Latest additions

Here you will find a list of all items added to the catalogue in the last 30 days. So make it a habit to see this list at least once a month and you will miss nothing!

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Battle of Middle-earth chess set in custom chest (4/12)

Set of unpainted biscuit ceramic chess set, released in 1979. The 'goodies' are Gandalf (king), Galadriel (queen), Aragorn (bishop), Legolas on horseback (knight), Bree (tower) and dwarves as pawns. The 'baddies': Sauron (king), palantír (queen), Gríma Wormtongue (bishop), Black Rider (knight), Orthanc (tower) and orcs as pawns. Figures based on the Ralph Bakhsi movie The Lord of the Rings. Sold without board. In a custom made, wooden chest with elven writing on top. The translation reads "If you trust nothing else, trust this, trust us." Antiquarian: as new.*
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Brian Froud, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book (mini) - signed

Miniature edition of Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. Pavilion, 2003. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Signed and with a drawing by Brian Froud. Antiquarian: as new.*

Brian Froud, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book - signed

Pavilion, 1994. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Signed and with a drawing by Brian Froud. Antiquarian: as new.*

Brian Froud, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Journal - signed

Pavilion, 1994. Reprint. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Signed and with a drawing by Brian Froud. Antiquarian: as new.*

Brian Froud, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album - signed

Updated reissue of Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book with extra drawings and new photo's. New York, 2002.  1st edition thus. (stHardback (no dustjacket issued). Signed and with an drawing by Brian Froud. Antiquarian: as new. *

The Hobbit puzzle - Ted Nasmith (3/12)

Cambridge, 2016. Puzzle of 1000 pieces. 27x19"/68x48 cm. Featuring Bilbo, Gandalf and the dwarves rescued by the eagles.*

The Lord of the Rings puzzle - John Howe

Cambridge, 2016. 1000 pieces. 27x19"/68x48 cm. Featuring a compilation of various paintings by John Howe.*

The Sands of Harad Expansion (2/12)

The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game

FPG, 2016. Allows you to venture into the southern regions of Middle-earth with three scenario's. Contains 156 cards. The core game is required to play this expansion.*

The Thing in the Depths Adventure Pack

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

FFG, 2016. The second adventure in the Dream-chaser cyclus. Set of 60 cards. The core set and The Grey Havens expansion is required.*

Temple of the Deceived Adventure Pack

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

FFG, 2016. The third adventure in the Dream-chaser cyclus. Set of 60 cards. The core set and The Grey Havens expansion is required.*

The Drowned Ruins Adventure Pack

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

FFG, 2016. The fourth adventure in the Dream-chaser cyclus. Set of 60 cards. The core set and The Grey Havens expansion is required.*

The Lord of the Rings. Unwin Books, 1974 (30/11)

Set of three paperbacks with covers by Tolkien. All three volumes are the second impression. Includes paper slipband. Antiquarian: very good condition (spines faded).*

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Ballantine, 1973

Four Ballantine pockets with covers by Tolkien in a red slipcase. Published in September 1973, the month Tolkien died. Antiquarian: books are in fine, unread condition (except for The Hobbit, which has some wear). Owner's name on each title page. The slipcase has some wear and tear around the edges and is slightly faded.*

The Lord of the Rings. Ballantine, 1968

18th/15th/15th printing, all July 1968. Set of three paperbacks with covers by Brem (Barbara Remington). In a red slipcase, illustrated in b&w by Brem. Antiquarian: very good condition (books are very tight and undamged, slipcase has some wear).*

Hobbit & Lord of the Rings in slipcase. 1987

Unwin Paperback, 1987. Set of four paperbacks, all with covers by Roger Garland. In a slipcase, illustrated by Roger Garland. Antiquarian: very good condition (books tight, spines faded).*

Kili's Rune Stone (Weta)

Made by Weta in 2016. This is a replica of the rune stone of labradorite that Kili received from his mother to remember her. The runes read "return to me". Painted polystone. 2x1.5"/5x4 cm. In a decorated velvet satchell.*

Black Arrow pendant - sterling silver

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Weta, 2016. Sterling silver replica of the arrow that killed Smaug. 2.3"/6.5 cm. On a leather cord. With a certificate of authenticity. In a decorated satchell.*

Fellowship of the Ring Collectors Pin

Weta, 2016. 1.2x1.3"/3.1x3.2 cm. Made of zinc alloy.*

The Two Towers Collectors Pin

Weta, 2016. 1.2x1.3"/3.1x3.2 cm. Made of zinc alloy.*

The Return of the King Collectors Pin

Weta, 2016. 1.2x1.3"/3.1x3.2 cm. Made of zinc alloy.*

Thomas Honegger (ed.), Laughter in Middle-earth (28/11)

Humour in and around the Works of JRR Tolkien

Walking Tree, 2016. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated.*

Table of contents

Tom Shippey
Foreword

Maureen F. Mann
"Certainly not our sense": Tolkien and Nonsense

Alastair Whyte
A Fountain of Mirth: Laughter in Arda

Jennifer Raimundo
Mirth's Might: The Tenacity of Humour in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Łukasz Neubauer
Plain Ignorance in the Vulgar Form:
Tolkien's Onomastic Humour in Farmer Giles of Ham

Laura Lee Smith
"This of course is the way to talk to dragons":
Etiquette-Based Humour in The Hobbit

Evelyn Koch
Parodies of the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Sherrylyn Branchaw
Strategies of Humour in The Stupid Ring Parody

Davide Martini
Humour in Art Depicting Middle-earth

Jared Lobdell
Humour, Comedy, the Comic, Comicality, Puns, Wordplay, 'Fantastication', and 'English Humour' in and around Tolkien and His Work, and among the Inklings

David Wenzel, Middle Earth

The World of Tolkien Illustrated

Centaur Books, 1977.  2nd edition. Paperback. Full-page illustations in b&w and colour by Wenzel. Text by Lin Carter. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Barbara Strachey, Journey's of Frodo. Unwin Paperbacks

An Atlas of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

George Allen & Unwin, 1987. 4th printing. Paperback. Frodo's voyage is mapped out on 51 two-colour maps. Antiquarian: very good condition (some rubbing to the edges).*

Lord of the Rings Art Calendar 2017

I Maestri del Fantasy Italiano Incontrano JRR Tolkien

Large square calendar with original artwork by Italian illustrators, like Ivan Cavini, Angelo Montanini and Paolo Barbieri. Twelve plates and a centrefold.*

Michael Green, A Hobbit's Journal (27/11)

Being a Blank Book with Some Curious Illstrations of Friends & Foes of the Nine Companions

Running Press, 1979. Paperback. On almost every page a b&w drawing with plenty space for notes or your own sketches. Antiquarian: as new.*

The History of Middle-earth boxed set

HarperCollins, 2002. Set of the three hardback, containing all 12 volumes of The History of Middle-earth. Each is a first edition. In a black slipcase with Tolkien's monogram in gold on the side. Antiquarian: the books are as new (never read), the slipcase has some rubbing on the edges.*

Gandalf's head pendant

Sterling silver pendant of Gandalf's head. 1.3x2"/3.5x5 cm.*

Anna Thayer, On Eagles' Wings

An Exploration of Eucatastrophy in Tolkien's Fantasy

Luna Press, 2016. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Jay Johnstone. "It is a series of investigations into Tolkien's work that reveal how overaching the theory of eucatastrophy was in his writing and mindset."*

Mark Egginton, The Lord of the Grins

Luna Press, 2016. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Jay Johnstone. A parody of The Lord of the Rings.*

Tove Jansson: Work and Love (25/11)

Penguin, 2016. 1st edition. Paperback. Biography of this Finnish artist, known for the Moomins and her Tolkien illustrations. The book is profusely illustrated in colour and b&w.*

Art Gilronan, From the Shire to the Sea

 

2016. Paperback. 1st edition. Filled with pastoral scenes from The Shire. Text includes the artist's comments about the image, the technique used, and his ponderings about the scene. *

Jenny Dolfen Songs of Sorry and Hope

 

Paperback. 1st editon. In a showcase of more than 50 illustrations, this book guides fantasy fans and art enthusiasts alike through an exploration of Jenny's artistic output, accompanied by narratives, reflections and insights from the artist herself.*

John Cockshaw, Wrath, Ruin and a Red Nightfall

 

2016. Paperback. 1st edition. John Cockshaw brings landscape and macro-photography together with digital art to create hauntingly beautiful images. Presented with pasages that inspired them, along with poems, essays and reflections. *

Simon Holland, A Miscellany of Magical Beasts

Bloomsbury, 2016. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Chapters on all kind of mythological beings, such as trolls, centaurs, dragons, harpies, griffin, pegasus etc. Illustrated by various artist, such as Helen Ward, David Wyatt and John Howe (his Smaug is on the cover).*

Tim Dedopulos, Middle-earth Puzzles

A riddle-rich journey inspired by JRR Tolkien's fantasy world

Cartlon Books, 2016. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Filled with riddles and quizzes for the Tolkien fans. Illustrated in b&w.*

Valar - Maiar - Istari poster (24/11)

Large poster (24x36"/60x84 cm) on heavy stock with all the Valar, Maiar and Istari from the Ainulindalë. Made by the German artist Wolfanita.*

Tolkien's monogram wax sealing set

Giftbox with a steel wax seal with wooden handle, and two sticks of sealing wax.*

White Tree of Gondor wax sealing set

Giftbox with a steel wax seal with wooden handle, and two sticks of sealing wax.*

Gandalf's mark wax sealing set

Giftbox with a steel wax seal with wooden handle, and two sticks of sealing wax.*

The Story of Kullervo - de luxe edition

HarperCollins, 2016. 1st edition. Quarter-bound in leather. In a slipcase. Cover by Tolkien. Tolkien's story with the hero from the Kalevala, Kullervo. With drafts, notes and lecture-essay on the source-work, the Kalevala. Edited by Verlyn Flieger.*