Kindle Hobbit on sale today

Mar 8 - By Urulöké

For those of you who have not bought this yet but still want it (I like it for being able to search quickly, and to have in my pocket at all times for those waiting room downtimes)

The Hobbit kindle ebook is on sale today for $2.99 / £2.99

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Shenandoah copy on AbeBooks

Mar 5 - By Urulöké

This copy just showed up. A little higher priced that other copies I have seen the past few years, but I have not seen many copies show at all, so perhaps someone will grab it.

Shenandoah Winter 1967 on AbeBooks

VG+. 8vo, 100pp, printed wrappers. Scarce special issue containing tributes to W. H. Auden on his 60th birthday; issue closes with an original poem for Auden by J. R. R. Tolkien, printed in Middle English with modern English translation. Unmarked copy, light toning and wear to spine and back cover. Bookseller Inventory # M1328

US$ 70.00

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Bodleian collectibles on sale with Exhibition June 1 2018

Mar 2 - By Urulöké

The Bodleian Libraries has shared some additional news about collectibles that will be available for purchase during the upcoming Exhibition launching June 1st.

These Luthien earrings look absolutely incredible!
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As a Tolkien puzzle collector, I am really looking forward to this particular item:
a jigsaw featuring Tolkien’s painting of the dragon Smaug lying on his treasure hoard conceals its own hidden treasure: small pieces shaped like a goblet, an axe and a hunting horn.

Other items mentioned and pictured are: pillows, tea towels, journals, jewelry, a silk scarf, buttons, mugs, a very nice looking leather bookmark, postcards, and much more.

With thanks to Trotter for sharing the article here earlier.

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Antiquity December 1932 - Review of Tolkien's Nodens

Feb 28 - By Urulöké

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With thanks to Tolkieniano for finding this and sharing on Facebook, and then letting me share here as well:

The December 1932 issue of Antiquity - A Quarterly Review of Archaeology has a review of The Report on the Excavation of the Prehistoric, Roman, and Post-Roman Site in Lydney Park, Goucestershire by Wheeler and Wheeler and mentions the section on the name Nodens by "Prof J. R. Tolkien".

The reviewer complements Tolkien on writing with learning and skill.

Nelson Goering points out the following small detail (again with thanks for permission to share here):
It is not the _name_ which Tolkien thinks is Goidelic (indeed he notes that there would be essentially no linguistic difference between the Goidelic and Brythonic forms of this name in the first centuries AD), but the _god_ himself. He makes this claim based purely on distribution: the prevalence of various Nuada's in Irish legend, his sparser appearance in Britain, and his absence from our Gaulish records on the Continent.

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Bonhams Auction March 21, 2018 - 1st/1st Hobbit no DJ

Feb 28 - By Urulöké

The following auction at Bonhams in their London, Knightsbridge location, on March 21, 2018 has two lots of potential interest to Tolkien collectors.

The Property of Frieda Hughes

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Lot 291
The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, frontispiece and 9 plates or illustrations (all but one full-page), map endpapers (printed in red and black) by the author, publisher's green cloth, lettered and decorated in dark blue, top edge green, slightly leaning, spine a little dulled but generally clean [Hammond A3(a)], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, [1937]
£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,800 - 4,200

The second lot I believe is estimated based on the value of the signature (Ted Hughes) so probably not something of interest here, but I am sharing it for completeness.

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Lot 335
The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., FIRST EDITIONS, later impressions, EACH VOLUME INSCRIBED BY TED HUGHES TO SYLVIA PLATH ON HER BIRTHDAY ("To Sylvia & Frieda with love from Ted, Oct. 27th 1960", on front free endpapers), 3 folding maps printed in red and black, publisher's cloth, dust-jackets (spines darkened, a few small stains on upper covers), 8vo, George Allen, [1960]
£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,600 - 8,300
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