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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Great Personalities First Day Cover (17/1)

First Day Cover, featuring all 5 stamps, cancelled on the day of release, Dec 31, 2017. Limited to 400 copies.*

Great Personalities Mini Sheet

All five stamps from the Kyrgyz Express Post.*

Great Personalities Tolkien mini-sheet

Sheet with four copies of the Tolkien stamp from the Kyrgyz Express Post.*

Great Personalities Maxi Card Tolkien

Postcard with a portrait of Tolkien, with the Tolkien stamp affixed at the bottom, cancelled on the day of release (Dec 31, 2017). On the back a nice drawing of the Black Riders charging through the Ring. Designed by Vladimir Melnic. Limited to 300 pieces.*

Pippin. Sideshow/Asmus. Slim version (14/1)

1/6 scale

Sideshow and Asmus Toys are proud to present the Pippin (Slim Version) Sixth Scale Figure!

Peregrin Took, commonly known as "Pippin" was one of Frodo's closest friends from the Shire. Loyal and courageous, Pippin became a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. Height: 6"/20 cm.

Sideshow and Asmus Toys are excited to present the Pippin (Slim Version) Sixth Scale Figure. From The Lord of the Rings trilogy, this collectible set features an authentic likeness of Pippin, over 26 points of articulation, detailed costume, and specially designed hobbit body with hairy feet. With different set of hands, bag, cloak and beer mug.

Tolkien fans, don't miss your chance to add Pippin to your Lord of the Rings collection!*

Merry. Sideshow/Asmus Slim version

1/6 scale

Sideshow and Asmus Toys are proud to present the Merry (Slim Version) Sixth Scale Figure!

Meriadoc Brandybuck, commonly known as "Merry" was one of Frodo's closest friends from the Shire. Loyal and courageous, Merry became a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. Height: 6"/20 cm.

Sideshow and Asmus Toys are excited to present the Merry (Slim Version) Sixth Scale Figure. From The Lord of the Rings trilogy, this collectible set features an authentic likeness of Merry, over 26 points of articulation, detailed costume, and specially designed hobbit body with hairy feet. With different set of hands, bag, cloak and beer mug.

Tolkien fans, don't miss your chance to add Merry to your Lord of the Rings collection!*

Daniel Helen (ed.), Death and Immortality in Middle-earth (10/1)

Peter Roe Series XVII

Proceedings of The Tolkien Society Seminar, 2016. Paperback. 1st edition.

J.R.R. Tolkien deplored allegory and rejected any suggestion that The Lord of the Rings has an inner meaning or message. In reading back the tale, however, he became aware of a dominant motif:

The real theme for me is […] Death and Immortality: the mystery of the love of the world in the hearts of a race “doomed” to leave and seemingly lose it; the anguish in the hearts of a race “doomed” not to leave it, until its whole evil-aroused story is complete’ (Letters, p. 246).

Despite the lucidity of this statement, the theme of death and immortality has been left relatively unexplored in Tolkien studies. In recognition of this, and to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, The Tolkien Society called for presentations on this important topic for its seminar in Leeds on 2 July 2016. Published under the auspices of the Society’s Peter Roe Memorial Fund, this book features a collection of twelve papers delivered on the day by aspiring and established Tolkien scholars alike.

 

Introduction - Daniel Helen

Tolkien and the Somme - Matthew B. Rose 

Tolkien and T.S. Eliot: the waste land and a fallen king - Tânia Azevedo

Tolkien and disability: the narrative function of disabled characters in Middle-earth - Irina Metzler

Facing death: how characters in The Lord of the Rings meet the prospect of their own demise and the loss of others - Giovanni Carmine Costabile

The elven perspective of life, death and immortality, and its influence on humanity - Aslı Bülbül Candaş

Mortal immortals: the fallibility of elven immortality in Tolkien’s writing - Anna Milon

Gifts in harmony? A philological exploration of Tolkien’s invented words for ‘life’ and ‘death’ - Andrew Higgins

Music of life: the creation of Middle-earth - Sarah Rose 

Transmission: an escape from death in Tolkien’s work? - Gaëlle Abaléa 

Recurrent pattern of the Fall in Tolkien’s legendarium Massimiliano Izzo 

Frodo and Saruman: euformation, dysformation, and immortality in The Lord of the Rings - Adam B. Shaeffer

‘Tears are the very wine of blessedness’: joyful sorrow in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings - Dimitra Fimi

The History of Middle-earth Collector's Set

HarperCollins, 2017. 1st edition thus. Three hardbacks (no dustjackets issued) in a slipcase, containing all twelve parts of The History of Middle-earth.

This special collector’s edition features all 12 parts of the series bound in three volumes. Each book includes a silk ribbon marker and is quarter-bound in black, with grey boards stamped in gold foil, and the set is presented in a matching black slipcase.

J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-earth, and which gives added life to the thousand-year war between the Elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, and his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron.

It was to this enormous task of literary construction that his Tolkien’s youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of twelve books, The History of Middle-earth.

This very special collector’s edition brings together all twelve books into three hardback volumes – over 5,000 pages of fascinating Tolkien material – and places them in one matching box.*

White Tree of Gondor desk light (3/1)

Plexiglass LED lights on pedestal with the tree of Gondor, surrounded by the Ring inscription. 6"/22 cm high. The lamp has seven different colour settings. With the supplied cable you connect the lamp to the USB-port of your computer.*

Not All Those Who Wander t-shirt (29/12)

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front Tolkien's monogram, surrounded by the ring inscription in Tengwar and the line "Not all those who wander are lost".*

Hammond/Scull, The JRR Tolkien Companion and Guide 3 vol. Set (HarC) 20/12

HarperCollins, 2017. 1st edition. Slipcase containing three hardbacks Chronology and two volumes Reader's Guide.*

The three volumes contained in this slipcase, written by two of the foremost experts on J.R.R. Tolkien, comprise the definitive handbook to one of the most popular authors of the 20th century. Tolkien's progress is traced from his birth in South Africa in 1892, to the battlefields of France and the lecture-halls of Leeds and Oxford, to his success as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, until his death in 1973. His many academic and literary achievements, his public reception, and his enduring fame are examined in detail.

The first volume in this set is a Chronology of Tolkien's life and works, the most extensive biographical resource about him ever published. Thousands of details have been drawn from letters, contemporary documents in libraries and archives, and a wide variety of other published and unpublished sources. Assembled together, they form a portrait of Tolkien in all his aspects: the distinguished scholar of Old and Middle English, the capable teacher and administrator, the devoted husband and father, the brilliant creator of Middle-earth.

The second and third volumes, the Reader's Guide, is an indispensable introduction to Tolkien's life, writings, and art. It includes histories and discussions of his works; analyses of the components of his vast 'Silmarillion' mythology; brief biographies of persons important in his life; accounts of places he knew; essays on topics such as Tolkien's interests and attitudes towards contemporary issues, ideas found in his works, adaptations, and invented languages; and checklists of his published works, his poetry, his pictorial art, and translations of his writing.

Lord of the Rings coins set 2

Set of five coins: Rivendell Moon, Lake-town 2 Ducat, The Shire Half-Crown, Harad Iron Mûmak and Red Hand of Saruman. These coins were struck in solid metals; nickel silver, brass, iron and copper. In a blister with a booklet.*

Elvish Four Leaf set

Blister with four elven coins. Each leaf represent a season: Winter (silver), Spring (niobium), Summer (brass) and Fall (copper).*

Frodo Mini Epic (6/12)

Weta, 2017. Height: 4'/11 cm. Number 1. In a giftbox.*

Gollum Mini Epic

Weta, 2017. Height: 3"/8 cm. Number 2. In a giftbox.*

Gimli Mini Epic

Weta, 2017. Height: 6"/15 cm. Number 3. In a giftbox.*

Moria Orc Mini Epic

Weta, 2017. Height: 5"/12 cm. Number 4. In a giftbox.*

Uruk-hai Berserker Mini Epic

Weta, 2017. Height: 7"/17 cm. Number 5. In a giftbox.*

Hobbiton Meadow Mint tea (4/12)

Nicely decorated box with 20 tea bags of 1.18 oz/33 g peppermint/spearmint tea. Caffeine free.*

Bilbo Baggins Breakfast Blend tea

Nicely decorated box with 20 bags of 1.18 oz/33 g Black Tea with orange peel, red clover blossoms, cinnamon and natural orange extract.*

Gandalf the Grey tea

Nicely decorated box with 20 tea bags of 1.18 oz/33 g of chamomile flowers and red bush (rooibos) tea.*

The Hobbit House of Farmer Maggot

Weta 05108. 2017. The handpainted house of farmer Maggot. 4.7x2.8x2.6"/12x7x6.6 cm.*

War Troll. 1/6 scale (1/12)

 

Sculpted by longtime Weta Workshop artist Greg Tozer, the War Troll makes a formidable addition to WETA's collection of statues from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Revealed for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

At 52 cm tall and weighing in at over 10 kg this truly is a giant collectible with incredible detail and huge presence that would take any collection to a new level.

The War Troll comes with a removable helm with a separate stand, so you can choose to display your beast with it or without, as you please.

Your War Troll stands sculpted from polystone, in a Limited Edition of just 400.

Product size: 37 x 52 x 59 cm*

King of the Dead Minature

Weta1711. 2017. Beyond Dunharrow and the Dimholt Vale lies the Dark Door, entrance to the perilous Paths of the Dead. No mortal feet dare walk this road, for the way beneath the mountains is guarded by an army of lifeless spectres ruled by the treacherous King of the Dead.

In ages long past these oath-breakers were cursed by Prince Isildur, who punished them for their faithlessness by binding them to wait in darkness upon the forgiveness of his kin. Only the true heir of Isildur can someday command the King and his army, granting them the chance to redeem their treachery and be released from the world.

The latest in WETA's range of minature figures, The King of the Dead is an essential part of your Lord of the Rings collection. Sculpted by the same artists who work on our film projects, this minutely detailed piece is crafted in tinted translucent polyresin and stands at 7-inch tall - a perfect size for your desktop or bookshelf.

Product size: 17 x 18 x 9 cm*

Dreams of Another Land 2018 Calendar

A Hobbit's Journeys Through Middle-earth New Zealand

Spiral bound calendar with 14 colour photographs of film locations in New Zealand, with short poems. Photo's and poems by Peter Kenny, a prominent Australian Tolkien fan and -collector. Calendar published by Peter himself.*

The Lord of the Rings. 3 vols. HarC, 1992 (28/11)

HarperCollins, 1992. 1st edition. Three hardback in a slipcase. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Issued to commemorate  the centenary of Tolkien's birth. Antiquarian: very good condition (a split on top front edge of the slipcase, spines dustjacket faded).*

Smaug the Golden necklace (25/11)

Brass pendant of Smaug, sleeping on his hoard, coaled around the Arkenstone. Diametre: 1.25"/3.3 cm. With a 24"/60 cm long gold plated chain. With a Certificate of Authenticity.*

The Hobbit 50th Anniversary - Gold slipcase (23/11)

Houghton Mifflin, 1987. 1st edition. Anniversary edtion of The Hobbit, with an illustrated introduction by Christopher Tolkien. Illustrated in colour and two-tone by Tolkien. In a slipcase. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún - signed deluxe

HarperCollins, 2009. 1st edition. Hardback in box. Features a colour frontispiece of a facsimile page from the original manuscript. Bound in brown leather, stamped in gold foil with a unique motif of Sigurd's horse.Signed by Christopher Tolkien. Limited to 500 copies. This is number 65. In it original mailer as well.*

The Road Goes Ever On. With cd (22/11)

HarperCollins, 2002. 1st edition. Hardback. Nine poems by Tolkien, set to music byr Donald Swann: "The Road Goes Ever On", "Upon the Hearth the Fire is Hot", "In the Willow-meads of Tasarinan", "In Western Lands", "Namárië", "I Sit Beside the Fire", "Errantry", "Bilbo's Last Song" and "Lúthien Tinúviel". Illuminated with Elven calligraphy by Tolkien. With a cd on which the bariton William Elvin sings seven of the songs. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Hobbit Limited Collectors Edition. 1987

UnwinHyman, 1987. 1st edition. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, this special, limited edition was published. Bound in green leather, with lettering on the spine, Tolkien's monogram on the front and the top of the pages in gold. Embossed at the back Tolkien's drawing of Smaug. In a green cloth slipcase. With a special preface by Christopher Tolkien. Illustrated. Limited to 500 copies. This is number 341. Complete with the mailing box. Antiquarian: as new.*

Funko Invisible Frodo

In a display box. Height: 3.2"/9 cm. This being an invisible Frodo, so all I have to do is send you an empty box...*

The Prancing Pony stein with badge (21/11)

Glass stein, holding 0.5 litre, with a metal badge fixed to it with the sign of The Prancing Pony. Height: 6"/15 cm. In a decorated giftbox.*

Poems and Stories De Luxe. A&U, 1980

George Allen & Unwin, 1980. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) in a box. Cover by Tolkien. Colour and b&w illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Contains: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, On Fairy-Stories, Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wootton Major. Antiquarian: fine condition (one corner of the box split).*

The Silmarillion De Luxe Folio edition (20/11)

Folio Society, 1997. 1st edition. Quarter-leather bound in goatskin. In a leatherbound slipcase. Lettering and top of the book in gild. Illustrated in b&w by Francis Mosley. With fold-out map. Antiquarian: fine condition (small dent in the gilding on the top of the book).

The Silmarillion signed de-luxe. HarC, 1998

HarperCollins, 1997. 1st edition. Hardback. Quarter-leatherbound in a slipcase. Signed by Christopher Tolkien (editor) and Ted Nasmith (illustrator). Illustrated in colour. Gilded edges. Limited to 500 copies. This is number 465. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Pictures by Tolkien. A&U, 1979

1st edition

George Allen & Unwin. 1st edition. Oversized hardback (no dustjacket issued) in a slipcase, containing all the watercolours and b&w illustrations Tolkien made for Middle-earth. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Portrait of Frodo

B&W portrait of Frodo on marbled paper. 6x8"/15x20 cm.*

Edouard Kloczko, Dictionaire des langues elfiques

Tamise, 1995. 1st ediiton. Hardback (no dusjacket issued). Illustrated. A dictionary Quenya to French and English. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Edouard Kloczko, Le Dictionnaire des langues des Hobbit, des Nains, des Orques et autres créatures de la Terre du Milieu, de Númenor et Aman

Dictionary of all the other languages than Elvish: Valarin, Khuzdul, Entish, Black Speech, Melkorian Orkish, Third Age Orkish, Sôval Phâre, Adûnaic, Dalian, Old English, Gothic, etc. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated. In French. Antiquarian: fine condition.*