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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Pam Pollack, Who Was JRR Tolkien? 1/9

New York, 2015 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated in b&w by Jonathan Moore. A biography of Tolkien, aimed at children.*

The Story of Kullervo

HarperCollins, 2015. 1st edition. Hardback. 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.*

Gandalf the Grey miniature pipe (25/8)

Functional pipe. 10"/25 cm. With a velvet carrying bag, a tamper and pipe cleaner.*

Gimli miniature pipe

Functional pipe. 8"/20 cm. With a velvet carrying bag, a tamper and pipe cleaner.*

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 43-44 (24/8)

Special Series 1

Paperback. Reprint of issue 43 and 44. Contains among others Tolkien's "Words of Joy: Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya". *

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 45-46

Special Series 2

Paperback. Reprint of issue 45 and 46. Contains addenda and corrigenda to the Etymologies. *

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 47-49

Special Series 3
Paperback. Reprint of issues 47, 48 and 49. Conaints Eladrin Hands, Fingers & Numerals.*

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 39, 41 and 42

Special Series 4
Paperback. Reprint of issue 39, 41 and 42. Containing philological essays.*

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 41-50

Volume 5
Paperback. Reprint of issue 41 to 50. *

Ambar Eldaron, Elvish Verb Chart (17/8)

Quenya-English, English-Quenya
2007. Paperback. The conjugation of all known Quenya verbs, i.e. 388 verbs.*

Ambar Eldaron, Elvish Dictionary

Sindarin-English, English-Sindarin
2008. Paperback.*

Timothy Enloe, Testing the Limits of Subcreation

An Analysis of a Key Concept in the Writings of JRR Tolkien

2011. 1st edition. Paperback.

The concept of "subcreation" is a key to understanding what J.R.R. Tolkien was attempting to do in his fantasy works. Subcreation, or the idea that the creatures God makes are themselves able to create within the boundaries that God has set, but not necessarily in the same way He Himself actually did things, puts many of Tolkien's seeming theological novelties into perspective and helps us to better appreciate his faithful literary artistry. As well, by coming to grips with this concept as it appears in Tolkien's works, we may be able to find inspiration for our own subcreative works done for the glory of God and the advancement of His kingdom.*

Andrew Rilstone, Do Balrogs Have Wings?

And Other Pressing Questions

2012. 1st edition. Paperback.

Is Tolkien Actually Any Good? Did Gandalf Torture Gollum? Did Susan Go To Hell? Who Wrote The Poems of C.S. Lewis? Did C.S Lewis really have a marriage of convenience? Andrew Rilstone answers thirteen important questions about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus reviews and critiques of books, stage-shows and those god-awful movies Every Inklings-related word that Andrew has published since 1999. *

Dave Seaman, Lord of the Things

The Mellow Hip of the Things

2008. Paperback.

Lord of the Things is a parody of J R R Tolkein's great work, "Lord of the Rings". This is the first book covering events from the beginning of the quest in Hobbiton to splitting up of the fellowship of the ring. Expect plenty of bad puns, wordplay, pop culture references and alliteration! (You have been warned...)*

Jim Fenn, Lord Rings, Bourne, Hercules and Xena

2012. Paperback.

Hilarious parodies of Lord of the Rings, the Bourne trilogy, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Total Recall, I, Robot, and the Die Hard trilogy. Or as I call them, Load of the Rings, Harpocrates, Xenon, Porn Born, starring Chasten Porn (nothing naughty, just a name), Totally Reek, Y'all, Diet Hard, and My Robot.*

Tony Newton, A Western Suburb Lord of the Rings

2014. 1st edition. Paperback.

What if the Lord of the Rings was set in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia? Where does Dangalf the Fully Sic get his threads? How do you return the One Ring to the pawn shop it was forged in? Read on & enjoy this ridiculously hilarious short tale!*

Hobit (Sorbian)

2012. 1st edition. Paperback. Sorbian translation (spoken by a minority on the German-Polish border).*

Melanie Rost, Masculinity in Tolkien (13/8)

2011. 1st edition. Paperback.

In Masculinity in Tolkien, Rost argues that despite Tolkien's often conservative views when it comes to sex and gender, a closer look at how masculinity is performed in his works actually shows the social criticism hidden within, the rejection of the heroic code and the search for a hero and a masculinity which is built on love and loyalty, not the excess of courage and pride of heroic poetry.*

DeeDee Baldwin (ed.), Parma Eruseen

The Essay Collection
2015. 1st edition. Paperback. Collection of essays on Tolkien and the Jackson movies from the website Parma Eruseen.*

Deborah Higgens, Anglo-Saxon Community in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (11/8)

Oloris, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Ted Nasmith.

Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by Dr. Deborah A. Higgens, PhD will add to the field of Tolkien scholarship a detailed study of how Tolkien entered into the community of Anglo-Saxon storytellers as a scholar and critic, but also as an insider.

Embracing elements of a lifestyle he valued, yet which he viewed as diminishing in modern-day England and in the rest of the world, J.R.R. Tolkien hearkens back to a literary community shrouded in mystery and Faërie, from Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon poetry to medieval legend. Tolkien enters that community both as a critic, examining lost elements of a heroic society, and as an insider, recasting, as did ancient authors, the elements of Story, to create his own great fairy-story.

While much has been written on medievalism in Tolkien’s works, this research adds to the field a detailed explanation of the Anglo-Saxon mindset in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (LOTR). In his sub-creation, Tolkien draws from the same Cauldron of Story from which the Anglo-Saxon poets drew, as illustrated by an examination of Tolkien’s two critical essays: “On Fairy-Stories” and “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics.” Tolkien discusses the manner in which the Beowulf poet created his poem, and it is evident that the same principles can be applied to demonstrate how Tolkien created his own great fairy-story as he integrates the ancient themes of the Anglo-Saxon mead hall, the lord as gift-giver, and the comitatus bond in his creation of the Rohirrim. In the role of the cup-bearer, Old English poetry predominately reflects aristocratic women, and Tolkien illustrates this aspect in LOTR through the characters of Galadriel and Éowyn. Tolkien’s work is as original as that of medieval authors because he built on ancient themes and structure, used their modes and genres, and chose similar mythic elements to weave his own tale. The decline of mead-hall society is reflected in Old English poetry, and Tolkien’s fiction embodies a sense of that loss, preserving for his audience, as did the Beowulf poet, this ancient society and its heroic values.*

Janet Nelson-Alvarez, The Road, Taken

Oloris, 2015. 1st edition. Oblong paperback. Poems inspired by Tolkien. Illustrated with photo's and artwork by John Cockshaw.

Emotional and evocative, the poetry of Janet Nelson-Alvarez takes the reader on the fundamental heroic journey.  The rough path under the hero's feet and the hardships faced are detailed with the same stunning beauty and insight as the soft whispers of a mother murmuring tales to her sleepy child.  Illustrated by the beautiful art of John Cockshaw, this collection is a stunning masterpiece of the distilled beauty of poetry.

About the Author

It must have been an omen of some sort that Janet Nelson-Alvarez was born in the very year that J.R.R.Tolkien’s “Fellowship of the Ring” was first published. And it didn’t hurt, either, that she had an aunt who fueled her love of imaginary realms and impossible places, many times by speaking to her (and insisting upon an answer) in rhyme.

The world of the 60’s was a fantastic, exciting place to grow up. So much wonder to throw into the stew-pot of a writer’s mind. And yet, at the end of the day, for Janet, it all came back to the far-off and yet resonatingly close world of Tolkien.*

The Hobbit Deck-building game expansion (10/8)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Contains 76 game cards, 8 oversized hero cards and rules. Can only be played with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Deck-building Game.*

The Hobbit Love Letter

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Smaug is enraged that his slumber and treasure have been disturbed. It's up to you to locate the missing Arkenstone while avoiding Smaug's vicious attacks. This is a game of luck, risk and deduction for 2-4 players. Game consists of the game rules, 17 game cards, 4 reference cards and 13 tokens.*

The Wastes of Eriador Adventure Pack

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
A set of 60 fixed cards for the Angmar Awakened expansion.*

Nightmare Deck: The Morgul Vale

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card set enhances The Morgul Vale scenario.*

Nightmare Deck: Assault on Osgiliath

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 20 card expansion enhances the Assault on Osgiliath scenario.*

Nightmare Deck: The Blood of Gondor

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
The 20 card expansion enhances the Blood of Gondor scenario.*

2016 Tolkien Calendar - Tove Jansson (30/7)

HarperCollins. Black and white illustrations by the Finnish artist Tove Jansson.*

Martin Simonson (ed.), Representations of Nature in Middle-earth

Walking Tree, 2015. 1st editon. Paperback. Contains 9 articles.

Tolkien's portrayal of nature in Middle-earth has been interpreted in a variety of ways, often depending on the context of the reading. Some have seen Middle-earth and its potential destroyer, the Ring, as an allegory of the European continent under the threat of the atomic bomb, while others have embraced it as an artistic expression of the Green movement's agenda in the face of industrial abuse. Some have read nature in Tolkien's work in terms of myth and religion; yet others take the exhaustive descriptions of the physical environment as a sign that Middle-earth itself is the central protagonist of the stories. All in all, nature in Middle-earth plays a crucial role not only in the creation of atmospheres and settings that enhance the realism as well as the emotional appeal of the secondary world; it also acts as an active agent of change within the setting and the story. This collection of essays explores Middle-earth as an ecological entity, a scene for metaphysical speculation, an arboreal depository of cultural memory and a reflection of real-world natural and imperialistic processes.*

The Green Dragon Inn. Weta01624 (28/7)

 

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. Down the hill and across the water lies the favourite watering hole of every Hobbiton inhabitant, the Green Dragon, an establishment of impeccable repute where cool ale and warm conversation wash away a day’s tests and toils. Any night of the week a chorus of laughter and cheer rises with wood smoke from around the Dragon’s glowing hearths, rosy-cheeked, full-bellied patrons singing a lazily sinking sun to sleep.

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.

The Green Dragon Inn was sculpted by David Tremont and Leonard Ellis.

Dimensions:3.5x9x4"/9 x 23 x 10 cm*

Hobbithole: 35 Bagshot Row

 

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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.*

King Thror on his Throne 1/6 scale

 

With this beautiful sculpture, Weta continues the legacy of finely crafted, highly detailed 1/6 scale collectible polystone statues from Middle-earth.

King of the Dwarves under the Mountain and possessor of the greatest treasure hoard in all of Middle-earth, Thror reigns supreme from his throne at the heart of the carved city of Erebor. In the king’s treasure halls, innumerable gold coins stamped with his likeness lie stacked thousands deep, yet still Erebor’s living stone walls glitter with criss-crossing veins of unmined wealth: gems, gold and other precious metals.

King Thror on Throne was sculpted by Gary Hunt and Dave Tremont.

Dimensions: 46 x 34 x 15 cm

Limited to 1000 pieces.*

Bofur - Barrel Rider

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Weta 1287. 2015. 4'/10 cm.*

Tolkien bust

This is an approximately 2/3 life size bust of J.R.R. Tolkien. This “desktop” sculpture is one of a worldwide certified edition of only 50 pieces. Each piece is cast to order by the artist Steve Paterson. The bronze resin bust, which is finished with a light verdigris over black patination, measures around 16 inches/44 cm including mahogany plinth. Attached to the plinth but not illustrated in the photos is an etched brass plaque with the inscription “J.R.R. Tolkien”. With a signed certificate.*

Map of Middle-earth sportwatch (12/7)

Mens watch with metal strap. On the face the map of Middle-earth. Battery operated.*

Peter Kenny, Dreams of Another Land (10/7)

Oloris, 2015. 1st edition. Paperback. A collection of poems, set in Middle-earth. Illustrated by Sue Bradley. Foreword by Colin Duriez.*