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Mark T. Hooker, The Tolkienaeum (9/12)

Essays of JRR Tolkien and his Legendarium

Llyfrawr, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated. Signed by the author.

The essays range from Tolkien's probable literary sources, to his historical allusions; from his philological jests, to his serious linguistics.*

Patrick Curry, Deep Roots in a Time of Frost

Essays on Tolkien

Walking Tree, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback.

In this collection of his published essays, Patrick Curry explores two themes in Tolkien’s great work: enchantment, the Elves and Faërie, and the natural world of Middle-earth. He considers their different effects on both readers and literary critics, and brings to light the deep connections between these two subjects, as well as between them and Tolkien's ultimate concern, 'Death and the desire for deathlessness.' Also illuminated, in contrast, is magic, as epitomised by the One Ring. Finally, he argues that the hobbits are exemplars of how to live in relation to enchantment: neither pursuing, nor avoiding, but honouring it.*

Brian Sibley, The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Guide (29/11)

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. The background information on the final Hobbit movie, filled with photo's.*

Jude Fisher, The Battle of the Five Armies Visual Companion

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st editon. Hardback. The main characters of the third Hobbit movie introduced. With many colour stills from the movie. With a preface by Ian McKellen.*

The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Storybook

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. Filled with photo's from the third movie.*

Bilbo magnetic bookmark 2 (28/11)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Gandalf magnetic bookmark 2

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Tauriel magnetic bookmark 2

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Legolas magnetic bookmark

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Bard magnetic bookmark 2

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Beorn magnetic bookmark

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Bilbo magnetic bookmark 3

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Gandalf magnetic bookmark 3

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Tauriel magnetic bookmark 3

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Thorin magnetic bookmark 3

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Bard magnetic bookmark 3

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

Smaug magnetic bookmark

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*

2015 Desolation of Smaug year-in-a-box Calendar (27/11)

Acco. One day per page, each with a colour illustration from the third Hobbit movie. With a stand to put on your desk.*

2015 Desolation of Smaug 16-month Calendar

Day Dream. Square calendar with characters  from the first two Hobbit movies. Plus a downloadable wallpaper.*

Michael Drout (ed.), J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia

Scholarship and Critical Assessment

Routledge, 2013. 1st edition thus. Paperback. A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field.

Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J. R. R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements- including his translations of medieval texts- teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics:
· Adaptations
· Art and illustrations
· Characters in Tolkien's work
· Critical history and scholarship
· Influence of Tolkien
· Languages
· Biography
· Literary sources
· Literature
· Creatures and peoples of Middle-earth
· Objects in Tolkien's work
· Places in Tolkien's work
· Reception of Tolkien
· Medieval scholars
· Scholarship by Tolkien
· Medieval literature
· Stylistic elements
· Themes in Tolkien's works
· Theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers
· Tolkien's contemporary history and culture
· Works of literature

The work is edited by Michael D.C. Drout, from Wheaton College, with the participation of Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Marjorie Burns, and Douglas Anderson.*

2015 Beyond Bree Calendar (23/11)

Oblong, stapled calendar with colour and b&w work by Paula DiSante, Anke Eissmann, Ted Nasmith, Jef Murray a.o.*

2015 The Battle of the Five Armies Calendar (19/11)

Danilo. Square calendar with 12 portraits.*

The Hobbit + Lord of the Rings boxed set (2014)

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition. Four paperback with movie covers in a slipcase.*

Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator 2 First Day Covers Tolkien Society

On these two enveloppes are all 10 stamps, cancelled on the day of release -26 February 2004- with the logo of the Tolkien Society. On both enveloppes is the logo of the Tolkien Society printed. Limited to 500 sets.*

Masterpiece of Myth and Magic: Tree

1st day cover with one of the Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator stamps, cancelled on the day of release (26 February 2004). The envelope featured art by Scarlett Rickard. Limited to 5000 copies.*

Masterpiece of Myth and Magic: Crows Watch

1st day cover with one of the Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator stamps, cancelled on the day of release (26 February 2004). The envelope featured art by Scarlett Rickard. Limited to 5000 copies.*

Masterpiece of Myth and Magic: Edge of Forest

1st day cover with one of the Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator stamps, cancelled on the day of release (26 February 2004). The envelope featured art by Scarlett Rickard. Limited to 5000 copies.*

Masterpiece of Myth and Magic: Archer

1st day cover with one of the Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator stamps, cancelled on the day of release (26 February 2004). The envelope featured art by Scarlett Rickard. Limited to 5000 copies.*

Masterpiece of Myth and Magic: Woodland Stream

1st day cover with one of the Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator stamps, cancelled on the day of release (26 February 2004). The envelope featured art by Scarlett Rickard. Limited to 5000 copies.*

Masterpiece of Myth and Magic: Dark Forest

1st day cover with one of the Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator stamps, cancelled on the day of release (26 February 2004). The envelope featured art by Scarlett Rickard. Limited to 5000 copies.*

Magical Worlds: Gandalf

First day enveloppe with the five stamps of the Magical Worlds stamps, cancelled on the day of issue (21 July 1998). The picture is 'Gandalf' by John Howe. Numbered and limited.*

Magical Worlds: Sarehole Mill

First day cover with the 5 stamps of the Magical Worlds series, cancelled on the day of issue (21 July 1998). With a picture of Sarehole Mill, where Tolkien used to play as a boy. Numbered and limited to 125 copies.*

Magical Worlds: Tolkien

First day cover with the Tolkien stamp from the Magical Worlds series, cancelled on the day of release (21 July 1998). On the front a illustration by Simon Postgate, on the reverse info on Tolkien. Limited to 5000 copies.*

Symphony No.1 The Lord of the Rings 25 Years (11/11)

Amstel Music, 2014. 1st edition. Large size hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated.

This 25th Anniversary Edition of Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings contains the original manuscript score, articles, photos and a CD with the world premiere recording, performed by The Band of the Royal Belgian Guides, March 15, 1988.

Interview with Johan de Meij by Anthony Fiumara (fragment)

‘You are working on a 45-minute symphony for wind orchestra? Forget it, nobody is going to play that.’

Some 30 years ago, when Johan de Meij conceived the idea to write his first symphony, many people advised against it. The fact that it would be his Opus 1 also did not inspire much confidence. After 25 years, thousands of performances and dozens of recordings, we now know that those friendly warnings were totally off the mark. In one fell swoop, his Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings, made de Meij's name world renowned as a top composer for wind orchestra, a rank he retains to this day with his later symphonies and other works.

In an interview with his colleague and good friend Anthony Fiumara, the composer looks back on one of the most successful musical works ever written. What gave Johan de Meij the idea to put Tolkien's epic novel to music? How did he proceed? Did he find his voice the moment he started to compose? And finally, what are his thoughts about his ‘first-born’ with the benefit of 25 years of hindsight?*

Bilbo magnetic bookmark 1(10/11)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Fold-out sculpted bookmark with a magnet, so it clings to the bookpage.*