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Tolkien in Non-Tolkien Books

22 Apr, 2023
2023-4-22 8:14:09 AM UTC

So I thought I’d do a thread of these. I’ve got a few books which are not specifically by Tolkien or about him or his works, but are general books which feature either excepts from Tolkiens Novels or feature one of his Poems. I’m not including books which include any Tolkien articles, letters or academic stuff, and I’m not including any Magazines or Fanzines, I’m just looking at books.

First up is Skylark Ghosts and Monster Stories edited by Jill Bennett, which contains the Riddles in the Dark chapter from the Hobbit. It was published in 1980 and, as far as I have able to find, only published by the BCA (Book Club Associates). It was illustrated by Julie and Adam Heller and the Tolkien chapter has 3 large images.

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22 Apr, 2023 (edited)
2023-4-22 8:34:42 AM UTC
That is not a bad illustration for Gollum and Bilbo. I have some books that fit into this category.

AndyBirdUK When you have added the books that you have, state that these are all of yours and then other members can post any suitable items from their collection.
22 Apr, 2023
2023-4-22 9:51:45 AM UTC
Will do, I have about 11 books.
23 Apr, 2023 (edited)
2023-4-23 9:07:30 AM UTC
The next book is Everyman’s Book of Nonsense edited by John Davies, which contains the Tolkien Poem The Man In The Moon Stayed Up Too Late. It was published in 1981 by Dent.

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Everyman\'s Book of Nonsense

Dent (1981T)


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24 Apr, 2023 (edited)
2023-4-24 5:33:18 PM UTC
Here we have Fantasy Stories edited by Mike Ashley, which contains The Trolls chapter from the Hobbit. It was published in 1996 by Robinsons Children Books. It is illustrated by Douglas Carrell with the Tolkien chapter having only 1 half page image. I believe that Random House also produced a version of this book as Random House Book of Fantasy Stories in 1997, which has a different cover.

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Fantasy Stories

Robinson Children\'s (1996-09-26)


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25 Apr, 2023 (edited)
2023-4-25 5:40:15 PM UTC
Next we have The Poetical Cat edited by Felicity Bast, which contains the Tolkien poem Cat, although in this book it is titled Cat On The Mat. It was published in 1995 by Farrar Straus. It is illustrated by Robert Clyde Anderson.

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The Poetical Cat

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1995-10-05)


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26 Apr, 2023 (edited)
2023-4-26 5:54:21 PM UTC
This is Tales From Beyond the Grave which contains The Mirror of Galadriel chapter from the Lord of the Rings. It was published in 1982 by Octopus and was re-released in 1989 by Gallery with the same cover but printed on the boards. It has a small image at the head of the chapter, artist unknown.

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Tales from Beyond the Grave

Octopus Books Limited (1982T)


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27 Apr, 2023 (edited)
2023-4-27 6:15:58 PM UTC
Next we have The Young Magicians edited by Lin Carter, which contains 2 Tolkien poems Once Upon A Time and The Dragon’s Visit. It was published in 1969 by Ballantine.

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The Young Magicians

Ballantine Books (1971T)


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28 Apr, 2023 (edited)
2023-4-28 6:03:18 AM UTC
Tolkien's "Cat" poem is in The Well-Versed Cat mini book, edited by Virginia Mattingly, illustrated by Mimi Vang Olsen and Robert Goldstrom; Running Press, 1993. Hard, 2 3/4 x 3 1/4", 128 pp., original price $4.95.

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The Well-Versed Cat

Running Pr Book Pub (1993T)


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The Well-Versed Cat mini book.pdf
28 Apr, 2023
2023-4-28 3:55:18 PM UTC
Cool, I’ve not seen that one before.
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