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Robert S. Blackham, Inspiring Lives: JRR Tolkien (17/10)

The History Press, 2019. Paperback. Illustrated with photo's.

This covers the fascinating and enigmatic world of J.R.R. Tolkien, examining his place in literary history, his books and his iconic characters. The reader can explore facts and trivia from Tolkien's life and works, including his early life in southern Africa and Birmingham, Tolkien on the silver screen, his role in the two world wars and his friendship with C.S. Lewis, as well as the places that inspired his fictional world of Middle-earth.*

David Day, A Dictionary of Sources of Tolkien

The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World

Cassell, 2019. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated.

The spellbinding world of Middle-earth is full of beasts and battles, heroes and heroines, and the struggle between good and evil.
In this dictionary of sources, Tolkien scholar and best-selling author David Day's four decades of research inform us about the lands, inhabitants, languages, geography and history of Middle-earth.
This compelling encyclopedia on Tolkien's world also includes over 200 illustrations and an appendix that examines the legends that were key sources for Tolkien's creations - the Völsunga Saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle.*

Janet Croft (ed.), "Something Has Gone Crack" (6/10)

New Perspectives on JRR Tolkien in the Great War

Walking Tree, 2019. 1st edition. Paperback.

"Something has gone crack," Tolkien wrote about the first death among his tight-knit fellowship of friends in 1916, and the impact of the war haunted his writing for the rest of his life. In Tolkien's body of work, the Great War serves as a source of imagery, motifs, and examples of military operations and strategy; of central themes about conflict, comradeship, duty, and the destruction of the environment; and of personal trauma which he worked out in meaningful symbolic form throughout his life.

In this volume, we collect a variety of perspectives on the war's impact on Tolkien's writing, building upon earlier work in this area by filling in gaps in the scholarship and incorporating new material. We trace major themes in Tolkien's legendarium that had their roots in, or were heavily influenced by, his war experiences. It is essential to any study of the Great War not to assume that only the most frequently heard voices are important; the experiences and viewpoints of participants outside of the mainstream are also necessary to give us a full picture of the impact of war, and were not neglected by Tolkien. We therefore also explore issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

At this point in the study of J.R.R. Tolkien's life and works, the centrally important topic of his Great War experience is by no means exhausted. Our hope is that this collection is not the last word on the topic, but instead sparks new ideas and future scholarship. *

Julian Eilmann (ed.), Music in Tolkien's World and Beyond

Walking Tree, 2019. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Anke Eissmann.

"I love music" (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Music plays a crucial role in Tolkien's mythology, and his tales contain many songs as well as mentions of musicians and instruments.

The present book edited by Julian Eilmann and Friedhelm Schneidewind is the successor to the well-received 2010 volume Music in Middle-earth, No. 20 of the Cormarë Series, which drew the attention of Tolkien scholarship to the importance and nature of music in Tolkien's work. As the title of this volume suggests, Music in Tolkien's work and Beyond simultaneously follows the path of analyzing the use and significance of music and musical elements in Tolkien's literary texts while also considering the broader context, such as adaptations and other authors and composers.

The 21 articles feature a multitude of different academic approaches, e.g. musicological, philosophical or theological, which not only look at music itself but also at poetry, song and instruments and even the musicality of Tolkien’s prose. the contributions are divided into five sections: 'Tolkien and Music', 'The Power of Music', 'Music of Different Texts and Characters', 'Instruments in Middle-earth' und 'Music beyond Tolkien'. *

Witch-king Mini Epic (1/10)

 

Weta 2641. 2019. 8"/19 cm high. In a gift box.*

Hobbithole: 16 Hill Lane - Halloween edition

 

Weta 3019.

Scattered among the grassy hills of Hobbiton like a purse full of lost coins, the bright round doors of many dozen hobbit-holes shine in bright, summery hues, each home to a Hobbit or family of the little people.

As diverse as the rosy-cheeked Hobbits themselves, every smial, as hobbit-holes are known, reflects the unique personality of its inhabitant and nestles into the hillside amid a sea of lush greenery.

Climbing the hill, bound for Bag End, well-wishers and distant relations of the esteemed Mr. Baggins would pass the colourful number 35 on their right, with its distinctive brick and thatch-roofed extension.
Each an individual dwelling, the Hobbit holes lend themselves splendidly to creative placement in your cabinet. With a flat back and shallow depth of only 55mm, they can be placed on mantles, cornices, shelves and in windows.

This gorgeous little environment is an exacting miniature replica of the movie set that can be visited at Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand. It was created by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on the movie.

Dimensions: 3x5x2"/9 x 11 x 5 cm.*

Hobbithole: 35 Bagshot Row - Christmas edition

 

Weta 3020.

Scattered among the grassy hills of Hobbiton like a purse full of lost coins, the bright round doors of many dozen hobbit-holes shine in bright, summery hues, each home to a Hobbit or family of the little people.

As diverse as the rosy-cheeked Hobbits themselves, every smial, as hobbit-holes are known, reflects the unique personality of its inhabitant and nestles into the hillside amid a sea of lush greenery.

Climbing the hill, bound for Bag End, well-wishers and distant relations of the esteemed Mr. Baggins would pass the colourful number 35 on their right, with its distinctive brick and thatch-roofed extension.
Each an individual dwelling, the Hobbit holes lend themselves splendidly to creative placement in your cabinet. With a flat back and shallow depth of only 55mm, they can be placed on mantles, cornices, shelves and in windows.

This gorgeous little environment is an exacting miniature replica of the movie set that can be visited at Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand. It was created by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on the movie.

35 Bagshot Row was sculpted by David Tremont and Leonard Ellis.

Dimensions: 3x5x2"/7 x 12 x 5 cm.*

Grishnákh 1/6 scale

 

Weta 2619. A particularly cruel and conniving Orc, Grishnákh was the leader of a small troop sent to meet up with Uglúk's Uruk-hai scouts. Suspicious and greedy, Grishnákh was curious about the Wizard Saruman's plans for the captive Hobbits Merry and Pippin.

Though his followers were concerned with little other than their grumbling stomachs, the seed of some greater purpose had taken hold in Grishnákh's mind. When the troop was attacked upon the eaves of Fangorn Forest by Rohirrim horsemen, the scheming Orc sought to use the cover of battle to sneak away with Uglúk's charges.

Even impaled by a spear, Grishnákh's ambitions were undaunted. Bent-backed and bow-legged, with black blood seeping from his gruesome wound, he pursued the Hobbits into the twisted woodland intent on murdering them and taking whatever prize they carried for himself.

Grishnákh is brought to you by master sculptor Jamie Beswarick, an accomplished artist who is one of Weta Workshop's longest-serving crew members, being part of the original Lord of the Rings crew. Grishnákh stands complete in 1:6 scale: weapon raised above his captives, moments before he met his death. This statue is available in a Limited Edition of just 500.

Product size: 34 x 25 x 30 cm*

David Day, The Hobbits of Tolkien

Cassell, 2019. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated. The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth starts with one magical word: Hobbit. From that word came a sentence, and then a grand story poured forth to create the infamous fantasy realm studied, written about, and enjoyed by millions. The Hobbits of Tolkien examines the origins of Tolkien’s most intriguing race. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day explores their shire, their society, and their significance in the epic tales of The Lord of the Rings. Illustrations, charts, and commentary help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages.*

John Howe, Images of Middle-earth portfolio

HarperCollins, 1999

Printed folder containing 6 unfolded posters on heavy stock: Smaug, Gandalf walking through the rain, the Dark Tower, the Fall of Gondolin, Fingolfin challenges Morgoth, Ulmo: Lord of the Waters. 12x18"/29x45 cm. Antiquarian: very good condition (some wear around the edges of the folder and some minor creases in the folder, the prints themselves are sound).*

Souvenir postcard Air New Zealand "Frodo" (28/9)

The Two Towers

Air New Zealand, 2002. Oversized postcard with Frodo and Sam, in a decorated folder. An in-flight gift to promote the second Lord of the Rings movie.*

2020 Beyond Bree Calendar

 

Illustrated with 13 colour plates and 12 b&w drawings. Features artists like Ted Nasmith, Anke Eissmann, Jay Johnstone, Gordon Palmer, Jenny Dolfen, Donato Giancola, Octo Kwan a.o. Limited to 100 copies.*

The Balrog t-shirt (26/9)

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front the Balrog, the ring inscription and the Fellowship.*

Rohan and Gondor pins

The Lord of the Rings Collectors Pins 2-Pack

Weta, 2019. Two enamel pins in a gift package.*

Helm's Deep and Orthanc pins

The Lord of the Rings Collectors Pins 2-Pack

Weta, 2019. Two enamel pins in a gift package.*

Mallorn Leaf and the One Ring pins

The Lord of the Rings Collectors Pins 2-Pack

Weta, 2019. Two enamel pins in a gift package.*

Arwen Evenstar and Galadriel's Phial pins

The Lord of the Rings Collectors Pins 2-Pack

Weta, 2019. Two enamel pins in a gift package.*

Minas Tirith and Barad-dûr/Mount Doom pins

The Lord of the Rings Collectors Pins 2-Pack

Weta, 2019. Two enamel pins in a gift package.*

The Two Towers Collector Tin and Playing Cards (25/9)

Bicycle, 2002. Colourful The Fellowship of the Ring tin with inside two decks of playing cards (still sealed) with actors from the first movie on them. In a The Two Towers box. Limited and numbered.*

Fangorn Forest Ent Scents

The Lord of the Rings Incense

Packet with 20 incense sticks.*

Bag End 2nd Breakfast Scents

The Lord of the Rings Incense

Packet with 20 incense sticks.*

Mount Doom Fiery Scents

The Lord of the Rings Incense

Packet with 20 incense sticks.*

Smeagol Preciousss Scents

The Lord of the Rings Incense

Packet with 20 incense sticks.*

Poems by JRR Tolkien (24/9)

HarperCollins, 2003. 1st edition. Three little hardbacks in a slipcase, containing the poems from The Hobbit. Illustrated by Tolkien. Antiquarian: very good condition (spines a little faded).*

In de Ban van de Ring: het verzamelkaartspel complete set

Limited edition

999 Games, 1996. Dutch translation of Middle-earth: the Wizards. Complete set of all 482 cards (Bilbo and Udun were never printed, but I will include the English limited edition version of them in the set) of the limited, black border edition. All cards are mint, unplayed and supplied in Ultra Pro sleeves.*

Middle-earth: the Dragons complete set

Limited edition

ICE, 1996. Complete set of 180 cards. Limited ediition (black border). All the cards are mint, never played with, and supplied in Ultra Pro sleeves.*

Middle-earth: Dark Minions complete set

Limited edition

ICE, 1996. Complete set of 180 cards. Limited edition (black border). All the cards are mint, never played with, and supplied in Ultra Pro sleeves.*

Middle-earth: Against the Shadow complete set

Limited edition

ICE, 1997. Complete set of 170 cards. Limited edition (black border). The most difficult set to find. All the cards are mint, never played with, and supplied in Ultra Pro sleeves.*

Middle-earth: the White Hand complete set

Limited edition

ICE, 1996. Complete set of 170 cards. Limited edition (black border). All the cards are mint, never played with, and supplied in Ultra Pro sleeves.*

Gandalf and the Balrog Collectors Binder

999 Games

Three-rings binder to collect the cards in. Cover illustration by John Howe. It has the Dutch title of the cardgame on the cover.*

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. 1963 (22/9)

 

At the Clarendon Press. Oxford, 1963. 9th printing. Hardback. Green linnen cover with gold lettering on the spine. Includes the illustration. Tolkien's and E.V. Gordon's text edition of this Middle English poem. Antiquarian: the book is in fine condition (name on first flyleaf), the dusjtacket is very good (spine faded, some small stains, very small tears in spine dustjacket).*

Beastly Verse: Oliphaunt

Calico, 1989. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). The poem by Tolkien, illustrated by Hank Hilton. Small print-run, and now a very sought after book. Antiquarian: fine condition (small  specs of dirt on the cover).*

Anne Etkin (ed.), Eglerio! In Praise of Tolkien

Quest, 1978. 1st edition. Paperback. Various contents, such as two letters by Tolkien, the orbituary C.S. Lewis wrote for Tolkien (when he was not actual dead), photographs and such. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Humphrey Carpenter, The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien and friends (1978)

George Allen & Unwin Paperbacks, 1978. 1st edition. Hardback. "A triumph of skill and tact.... not one dull or slack sentence". Illustrated with photographs. Antiquarian: very good condition (cover has some fading, one page is torn).*

2020 Tokien Calendar by Alan Lee

HarperCollins. Square calendar. Illustrated by Alan Lee with pictures taken from his The Hobbit Sketchbook.*

Gollum notebook

Playworks, 2003. 64 page notebook with lines and a calendar on the back. Antiquarian: as new.*

The Lord of the Rings Fan Club Magazine

Number 10, August/September 2003

Stapled wrapper. Full-colour. Magazine of the official fan club. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Empire January 2004 (17/9)

Glossy, full-colour British movie magazine. Contains many articles on The Return of the King. Plus a seperate booklet The Lord of the Rings: A Celebration with interview with many actors, Peter Jackson, Alan Lee a.o.. With a sleeve to cover both. Antiquarian: as new.*

Return of the King playing cards

Universal Cards, 2003. Regular deck of 52 playing cards, with on each an actor from the third Lord of the Rings movie. In blister.*

Tolkien: Author and Illustrator Full Sheet (14/9)

Royal Mail, 2004. Full sheet of stamps as they come of the printer, containing six times all 10 Tolkien stamps, so 60 stamps in total.*