The Hobbit cover t-shirt. Size XL

HarperCollins. Black, cotton t-shirt with on the front Tolkien's own design for The Hobbit dustjacket. Still sealed in plastic cover.*

Radagast the Brown. 1/6 scale - signed (18/11)

Signed by Sylvester McCoy on the base.

While Gandalf™ the Grey and Saruman™ the White busy themselves with the affairs of Elves, Men and the speaking peoples of Middle-earth, the smaller folk of fur and feathers are the concern of the Brown Wizard, Radagast™. Outwardly Radagast the Brown is a gentle hermit, soft in character and mind, often absent-minded and fumbling, with tattered robes and mismatched footwear; his raiment home to a bewildering menagerie of miniature beasts and fungi. This façade is an illusion so complete even the Wizard himself is sometimes fooled, but in truth great power resides with him, as it does in each of the five Istari, and he is ever watchful for the return of the enemy against whom he was sent from the West centuries ago.

Having made his home at Rhosgobel near the borders of what was once Greenwood the Great, Radagast tends to the needs of the animals that live in the darkening forest. A terrible sickness has infected Middle-earth’s wildest wood, an unnatural blight that the worried Wizard traces to the old fortress of Dol Guldur with the help of his animal friends. Something ancient and unearthly stirs in the shadows of the ruin. A dark power gathers its strength beneath the choking thorns, a power that will soon put the courage and cunning of Radagast and his fellows to the ultimate test.

Height: 12"/30 cm. Limited to 1000 copies. This is number 257. Antiquarian: perfect condition (box has some wear)*

Julian Eilmann, J.R.R. Tolkien: Romanticist and Poet (14/11)

Cormarë Series No. 36

Zurich, 2017. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Anke Eissmann.*

Sleeps a song in things abounding
that keep dreaming to be heard:
Earth"s tune will start resounding
if you find the magic word.

Joseph v. Eichendorff's (1788–1857) famous poem "Wünschelrute" expresses what lies at the heart of the romantic weltanschauung: a transcendent secret surrounds us and can be roused by romantic individuals with the help of poetry and art. As a consequence of this romantic perspective the world regains its fundamental magical quality. Although dating back to the first half of the 19th century, the romantic weltanschauung underlies the life and work of many representatives of later periods, J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) amongst them.

This new monograph by Julian Eilmann fills a void in Tolkien scholarship in its analysis and appreciation of the genuinely romantic quality of his legendarium. In context of the historical concepts of Romanticism Eilmann traces these aspects in Tolkien's poetic theory and literary work and especially focuses on Tolkien's often neglected poetry in which the romantic spirit manifests itself most vividly. The book furthermore examines the romantic motifs in classic fantasy novels like George MacDonald's Phantastes (1858) or Lord Dunsany's The King of Elfland's Daughter (1924), thus illustrating the significant influence of romantic aesthetics on modern fantasy literature. Tolkien's defense of romantic imagination and his immense popularity make him one of the most influential representatives of the romantic spirit in the 20th and 21st centuries. *

Binding Them All

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on JRR Tolkien and His Works

Zurich, 2017. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated.

This volume "binds" a collection of selected papers that emerged from the J.R.R. Tolkien-lecture-series initiated at the University of Augsburg in 2014. Each of the papers is representative of the editors' interest in the interdisciplinary potentials of Tolkien's works and the joint venture to make his legacy visible and accessible from the viewpoint of numerous academic disciplines. Our contributors are experts as well as junior scholars from the fields of Literature and Linguistics, Geography, History, as well as Communications and Cultural Studies.

Table of contents

Stephan Köser (with Monika Kirner-Ludwig & Sebastian Streitberger)
The Tolkien Journey at the University of Augsburg

Thomas Honegger
"Meet the Professor" A Present-day Colleague's View of Tolkien's Academic Life and Work

Monika Kirner-Ludwig
A Meta-pragmatic and Discourse-analytical Approach to Tolkien's "Beowulf The Monsters and the Critics": A Deliberate Look at its Edges, not its Center

Heike Krebs
"One trailer to bring them all and in the darkness bind them?" Lord of the Rings Trailers and their Communicative Functions

Birgit Schwan
Searching "For a Better Rhythm, or a Better Word or Phrase": Tolkien's Re-Telling of the Legend of King Arthur in Alliterative Metre

Heike Schwarz
Wounds That Can(not) Be Wholly Cured: Ecopsychology, Solastalgia and Mental Substainability in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Magdalena Spachmann
Ethereal Elvish and Horrid Orkish: An Attempt to Capture J.R.R. Tolkien's Controversial Theory of Linguistic Aesthetics and Phonetic Fitness

Sebastian Streitberger
Concepts of Space in Middle-earth‘s Landscapes or the Potential of Fantasy and Film for School Geography

Sabine Timpf
Insights into Mapping the Imagined World of J.R.R. Tolkien

Carolin Tober
How J.R.R. Tolkien Used Kennings to Make The Lord of the Rings into a Medieval Epic for the 20th Century

Oliver M. Traxel
Exploring the Linguistic Past through the Work(s) of J.R.R. Tolkien: Some Points of Orientation from English Language History

Christine Vogt-William
Tolkien's Green Man: The Racialised Cultural Other Within and Green Spaces in The Lord of the Rings

2018 Beyond Bree Calendar (13/11)


Themed Poems by Tolkien. Illustrated with 13 colour plates and 12 b&w drawings. Features artists like Ted Nasmith, Anke Eissmann, Ruth Lacon, Gordon Palmer a.o.*