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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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Zaleski, The Fellowship (18/6)

The Literary Lives of the Inklings: Tolkien, Lewis, Barfield, Williams

New York, 2015. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated with photo's.

C.S. Lewis is the twentieth century's most widely read Christian writer and J.R.R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker. For three decades, they and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the lnklings, which met weekly in Lewis's Oxford rooms and a nearby pub. They read aloud from works in progress, argued about anything that caught their fancy, and gave one another invaluable companionship, inspiration, and criticism. In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the lnklings' lives and works. Lewis maps the medieval mind, accepts Christ while riding in the Sidecar of his brother's motorcycle, becomes a world-famous evangelist and moral satirist, and creates new forms of religiously attuned fiction while wrestling with personal crises. Tolkien transmutes an invented mythology into a breathtaking story in The Lord of the Rings, while conducting groundbreaking Old English scholarship and elucidating the Catholic teachings at the heart of his vision. This extraordinary group biography also focuses on Charles Williams, strange acolyte of Romantic love, and Owen Barfield, an esoteric philosopher who became, for a time, Saul Bellow's guru. Romantics who scorned rebellion, fantasists who prized sanity, Christians with cosmic reach, the lnklings sought to revitalize literature and faith in the twentieth century's darkest years - and did so.*

Short Bow of Legolas. UC (10/6)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
United Cutlery. This authentically detailed replica is a reproduction of the actual prop built by Weta Workshop of New Zealand and used in the motion picture, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG™. The bow and arrow are crafted from steel-reinforced polyresin, with precisely molded details and coloring. It is presented with a polystone wall display (mounting hardware and instructions included) featuring the graphic motif of the house of Thranduil, and includes a certificate of authenticity.

Fighting Knives of Tauriel. UC3044

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

United Cutlery, 2015.

As Captain of the Woodland Guard, Tauriel carries signature twin daggers with blades forged of a bronzed alloy and a Silvan steel edge of superior strength. The hilts are crafted from greenwood with bronzed steel fittings. This replica is crafted of stainless steel with cast metal and polycarbonate handles, precisely detailed and colored to exactly match the movie prop. It is presented with a wood wall mount featuring graphic motif of Tauriel, and includes a certificate of authenticity.*

Steve Ponty, Middle-earth in Magic Mirror Maps (9/6)

Matador, 2014. 1st edition. Hardback.

This work is a fresh look at the Maps of the Wilderland in The Hobbit, leading to the discovery that Professor Tolkien drew the imaginary maps from the Map of Wales back to front, or in reverse. The maps of the Shire in The Lord of The Rings are drawn likewise, of England. '"They are on their way to visit the land of their fathers, away east beyond Mirkwood," put in Gandalf...' Gandalf's talk of the 'land of their fathers' is, by translation of its national anthem, Professor J.R.R. Tolkien's hidden clue to the geography of Wales, which we learn the Professor loved, including its language. The focal point of The Hobbit, the Lonely Mountain, is identified as Cadair Idris of North-West Wales. Many of the topographical features of the Mountain coincide. The volcano-mouth Lake of the Lonely Mountain so resembles Llyn Cau of Cadair Idris. The marvel is that the lake has been overlooked so long: not only by Smaug the Dragon, but also by most commentators on The Hobbit. Which reader remembers there is a lake at all? Stephen interprets many of the allusions borrowed by Tolkien in his fantastic tale, including Beorn at the Carrock, the herons of Wales at Lake Town, and dragon fire at the Withered Heath. The work is divided into nine parts, with three site groupings. His unique focus on Tolkien's map-making methodology will make his book relevant not only to Tolkien fans worldwide, but those interested in geography too.*

Smith of Wootton Major. HarC, 2005

HarperCollins. 1st edition thus. Hardback. Illustrated.

Now, almost 50 years on, this enchanting tale of a wanderer who finds his way into the perilous realm of Faery is being published once again as a pocket hardback. Contained here are many intriguing links to the world of Middle-earth, as well as to Tolkien’s other tales, and this new edition is enhanced with a facsimile of the illustrated first edition, a manuscript of Tolkien’s early draft of the story, notes and an alternate ending, and a lengthy essay on the nature of Faery.*

 

The Hobbit Moleskine notebook

Clothbound notebook with 15 illustrated pages by Tolkien, a fold out map of Thror and a decorated box. Limited edition.*

The Treason of Saruman. A Saga Expansion

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Third de luxe expansion set for the cardgame The Lord of the Rings with three new scenario's.*

Nightmare Deck: Heirs of Númenor

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 60 card expansion enhances the core set scenario Heirs of Númenor with a set of nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

Nightmare Deck: Khazad-dûm

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 60 card expansion enhances the core set scenarios.*

iPhone 5 case map of Middle-earth (22/5)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Superior one piece impact resistant construction. Flexible rubber coated hardshell case. Extremely thin profile. Simple snap on design.*

The Children of Húrin. De luxe. HarC. Signed

Signed by Alan Lee
HarperCollins, 2007. 1st edition. Hardback. Leatherbound. In slipcase. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Signed by Lee on the title page.*

The Children of Húrin. De luxe. HoM. Signed

Signed by Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee

1st edition. Hardback. Leatherbound. In slipcase. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Signed by Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee on a pasted in label.*

Set Lord of the Rings mugs Danbury Mint

Four mugs made of fine bone china by Danbury Mint in 1999. Each mug is decorated on both sides, on the handle and inside the mug. With 24k gold accents. The four are: Gandalf at Bag-End, The Mirror of Galadriel, Éwoyn and the Nazgûl and The Bridge of Khazad-dûm. All are in mint condition.*

One Ring - Titan blackline (19/5)

Black, polished ring with the inscription on the inside and the outside. Comes with a silvercoloured chain and a velvet pouch. Available from sizes 6 to 12 (16 to 22 mm).

Don't forget to fill in your ringsize. If you do not know, let a jewelrer measure it.*

The Father Christmas Letters - signed

Signed by Priscilla, Tolkien's daughter
George Allen & Unwin, 1976. First edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) with a selection of the letters Tolkien send at Christmas time to his childeren. Illustrated by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Janice Liedl, The Hobbit and History (16/5)

The unofficial movie tie-in to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Wiley, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback.

The Hobbit and History uncovers the parallels between the Middle Ages and the intricate culture of Middle-earth that Tolkien created in The Hobbit, showing how historical cultures provided the models for Tolkien’s characters, foods, riddles, and battle tactics. The book explores how European myths and legends inspired Tolkien’s wizards, dragons, and the monsters he created. Seeing Middle-earth and its peoples against these historical backdrops shines new light on the richness of Tolkien’s world, which is rooted in knowledge of European cultures as deep as the archive that Gandalf explores in Minas Tirith.

Filled with fascinating facts and reproductions of Tolkien’s original artwork of Smaug and other aspects of Middle-earth, The Hobbit and History is the missing piece for every book and movie fan and anyone who thought their J.R.R. Tolkien collection was complete.*

Scabbard for Orcrist. UC 40230 (9/5)

 

United Cutlery, 2015. Length: 30"/76 cm.*
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King Elendil's helm. United Cutlery 1383

United Cutlery, 2015. Wearable, full size helm, made of steel and bronze, with a weathered look. With a leather inner helm. Limited to 5000 numbered copies. With a wooden display mount. Designed by John Howe.*

Isildurs helm. United Cutlery 1430

 

United Cutlery, 2015. Wearable helmet made of iron, bronze and leather. With a weathered look and a wooden plint to mount the helmet. Limited to 2000 numbered copies.*

Gondor Infantry/Cavalry helm. United Cutlery 1414

United Cutlery, 2015. Full-size metal helmet, embossed with decorations and with a antique finish. With a wooden stand to display the helmet. Limited to just 2000 numbered copies.*

Rivendell Elf Helm. UC3075

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Available again in August. You can pre-order

This authentically detailed replica is a reproduction of the actual filming prop used in the motion picture, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, built by Weta Workshop of New Zealand. The helm is crafted of reinforced polyresin, with precisely-molded details and coloring, including weathering and aging effects. It is presented with a polystone and wood display, sculpted in the shape of the Rivendell guard neck and shoulder armor. It includes a certificate of authenticity.*

Bow and arrow Tauriel. UC3031

Tauriel is a Silvan Elf and daughter of Mirkwood. A favorite of King Thranduil and Captain of his Woodland Guard, she is an expert fighter and extremely fast and agile in battle. Her signature weapons are twin daggers and a bow. The bow is a deadly accurate traditional recurve design used by the Woodland Guard, ornately carved with leaf motifs and hoof-shaped string nocks. United® Cutlery’s replica is crafted of steel-reinforced polyresin, with precise detailing and colors to exactly match the movie prop. It is presented with a poly stone wall mount featuring a graphic motif of Tauriel.

Details:
Bow Length: 49"/122 cm
Arrow Length: 43"/107 cm*

Visit Mordor t-shirt. Size M (2/5)

Dark blue shirt of 100% cotton, with on it a Twenties style advertisement poster to visit Mordor. With Mount Doom, Barad-dûr and the Morannon.*

Oin the Dwarf 1/6 scale (30/4)

 

Weta 1319. 2015. 11"/28 cm high. Limited to 1000 copies.*

Legolas "The Hobbit" bust. Gentle Giant (28/4)

 

Before the Return of the King, before The Two Towers, before The Fellowship. there was Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. During his long journey with Thorin Oakenshield and his Dwarven brethren, Bilbo encountered Legolas, a prince of the Wood Elves. Although Legolas didn't know it at the time, he would play a key role in another Baggins' adventure in the not-too-distant future.

Based on his appearance in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the dramatic Legolas Mini Bust depicts the feared Elven warrior holding up the severed head of a vanquished orc as a battle trophy. Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. using photo reference direct from the set of the film, the Legolas Mini Bust boasts an unparalleled level of detail and fidelity - from the pattern and style of his armor to the engravings on his sword, no detail has been overlooked. Cold cast in high-quality polystone, each limited edition, hand-painted piece comes individually numbered and includes a matching certificate of authenticity making them quite.precious. to collectors, indeed. Limited to just 650 copies.
Height: 8"/19 cm.*

John Garth, Tolkien at Exeter College

How an Oxford undergraduate created Middle-earth
Oxford, 2014. 1st editon. Stapled wrappers. Great study, filled with new material on Tolkien's student years. Profusely illustrated with photo's. Signed by the author.*

The House of Beorn. Weta (24/4)

 

Weta, 2015. 9x11"/24x28 cm. Limited to 750 pieces.*

Bolg 1/6 scale

 

Weta 1281. 2015. 12"/30 cm high. Limited to 1000 copies.*

The Battle of the Five Armies boardgame

Ares, 2015. Boardgame for 2 players, based on Tolkien's book. One plays Bolg, son of Azog, while his opponent commands the Free Peoples. Playing time: about 1 hour.*

The Lost Realm Expansion (22/4)

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Fantasy Flight, 2015. The players join forces with the Dúnedain to protect the villagers of Bree, to hunt Orcs and to confront an ancient evil at Deadman's Dike. The core set is required to play this expansion.*

The Old Forest Saga

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Fantasy Flight, 2015. GenCon 2014 exclusive. Players must escape the agents of Mordor who search for them in the Shire. It can be played as a stand-alone adventure or added to the scenario's from The Dark Riders.*

Smaug the Terrible. Weta 01436

 

Weta continues the legacy of producing finely crafted, highly detailed collectible polystone statues from Middle-earth. The essence of each character expertly captured in every piece.

Smaug the Terrible is recreated in 1/72 scale jealously guarding his hoarded gold.

Dimensions: 12x24x18"/30 x 52 x 45 cm. Limited to 2000 pieces.* 

The Hobbit: The Definitive Movie Posters

Insight, 2015. 1st editon. Large format book (12x16"/30x40 cm) with 40 full-colour posters from all three movies, printed on heavy stock, which can be easily removed to hang on the wall. They feature a lot of head shots; all the dwarves, Bilbo, Gandalf (two different), Legolas, Tauriel, Thrianduil (two different), Galadriel.*

Kneeling Bilbo poster (15/4)

The Battle of the Five Armies
20x36"/61x91 cm.*

Saruman Premium Format SS300105 (13/4)

 

Sideshow Collectibles returns to Middle-Earth with the Saruman Premium Format™ Figure. The eldest of the Wizards, and leader of the White Council, Saruman the Wise once sought to prevent the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron. However, lured by his own desire for great power, Saruman fell into darkness and became one the most dangerous rivals the Fellowship would have to face on their fateful quest to destroy the One Ring.

Capturing Sir Christopher Lee´s portrayal of the powerful antagonist in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Saruman Premium Format™ Figure stands an impressive 66 cm tall atop a polished staircase base with decorative nameplate. Featuring a wealth of fine detail, Saruman is dressed in hand-tailored and intricately patterned robes. Wielding his iconic Istari staff at one side, the Wizard’s true motives are revealed with eyes locked in an ominous gaze upon the brilliant light-up Palantír.

A dynamic presentation of his pivotal role in the beloved saga, the Saruman Premium Format™ Figure is an indelible tribute for fans of Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. 

Product Size: 66 x 23 x 36 cm. Limited to 1000 numbered copies.*

Ring of Thorin Oakenshield (29/3)

Sterling silver ring with black stone.

Don't forget to fill in your ringsize. If you do not know, let a jewelrer measure it. The Tolkien Shop is not responsible if the given size is not correct!*