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Author Archive: Urulöké

Lights and Your Book Collection

Urulöké @ Friday, November 13th, 2015 ()

Recently I moved to a new house which has some built in bookshelves in my office space (some pictured right, please excuse the debris which still has not found appropriate homes scattered around the books). As I do not yet have the budget to design and build a personal library to perfection, I (and assumably [...]

Lulu Coupon 30% off today only

Urulöké @ Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 ()

Lulu.com is having a one-day flash sale with 30% off books and calendars from their print-on-demand catalog. I used the opportunity to finally pick up a full set of the issues 1-50 of Vinyar Tengwar from The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship. There are a lot of important articles in this journal, including many primary [...]

Tolkien Annotated Map Pictures From Twitter

Urulöké @ Thursday, October 29th, 2015 ()

I thought those of you not using Twitter (or just happened to miss these) would enjoy some additional images of the Lord of the Rings map annoted by Tolkien and Baynes that have been shared over there. I will update this with additional pics as I come across them (or share in the comments). [...]

Arda Philology Volume 5

Urulöké @ Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 ()

Omentielva is the familiar name for the International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Invented Languages. The proceedings of each Omentielva conference is published in volumes titled Arda Philology.
Arda Philology 5, the Proceedings of Omentielva Lempea, was published in September 2015. This volume from the fifth conference contains five papers and three haiku in Quenya:
J. [...]

Letter explaining creation of Estella Brandybuck up for auction on October 22

Urulöké @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 ()

By request I am republishing this article from The Tolkien Society below - this is an interesting little piece of the creation of the history of Middle-earth, in Tolkien's own handwriting.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are auctioning a letter which explains the creation of Estella Brandybuck née Bolger, the wife of Meriadoc Brandybuck, on the 22nd [...]

The Landscapes of Middle-earth - Announcing the Beyond Bree Calendar for 2016

Urulöké @ Monday, September 14th, 2015 ()

I must say that I have to now get a copy of the Chinese Lord of the Rings with the cover art pictured above by Jian Guo, it is just stunning! Of course, I will (again) be getting this edition of the Beyond Bree calendar as they are always well constructed, well edited, and [...]

Oxonmoot Sep 10-13 2015 - This Weekend

Urulöké @ Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 ()

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend this weekend's Oxonmoot (sadly, I have never managed to be in the UK during a Tolkien related event - something I hope to fix some day soon!) I hope those of you have a great time, and share some experiences here if you can.
Here is the [...]

Preorder "Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings" by Diana Pavlac Glyer

Urulöké @ Sunday, September 6th, 2015 ()

Diana Glyer (author of the awesome The Company They Keep) has a new book coming out on November 30th titled Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings. I hope to be able to share significantly more information about this book in the interim, but meanwhile I would like to [...]

Two Lord of the Rings Firsts Sets at Bonhams Auction This Month

Urulöké @ Sunday, September 6th, 2015 ()

Bonhams is holding an auction titled FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA J. LAND September 22nd in New York. Lots 205 and 206 are of some interest, with a reasonable looking (rebound) set of British first printings and a very nice looking first American printing set.
Lot 205TOLKIEN, J.R.R. 1892-1973.The Lord of the [...]

Tolkien and Tove Jansson art film screenings at Concordia University

Urulöké @ Monday, March 9th, 2015 ()

Two biographical films are showing on the last day of The International Festival of Films on Art at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec that should be of interest. The screening is on Sunday, March 29th and starts at 1:30 PM with Escape from Moominvalley, covering children's author and artist Tove Jansson, who also illustrated Tolkien's [...]

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