, The Tolkien Society is an educational charity and literary society with the aim of promoting the life and works with J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien himself supported the organisation and gave it his seal of approval by agreeing to become The Tolkien Society's President. On Tolkien's death the family recommended he stay as President, so, to this day, he remains The Tolkien Society's Honorary President in perpetuo. The Society has over a thousand members and hosts events up and down the country every week.

    Shaun Gunner, Chairman of The Tolkien Society, said: "Oxonmoot always takes place in September to coincide with the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo, but this year we have a record number of attendees coming to St Antony’s College to enjoy the longest-running Tolkien event in the world." He added, "Oxonmoot has been going for over 40 years and provides an excellent opportunity for hundreds of fans from around the world to come together for a weekend of fun and fellowship in Oxford, a location so important to Tolkien."

    w: www.tolkiensociety.org
    f: facebook.com/TheTolkienSociety
    t: @TolkienSociety

    Trotter: The Society have uploaded a video created for the event

    Writer Brian Sibley sends his best wishes to Oxonmoot 2015, and shares some of his stories, artwork, and Tolkien books. 

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

    September 6, 2015 — Urulöké (Views: 11783)

    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 pass on this from Diana: "Bandersnatch" is being published by Kent State University Press, and they are in the midst of some really important decisions: how they will position the book in their catalog, how many marketing dollars they will dedicate to this project, what the initial print run will be. How do they decide all that? They look at early interest. They count the pre-orders. If you are thinking that you might like a copy of Bandersnatch, or if you might want to buy a copy for a Lewis or Tolkien fan you know, would you consider pre-ordering this week? And help spread the word? I'd be very grateful.

    I've just pre-ordered my copy, hopefully you will be interested enough to do the same (or to pass on the request to others who may also be interested). See a great article covering this pre-release as well over at File 770.

    From the publisher:

    An inspiring look at the Inklings and their creative process. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings met each week to read and discuss each other's work-in-progress, offering both encouragement and blistering critique. How did these conversations shape the books they were writing? How does creative collaboration enhance individual talent? And what can we learn from their example?

    Featuring original illustrations by James A. Owen, Bandersnatch offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford, and a seat at their table at the Eagle and Child pub. It shows how encouragement and criticism made all the difference in The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and dozens of other books written by the members of their circle. You'll learn what made these writers tick, and more: inspired by their example, you'll discover how collaboration can help your own creative process and lead to genius breakthroughs in whatever work you do.

    November 2015, c. 212 pp
    Paper, $18.95
    ISBN 978-1-60635-276-2

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

    September 6, 2015 — Urulöké (Views: 4206)

    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 205Bonhams auction 22464 lot 205
    TOLKIEN, J.R.R. 1892-1973.
    The Lord of the Rings. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954-55. 3 volumes. 8vo (211 x 127 mm). Folding map in each volume. Full crimson morocco gilt by Asprey, a.e.g., gilt turn-ins. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS, finely bound.
    Estimate: US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (£3,300 - 4,600)

    Lot 206Bonhams auction 22464 lot 206
    TOLKIEN, J.R.R. 1892-1973.
    The Lord of the Rings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954-56. 3 volumes. Folding map in each volume. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt, illustrated dust jackets. Faint shelfwear to boards and jackets, offset toning to rear endpapers of third volume; else a fine, attractive set. FIRST AMERICAN EDITIONS.
    Estimate: US$ 2,500 - 3,500 (£1,600 - 2,300)

    Tolkien and Tove Jansson art film screenings at Concordia University

    March 9, 2015 — Urulöké (Views: 66968)

    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 The Hobbit (second edition in Sweden, and later reused in the 1973 Finnish edition of The Hobbit as well).

    If you plan on attending, please let me know!

    For more general information, you can visit the Festival website directly. Links to the individual movies are below.

    Escape from Moominvalley (58 min., Finnish with English subtitles)
    Finland, Denmark, Sweden, 2014
    Directed by Charlotte Airas

    The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Finnish artist and author Tove Jansson (1914-2001), who earned worldwide fame for her Moomin books for children. Written in Swedish, these stories of imaginary animals, which she herself illustrated, went on to become the subject of comic strips and animated films. But they represent only one facet of the artist’s creativity. This film focuses on her prolific work as a visual artist, which she carried out at the same time as her writing. Jansson, in fact, regarded herself above all as a painter. This film profile delves into Jansson’s life outside of the Moomins, recounting her early years and search for artistic identity. She is today ranked among the leading visual artists of post-war Finland.

    J.R.R Tolkien: des Mots, des mondes (55 min., French)
    France, 2014
    Directed by Simon Backès

    The distinguished philologist J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy work The Lord of the Rings (1954-55). Inspired by Anglo-Saxon legends and Norse sagas, this novel had a profound impact on the cultural landscape of the 20th century, leading to a popular resurgence of fantasy literature. The book was a monumental—and partly unfinished—achievement, an unprecedented attempt to create, on his own, a coherent mythology for an entire country. Examining Tolkien’s diverse sources of inspiration, the film traces the genesis of the work in an attempt to understand how its influence and impact remain so strong forty years after his death.

    Update: If you are up for watching it in French (no subtitles), J.R.R Tolkien: des Mots, des mondes is available on YouTube.

    Tolkien "Signature" currently on eBay

    January 13, 2015 — Urulöké (Views: 85240)

    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 wrong and the company that has supposedly authenticated this (Unique Autographs inc.) has no presence on the Internet.

    Update: The item sold for £301

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

    December 3, 2014 — Urulöké (Views: 102813)

    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, issued
    originally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien and
    Friends number 4, issued on the occasion of the centenary
    celebrations at Keble college, Oxford. this is one of the 26
    copies marked A - Z for friends of the publisher, never made
    available in the trade. Printed on single sides, A-4 with
    bound-in front cover in 3 colours (initials W and A) on fine
    conqueror paper, bound in paper covered boards and a leather
    spine with the embossed letter G on front board. This edition
    also has a colophon which did not appear in the regular edition.
    The letter G also appears handwritten below this colophon. Actual
    year of publication was 1992. [ Tolkien inklings Oxford ] £45.00

    [F0240-3] AUDEN, W.H.,. Good and evil in the Lord of the Rings..
    .., Oxford, 1993, 16pp., including the stiff front cover, issued
    originally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien and
    Friends number 4, issued on the occasion of the centenary
    celebrations at Keble college, Oxford. there were 26 copies
    marked A - Z for friends of the publisher, never made available
    in the trade. Printed on single sides, A-4 with front cover in 3
    colours (initials W and A) on conqueror paper, This edition has a
    colophon which did not appear in the regular edition. . Actual
    year of publication was 1992. this copy in loose sheets is
    stamped below the colophon: Uncorrected proof copy followed by
    the title. [ Tolkien inklings Oxford ] £18.00

    [F2800] Brugmann, Karl,. Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der
    indogermanischen Sprachen. Auf Grund des fünfbändigen '
    Grundrisses der vergleichenden Grammatik der indogermanischen
    Sprachen von K. Brugmann und B. Delbrück ' verfasst. Strassburg:
    Karl J. Trübner, 1904, XVIII, 777pp., + 48pp. Publisher's
    catalogue. half calf binding marbled paper covered boards,
    leather corners. Gilt titling on spine which has 4 raised bands.
    Black end papers. Spine somewhat rubbed , text sl. yellowing.
    signed J R R Tolkien on flyleaf along with the signatures of
    other previous and later owners £750.00

    [F2799] Collitz, Hermann,. Das schwache Präteritum und seine
    Vorgeschichte.. Das schwache Präteritum und seine Vorgeschichte.
    (Hesperia, Schriften zur germanischen Philologie Nr. 1 )
    Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Rupprecht, 1912, XVI, 256pp., in
    original discoloured cloth binding, text sl. yellowed. Tolkien's
    signature J R R Tolkien is written in pencil on the dark green
    coloured first end paper and the name Tolkien is repeated in
    orange below that. £650.00

    [F0508] Emmons , Robert. The Life and Opinions of Walter Richard
    Sickert. Faber and Faber 1942, 2nd impression of the 1st edition
    published in the same year. profusely illustrated with drawings
    and plates, photographs. XII,327pp., grubby/worn hardback, no d/j
    text, untrimmed, is fine. with a handwritten dedication signed
    Hopjolly = Charles Williams to his landlady Anne, dated Christmas
    1943 on the f.e.p. ? Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942) was one
    of England's greatest impressionist painters. His cityscapes and
    music hall scenes were frequently based, compositionally, on
    Degas's paintings. [ DR 3 ] £45.00

    [F1048] Hadow, W.H.. Essays and Studies By Members of the English
    Association Volume XVII. Oxford at the Clarendon press, 1932, 105
    [10] pp., contains a.o. C.S. LEWIS: What Chaucer Really Did to Il
    Filostrato. pp. Andre Maurois: Proust et Ruskin a.o. 56-75.?
    Lewis' article, an analysis of Boccaccio's work of that name as a
    source for Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, became for decades the
    most cited study of Chaucer's great poem, not only because of the
    insightful analyses of specific passages it offered but more
    importantly because of the powerful theory that drove it. Lewis
    contended that Boccaccio's version of the story was a product of
    the emerging Italian Renaissance, while Chaucer systematically
    re-medievalized it, emphasizing a medieval interest in didactic
    rhetoric and Courtly Love.[DL 2/1] £19.95

    [012832-1] HAMMOND, W.G.,. J.R.R.Tolkien: A Descriptive
    Bibliography.. With the assistance of D.A.Anderson. 434 pp. Bound
    in blue silver cloth. this is the latest reprint, not the first
    issue. £95.00

    [F0684-1] Hammond, Wayne G., (ed. And designer). Tolkien
    Centenary Conference Keble College, Oxford 17 - 24 August 1992.
    A-3 POSTER. The Centenary Conference Souvenir poster with cover
    art by Patrick Wynne The Tolkien Centenary Conference was held at
    Keble College, Oxford, from August 17th - 24th, 1992, to
    celebrate the centenary of the birth of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien.
    The conference was run by the Tolkien Society and the American
    Mythopoeic Society, and incorporated the annual conferences
    (Oxonmoot 1992 and Mythcon XXIII) held in that year. A-3 size
    £15.00

    [000092] Kaluta, Michael. JRR Tolkien Calendar 1994. Folio,
    ring-bound calendar, colour illustrations, v good condition in
    the original cardboard slipcase, unused. £14.95

    [020330] LEWIS, C.S.,. That Hideous Strength. A modern fairy-tale
    for grown-ups .. .., John Lane, 1945, first edition. In new black
    cloth binding and with a new title label on the spine. no jacket.
    First edition, text ,war time quality, sl. darkened.[WB4] £16.00

    [F0061] Nasmith, Ted. Tolkien Diary 2003. .., Harper Collins,
    2002, The annual Tolkien diary, containing all-new artwork
    depicting scenes based on the second book of JRR Tolkien "The
    Lord of the Rings". a perfect copy without d/j as issued £18.00

    [F1158] Rorabeck, Robert,. TOLKIEN?S HEROIC QUEST. A new critical
    study of J.R.R. Tolkien, concentrating on some of his lesser
    known works, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The
    Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm?s Son and The Battle of
    Maldon, as well as well-known works such as The Silmarillion and
    Tolkien?s Middle-earth legends. £14.95

    [F1695] Royal Mail First Day Cover - Magical Worlds.. Stamped
    Oxford Post Office 21 July 1998. Stamp Details: 20p The Hobbit;
    26p The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; 37p The Phoenix and the
    Carpet; 43p The Borrowers; 63p Through the Looking Glass. mint
    set as issued by the Royal Mail, unused in glassine sleeve.[ C.S.
    Lewis Tolkien Lewis Carroll ] £15.00

    [F1694] Royal Mail First Day Cover - Magical Worlds.. Stamped
    Oxford Post Office 21 July 1998. Stamp Details: 20p The Hobbit;
    26p The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; 37p The Phoenix and the
    Carpet; 43p The Borrowers; 63p Through the Looking Glass.
    Addressed by hand to the Literature department of Thornton's
    Bookshop in Oxford [ C.S. Lewis Tolkien Lewis Carroll ] £15.00

    [F0728] Schuchart, Max. Tolkien In De ban Van Zijn Werk. an
    introductory booklet to Tolkien's works in Dutch published by Het
    Spectrum £7.95

    [F0727] TOLKIEN. HarperCollins Complete Tolkien Stock Catalogue
    1997-1998. 36 pages, featuring many of the listed titles's front
    covers, in coloured self wrappers, stapled £7.95

    [093081-10] TOLKIEN J R R. The Devil's Coach-Horses.. Jersey,
    Edward Brothers, 1925. [pirated edition 1980's ?) the typography
    gives this facsimile edition away since the typeface used
    Monotype Bembo is a typeface only cut in 1929. 6pp.,
    Hammond/Anderson page 346: C19: re-set from Review of English
    studies, 1, no. 3 (July 1925) in blue paper covered boards, with
    an embossed coloured design , c. 3 cm wide, on front board., very
    fine copy. £29.95

    [F1662] TOLKIEN J R R. Tolkien Diary 2000. HarperCollins, 1999,
    illustrated by Ted Nasmith in full colours also on the front
    board. . boards. Immaculate copy [ x 2 DL ] £19.95

    [F0854] TOLKIEN J R R. The Silmarillion. Ed. by Christopher
    Tolkien. Allen & Unwin, 1977, 366pp., no jacket, edges of text
    soiled, binding faded. £4.95

    [F0174] TOLKIEN J R R. The Hobbit or there and back again. ..,
    Allen & Unwin, 1976, the De Luxe edition with colour illustration
    by Tolkien (with colour added by H.E. Riddett ) see Hammond &
    Anderson A3o (page 51) Black cloth over boards, with Smaug design
    stamped in red, silver and gold to front board in gilt, silver ,
    and red. In the original black paper box with label to the front
    . Maps in red and black to both endpapers and 13 colour plates.
    Published on 2 September 1976, number of copies unknown. A very
    fine copy, only the label on the front of the box is a bit dusty/
    soiled. the original sl. frayed tissue wrapper still present and
    complete. £225.00

    [F2837-10] TOLKIEN J R R. The Devil's Coach-Horses.. Jersey,
    Edward Brothers, 1925. [pirated edition 1980's ?) the typography
    gives this facsimile edition away since the typeface used
    Monotype Bembo is a typeface only cut in 1929. 6pp., Hammond /
    Anderson page 346: C19: re-set from Review of English studies, 1,
    no. 3 (July 1925) £3.50

    [F1698] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Royal Mail First Day cover - Tolkien
    The Centenary - 1992 - 8 Stamps In Panel. This first day cover,
    sent from the Oxford post office to the JRR Tolkien department of
    thornton's Bookshop, then in Broad street, has the Oxford post
    office date stamp 27 October 1992. £25.00

    [F2615] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. 7 Tolkien Calenders, 6 of Which in
    original; shrink Wraps. Tolkien Calendar 1999. Illustrated by
    Alan Lee. ISBN: 0-261-10352-0 / Tolkien Calendar 2000.
    Illustrated by Ted Nasmith ISBN: 0-261-10384-9 / Tolkien Calendar
    2001. The Lord of the Rings. Illustrated by John Howe ISBN:
    0-261-10379-2 / Tolkien Calendar 2002. Illustrated by Ted Nasmith
    ISBN: 0-00-711189-4 (no wrap) / Tolkien Calendar 2003,
    illustrated by Ted Nasmith 0-00-711190-8 includes poster / The
    Hobbit Calendar 2006 With Tolkien's own illustrations.
    0-00-720813-8 / the Lord of the Rings Calendar 2007 Illustrated
    by Alan Lee.0-00-722563-6 / Immaculate copies all in the original
    shrink wraps with the exception of the 2002 calendar, all
    published by HarperCollins £450.00

    [F1622] Tolkien, J R R. Mr. Bliss.. ISBN: 0048232157. George
    Allen & Unwin, 1982, landscape format hardback with dust jacket
    ,illustrated by the Professor for his own children when they were
    very young and published after his death. Each page has Tolkien's
    original manuscript (text and coloured illustrations) reproduced
    in facsimile (with facing printed text). a fine copy in fine
    jacket [DL] £25.00

    [F1623] Tolkien, J R R. The Lord of the Rings Diary 2007.
    Illustrated By Alan Lee.. ISBN: 0007225644. Harper Collins,
    2006,A immaculate unmarked copy, glossy hardback ? ** The 2007
    diary features 13 paintings and illustrations by Alan Lee and is
    more sumptuous than ever. It is not only illustrated by the
    acclaimed artist, it has been designed by him, with the same care
    and attention to detail that has seen his work embraced by the
    Tolkien Estate, Peter Jackson and discerning fans around the
    world. To accompany each watercolor, every month features
    complementary line drawings selected by Lee from his Lord of the
    Rings Sketchbook; there are also brand new sketches produced
    exclusively for this diary, which are further enhanced with
    commentary by the artist. Alan Lee has depicted famous scenes
    that include Gollum and Bilbo, Rivendell and Smaug the Dragon,
    but these new pencil drawings will take the reader deeper into
    the enchanting world of Middle-earth than ever before. [DL]
    £25.00

    [F0176] TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,. The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit. The
    Silmarillion 5 Volumes.. 2002 (2001 ?) /2004. One of the Folio
    Society's hand numbered limited edition of 1750 copies.
    Quarter-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather, with sides of
    hand-woven pure Indian silk. Illustrations drawn by Eric Fraser
    from original designs by Ingahild Grathmer (pseud. of the Queen
    of Denmark). Gilded top edges, with ribbon markers. Calligraphy
    on spines and slipcase by John Andrew. Slipcases bound in full
    Moroccan goatskin leather, with scalloped edges. 1328 pages in
    total for the Lord of the Rings. Together with The Hobbit (2003)
    and the Silmarillion (2004 ) Illustrated by Francis Mosley,
    printed at the Bath Press, All volumes have the same number.
    Payment for this title by bank transfer only. Forwarding by UPS
    in the UK, by DHL abroad £1,750.00

    [F0388-2] TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,. The Silmarillion. ISBN: 0007136609.
    With Christopher Tolkien's 1977 and 1999 forewords. Harper
    Collins , First edition thus, 2002. xxiv, 365pp, colour maps as
    end papers. quarter black leather binding with gil titlet, and
    gilt embossed design on front board, all edges gilt. . In black
    leather covered slipcase. The edition was limited to 1000 copies,
    shrink wrap preserved, has the numbers 1 to 9 in the colophon.
    The first publication of a deluxe edition of The Silmarillion,
    featuring the revised, reset text, The Silmarillion is an account
    of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the
    ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings
    look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and
    Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an
    age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and
    the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the
    Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor.
    Included in the book are several shorter works. The Ainulindale
    is a myth of the Creation and in the Valaquenta the nature and
    powers of each of the gods is described. The Akallabeth recounts
    the downfall of the great island kingdom of Númenor at the end of
    the Second Age and Of the Rings of Power tells of the great
    events at the end of the Third Age, as narrated in The Lord of
    the Rings. This was the first luxe edition of this pivotal work,
    featuring the revised, corrected text and including, by way of an
    introduction, a fascinating letter written by Tolkien in 1951 in
    which he gives a full explanation of how he conceived the early
    Ages of Middle-earth. Bound in quarter black leather, and set in
    a protective slipcase, still shrink wrapped. Immaculate copy
    £150.00

    [F1287] TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,. Bilbo's Last Song.. Illustrated by
    Pauline Baynes. Hutchinson, 2002, first edition thus, first
    printing ssplendid hardback copy in pristine jacket. [ST] £9.75

    [F0176-3] TOLKIEN, J.J.R.,. The Hobbit or There and Back Again.
    One of the Folio Society's hand numbered limited edition of 1750
    copies. Quarter-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather, with sides of
    hand-woven pure Indian silk. Illustrations drawn by Eric Fraser
    from original designs by Ingahild Grathmer (pseud. of the Queen
    of Denmark). Gilded top edges, with ribbon markers. Calligraphy
    on spines and slipcase by John Andrew. Slipcase bound in full
    Moroccan goatskin leather, with scalloped edges. (2002 )
    Illustrated by Francis Mosley, printed at the Bath Press, 245
    pages. An immaculate copy £375.00

    [F0875C] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. The Hobbit.. Illustrated by Alan Lee.
    Harper Collins, 1997. Text very sl darkened at the edges o/w a
    fine copy in fine jacket. [DL 1/4] £25.00

    [F0875B] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. The Hobbit.. Illustrated by Alan Lee.
    The edition specially published for Dealerfield Ltd. in 2000 by
    Harper Collins. Text very sl darkened at the edges o/w a fine
    copy in fine jacket. [DL 1/5] £25.00

    [093039-1] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. The Hobbit.. Illustrated by Alan Lee.
    Published by Harper Collins exclusively for Hatchard's of London
    in 1997 in a limited edition signed by the illustrator to
    celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of The
    Hobbit. In a quarter leather binding in slip-case. Gilt lettering
    on spine. Splendid copy in new condition. numbered copy. One of
    only 600 issued. £650.00

    [R72494] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. Az Elveszett Mesek Konyve. 2. kotet.
    (Hungarian). Forditotta: Tandori Dezso. Budapest, 1996. 395 pp.,
    fine paperback. [ = the book of lost tales volume 2 in Hungarian]
    £4.95

    [R72493] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.. Silmarillion. (Czech). Praha: Mlada
    fronta, 1992. 319 pp., cover portrait, maps; fine hardback in d/j
    with aq hologram of a tree on teh front wrapper £6.95

    [001304] TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (transl.),. Sir Gawain and the Green
    knight. Pearl. Sir Orfeo.. ,,, ISBN: 0048210358.. Allen & Unwin,
    1975; 149pp; in publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering on
    spine; dust-wrapper;. *First edition. These highly regarded
    translations are sensitive to the narrative and poetic qualities
    of the originals. (With glossary and appendix.) binding sl.
    bumped at bottom spine, jacket sl. creased at bottom spine, not
    price-clipped, name in ink on f.e.p. very good to fine copy
    £24.50

    [093086] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Tree and Leaf, Smith of Wootton Major,
    the Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son. Unwin Books 2nd
    reset edition 1975, 175pp., First Thus Omnibus edition of three
    of Tolkien's best known shorter works, including his essay on
    Fairy Tales.text yellowed throughout [sp] £6.95

    [F0060] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Tolkien Diary 1992. .., ISBN:
    0261102281. The annual Tolkien diary, issued in the centenary
    year with tolkien's own illustations. A perfect copy, not used ,
    issued without d/j £25.00

    [091244] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Hobbit Albo Tam I z Powrotem. (The
    Hobbit in Polish). |, illustrated by Alan Lee . Amber, 2000, 1st
    edition thus , perfect copy in good d/j. (d/j sl. frayed at the
    top. the Polish edition published by Amber. this is the only
    edition which has been published in a larger size, top of the
    wrapper sl. wrinkled; [ DL 1/5] £25.00

    [012754] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. THE SILMARILLION. ISBN: 0261103660.
    Harper Collins, 1998, A beautifully presented edition,
    Illustrated with twenty full-colour paintings by Ted Nasmith, to
    celebrate its twenty-first year of publication. edges of text sl.
    darkened, o/w fine hardback in fine dust jacket. On the jacket is
    added: The Myths and Legends of Middle Earth.[ DL 1/5 x 2 ]
    £25.00

    [F1624] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Tolkien Diary 1999. Illustrated By Alan
    Lee.. ISBN: 0261103741. Harper Collins, 1998, an immaculate
    unmarked, unused copy. each month has a double page full colour
    illustration and numerous grey illustrations as backgrounds
    throughout diary. 134 pages. 21 x 18 cm [ x 2 DL ] £14.95

    [F0173] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. The Hobbit or There and Back Again.
    Illustrated By the Author.. Houghton, Houghton Mifflin, 1987, the
    fiftieth anniversary edtuion. long foreword by Christopher
    Tolkien.Bound in gold imitation leather over boards, 50th
    anniversary device stamped on upper cover in green, repeated on a
    paper label on the slipcase also of gold inmitation leather.
    Published on 26th October 1987 in an edition of 15000 copies [
    see Hammond page 63 ] dedication in biro by previous owner on
    f.e.p. o/w a fine copy £45.00

    [F1798] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. THE SILMARILLION. 1977. ISBN:
    0048231398. Allen & Unwin,1977, first edition. 365pp., folding
    map of Beleriand and the lands to the North. Emblems designed by
    J.R.R. Tolkien, Front cover: Luthien Tinuviel; bac cover:
    Fingolfin Earendil Idril Celebrindal Elwe Feanor. Very good copy
    in price clipped d/j £14.50

    [F1797] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. THE SILMARILLION. 1977. ISBN:
    0048231398. Allen & Unwin,1977, first edition. 365pp., folding
    map of Beleriand and the lands to the North. Emblems designed by
    J.R.R. Tolkien, Front cover: Luthien Tinuviel; bac cover:
    Fingolfin Earendil Idril Celebrindal Elwe Feanor. Very good copy
    in unclipped d/j £25.00

    [F0875] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. The Hobbit or There and back Again
    Illustrated By Alan Lee 8 Different Editions Illustrated By Alan
    Lee..
    1) Harper Collins, 1997, with the pre-publication price of £ 20
    until December 1997 £25.00 from 1 January 1998 printed on the
    inside of the dust wrapper.
    2) Boston-New York, Houghton-Mifflin, 1997 (0997 printed on
    inside dust wrapper
    3) the edition published specially for Dealerfield Ltd. in 2000.
    the printing on the spine of the dust wrapper of this edition is
    different and there is a difference in colours.
    4) Hobbitinn eda ut og heim aftur. Reykjavik, 1997, the Icelandic
    edition.
    5) Hobbit albo tam i z powrotem., the Polish edition published by
    Amber. this is the only edition which has been published in a
    larger size, top of the wrapper sl. wrinkled;
    6) Hobbitten eller ud og hjem igen. The Danish edition published
    by Gyldendal. (Gyldendals bogklubber);
    7) El Hobbit o historia de una ida y de una vuelta. the Spanish
    edition published by Ediciones Minotauro.
    8) Le Hobbit traduit de l'Anglais par Francis Ledoux, the French
    edition published by Christian Bourgeois. This copy is
    accompanied by a peronal note by the publisher (postcard)
    A fine collection, apart from the minor wrinkling to the dust
    wrapper of the Polish edition all in very fine condition.
    £125.00

    [F1663] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Tolkien Diary 2008 The Children of
    Hurin. Illustrated by Alan Lee. HarperCollins, 2007, boards,
    immaculate copy [ 2 x dl ] £9.75

    [091959] TOLKIEN, J.R.R.,. Leht Ja Puu / Suur Woottoni Sepp /
    Talumees Giles Hamist (Tree and leaf/Smith of Wootton
    major/Farmer Giles of Ham in Estonian.. hillariously illustrated
    in colours by Edgar Valter. Tallin, 1992, 4to., 88pp., paper
    £3.95

    [F1561] Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].. The Lord Of The Rings:
    3 volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return
    of the King First editions, first Impressions. George Allen &
    Unwin Ltd, 1954-1955 First editions, first impressions, Volume
    one: The Fellowship of the Ring,1954, 424pp., + folding map in
    the rear. 3000 copies were printed . Volume two: The Two Towers,
    1954, 353pp., + folding map in the rear. 3250 copies were
    printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p.
    98) Volume three The Return of the King, 1955, 416pp., + folding
    map in the rear. 7000 copies were printed. With the signature
    mark '4' and the slipped type on page 49 and the errors on pp. 31
    101 and 209 (Hammond-Anderson p. 98 ) Octavo, In a splendid new
    full maroon leather binding by the Temple Bindery of Oxford (Ian
    Barnes) 5 traditional raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled
    in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards,
    Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spines,
    top edges stained red. The 2 first volumes were Philip Toynbee's
    personal copies and he must have referred to them in his now
    infamous 1961 Observer "In our time" article, where a.o. he
    wrote: "...most of his more ardent supporters were soon beginning
    to sell out their shares in Professor Tolkien, and to-day those
    books have passed into a merciful oblivion." Housed in a
    custom-made dark red velvet lined cloth slip case. An exquisite
    set. With letter by previous owner David Snowdon who received the
    volumes 1 and 2 as a gift from Philip Toynbee in 1977. David is
    mentioned several times in Toynbee's book "Part of a journey"
    (1981) wwhich covers a period between 1977 and 1979 when both
    were members of "The Barn House Community" £4,500.00

    [F1561-C] Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].. The Two Towers first
    edition ,first impression AND The Return of the King .First
    edition, first impression, 2nd state. 2 Volumes. The two towers:
    George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954, 353pp. 3250 copies were printed.
    With the errors on pp. 111 and 350. (Hammond-Anderson p. 98) )
    The return of the King, 1955, 416pp., First edition, first
    impression, 2nd state 7000 copies were printed. Both volumes
    Octavo, In splendid new full green leather bindings with 5 raised
    bands, panelled spines double-ruled in gilt, gilt ring and eye
    embossed devices to the front boards, Gilt inner dentelles. 2
    black leather title labels on the spines, top edges stained red.
    which in The two towers has slightly run into the tops of the 3
    first leaves. maps in the rear. Texts slightly yellowed as usual
    very occas. Slight spotting. . no jackets. there were 2 states of
    the first impression of the Return of the King: (1) on p. 49 (4,
    recto) the signature mark 4 is present, and all lines of type sag
    in the middle; (2) on p. 49 no signature mark is present, and all
    the lines of type are straight ( Hammond/Anderson page 86. )
    £1,350.00
    Note: we are looking for the missing volume, any condition
    considered

    [F1561-B] Tolkien, J[ohn] R[onald] R[euel].. The Two Towers First
    edition, first Impression. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954, 353pp.
    3250 copies were printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350.
    (Hammond-Anderson p. 98) ) Octavo, In a splendid new full green
    leather binding with 5 raised bands, panelled spines double-ruled
    in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards,
    Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels on the spine,
    top edges stained red. which has slightly run into the tops of
    the 3 first leaves. map in the rear. £750.00

    [F2422-2] TOLKIEN,Dzh. R.R.,. Khobbit, Ili Tuda I Obratno. ill.
    M.Belomlinskii. .., Leningrad, Detskaya lit-ra, 2nd edition 1989;
    254pp., printed boards in colours, linen spine wwith title, with
    halftones, many of which in sepia, brown end papers with coloured
    illustations The drawing of the Hobbit on the front cover in
    shows the hero with rather hairy legs. Illustrations by Mikhail
    Belomlinkskij. £15.00

    [F1755-10] Unwin , Rayner,. The making of the Lord of the rings.
    Limited Edition of 12 Copies. ISBN: 1854760114. Originally
    published in a limited edition of 250 Copies.Issued on the
    occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college Oxford.
    1992, 8pp., text and covers on cream paper . In addition to the
    100 copies reprinted in 2007 This is one of the 12 copies bound
    in Italian hand-made marbled paper covered boards and linen spine
    with title label £35.00

    [F0139-2] Unwin , Rayner,. The making of the Lord of the rings.
    Limited Edition of 100 Copies. ISBN: 1854760114. Originally
    Issued in a limited edition of 250 copies on the occasion of the
    centenary celebrations at Keble college Oxford. 1992, 8pp., text
    and covers on cream paper and thin board. Reprinted (100 copies)
    in 2007 £6.95

    [F0159] WILLIAMS, Charles (Charles Walter Stansby Williams),
    1886-1945. Heroes and Kings.. With wood engravings by Norman
    Janes.Henderson and Spalding Ltd., at the Sylvan Press, Sylvan
    Grove, Camberwell, London S.E. 15, 1930, small-folio, 40 lvs.
    (four of these are blanks at the end). Red buckram decorated with
    gilt crown and sword within a stone archway on front and rear
    cover; blank spine , red head and tail bands, gilt top edge ,
    bottom end side edges untrimmed Printed on Barcham Green
    hand-made paper, set in eighteen-point Monotype Caslon. Nineteen
    Arthurian poems by Charles Williams, Book design by Hubert J.
    Foss, Limited to 300 copies (250 for sale) This is number 26
    signed by Charles Williams, Norman Janes and Hubert J. Foss. A
    small rust spot on e.p of inner board paperclip) and 2 mm brown
    spot on 2nd leaf [signed] £750.00

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