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Tolkien: Voyage en Terre du Milieu Exhibition Map and Guide

Tolkien: Voyage en Terre du Milieu

Exhibition Map and Guide

by Jeremy Edmonds

with much assistance from

Marcel Aubron-Bülles and Marie Bretagnolle

and additional help from

Heidi Neubauer Steimel and Pauline L. and members of Tolkiendil

Map Legend:

  • Numbers: Exhibits hanging on the wall (typically framed artwork)
  • Numbers in boxes: Exhibits being shown in glass cases
  • Numbers in boxes inset in walls: Exhibits being shown in lighted, inset glass cases in the wall

Guide Key:

  • Name of exhibit, date (Source locator citation) – page reference for item in BnF Catalogue [additional source reference if item not pictured in BnF catalogue] [Other notes]

Links to various resources and places to purchase books are at the bottom.

Introduction

  • Overview
  • JRRT at Merton, wearing hat - enlarged photograph (Bodleian MS Tolkien photo. 10, fol. 15r) [reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth, facing title page]
  • Overview - "Tolkien, Voyage au Terre du Milieu" - introductory text to exhibition
  • Video – "Hobbit flashpoint"

  • Design for the dust jacket of The Hobbit (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 32) – pp. 62-63 fig. 1
  • The Hobbit, 1st edition book (Bodleian Arch. AA e. 143) – p. 298 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 320 fig. 106]
  • The Fellowship of the Ring dustjacket design (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 24) – p. 64 fig. 2
  • The Two Towers dustjacket design (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 29) – p. 65 fig. 3
  • The Return of the King dustjacket design (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 30 r0) – p. 67 fig. 4

I.1 - Inventor of Middle-earth

  • Histoire de la Terre du Milieu - Infographic
  • Video - overview of the geography of the peoples of Middle-earth

  • Letter to Charles Furth, 4 Feb 1938 (HarperCollins) – p. 72 fig. 7
  • A Long Expected Party, chapter 1 (Marquette - Tolkien 3/1/7/1a) – p. 75 fig. 10
  • Notes for the plot of The Lord of the Rings, importance of the ring, early 1938 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 1/1/7/1b) – p. 298 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 333 fig. 109]
  • Table of Contents, Book I, Lord of the Rings, end of 1930s (Marquette – Tolkien 3/1/2/3a) – p. 298 – [not reproduced]
  • Draft page from The Lord of the Rings, Book II with a list of names (Marquette – Tolkien 3/3/6/44a) – p. 298 – [not reproduced]
  • Hobbit long measures, early 1950s (Marquette - Tolkien MSS 4/2/19/15a) – p. 71 fig. 6
  • The Tale of Years from the Coming of the Valar to the Kingdom of Arda, two pages (Private Collection) – p. 298 - [first page not reproduced but discussed in Morgoth's Ring p. 49, 56-57, second page reproduced as frontispiece to Morgoth's Ring]
  • First map of The Lord of the Rings, 1937-1949 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 103) – pp. 70-71 fig. 5
  • Annotated Map of Middle-earth (Bodleian) – pp. 72-73 fig. 8
  • Map of Middle-earth by Pauline Baynes, 1969 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 100) – p. 298 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 385, fig. 173]

[Catalogue says I.1 but item appears at I.2.2] - Plot notes for The Hobbit and name changes, early 1930s (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 1/1/23/3a) – p. 298

I.2 – The Shire

  • The Shire - Infographic
  • Video – "Trying my hand at a long story"
  • The Hall at Bag-End - enlarged wall art
  • Hobbits: heroes or anti-heroes? - Infographic

  • Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-Elves tapestry, 2018 (Cité internationale de la tapisserie, Aubusson) – p. 298
  • Hobbit early manuscript, August 1930 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 1/1/1/3a) – p. 298 – [not reproduced]
  • Plot notes for The Hobbit and name changes, early 1930s (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 1/1/23/3a) – p. 298 [catalogue has this listed in I.1 section] [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 311 fig. 142]
  • Hobbit title page 1930 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 1/1/1/1a) – p. 298 – [not reproduced]
  • Hobbit title page [with "There and Back Again"], 1936 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 1/1/51/1a) – p. 298 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 294, fig. 135]
  • Abandoned Hobbiton Across the Water sketch, 1937 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 4 r0) – p. 298 [Reproduced in The Art of The Hobbit, p. 27 fig. 6]
  • Sketch of Hobbiton Across the Water, 1937 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 6 r0) – p. 298 [Reproduced in The Art of The Hobbit p. 29 fig. 8]
  • Concerning Hobbits, late 1938 (Marquette - Tolkien 3/1/5/1a) – p. 74 fig. 9
  • Buckland Ferry sketch, 1938? (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 13) – p. 298 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 41 fig. 21]
  • Early draft dustjacket for The Hobbit, 1937 (Marquette – Tolkien 1/2/4/1a) – p. 298 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 321, fig. 145]
  • First map of the Shire, 1938 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 104) – p. 82 fig 16
  • Sketch for a watercolour "Bilbo comes…" [July 1937] (Bodleian – Tolkien Drawings 21) – p. 298 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 310, fig. 102]
  • Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-Elves, 1937 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 29) – p. 85 fig. 18
  • The Hill [black and white], 1937 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 7) – p. 298 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 298, fig. 98]
  • The Hill [colour], 1937 (Bodleian - Drawings 26) – p. 79 fig. 13
  • The Hall at Bag-End (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 25) – p. 81 fig. 15
  • Bag-End, Underhill (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 3) – p. 80 fig. 14
  • The Mountain Path, 1937 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 13) p. 107 fig. 39
  • Bilbo woke up with the early sun in his eyes, 1937 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 28) – p. 106 fig. 38
  • Map of Worchestershire and Warwickshire, ca. 1646-49 (BnF Cartes) – p. 298
  • Description of Northamptonshire, 1591 (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 298
  • Pictures of Plants, Fuchs, 1549 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 298
  • Smoker leaning on table, by David Teniers, 1643 (Musée de Louvre) – p. 86 fig. 19
  • Drinking song, ca. 1630-1690, by David Teniers (Petit Palais) – p. 298
  • Theodor Kittelsen: Texts, drawings, paintings, Oslo, Gyldendal, 1945 (Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève) – [not in catalogue]
  • Pocket Guide to English Traveller, Gardner, 1719 (BnF Cartes) – p. 89 fig. 22
  • Bronze sword with lanceolate blade, Central Europe, ca 1000-950 BC (BnF Monnaies, médailles et antiques) – [not in catalogue]

I.3 – Land of the Elves

  • Elven Realms - Infographic
  • Video - "Writing Tengwar"
  • Audio – "Farewell to Lórien" [in French by Thierry Janssen from the translation by Daniel Lauzon; English by JRRT, Caedmon Records, 1975]
  • "L’Arbre des langues" [Tree of Tongues, "TT" on map] - Infographic
  • Elvenkings’ Gate – enlarged wall art

  • Rivendell tapestry (Cité internationale de la tapisserie, Aubusson) – p. 298
  • Vale of Sirion, 1928 (Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 51) – p. 97 fig. 29
  • Nargothrond (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 50) – p. 298 [Reproduced in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator p. 60 fig. 56] [Reproduced in Pictures by JRRT, no. 34]
  • Rivendell, looking east, early 1930s (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 12) - p. 92 fig. 23
  • Rivendell [illustration for The Hobbit], 1937 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 27) – p. 93 fig. 24
  • Riding down into Rivendell, early 1930s (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 17 r0) – p. 298 [Reproduced in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator p. 113 fig. 104]
  • The Forest of Lothlórien in Spring, early 1940s (Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 12) – p. 96 fig. 28
  • Entrance to the Elvenkings’ Halls, 1936 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 35) – p. 95 fig. 27
  • Gate of Elvenkings’ Halls, 1936 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 33) – p. 94 fig. 25
  • Elvenkings’ Gate [illustration for The Hobbit], 1936 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 19) p. 95 fig. 26
  • Map of roads & rivers between Weathertop & the ford of Bruinen, [1938] (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 114 r0) – p. 298 [Reproduced in The Art of the Lord of the Rings, p. 50 fig. 30 (with previous citation Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2 fol. 11)]
  • The Lord of the Rings book 2, chapter 8, "Farewell to Lórien" (Marquette – MS. Tolkien MSS 2/1/14/6b) – p. 298 – [not reproduced]
  • Parma Mittarion, 1957? (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22 r0) – p. 99 fig. 31
  • Grammar Accidence: A – Nouns (Nominal inflection in Quenya), early 1930s (Private Collection) – p. 298 [Reproduced in Parma Eldalamberon XXI, front cover]
  • Tree of Tongues, [1930-1937] (Bodleian MS Tolkien S 2/V, fol. 28) – p. 98 fig. 30
  • Basic consonant system, around 1966-67 [catalog incorrectly says end of 1930s] (Private Collection) – p. 298 – [not reproduced]
  • Quenya outline of phonology, [beginning of 1950s] (Private Collection) – p. 298 [Reproduced in Parma Eldalamberon 19, front cover]
  • Two Quenya Volitive inscriptions, 1969 (Private Collection) – p. 298 – [inscriptions reproduced and analyzed in Vinyar Tengwar 49, pp. 39-58 "Five Late Quenta Volitive Inscriptions" by Carl F. Hostetter]
  • Trees [in Art Deco style], no date (Bodleian – MS Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 40) – p. 298 – [viewable on the Tolkien Estate art gallery as of 21 Feb 2020]
  • Pendant and perfume (multiple pieces), Maison Vever (Musée des Arts décoratifs) – p. 298
  • Opals
  • blue [Australia, New South Wales] (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 298
  • noble [Australia, Queensland] (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 298
  • fire [Mexico, Esperanza] (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 298
  • René Lalique, coat clip, ca 1900 (Musée des Arts décoratifs) – p. 298
  • René Lalique, ring, ca 1900 (Musée des Arts décoratifs) – p. 298
  • Fouquet
  • Pendant sketch, Maison Fouquet (Musée des Arts décoratifs) – p. 101 fig. 33
  • Pendant sketch, Maison Fouquet (Musée des Arts décoratifs) – p. 101 fig. 34
  • Pendant sketch, Georges Fouquet (Musée des Arts décoratifs) – p. 101 fig. 35
  • Chinese bow (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 298
  • Tatar quiver and three arrows, 18th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 298
  • Among Gnomes & Trolls, illustrated by John Bauer, 1907 (Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève) – p. 299
  • The Snow Queen and other tales by Hans Christian Anderson, illustrated by Edmund Dulac, 1911 (BnF Littérature et Art) – p. 299
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, 1909 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 299
  • La Morte Darthur, illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, 1893-1894 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 100 fig 32
  • Binding of a Pentateuch in Hebrew (BnF Réserve des livres rares) - p. 103 fig 37
  • Princess Sabra, Sir Edward Burne-Jones (Musée d’Orsay) – p. 102 fig. 36

I.4 – The Dwarves and their Kingdoms

  • Gates of Moria, Dwarven Kingdoms, L’Angerthas Erebor, Les Tengwar - Infographic wall
  • Lonely Mountain – enlarged wall art

  • First version of the Doors of Moria, ca. 1940 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 3/3/10/11b) – p. 299 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 67 fig 41]
  • The Doors of Durin, ca. 1940 (Marquette - Tolkien 3/4/15/1a) – p. 112 fig. 44
  • The Doors of Durin, [1953] (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 36) – p. 113 fig. 45
  • Moria Gate [Two pieces on wall, one above the other]
  • [top], 1939? (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 72) – p. 111 fig. 42
  • [bottom], 1939? (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15 ) – p. 111 fig. 43
  • Misty Mountains looking west, 1937 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 14) – p. 109 fig. 41
  • Inscription on Balin’s Tomb, typescript, 1940s (Marquette - Tolkien 3/4/15/2a [catalogue incorrectly says 3/4/15/1a]) – p. 114 fig. 46
  • Book of Mazarbul
  • A Page of the Book of Mazarbul, first page, third version, ca 1941 (Marquette 3/4/12/1a [BnF catalogue citation is incorrect]) – p. 299 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings, p. 80 fig. 57]
  • Another Page of the Book of Mazarbul, second page, first version, ca 1941 (Marquette 3/4/13/1a) – p. 299 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings, p. 83, fig. 59]
  • The Last Page of the Book of Mazarbul, third page, first version, ca 1941 (Marquette 3/4/1/2a) – p. 299 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings, p. 84 fig. 60]
  • One Page of the Book of Moria [Book of Mazarbul], first page, 2nd version, 1941 (Marquette 3/3/11/12a) – p. 299 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings, p. 79 fig. 56]
  • The Misty Mountains, 1906 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 84, fol. 37) – p. 108 fig. 40
  • Book of Mazarbul [final art]
  • Page 1, 1940s (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 73) – p. 115 fig. 47
  • Page 2, 1940s (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 74) p. 299 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 349 fig. 158]
  • Page 3, 1940s (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 75) p. 299 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 349 fig. 159]
  • Book of Mazarbul translation of first page, ca 1941 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 3/4/14/1a) – p. 299 – [Transcribed in Pictures by JRRT, no. 23]
  • Book of Mazarbul translation of second and third pages, ca 1941 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 3/4/14/3a)- p. 299 – [Transcribed in Pictures by JRRT, no. 23]
  • Lake Town [illustration for The Hobbit], 1936 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 23) – pp. 120-121 fig. 52
  • Conversation with Smaug, 1937 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 30) – p. 122 fig. 53
  • Death of Smaug, 1936? (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 31 r0) – p. 123 fig. 54
  • Thror’s Map, 1936 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 34) – p. 117 fig. 49
  • The Front Gate, 1936 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 24) – p. 119 fig. 51
  • The Lonely Mountain, 1937 (Bodleian S. Tolkien Drawings 102) – p. 118 fig. 50
  • Thror’s Map [sketch] and draft of chapter 1, end of 1920s (Marquette - Tolkien MSS 1/1/1/1a) – p. 116 fig. 48
  • Thror’s Map, as copied by Bilbo Baggins, 1936 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 33 r0) – p. 83 fig. 17
  • The back door [sketch], 1937 (Bodleian - MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48 r0) – p. 299 - [Reproduced in The Art of the Hobbit, p. 102 fig. 69]
  • Untitled (Sketches of Dwarves Marching, and Smaug), [1936] (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19) – p. 299 [Reproduced in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator, p. 112, fig. 103]
  • Manuscript of The Hobbit, dwarves arrive at Bag-End, chapter 1, late 1920s (Marquette- MS. Tolkien 1/1/27/4a) – p. 299 – [not reproduced]
  • Lancelot of the Lake, fragment, 14th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 299
  • Dragon killed by Saint Donat, 15th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 299
  • Beatus: Commentary on the Apocalypse, end of XII century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 125 fig. 57
  • Runic calendar, 1566 (Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève) – p. 124 fig. 55
  • Ole Worm, Fasti danici [Danish chronology], 1643 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 124 fig. 56
  • Ole Worm, Danicorum Monumento Libri Sex [Danish monuments book - (illustrations of runes as they appear on Scandinavian stones)], 1642-1643 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 299
  • Prisons, 6th print, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 1745-1750 (BnF Estampes & Photographies)- p. 299
  • Head of battle axe, 6th – 7th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 299
  • Head of throwing axe, 5th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 299
  • Chain mail, 15th – 16th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 299
  • Quartzite gold, Guyana (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 299
  • Hyaline Quartz pendant (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 299
  • Hematite of the Payun Volcano [Argentina] (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 299
  • Skutterudite from Bou-Azzur [Morocco] (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 299
  • Muscovite and Albite from Linopolis, Brazil (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 299

I.5 – The Forests

  • At the end of the quest, victory? – Infographic – p. 110
  • The Trolls – enlarged wall art
  • Forests: refuge or danger? - Infographic
  • Beleg finds Flinding – enlarged wall art
  • Video – "Trees at Merton"
  • Ents: Nature’s revolt - Infographic

  • Draft for The Lord of the Rings book III, chapter 3, "Treebeard", end of 1939 (Marquette - Tolkien MSS 1/2/23/8a) – p. 138 fig. 64
  • Draft for The Lord of the Rings book III, chapter 3, Treebeard, [catalogue incorrectly says chapter 4], [Jan 1942] (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 3/5/4/17a) – p. 299 – [not reproduced]
  • Untitled ["Anthropomorphic Tree" in BnF catalogue, "Gnarled Tree" in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator], 1928 (Bodleian – MS Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 20) – p. 299 [Reproduced in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator, p. 136 fig. 129]
  • Old Man Willow, 1938 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 71) – p. 130-131 fig. 59
  • London to Oxford through Berkshire (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 25) – p. 135 fig. 62
  • Wilderland map [1937] (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 35) – p. 136-137 fig. 63
  • Beleg finds Flinding, 1928 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 14) – p. 128-129 fig. 58
  • Trolls' Hill, early 1930s (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 8) – p. 139 fig. 65
  • Beorns' Hall, 1937 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 17) – p. 132 fig. 60
  • The Three Trolls are turned to Stone, 1937 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 21) – p. 141 fig. 67
  • The Trolls, 1937 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 9) – p. 140 fig. 66
  • Hop-O’- My-Thumb, Gustave Doré, 1862 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 299
  • Tom Thumb climbs to the top of a tall tree to see what he can see, Gustave Doré, 1862 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 143 fig. 70
  • So he started and I followed him, Doré, 1861 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 143 fig. 71
  • Trolls [from Grimm’s Fairy Tales], Arthur Rackham, 1909 (BnF de l’Arsenal) – p. 299
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rackham, 1909 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 142 fig. 69
  • East of the Sun, West of the Moon, Piloi, illustrated by Kay Nielsen, 1919 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 142 fig. 68

I.6 - Rohan

  • Rohan, the Horse Lords – Infographic
  • Audio – Reading from "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields" and "The Ride of Rohirrim", from "J.R.R. Tolkien reads The Two Towers and The Return of the King", Caedmon Records, 1975; in French by Thierry Janssen from the translation by Daniel Lauzon, for BnF Audiovisuel
  • History without women? - Infographic

  • The Lord of the Rings book V, chapter 6 - "Eowyn and the Nazgûl", ca 1946 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 3/7/20/3a) – p. 299 – [not reproduced]
  • The Lord of the Rings book V, chapter 5 – "Ride of the Rohirrim" (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 3/7/17/5b) – p. 299 – [not reproduced]
  • Orlando Furioso – Cavalry charge, Doré (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 299
  • Flodden Field, Burne-Jones, 1882 (Musée d’Orsay) – p. 154 fig. 78
  • The Little horse, Dürer, 1505 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 155 fig. 80
  • Scandinavian sword, 9th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 154 fig. 79
  • Celtic phalera, 400 BC (BnF Monnaies, médailles et antiques) – p. 299
  • Pair of stirrups, 10th – 11th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 299
  • Chanfrein, Atelier des Missaglia, 1470s (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 299
  • Arthurian compilation, Micheau Gonnot, 1470 (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 299
  • The Story of Merlin, Robert de Borron, 15th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 299
  • St. George Fighting the Dragon, ca 1350 (BnF de l’Arsenal) – [not in catalogue]
  • Map of Rohan, Gondor, Mordor, ca 1946 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 123) – p. 146 fig. 72
  • Map of Rohan, Gondor, Mordor, ca 1948 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 126) – p. 148-149 fig. 74
  • Three later [sic – incorrect] sketches of Dunharrow [with manuscript draft on page], 1944? (Marquette - Tolkien 3/7/6/11a) – p. 152 fig. 76
  • Three sketches of Dunharrow, ?1944 (Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17 r0) – p. 299 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 154 fig. 117]
  • Map of Rohan, Gondor, Mordor with notes for Book V, 1944 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 118-119) – p. 147 fig. 73
  • Dunharrow, [1944] (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 79 r0) – p. 153 fig. 77

  • Helm’s Deep & the Hornburg, early 1942 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 76 v0) p. 150 fig. 75

I.7 - Gondor

  • Gondor: The last stand - Infographic
  • King’s Letter [in Tengwar] – enlarged wall art
  • White Tree – enlarged wall art
  • The Seduction of Power – Infographic – p. 164

  • Ruins at West End of Whitby Abbey, [1910] (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 86, fol. 13) – p. 299 [Reproduced in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator p. 15 fig. 10]
  • Spring 1940 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 5) – p. 133 fig. 61
  • Map of Númenor, ca 1960 (Bodleian Tolkien B 40, fol. 249) – p. 162 fig. 86
  • Númenorean carpet [colour], 1960 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 17 r0) – p. 163 fig. 87
  • Pattern & Names in Elvish script (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21) – p. 165 fig. 88
  • Númenorean carpet [black and white], 1960 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 16) – p. 299 – [not reproduced]
  • The Lord of the Rings book V, chapter 7, "Pyre of Denethor" manuscript, 1947 (Marquette- MS. Tolkien 3/7/24/3a) – p. 300 – [not reproduced]
  • Map of the North-west of Middle-earth, ca 1948 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 124) – p. 160 fig. 84
  • Map of the South-west of Middle-earth, ca 1948 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 125) – p. 161 fig. 85
  • Rauros Falls and the Rindrock, ca 1942 (Bodleian) – p. 299 [Reproduced in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator, p. 164, fig. 159]
  • A bird’s eye view of the eastern end of the White Mountains, ca 1946 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 122 v0) – p. 158 fig. 81
  • Winged helmet, 4th century BC (BnF Monnaies, médailles et antiques) – p. 300
  • Broken Justice Sword, ca 1580-1590 (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 300
  • Military equipment of the "Free Archer", Italian barbuta, end of 15th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 300
  • Crossbow and bolt, 17th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 300
  • Roland’s Horn, 11th century (BnF Monnaies, médailles et antiques) – p. 167 fig. 91
  • Caparisoned Elephant, Bestiasrium, 13th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 300
  • History of Lancelot and the Grail, 15th century (BnF de l’Arsenal) – p. 300
  • Siege of Krikos, della Porta, ca 1493 (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 300
  • Siege of Troy, delle Colonne, 15th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 300
  • Enide, Tennyson / Doré, 1869 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 300
  • "Charlemagne's" Chess game, 11th century (BnF Monnaies, médailles et antiques) – p. 167 fig. 90 [partial]
  • Three sketches of the crown of Gondor, 1948 (Marquette - MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b) – p. 300 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 192 fig. 151]
  • Two sketches of the crown of Gondor, ca 1948 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 3/9/23/4a) – p. 300 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 193 fig. 152]
  • The White Tree & the Seven Stars, 1954 (Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26 v0) – p. 299 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 227 fig. 182]
  • The King’s Letter, 3rd version, early 1950s (Marquette – MS. Tolkien MSS 4/2/25/1a) – p. 299 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 365, fig. 166] [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 235 fig. 188] [Reproduced in Sauron Defeated, p. 131]
  • The King’s Letter, translation, early 1950s (Marquette – MS. Tolkien MSS 4/2/25/2a) – p. 299 – [not reproduced]
  • Earliest sketch of Minas Tirith, Oct 1944 (Marquette - Tolkien MSS 3/1/23/5a) – p. 159 fig. 83
  • Stanburg / Steinborg, 1944 (Bodleian - Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 18) – p. 158 fig. 82
  • Plan of Minas Tirith, ca 1954 (Marquette 3/6/10/12b) – [not in catalogue] [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 147 fig. 110]
  • Minas Tirith and Mindolluin, ca 1946 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien MSS 3/1/24/3b) – p. 300 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 144 fig. 108]
  • Later plan of Minas Tirith, ca 1946 (Bodleian 90 folio 5) – p. 300 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 148 fig. 111]
  • Sketch of Minas Tirith, ca 1954 (Bodleian 90 folio 3) – p. 300 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 148 fig. 113]
  • Sketch of Minas Tirith, ca 1954 (Bodleian 90 folio 4) – p. 300 [Reproduced in The Art of The Lord of the Rings p. 148 fig. 112]
  • The Elephant, Martin Schongauer, 1450?-1491 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 166 fig. 89
  • Map of Atlantis, adapted from Plato & Diodorus, ca 1775 (BnF Cartes) – p. 300
  • More than a thousand heads were taken in Nicaea, Doré, 1877 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 300
  • History of Enide & Geraint, Doré, 1868 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 300

I.8 - Isengard

  • Orthanc II – enlarged wall art
  • Magic: Suspension of disbelief – Infographic - p. 174
  • Isengard: spirit of machinery – Infographic - p. 169
  • Audio – "The Voice of Saruman" in French by Thierry Janssen from the translation of Daniel Lauzon, for BnF Audiovisuel
  • Palantir display with Gandalf text [left] and Saruman text [right]

  • Eeriness, 1914 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 97, fol. 10) – p. 176 fig. 98
  • One morning early in the quiet of the world, early 1930s (Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 1) – p. 175 fig. 97
  • Gandalf, early 1930s (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 2) – p. 300 [Reproduced in JRR Tolkien Artist and Illustrator, p. 99, fig. 91]
  • Isengard and Orthanc, 1940s (Marquette Tolkien 3/5/8/21a) – p. 173 fig. 96
  • Isengard & Nan Curunír, [1942] (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 77 r0) – p. 172 fig. 95
  • Three sketches of Orthanc, [1942] (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 78) – p. 170 fig. 93
  • Orthanc II + III, [1942] (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2) – p. 171 fig. 94
  • Orthanc I, 1942 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 1) – p. 170 fig. 92
  • Gandalf’s letter to Frodo [first manuscript], 1940s (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 3/1/40/9a) – p. 300 – [not reproduced]
  • Gandalf’s letter to Frodo, typescript, 1940s (Marquette Tolkien 3/1/40/8a) – p. 177 fig. 99
  • The Lord of the Rings book III chapter 10, "Voice of Saruman", 1942 (Marquette – MS Tolkien 3/5/10/6a) – p. 300 – [not reproduced]
  • Apparition of St. George on the Mount of Olives, 1877, Doré (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 300
  • Construction of the Tower of Babel, 15th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 178 fig. 100
  • Magic stones, Lapidaire Mandeville, 15th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 300
  • About military art & war machines, 15th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 178 fig. 101
  • Druids’ Forest in Norma, Opera by Ferri, 1935 (BnF Opera) – p. 300
  • Saint Anthony, Dürer, [1519] (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 179 fig. 102
  • Hyaline quartz sphere (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 300

I.9 - Mordor

  • Mordor: the horror of war – Infographic
  • Gollum: between good and evil – Infographic - p. 188
  • The Lord of the Rings, evil discarnate ["Evil" on map] – Infographic - p. 196
  • Sauron’s arm – enlarged wall art
  • Map of Mordor – enlarged wall art
  • Ring verse – enlarged circular ceiling art
  • Tower of Cirith Ungol – enlarged wall art - above I.9.[19-24] cabinet, reproduced in negative except for reddish glow, against dark background
  • "Rings" cabinet – solid gold ring without ornamentation; and gold ring with inscription. Both 6th-7th century (BnF Monnaies, médailles et antiques) – [not in catalogue]
  • Sound loop playing in room – extracts from JRRT reading The Two Towers and The Return of the King, Caedmon Records, 1975; Tolkien Portrait 1992; Thierry Janssen reading the Ring verse in French
  • Video - Death, by Simone de Beauvoir
  • Valinor: a lost Eden – Infographic - p. 205

  • Title page, The Magic Ring, 1938 (Marquette Tolkien 3/1/2/2a) – p. 182 fig. 103
  • Title page, The Lord of the Rings, ca 1949 (Marquete Tolkien 3/1/1/1a) – p. 182 fig. 104 [Manuscripts of JRRT p. 27]
  • Ring inscription in manuscript, book I, end of 1938 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 1/2/5/6b) – p. 186 fig. 108
  • The Fire-writing, 1953 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 39) – p. 187 fig. 110
  • First dust jacket for The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 22) – p. 184 fig. 106
  • Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 70) – p. 185 fig. 107
  • Ring verse, draft, end of 1938 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 1/2/5/7a) – p. 186 fig. 109
  • The Lord of the Rings, The Ring Verse, 1940s (Marquette Tolkien 3/1/3/1a) p. 183 fig. 105 [Manuscripts of JRRT, described on p. 31]
  • Wickedness, ca 1912 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 8) – p. 189 fig. 111
  • Map of Minas Morgul and the crossroads, 1944 (Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 127 r0) – p. 300 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 387 fig. 174]
  • Distances and dates in Mordor, 1948 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 129 r0) – p. 191 fig. 114
  • Two sketches of Mount Doom, [1948] (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 82 r0) – p. 198 fig. 122
  • Three aerial views of mountains, 1940s (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 15) – p. 190 fig. 112
  • Aerial view of a part of Mordor, 1948 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 128 r0) – p. 190 fig. 113
  • Draft of Sauron’s arm in The Return of the King, 1954 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 32 r0) – p. 197 fig. 120
  • Notes on orcs’ journey through Rohan, end of 1944 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 4/2/19/11a) – p. 195 fig. 118
  • Minas Morgul gate, ca 1941 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 2/1/15/17a) – p. 195 fig. 119
  • Barad-Dûr, ca 1944 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 80) – p. 199 fig. 123
  • Shelob’s Lair, 1944 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 81 v0) – p. 192 fig. 115
  • Shelob’s Lair, 1944? (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 16) – p. 193 fig. 116
  • Tower of Cirith (or Kirith) Ungol, 1948 (Marquette Tolkien 3/8/26/3a) – p. 194 fig. 117
  • The Lord of the Rings book IV, "Passage of the Marshes" (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 3/6/2/6a) – p. 300 – [not reproduced]
  • The Hobbit book V, 1st version, "Riddles in the Dark" draft manuscript, 1930 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 1/1/5/2a) – p. 300 – [not reproduced]
  • Riddles of the Exeter Book, owned by JRRT, F. Tupper ed., 1910 (Private Collection) – p. 300 – [not reproduced]
  • Falchion, 14th century (Musée de l’Armée) - p. 300
  • Flame-bladed sword, VI century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 300
  • Jousting Sallet, end of 15th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 300
  • Mace, 16th century (Musée de l’Armée) – p. 300
  • Stalagmite of basalt from the Grand Brûlé, Reunion [sic] (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle) – p. 300
  • Night view of Vesuvius erupting (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 203 fig. 127
  • Inferno, Dante Aliegheri, XV century (BnF de l’Arsenal) – p. 300
  • Water Creatures: Nøkken, Kittelsen, 1916 (Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève) – p. 200 fig. 124
  • Lamentations of Mime [Richard Wagner], Rackham, 1910 (BnF Arts du spectacle) – p. 300
  • For the poem entitled "Eldorado", Dulac, 1913 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 202 fig. 126
  • The Holy Bible acc. Vulgate, V. 2, Doré, 1866 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 300
  • I heard what I was told, Doré, L’enfer, 1861 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 201 fig. 125
  • The temptation of St. Anthony, second board, Callot, 1635 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 300

  • Sketch of the Eye of Sauron, 1954 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 30 v0) – p. 198 fig. 121 – in exhibition but not visible, it is on the verso of the dust-jacket design for Return of the King, I.1#5

Connecting Hall

  • Halls of Manwe (Taniquetil) – 4 enlarged vertical banners
  • Audio loop - JRRT singing ‘Namarië’

I.10 - Valinor

  • Religion and the creation story – Infographic - p. 212

  • Taniquetil tapestry, 2018 (Cité internationale de la tapisserie, Aubusson) – p. 300
  • Myth of Atlantis, Rudbek, 1675-98 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 215 fig. 137
  • Nibelungenlied, Czeschka, 1908 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 214 fig. 136
  • Halls of Manwë (Taniquetil), 1928 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 89, f. 13) – p. 209 fig. 132
  • Shores of Faery, 1915 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 22) – p. 210 fig. 133
  • Tanaqui, 1915 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 21 r0) – p. 208 fig. 130
  • Map of the northern part of Middle-earth, ca 1948 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 117) – p. 206 fig. 128
  • Map of the ship of the world, ca 1916-1920 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings S 2/III, fol. 9 r0) – p. 208 fig. 131
  • The Lay of Eärendil
  • [Page 1], 1952 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 3/1/16/1a) – p. 207 fig. 129
  • [Page 2], 1952 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 3/1/16/2a) – [not in catalogue] [not reproduced]
  • [Page 3], 1952 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 3/1/16/3a) – [not in catalogue] [not reproduced]
  • Tree of Amalion, 1940s (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 88, f. 1) – p. 213 fig. 135

  • "East of the Moon, West of the Sun", 1915 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 21 v0) – p. 211 fig. 134

II.1 – Return to Oxford

  • Return to Oxford – Infographic - p. 219
  • Photo of Tolkien from Merton, By Billet Potter – enlarged wall art - p. 240 fig. 159
  • Video - Mitchell & Kenyon films, 2005, extracts (driving into Halifax; Birmingham University Procession Day 1901)
  • Tolkien chronology + posthumous publications + 14 photographs – Infographic
  • Family with Arthur, JRR and Mabel, Bloemfontein, 15 Nov 1892 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 4, fol. 2-3) - p. 220 fig. 138
  • Mabel Tolkien, 1890s (Bodleian Tolkien photo 2, fol. 6) - p. 221 fig. 139
  • JRR Tolkien and Hilary, Sep 1895 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 4, fol. 6) - p. 221 fig. 140
  • Edith Bratt, 1906 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 16, fol. 1) - p. 222 fig. 142
  • Exeter College class of 1911 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 9, f. 13 r0) - p. 224 fig. 144
  • JRRT and friends at Exeter, 1914 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 4, fol. 32) - p. 225 fig. 145
  • Tolkien in military uniform, 1916 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 4, fol. 33) - p. 226 fig. 146
  • Ruins of a village in the Somme, 1916 (BnF Estampes et Photographie) - p. 227 fig. 147
  • [middle 1916 war photo] - [not in catalogue]
  • Somme offensive, 1916 (BnF Estampes et Photographie) - p. 227 fig. 148
  • Tolkien portrait as professor[not in catalogue] [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 272, fig. 105]
  • John, Michael and Christopher Tolkien, 1928 (Bodleian - Tolkien photo 28, fol. 2) - p. 248 fig. 167
  • Tolkien at his desk at 20 Northmoor Rd, circa 1937 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 5, fol. 94) - p. 237 fig. 157
  • [Christopher Tolkien in red chair] - [not in catalogue]
  • JRRT and friends at Exeter – enlarged wall art - p. 225

  • Plan of Oxford, undated (BnF Cartes) – p. 229 fig. 150
  • Oxford Illustrated, 1675 (BnF Estampes & Photographies) – p. 228 fig. 149
  • Mabel Tolkien’s sketchbook, 1905 (Bodleian – Tolkien Family Papers) – p. 300 – [Described in Life and Legend, p. 9 no. 3]
  • Letter to his father, written by his nurse, Feb 14 1896 (Bodleian Tolkien Family Papers) pp. 222-223 fig. 141
  • What is home without a mother (or a wife), 1904 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 86, fol. 5) – p. 300 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 133, fig. 25]
  • Turl Street, Oxford, 1913 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 85, fol. 27) – p. 223 fig. 143

  • Tolkien in Oxford garden photograph, 1973 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 8, fol. 121) – p. 241 fig. 160

II.2 – The Professor

  • The Professor – Infographic - p. 231
  • Bodleian Reading Room – enlarged photograph [entire wall]

  • Tolkien's Desk (Bodleian - Tolkien Family) – p. 300 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 283, fig. 126]
  • Tolkien's Chair (Bodleian- Tolkien Family) – p. 300 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 283, fig. 127]
  • Tolkien's 3 pipes (Private Collection) – p. 300 - [not reproduced]
  • Tolkien's fountain pen (Private Collection) – p. 301 - [not reproduced]
  • Crayon boxes "de la famille Tolkien" - (Private Collection) – p. 300 - [not reproduced]
  • Saga of King Heidrek the Wise, 1960 [has both CJRT and JRRT monograms] (Private Collection) – [not in catalogue] - [not reproduced]
  • Kalevala, 1935 Söderström (Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève) – p. 301
  • Old English Grammar, Hickes, 1688-1689 (BnF de l'Arsenal) – p. 243 fig. 162
  • North's old languages Thesaurus, Hickes (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 301
  • Edda in prose [sic], Snorri Sturluson, 1665 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 301
  • Old Norse Kings' Sagas, 1899 (Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève) – p. 301
  • Lancelot, 1494 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 301
  • Armorial of the round table, 15th century (BnF de l'Arsenal) – p. 244 fig. 163
  • Illustrations for La Morte D'Arthur, Beardsley, 1893-1894 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 301
  • Prose translation of Beowulf, 1926 (Bodleian Tolkien A 29/1, fol. 66) – p. 232 fig. 151
  • Wudu wyrtum faest, 1928 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 17) – p. 233 fig. 152
  • Sellic spell, ca 1942 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien B 62/2, fol. 138) – p. 301 – [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 270 fig. 104]
  • Beowulf - An Introduction [signed and dedicated by JRRT], R.W. Chambers, 1932 (Private Collection) – p. 301 - [not reproduced]
  • Untitled (Dragon and warrior), 1928 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 39) – p. 301 [Reproduced in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator p. 52, fig. 49]
  • Gudrunarkvida en nyga, ca 1930s [catalogue incorrectly says 1914] (Bodleian MS Tolkien B59/1, fol. 38 r0) – p. 301 – [not reproduced]
  • The English text of the Ancrene Riwle, 1962 (BnF Littérature et Art) – p. 301
  • The Fall of Arthur, canto 2, ca 1927 (Bodleian Tolkien B 59/2, fol. 115) – p. 234 fig. 154
  • Letter from R.W. Chambers concerning the Fall of Arthur, 1934 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien B 59/2, fol. 250) – p. 301 [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth p. 249, fig. 89]
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Tolkien & Gordon [annotated by CS Lewis], 1925 (Bodleian – Arch. H e. 55) – p. 301 [Reproduced in Life and Legend p. 42, no. 70]
  • Exodus, Old English poem ca 1957 (Bodleian Tolkien A22/1, fol. 121 r0) – p. 236 fig. 156
  • Tale of Beowulf, Morris & Wyatt, 1895 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 242 fig. 161
  • William Morris, The Recuyell of the historyes of Troye, Le Fèvre translated by Caxton, 1892 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 301
  • Well at the world's end, Morris, 1896 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) p. 301
  • St. George fighting the dragon, Rossetti 1861-1862 (Birmingham Museums) – p. 301
  • St. George and the dragon, Rosa Corder (Birmingham Museums) – p. 301
  • Evangelia [Gospel of St. Gatien des Tours], 8th – 9th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 301
  • Worms Sacramentory, 10th century (BnF de l'Arsenal)– p. 245 fig. 165
  • Devotional Literature, 14th century (BnF Manuscrits) – p. 244 fig. 164
  • Lectionary [Epistolier], Amiens, ca 1490 (BnF de l'Arsenal) – p. 301
  • Decorative alphabet, JRRT, 1960 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 24) – p. 235 fig. 155

  • "hringboga heorte gefyesd" [coiled dragon], 1927 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37) – p. 233 fig. 153

II.3 – Tolkien, writer for children?

  • A Children's Writer? – Infographic
  • Mr. Bliss - 19 pages of illustrated manuscript (Marquette Tolkien 4/1/5 [entire book]) – p. 253 fig. 172 [two pages only in BnF Catalogue] [See also Artist & Illustrator pp. 85-88 for more reproduced pages and discussion]
  • Video - On the Father Christmas Letters
  • "Family Photos" - Enlarged wall photos
  • JRRT and four children (Bodleian Tolkien photo 5, fol. 75) – p. 254 fig. 173
  • JRRT and CJRT sleeping (Bodleian Tolkien photo 5, fol. 20) - p.254 fig. 174
  • JRRT with 3 children on beach, 1925 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 5, fol. 7) - p. 248 fig. 166
  • John, Michael and Christopher Tolkien, 1928 (Bodleian Tolkien photo 28, fol. 2) - p. 248 fig. 167
  • View of Oxford – enlarged wall art [above 21-33 cases]

  • Chronicles of Narnia 3, 1983 (BnF Littérature et Art) – p. 301
  • Chronicles of Narnia 1, 1980 (BnF Littérature et Art) – p. 301
  • Chronicles of Narnia 2, 1982 (BnF Littérature et Art) – p. 301
  • CS Lewis letter to Tolkien "My Dear Tollers", Oct 27 1949 (Bodleian Tolkien Family Papers) – p. 238-239 fig. 158 [three pages in catalogue, only the first page on exhibit]
  • Farmer Giles of Ham, first page, Jan 1938 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 2/1/3/9a) – p. 301 - [not reproduced]
  • Farmer Giles of Ham, title page, Jan 1938 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 2/1/3/2a) – p. 301 - [not reproduced]
  • Farmer Giles of Ham, rejected title page, Jan 1938 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien 2/1/3/1b) – p. 301 - [not reproduced]
  • The Garden of the Merking's palace, 1927 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 4) – p. 250 fig. 169
  • Lunar landscape, 1925 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 25 r0) – p. 252 fig. 171
  • Rover arrives on the moon, 1927-1928 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 1) – p. 249 fig. 168
  • House where Rover began his adventures as a toy, 1927 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 2) – p. 251 fig. 170
  • Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, Carroll, 1869 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 264 fig. 184
  • Grimms' Fairy-tales, Rackham, not dated (BnF Littérature et Art) – p. 301
  • Blue Fairy Book, 1912 (BnF Littérature et Art) – p. 265 fig. 186
  • Green Fairy Book, 1895 (BnF Littérature et Art) – p. 265 fig. 185
  • Yellow Fairy Book, 1894 (BnF Littérature et Art) – [not in catalogue]
  • An ancient mappe of Fairy land newly discovered and set forth, Bernard Sleigh, 1925 (BnF Cartes) – p. 301
  • Snow Queen and other tales, Dulac, 1911 (BnF de l'Arsenal) – p. 301
  • Best illustrations by John Bauer, 1951 (Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève) [p. 49 opened] – p. 301
  • Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Rackham, 1907 (BnF Réserve des livres rares) – p. 301
  • North Pole, Father Christmas House, 1929 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 51) – p. 301 - [Reproduced in Letters From Father Christmas Deluxe Edition, p. 62]
  • Drawing of a bear, attributed to Polar Bear, 1931 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 56 r0) – p. 260 fig. 180
  • Cave drawings, copied by Father Christmas, 1932 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 58) – p. 261 fig. 181
  • Letter from Father Christmas, view of Oxford & goblin caves, 1932 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 57) – p. 258 fig. 178
  • Goblin Alphabet, 1936 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 83, fol. 43) – p. 262 fig. 182
  • Letter from Father Christmas: Polar Bear & penguins, 1940 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 83, fol. 57) – p. 263 fig. 183
  • 1936 Letter North Pole (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 65) – p. 259 fig. 179
  • First Letter, 22 Dec 1920
  • Father Christmas [illustration] (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 38) – p. 256 fig. 177
  • Letter (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 37) – p. 257 fig. 177
  • 1924 envelope to John (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 40) – p. 301
  • 1924 envelope to Michael (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 41) – p. 255 fig. 175
  • Christmas card, 1932 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 83) – p. 255 fig. 176
  • North Pole by Father Christmas, 1925 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 44) - p. 301 - [Reproduced in Letters from Father Christmas Deluxe Edition, p. 29]
  • Aurora Borealis by Father Christmas, 1926 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 46) – p. 301 - [Reproduced in Maker of Middle-earth, p. 253 no. 92]

II.4 – The work of a lifetime

  • A Life's Work – Infographic
  • Christopher Tolkien, the son at work – Infographic ["CJRT" on map]
  • Video - on allegory and application
  • "The Magic Ring" – enlarged wall art – [above display case of same name, reproducing Tolkien's crossed out draft title for The Lord of the Rings]

  • Mithrim tapestry, 2019 (Cité internationale de la tapisserie, Aubusson) –p. 301 [original art shown on pp. 286-287]
  • End of the World (Book of Ishness), 1912? (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 14) – p. 275 fig. 199
  • Undertenishness, 1912 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 13) – p. 274 fig. 196
  • Northern Home, 1914 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 8) – p. 274 fig. 197
  • Land of Pohja (book of Ishness), 1914 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 17-18) – p. 276 fig. 200
  • Water Wind & Sand, 1915 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 20) p. 275 fig. 198
  • Fantasy landscape, 1915? (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 26 r0) - p. 278 fig. 203
  • The Man in the Moon, 1915 (Bodleian – MS Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 23) – p. 301 [Reproduced in JRR Tolkien Artist & Illustrator, p. 49, fig. 45]
  • Beyond [Book of Ishness], 1914 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 12) – p. 277 fig. 201
  • Map of Beleriand – enlarged wall art
  • Map for Silmarillion – enlarged wall art
  • The Lay of Leithian, ca 1950 (Bodleian Tolkien S 4/4, fol. 2 r0) – p. 281 fig. 206
  • The Tale of Beren & Luthien, 1930-1937 (Bodleian Tolkien S 5/1, fol. 78 v0) – p. 281 fig. 207
  • Glórund sets forth to seek Túrin, 1927 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 34) – p. 280 fig. 205
  • Three Elvish Cities: I glin grandia Dol Erethri Airi, 1916-1917 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings S1/XIV, fol. 105 r0) – p. 301 – [not reproduced]
  • Gondolin and the Vale of Tumladen, 1928 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 12) - p. 279 fig. 204
  • Book of Lost Tales [front cover shown saying "Cottage of Lost Play"], 1916-1917 (Bodleian Tolkien S 1/1, f. 1a) – p. 278 fig. 202
  • Leaf by Niggle [first page], 1942 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 6, Fol. 95) – p. 301 – [Reproduced in Life and Legend, p. 56 fig 140]
  • Smith of Wootton Major, Illustrated by Pauline Baynes, London, George Allen and Unwin, 1975 (BnF Littérature et Art, 8-Y2-99372) – p. 301
  • Smith of Wootton Major [first page], ca 1965 (Bodleian – MS. Tolkien Drawings 9, fol. 83) – p. 301 – [Described in Life and Legend, p. 83 no. 239]
  • Silmarillion, History of the Elves, 1937-1938 (Bodleian Tolkien S5/2, fol. 3) – p. 282 fig. 208
  • Manuscript of the Quenta Silmarillion, ca 1930s (Bodleian Tolkien S5/1, fol. 10) – p. 283 fig. 209
  • First map of the Silmarillion, ca 1920s (Bodleian Tolkien S2/X, fol. 3) – p. 284 fig. 210
  • Second map of The Silmarillion, ca 1930s (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings S5/1, fol. 93-96) – p. 285 fig. 211

  • The Magic Ring (display case)
  • Timeline for The Lord of the Rings (notes), end of 1940s (Marquette Tolkien MSS 4/2/18/1b) – p. 271 fig. 192
  • Sketches and notes for The Lord of the Rings, Sept 1938 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien MSS 1/2/1/1a) – p. 301 – [not reproduced]
  • Timeline for The Lord of the Rings [leaf 3], end of 1940s (Marquette Tolkien MSS 4/2/18/2a) – p. 272 fig. 193
  • Timeline for The Lord of the Rings [leaf 6], end of 1940s (Marquette Tolkien MSS 4/2/18/3b) – p. 273 fig. 194
  • Timeline for The Lord of the Rings [leaf 8], end of 1940s (Marquette Tolkien MSS 4/2/18/4b) – p. 273 fig. 195
  • Lord of the Rings queries and alterations [first page], Sept 1938 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 1/2/2/1a) – p. 268 fig. 188
  • Lord of the Rings queries and alterations [second page], Sept 1938 (Marquette – MS. Tolkien MSS 1/2/2/2a) –p. 301 – [not reproduced]
  • Draft of chapter "Ancient History” from The Lord of the Rings, late 1938 (Marquette Tolkien MSS-1/2/5/2b) [first page] – p. 268 fig. 187
  • Draft of chapter "Ancient History" from The Lord of the Rings, late 1938 (Marquette - Tolkien MSS-1/2/5/3a) [second page] – [not reproduced]
  • Lunar calendar in Middle-earth, 1944 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 4/2/29/18a) – p. 269 fig. 189
  • Lord of the Rings manuscript draft page from "The Story of the Ring" [rejected title for "Shadow of the Past"] (Marquette 3/1/10/8b) [Gandalf speaks about the history of the Ring] - p. 301 – [not reproduced]
  • Distances in Middle-earth, 1944 (Marquette Tolkien MSS 4/2/19/2a) – p. 269 fig. 190
  • Lord of the Rings manuscript draft page from "The Story of the Ring" [rejected title for "Shadow of the Past"] (Marquette 3/1/10/10a) [what Gollum knows about the Ring] – p. 301 – [not reproduced]

  • Authors of the Exhibition

  • Heraldic devices for Lúthien Tinúviel, 1960s (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7 and 9) – p. 270 fig. 191
  • Mithrim, 1927 (Bodleian Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 33) – pp. 286-287 fig. 212

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