Tolkien Collector's Guide

Dominic Winter - Auction June 21 - Hobbit, Beowulf, others

Jun 16 - By Urulöké

Dominic Winter Auctioneers
Modern Literature & First Editions
21 JUNE 2018


Lot 876
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Tolkien (J.R.R.). The Hobbit or There and Back Again, 1st edition, 2nd impression, 1937, four colour plates by the author, illustrations, advertisement leaf at end, pages 81-88 with short closed tear at gutter, some light spotting and soiling, small presentation inscription to half title, map endpapers, original green pictorial cloth, spine a little toned and rubbed at ends, a few light stains and some wear at corners, 8vo
The second impression with the colour plates, published in the same year as the first printing.
Estimate: £400 - £600

Lot 877
Tolkien (J.R.R.). Beowulf. The Monsters and the Critics. Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture British Academy 1936, from the Proceedings of the British Academy, volume XXII, Humphrey Milford, [1937], a few light spots, original buff printed wrapper, previous owner inscription of Kenneth Brooks, Merton College, Oxford, 1939 at head of upper wrapper, spine defective, a few small chips and tears, light toning and crease mark, 8vo, together with Adrien Bonjour's Medium Aevum Monographs V. The Digressions in Beowulf, 1965 reprint and two others related, all contained in a modern foldover case, 8vo
Hammond A2.
Estimate: £100 - £200

Lot 878
Tolkien (J.R.R.). The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King, 2nd US edition, revised with a new foreword by the author, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1965, folding map at end of each, original black cloth, upper covers with colour illustration of the ring and eye of Sauron, dust jackets, some fading to spines, a little rubbed at ends, slipcase, 8vo
Estimate: £100 - £150

Lot 879
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Tolkien (J.R.R.). The Two Towers. Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings, 1st edition, 1st impression, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954,
folding map printed in red and black, light spotting to endpapers, half-title and edges, and occasionally to text, top edge dyed red, original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, extremities very lightly bumped, gilt spine-lettering tarnished, dust jacket slightly soiled, with a faint mark to spine panel, minor fraying to spine-ends and to upper outer corners of front and rear panels, and small remnants of tape verso, 8vo
Hammond A5 ii. One of 3,250 copies printed.
Estimate: £500 - £800
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Bonhams - Auction June 20 - Hobbit x2 and Lord of the Rings

Jun 16 - By Urulöké

Bonhams
FINE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, ATLASES & HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
20 Jun 2018


Lot 246
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, frontispiece and 9 plates and illustrations (all but one full-page), advertisement leaf, map endpapers by the author printed in red and black, occasional finger-soiling, publisher's pictorial green cloth, top edges green, a little soiled and cocked, extremities worn with slight loss to cloth at foot of spine [Hammond A3(a)], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1937
Provenance: David Bircumshaw, Christmas 1937, pencilled ownership inscription on fly-leaf.
Estimate: £ 2,000 - 3,000 (US$ 2,700 - 4,000)

Lot 247
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrated by the Author, FIRST EDITION, SECOND IMPRESSION, 13 plates and illustrations (4 colour including frontispiece, all but one full-page), advertisement leaf, map endpapers by the author printed in red and black, publisher's pictorial light green cloth, top edges green, dust-jacket, front flap price-clipped, corners and head and foot of spine chipped [cf. Hammond A3(a) and p.13], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1937
Estimate: £ 2,000 - 3,000 (US$ 2,700 - 4,000)

Lot 248
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., FIRST EDITIONS, first impression of The Return of the King, fifth impression of The Two Towers, and third impression of The Return of the King, each with folding map at rear, Fellowship of the Ring with browning to endpapers and one leaf creased and torn without loss, publisher's cloth, dust-jackets slightly rubbed and soiled, spines browned and slightly frayed, preserved in original slipcase with printed label, 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1954-1957
SALEROOM NOTICES
This set includes a first impression of The Fellowship of the Ring, a fifth impression of The Two Towers and a third impression of The Return of the King.
Estimate: £ 700 - 900 (US$ 930 - 1,200)
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Lyon and Turnbull - Auction June 19 - 1st Fellowship

Jun 16 - By Urulöké

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In their forthcoming auction #525 (three days away, sorry for late notice!) Lyon & Turnbull have a first impression copy of The Fellowship of the Ring available for auction.



Lot 166

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. London: G. Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1954. First edition, folding map at end, original red cloth, dust-jacket frayed and with some loss, spine discoloured, slight stain to lower cover, slight wear at head of lower joint

Estimate £200-300 + fees
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Tolkien Treasures vs. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

Jun 13 - By Aelfwine

For those on the fence about whether to purchase Tolkien Treasures in addition to Tolkien:Maker of Middle-earth, here's one illustration of why you might want to do so. While all the contents of the former book are found in the latter, TT provides detail views of various items that are sometimes larger than the corresponding item in T:MoMe.

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The Great Tales boxed set

Jun 13 - By Urulöké

Amazon (USA) has just put this up for pre-ordering - the three hardcover editions of The Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin in a boxed set presentation.

$75.00

https://amzn.to/2JH8xUg


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