Tolkien Collector's Guide

Winner of the 2019 Tolkien Society award for Best Website

BnF - Album de l'exposition

BnF - Album de l'exposition

Oct 21

A pleasant surprise in the librarie (bookstore) at the Bibliothèque nationale de France yesterday was an oversized white paperback art book for the exhibition. It has 80 pages (on wonderfully robust 150g textured paper) and 64 numbered photographs of a selection of the exhibition items. Similar to Tolkien Treasures this is a supplement to the full exhibition catalogue, either for those on a budget or not interested in the massive volume that documents the "Tolkien Voyage en Terre du Milieu" exhibition.

It is approximately 9" x 12", paperback, priced at € 16.50. It is (currently) only available from the exhibition bookstore in person - it is not listed on http://editions.bnf.fr/ or on any online bookseller.

ISBN: 978-2-7177-2817-0

I will write up a list of the illustrations included in this book when I am back at home.

1_5dad75a621790.jpg 600X800 px

1_5dad75ca52961.jpg 480X640 px
Oct 21
Just send my copy (that I trust you remembered to buy for me) over in your own time. No hurry.
Oct 26
Anyone found this for sale online?
Nov 1
Does not look like they are available online, as I can't find the ISBN available?

If you want one of these and know anyone attending the exhibition, then at the moment ask them to get a copy for you.

Do any forum members live in Paris and are able to visit the shop, and would be happy to help other members get this copy?

If they are only available from the BnF, then they will be probably soon be listed at a very high premium on eBay and Abebooks
Nov 2
Would be fantastic if someone could confirm if the book has any illustrations missing from the "Tolkien Voyage en Terre du Milieu" and/or "The Maker of the Middle Earth" volumes.
I could probably ask some friends to get me a copy in person, but I wouldn't bother them if the content is 100% redundant...
Nov 2
That's just an extract of the catalogue, yes.
Nov 4
White edition arrived today sent by a visitor to the BnF, both books are great and are both worth getting hold of if you can 👍👍👍

10_5dc027016c36f.jpg 4128X3096 px
Jump to Last