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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Hobbit Quest t-shirt (19/2)

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front the One Ring, Sting, Smaug and the Lonely Mountain.*

The History of Middle-earth complete set (7/2)

Twelve volumes, plus index volume, all first editions!

The complete set of the British first editions of The History of Middle-earth, plus the index volume, all hardbacks, all first editions/first impressions.

The Book of Lost Tales 1. George Allen & Unwin, 1983. Blue linnen is clean and sharp, with slight rubbing to top and bottom of spine. The dustjacket is bright and undamaged, with a few small indentations.

The Book of Lost Tales 2. George Allen & Uwnin, 1984. The red linnen has some rubbing along the top edge and some dents in the top and bottom of the spine. The dustjacket has lost some luster, some dents on top and bottom of spine.

The Lays of Beleriand. George Allen & Unwin, 1985. The green linnen is bright and clean, with some dents to the top and bottom of spine. The dustjacket has some identations in them and a few creases.

The Shaping of Middle-earth. George Allen & Unwin, 1986. The black linnen has some rubbing along the edges and a dent in the bottom of the spine. The dustjacket has some rubbing, with some paint loss to the edges.

The Lost Road. UnwinHyman, 1987. Blue linnen bright and clean. Dustjacket very little wear, but spine slightly faded.

The Return of the Shadow. UnwinHyman, 1988. Black linnen bright and clean, with a small dent at the bottom of the spine. Dustjacket with just minor wear and a minute tear at the top of the spine.

The Treason of Isengard. UwninHyman, 1989. Red linnen as new, but small dents at the bottom of the spine. Dustjacket sharp, with small dents at the top and bottom of the spine.

The War of the Ring. UnwinHyman, 1990. Green linnen sharp and cleain, with small dents at the top and bottom of spine. Dustjacket clean with only minor wear at the edges.

Sauron Defeated. HarperCollins, 1992. Red linnen as new, with just a minor dent at the bottom of the spine. Dustjacket has some wear and spine slightly faded.

Morgoths Ring. HarperCollins, 1993. Purple linnen as new. Dustjacket very sharp with some minor wear.

The War of the Jewels. HarperCollins, 1994. Brown linnen as new. Dustjacket has some wear and spine slightly faded.

The Peoples of Middle-earth. HarperCollins, 1996. Blue linnen as new. Dustjacket as two small dents.

Index. HarperCollins, 2002. As new. Dustjacket has two dents.

All in all a rare set of thirteen first edition in fine condition.*

 

The Lord of the Rings chess set (Eaglemoss) 5/2

This spectacular chess collection portrays the great cast of characters and creatures to represent the free races of Middle-earth and their implacable enemies, the forces of Mordor from the award-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

The chess board is a magnificent work of art, detailing the story of Frodo throughout his incredible journey. An ancient map of Middle-earth is mounted below the playing surface. Size is 21"/52 cm square.

The 32 chess pieces begin life as a unique figurine, handcrafted by master sculptors in metallic resin. Character likenesses, costumes and weaponry are meticulously reproduced down to the finest detail, and each chess piece is approved by New Line Cinema – and the individual actors – to ensure total authenticity. The whtie pieces are: Grey Haven eagle, Shadowfax, Treebeard, Elrond, Galadriel, Ent, Snowmane, Eothelion eagle, Boromir, Gamling, Haldir, Elvin archer, Celeborn, Helm's Deep archer, Númenorian knight, Damrod. The black pieces are the Balrog, Warg, Berserker Uruk-hai, Shelob, Saruman, Lurtz, Ringwraith steed, Fell Beast, Siege Troll, Easterling, Cave Troll, Haradrim archer, Grima, Catapult Troll, Crossbow Uruk-hai, Battle Troll.*

No Sam

Sam and Bill the Pony. SS9305 (3/2)

 

Weta/Sideshow 9306. Released in 2001. Samwise Gamgee and Bill the Pony is one of the most soughtafter statues of Weta/Sideshow. Antiquarian: statue is in mint condition, the box has some rubbing.*

Uruk-hai Scout Swordsman. SS9320

Weta/Sideshow 9230. Released in 2002. One of the most striking statues produced by Weta/Sideshow. Antiquarian: the statue is as new, the box has some dents.*

Gimli, Son of Gloin. SS9317

Weta/Sideshow 9317. Released in 2003. Limited to 2000 copies. This is number 610. Antiquarian: statue is as new, box has some dents.*

Frodo Baggins. SS9301

Released by Weta/Sideshow in 2001, this was one of the first statues in their successful Lord of the Rings series. Antiquarian: mint in box.*

Attacking Nazgûl 1/10 scale

BDS Art Scale
From the Lord of the Rings film series comes this 1/10th scale statue of an attacking Nazgul!

The Polystone statue stands approx. 22 cm tall and comes with matching base.

Features:

- Limited edition
- Based on original movie references
- Made in polystone
- Die cast sword
- Hand painted
- Includes base
- The statue is part of a battle diorama along with Frodo and the other Nazgul Kings, based on the Weather Top sequence*

Nazgûl 1/10 scale

BDS Art Scale
From the Lord of the Rings film series comes this 1/10th scale statue of a Nazgul!

The Polystone statue stands approx. 11"/27 cm tall and comes with matching base.

Features:

- Limited edition
- Based on original movie references
- Made in polystone
- Die cast sword
- Hand painted
- Includes base
- The statue is part of a battle diorama along with Frodo and the other Nazgul Kings, based on the Weather Top sequence*

Gandalf. 1/10 scale

Art Scale Deluxe

Handpainted polystone figurine of Gandalf in front of Bilbo's gate (including No Admittance sign).  9"/23 cm high. Limited.*

Frodo. 1/10 scale

BDS Art Scale
From the Lord of the Rings film series comes this 1/10th scale statue of Frodo!

The Polystone statue stands approx. 5.5"/14 cm tall and comes with matching base.

Features:

- Limited edition
- Based on original movie references
- Made in Polystone
- Hand painted
- Includes 2 version of the Sting sword
- Includes base*

Boromir. William Britain. 40450 (29/1)

2.5"/6 cm in a gift box.*

Aragorn. William Britain. 40457

2.5"/6 cm in a gift box.*

Arwen. William Britain. 40455

2"/5.5 cm.*

Sam, Merry and Pippin. William Britain. 40459

Three figures of 2"/4.5 cm in a box.*

Three Orcs. William Britain 40458

Three figures (2.5"/6 cm) of Moria Orcs in a box.*

Three Uruk-hai. William Britain 40254

Three Uruk-hai figures (2.5"/6 cm) in a box.*

Saruman. William Britain. 40454

2.5"/6 cm. In decorated gift box.*

Battle for Middle-earth chess set (24/1)

Noble 2174. 2019. Chess set made from resin. Compete with board.*

A Sociedade do Anel binder (18/1)

Jubilee, 2001. Four-rings binder, produced in Brazil, for The Fellowship of the Ring.*

O Retorno do Rei binder

Jubilee, 2003. Four-rings binder, produced in Brazil, for The Return of the King. With 6 cardboard dividers with actors from the third movie on them.*

"Goblin Feet" in: The Book of Fairy Poety (17/1)

First edition, 1920

Longman, 1920. 1st edition. Illustrated with 16 tipped-in colour plates (mounted on stiff grey paper, with tissue guards) and 16 line drawings. 180 pages. 25x19 cm. Edited by Dora Owen.

This sought-after fairy book is notable not only for its fantasy artwork by the Golden Age artist Warwick Goble, but also because it features the first illustrated appearance of "Goblin Feet" by JRR Tolkien. Originally published in "Oxford Poety 1915", the poem is here accompanied by a colour plate entitled "And the padding feet of many gnomes a-coming", which has the distinction of being the very first illustration to accompany any of Tolkien's published work - years before The Hobbit.

Warwick Goble (1862-1943) was a contemporary of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, specializing in fantasy subjects, particularly with Indian and Japanese themes. The son of a commercial traveller, he studied at the City of London School and at the Westminster School of Art. His best-known works include "The Water Babies" (1909), "Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales" (1910), as well as H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (1898).

Dora Owen's rich selection of verse - seperated into three sections: "Fairy Stories", "Fairy Songs, Dances, and Talk", and "Fairyland and Fairy Lore" - included contributions from writers such as Walter de la Mare, Michael Drayton, Florence Harrison, Robert Herrick, Tom Hood, Ben Jonson, John Keats, Andrew Lang, William Allinson, John Milton, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Lord Tennyson, W.B. Yeats, Sir Walter Scott, a.o.

Scare in any condition - here particularly well preserved for age, complete with the rare dust jacket.

Condition:

Contents crisp, very clean. Usual age-toning to paper, one or two foxing spots, one tissue guard with a little creasing, one plate with small corner crease (not very noticeable), one plate with tiny surface chip, one or two pairs of gathering stretched, one pair of leaves clumsily opened (with ragged edges), small gift inscription to first (blank) page, untrimmed (exposed) page edges and corners with usual bumping, creasing, a few small nicks. Endpapers with usual offsetting, a little foxing; both free endpapers with creasing. Top of page block with foxing, a litte scratching, some loss of colour. Binding tight. Boards and spine very clean, as shown, with bumping, rubbing and wear to extremities, softening to corners; spine with a little discoloration plus glue-repaired tear (see scans). Dust jacket as per images, with creasing, discoloration, soiling, tears and wear; spine with some loss, previously seperated from front and back panels (now glue-repaired, with paper reinforcement to reverse of spine area); supplied in removable archival sleeve.*

Beowulf. The Monster and the Critics. 1936

1st edition

Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture British Academy. Oxford University Press, 1936. Publication with Tolkien's famous lecture. Just 500 copies printed. Antiquarian: fine condition, unusual for this publication. The edges of the pages are rough (as in all copies) for the block was not cut. Binding tight, with only slight paper loss on top and bottom. Some browning to the pages, but very clean. Slight crease in the title page.*

Linguaphone Conversational Course English. 1930 (French)

Tolkien's first recording!

Linguaphone Conversational Course English 

See christina Scull and Wayne Hammond's J.R.R. TOLKIEN Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide on page 882. The oldest recording of Tolkien, made in June 1930 Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien speaks at the Twentieth Lesson - "At the Tobacconist's" and the Thirtieth Lesson - "Wireless".

Here is a rare and absolutely special plywood box covered with black cloth, it measures 27,5 x 27.5 x 6.8 cm and consists of fifteen 78 rpm LP's.


The fifteen Records are in brown paper jackets on which advertisements for other Linguaphone courses are printed. The printings alternate black and red.

On the records we can read:
English Lesson 20 AT THE TOBACCONIST'S / Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien Prof.A. Lloyd James
English Lesson 30 WIRELESS / Prof. A.Lloyd James Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien

Tolkien received an invitation,which no doubts he gladly accepted, for he could use the money. He reads the introduction to lesson 20 "At the Tobacconist" and plays the shopowner in de following dialogue with Lloys James as the customer. In Lesson 30 "Wireless" Tolkien plays the part of the proud owner of a radio set who explains to a visitor (Lloyd James again) how great this invention is (somewhat untypical Tolkien...)

Antiquarian: records are in fine condition, the box is rubbed. Complete with all the course booklets in French and English. This one has the original bill as well!.*

Linguaphone Conversational Course English. 1930 (Dutch)

Tolkien's first recording!

Linguaphone Conversational Course English 

See christina Scull and Wayne Hammond's J.R.R. TOLKIEN Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide on page 882. The oldest recording of Tolkien, made in June 1930 Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien speaks at the Twentieth Lesson - "At the Tobacconist's" and the Thirtieth Lesson - "Wireless".

Here is a rare and absolutely special plywood box covered with black cloth, it measures 27,5 x 27.5 x 6.8 cm and consists of fifteen 78 rpm LP's.


The fifteen Records are in brown paper jackets on which cartoons from various nations.

On the records we can read:
English Lesson 20 AT THE TOBACCONIST'S / Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien Prof.A. Lloyd James
English Lesson 30 WIRELESS / Prof. A.Lloyd James Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien

Tolkien received an invitation,which no doubts he gladly accepted, for he could use the money. He reads the introduction to lesson 20 "At the Tobacconist" and plays the shopowner in de following dialogue with Lloys James as the customer. In Lesson 30 "Wireless" Tolkien plays the part of the proud owner of a radio set who explains to a visitor (Lloyd James again) how great this invention is (somewhat untypical Tolkien...)

Antiquarian: records are in fine condition, the box is rubbed, with the locks rusted. Complete with all the course booklets in Dutch and English.*

Tolkien: Voyage en Terre du Milieu

Album de l'exposition
BNF, 2019. 1st printing. Large paperback. Profusely illustrated with photo's and colour illustrations from Tolkien's watercolours, manuscripts and maps, on view at the highly acclamed exhibition in Paris. This is not the full catalogue, but the highlights. With an introduction by the director of the BNF. In French.*

Pippin Mini Epic (14/1)

 

Weta 3051, 2019. Height: 5"/11 cm. In a giftbox.*

Merry Mini Epic

 

Weta 3050, 2019. Height: 5"/11 cm. In a giftbox.*

Toby Widdecombe, JRR Tolkien (12/1)

A Guide for the Perplexed

Bloomsbury, 2020. 1st edition. Paperback.

With his richly detailed world of Middle-earth and the epic tales he told around it, J.R.R. Tolkien invented the modern fantasy novel. For readers and students getting to grips with this world for the first time, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Guide for the Perplexed is an essential guide to the authors life and work. The book helps readers explore: · Tolkiens life and times · Tolkiens mythical world · The languages of Middle-earth · The major works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings · Posthumously published writings from The Silmarillion to the recently discovered The Fall of Gondolin With reference to adaptations of Tolkiens work including the Peter Jackson films, notes on Tolkiens sources and surveys of key scholarly and critical writings, this is an accessible and authoritative guide to one of the 20th centurys greatest and most popular writers.*

Mark Doyle, Utopian and Dystopian Themes in Tolkien's Legendarium

Lexington, 2020. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

Utopia and Dystopia in Tolkien's Legendarium explores how Tolkien's works speak to many modern people's utopian desires despite the overwhelming dominance of dystopian literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It also examines how Tolkien's malevolent societies in his legendarium have the unique ability to capture the fears and doubts that many people sense about the trajectory of modern society. Tolkien's works do this by creating utopian and dystopian longing while also rejecting the stilted conventions of most literary utopias and dystopias. Utopia and Dystopia in Tolkien's Legendarium traces these utopian and dystopian motifs through a variety of Tolkien's works including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Book of Lost Tales, Leaf by Niggle, and some of his early poetry. The book analyzes Tolkien's ideal and evil societies from a variety of angles: political and literary theory, the sources of Tolkien's narratives, the influence of environmentalism and Catholic social doctrine, Tolkien's theories about and use of myth, and finally the relationship between Tolkien's politics and his theories of leadership. The book's epilogue looks at Tolkien's works compared to popular culture adaptations of his legendarium.

John Bowers, Tolkien's Lost Chaucer (11/1)

OUP, 2019. Hardback. Illustrated.

Tolkien's Lost Chaucer uncovers the story of an unpublished and previously unknown book by the author of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien worked between 1922 and 1928 on his Clarendon edition Selections from Chaucer's Poetryand Prose, and though never completed, its 160 pages of commentary reveals much of his thinking about language and storytelling when he was still at the threshold of his career as an epoch-making writer of fantasy literature. Drawing upon other new materials such as his edition of the Reeve's Tale and his Oxford lectures on the Pardoner's Tale, this book reveals Chaucer as a major influence upon Tolkien's literary imagination.*

Defrom Real Balrog (10/1)

 

The Deform Real series, from Star Ace, ventures into The Adventures of Middle-earth. The Balrog dwells beneath the earth, one of Sauron's evil servants from a forgotten age. In The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, the wizard Gandalf faces the Balrog to protect the fellowship from certain doom. The Deform Real Balrog stands just about 6 inches/16 cm tall and features a stylized sculpt with an oversized head.*

Defrom Real Balrog - deluxe version

 

The Deform Real series, from Star Ace, ventures into The Adventures of Middle-earth. The Balrog dwells beneath the earth, one of Sauron's evil servants from a forgotten age. In The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, the wizard Gandalf faces the Balrog to protect the fellowship from certain doom. The Deform Real Balrog stands just about 6 inches/16 cm tall and features a stylized sculpt with an oversized head.

The Deluxe version of the Balrog features a diorama display base and a miniature Gandalf.*

Funko Gandalf on Gwaihir

 

6"/15 cm high. In a gift box.*

Aragorn at Amon Hen 1/6 scale (18/12)

Weta, 2019. Limited to 400 copies.

ARAGORN AT AMON HEN


Unveiled for the first time at Emerald City Comic-Con 2019, Weta Workshop is proud to present Aragorn at Amon Hen. This 1:6 scale polystone marries traditional hand-crafted techniques with modern technology to create an ever-more exacting piece.


BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT WETA WORKSHOP


Senior sculptor Daniel Cockersell was charged with recreating this climatic moment as a collectible. Daniel worked in clay, using traditional techniques to develop the figure’s dynamic pose. To embody the collectible with the same sense of urgency felt in the scene, Daniel ensured Aragorn is fully armed and in full pursuit of his enemy.


The robes of Aragorn billow out as he races towards Lurtz with sword and Elven hunting knife in hand. Using the original costume as reference, Daniel created a film-accurate representation of the character- even taking care to add hundreds of individual stitches throughout Aragorn’s costume.


The final and most crucial step was to create Aragorn’s facial features. To capture an extreme likeness, Daniel had the benefit of the original face cast of actor Viggo Mortensen, taken at Weta Workshop during the production of The Lord of the Rings. For the sculpture, the face cast was scanned by the Workshop’s 3D Department, then converted into a digital model. From here, Daniel worked digitally to develop Aragorn’s intense expression.


Senior painter Jules German drew on his knowledge of painting prosthetics to bring Aragorn to life. The result is an exacting likeness of the character in polystone, frozen in time in this most highly charged of moments from The Fellowship of the Ring.


Aragorn joins Boromir and Lurtz at the Battle of Amon Hen.

Gollum Return of the King button (17/12)

Oblong button, released in 2003, to promote the upcoming release of The Return of the King on DVD and VHS.*

Gollum square coaster

Square plexi-glass coaster with Gollum.3.5x3.5"/9.5x9.5 cm.*

Gollum air freshener

The Return of the KIng
Square air freshener to hang in your car with Gollum on both sides.*

Gandalf Collector's CD Cardz

The Fellowship of the Ring
CD-rom with images, trailer, game and character bio. In blister.*

Jamie Williamson, The Evoltution of Modern Fantasy

Palgrave, 2015. 1st edition. Paperback.

In this comprehensive study, Williamson traces the literary history of the fantasy genre from the eighteenth century to its coalescence following the success of Tolkien's work in the 1960s. While some studies have engaged with related material, there has been no extended study specifically exploring the roots of this now beloved genre.*