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A nice video on the physical book - Adrian Harrington and Jonathan Kearnes

May 23, 2012 — Urulöké (Views: 5961)

A nice video from people who clearly love books.

Autograph letters signed by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

May 21, 2012 — Morgan (Views: 4073)

Sold by The Manhattan Rare Book Company:

Letters and books- including an autograph letter by J.R.R. Tolkien and two autograph letters and an autograph note by C.S. Lewis- from the collection of Robert W. Burchfield. [...]
Autograph letter signed by J.R.R. Tolkien to Burchfield dated June 11, 1972 and written from Merton College, apologizing for not returning the book (Kentish Place-Names) he borrowed.


Auction - 2003 Klett-Cotta German Illustrated Edition of The Lord of the Rings

May 10, 2012 — Urulöké (Views: 5461)

Klett-Cotta Lord of the Rings
Hauff and Auvermann is having an auction on June 2nd, 2012 which includes a special illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings produced by Klett-Cotta in 2003.


Description: Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel The Lord of the Rings. Translated from English by Wolfgang Krege. Special Edition. 3 vols (in 1 volume). With full-color book decorations, frontispieces and illustrations by Alexandra Remmes. Stuttgart, Klett-Cotta, 2003. 1411 pp., 2 pp. Quarto. Eggshell-colored full leather binding with blind emboss. No. 199 of 1000 signed by the artist in the imprint. - Without the card and woolen gloves. - Like-new copy.

Original description from the auction house:

Der Herr der Ringe. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Wolfgang Krege. Sonderedition. 3 Bände (in 1 Band). Mit farbigem Buchschmuck, Initialen und Illustrationen von Alexandra Remmes. Stuttgart, Klett-Cotta, 2003. 1411 S., 2 Bl. 4°. Eierschalenfarbener Ganzlederband mit blindgeprägtem Mittelstück im illustr. OPp.-Schuber.
Nr. 199 von 1000 (GA 1111) num. Exmplaren von der Künstlerin im Impressum signiert. - Ohne die Karte und die Wollhandschuhe. - Neuwertiges Exemplar.

Concert in Bristol featuring Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings Suite"

April 6, 2012 — wellinghall (Views: 10373)

Bristol Concert Orchestra / Alexandra Wood (violin) - Saturday 30 June

Stefan Hofkes conductor
Alexandra Wood violin

Sibelius En Saga
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2
Shore Lord of the Rings Suite


- wellinghall

Signposts to Middle-earth

March 31, 2012 — wellinghall (Views: 9330)

A new exhibition at Sarehole mill explores the connections of JRR Tolkien with the area around Sarehole Mill and the wider Birmingham area. Find out how the local landscape and local people inspired 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.


- wellinghall

Magicians, Golems and a Telepathic President

March 31, 2012 — wellinghall (Views: 2976)

- a book review by Tom Shippey


- wellinghall

Robert Giddings obituary

March 30, 2012 — wellinghall (Views: 2173)

Robert Giddings, author of Tolkien-related books "This Far Land" and "The Shores of Middle-earth", has died.


- wellinghall

A new chapter for rare book collecting

March 30, 2012 — wellinghall (Views: 991)

An article by Rick Gekoski, author of "Tolkien's Gown"


- wellinghall

Tolkien, Wales, and Brittany

February 21, 2012 — wellinghall (Views: 8843)

Tolkien, Wales, and Brittany

7 March, 16:30 to 18:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr Carl Phelpstead (Cardiff University)

A staff and postgraduate research seminar.

Dr Carl Phelpstead has served on the Council of the Viking Society for Northern Research since 2001 and has been an editor of the Society’s journal Saga-Book since 2004 and co-editor of its Text Series since 2007. He is also currently on the committee of Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland.


- wellinghall

2012 Headingley LitFest set to be bigger and better

February 21, 2012 — wellinghall (Views: 8783)

Dr Richard Brown, from the University of Leeds, will preside over a look at experimental languages, including Tolkien’s Elvish, Orwell’s Newspeak and Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, at Headingley’s North Lane library on March 21.


- wellinghall

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