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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1995 Tolkien Calendar POS store display (17/4)

Released in 1994 by HarperCollins and made available to bookstores to promote the 1995 Tolkien calendar with artwork by John Howe. Antiquarian: as new in original shipper.*

The Hobbit - Alan Lee book display

HarperCollins, 1997. Large cardboard display in the shape of the book, made available to bookshops as a in-store display. 10x16"/25x40 cm. On the reverse a b&w photograph of Tolkien. Antiquarian:fine.*

The Hobbit - John Howe book display

HarperCollins, 1997. Large cardboard display in the shape of the book, made available to bookshops as a in-store display. 10x16"/25x40 cm. On the reverse a b&w photograph of Tolkien. Antiquarian:fine.*

The Lord of the Rings - John Howe book display

HarperCollins, 1997. Large cardboard display in the shape of the book, made available to bookshops as a in-store display. 10x16"/25x40 cm. On the reverse a b&w photograph of Tolkien. Antiquarian:fine.*

The Silmarillion - John Howe book display

HarperCollins, 1997. Large cardboard display in the shape of the book, made available to bookshops as a in-store display. 10x16"/25x40 cm. On the reverse a b&w photograph of Tolkien. Antiquarian:fine.*
ut-1980

Unfinished Tales. George Allen & Unwin, 1980 (10/4)

1st edition/1st printing
Hardback. Cover by Tolkien. With fold-out map. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine dustjacket somewhat sunfaded, numbers on inner board).*

Unfinished Tales. Unwin Paperbacks, 1982

George Allen & Unwin, 1982. 1st edition/1st printing as paperback. Cover by Roger Garland. Antiquarian: very good condition (pages browned).*

The Silmarillion. A&U, 1977 (Clowes)

1st edition/1st printing
George Allen & Unwin, 1977. 1st edition in the more rare Clowes printing. Antiquarian: very good condition (light wear along the edges of the dustjacket, spine slightly faded, numbers on inside boards).*

The Lost Road and Other Writings. UnwinHyman, 1987

The History of Middle-earth volume 5

UnwinHyman, 1987. 1st edition/1st printing. Hardback. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine dustjacket faded, numbers on inside board).*

Herein are collected the oldest tale of the downfall of Númenor; the story of the Lost Road into the West; the Annals of Valinor and the Annals of Beleriand in a later form; the Ainulindalë or the Music of the Ainur; the Lhammas or Account of Tongues; the Quenta Silmarillion or History of the Silmarils; and the history of many words and names.

Thranduil on Throne Masters Collection (9/4)

 

Weta 3277. 1/6 scale.

Upon a raised throne, crowned with antlers of wood, he delivered judgement upon those fool enough to enter his domain unbidden...

All hail the next chapter in our Masters Collection. Thranduil, the Woodland King is the fourth in our line of fine art Middle-earth statues, and our first from The Hobbit motion picture trilogy - making this an auspicious collectible indeed.

Product size: 42x40x37"/105 x 100 x 92 cm

Limited to 400 pieces worldwide.*

1st Day Cover Tolkien Centenary - Runes (Oxford) 8/4

On the enveloppe a picture of a runes manuscripts by Tolkien. The stamps are cancelled on the day of release (27 October 1992) with a Oxford stamp, taken from the Father Christmas Letters.*

1st Day Cover Tolkien Centenary - Hobbit (Cirencester)

On the enveloppe a picture of The Hobbit. The stamps are cancelled on the day of release (27 October 1992) in Cirencester with a special Tolkien centenary stamp.*

1st Day Cover Tolkien Centenary - Heraldic devices

On the enveloppe a picture of four shields deviced by Tolkien. The stamps are cancelled on the day of release (27 October 1992) with a special Tolkien Centenary stamp.*

1st Day Cover Tolkien Centenary - Two Towers

On the enveloppe a picture of The Hobbit. The stamps are cancelled on the day of release (27 October 1992) with a special Tolkien Centenary stamp in Coventry.*

Deform Real Morgul Lord (31/3)

 

Star Ace, 2020. 6"/15 cm high. Limited to 500 copies. In a giftbox.*

The Hunt for the Dreadnaught Scenario Pack

The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game
MEC86. You and your fellow heroes of Middle-earth take to the high seas and battle the Dreadnaught in this newest scenario pack. Whether you’re playing with a single group of one to four players, or with any number of groups in Epic Multiplayer Mode, The Hunt for the Dreadnaught is a thrilling race to find and sink a powerful warship. You’ll even find a brand-new contract that can be added to your deck in any game of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, challenging you to make a perilous voyage with a super-sized deck! Set contains 79 cards.*

Fellowship of the Ring Tote Bag

Made of 100% cotton. 12x15"/30x45 cm.*

Explore Middle-earth t-shirt (20/3)

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front an advertisement to lure tourists to Middle-earth. Pictures Barad-dûr, Mount Doom, Argonaths, Smaug and Bag-End.*

Deform Real Sauron - premium (10/3)

 

The Dark Lord Sauron seeks to rule over all of Middle-earth and the Fellowship is created to stop him. Star Ace is offering Sauron as part of their new Defo Real polyresin collection. These figures are limited edition sizes and are made of high end polystone, while keeping the Defo Real style of realistic likenesses with stylized, Chibi-like bodies.

The Sauron Defo Real figure has the Lord of Mordor in full battle armor, wearing the one Ring. He stands 6"/15 cm tall and comes in an official closed art box.*

Defrom Real Balrog 2.0 Light-up version

 

The Deform Real series, from Star Ace, ventures into The Adventures of Middle-earth. The Balrog dwells beneath the earth, one of Sauron's evil servants from a forgotten age. In The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, the wizard Gandalf faces the Balrog to protect the fellowship from certain doom. The Deform Real Balrog stands just about 6 inches/16 cm tall and features a stylized sculpt with an oversized head. Flames light-up.

The Deluxe version of the Balrog features a miniature Gandalf.*

Dúnedain t-shirt (5/3)

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front the Fellowship passing the Argonath in the shape of Aragorn.*

Gandalf/The Road Goes Ever On t-shirt

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front the hobbits leaving The Shire in a Gandafl-shaped cut-out.*

Gondor t-shirt (27/2)

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front the sigil of Gondor with the White Tree and the crown of Elessar.*

Horn of Gondor. UC3455

United Cutlery, 2020. The Horn of Gondor was an heirloom of the Stewards of Gondor, fashioned by Vorondil from a horn of the Kine of Araw, and passed to his descendants until its destruction at the death of Boromir. Tipped with silver and inscribed with ancient characters, it was said to be audible at any place in Gondor when winded. This is an exact replica of Boromir's horn from The Fellowship of the Ring movie.

The wall mount and horn are made of resin, there is a leather strap included to hang the horn from the wall mount. The horn has holes at both ends so should be functional (like a trumpet, not just to blow into it). The horn is 19"/45,72 long cm from end to end and the wall plaque is 8"/19 cm high. With a certificate of authenticity.*

Helm of Éomer. UC3460

United Cutlery, 2020. Éomer was a Man of Rohan and the eventual eighteenth King of Rohan, and first of the Third Line of their kings. In the last decades of the War of the Ring, Éomer was the "Marshal of the Mark".

The helm and base are made of resin. The horse hair crest is synthetic horse hair, and the leather on the back is genuine leather. The Helmet is full size and can be worn.*

Fell Beast with Witch-king. SS8709

The Return of the King
Weta, 2003. 10"/27 cm high. Limited to 3000 pieces. This is number 1874. Antiquarian: mint in box.*

Gandalf the White. SS9327

The Two Towers
Weta, 2002. Limited to 3000 pieces. This is 1064. Antiquarian: mint in box*

The Balrog. SS8706

The Fellowship of the Ring
Weta, 2002. This is number 322 out of 1000. 14"/34 cm high. The most sought-after collectible from Weta/Sideshow. Antiquarian: mint in box (box has minor wear).*

Tolkien Cards. A&U, 1975

George Allen & Unwin, 1975. 1st editon. Set of 8 large postcards with illustration in colour by Tolkien. The set consist of "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-Water", "Bilbo woke with the early sun in his eyes", "Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves", "Rivendell", "Conversation with Smaug", "Death of Smaug", "Fangorn Forest" and "Barad-dûr". With a printed inlay with the titles, all together in a plastic sleeve. Antiquarian: very good condition (cards have little wear around the edges and some corners slightly dented).*

Ryhmättreatteri, Taru Sormusten Herrasta play poster (25/2)

Publicity poster for the Finnish stage production of The Lord of the Rings, performed in Suomenlinna in 1989. 14x20"/35x50 cm. Antiquarian: very good condition (three small wrinkles in the border).*

There Again t-shirt

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front the Bag-End, the Argonath, Rivendell, Moria, Minas Tirith, Orthanc and Lorien, with Barad-dûr and Mount Doom in the centre.*

Sauron bendable figure

 

This fully posable figure stands approximately 7.5 inches/18 cm* in height. Sauron is presented as the character was introduced in the prologue to The Fellowship of the Ring, in full battle armour with his fearsome mace. As with the other figures in this range it comes a display stand emblazoned with the ring rhyme

Presented in a 4 colour, branded blister pack that can be hung from a Euro Hook or displayed on a shelf.

These authentic, intricate figures from your favourite brands come in a unique and flexible form factor. Proudly display each character with the included stand. Bendyfigs™ are fun for kids and a detailed collectable for fans of all ages - they're Toyllectible™!

The Tale of the Rings of Power poster

Poster to promote the concert in Grand Fork, North Dakota, in 1988. The music, composed by Thomas Peterson, in based on The Lord of the Rings. The poster is designed by Patrick Wynne. 22x30"/56x76 cm. The poster is signed by composer and designer. Antiquarian: good condition (wrinkles, some pin holes and a waterstain in the top left corner).* 

Finnish promo poster Fellowship movie

2001. Double sided promotional poster in Finnish for The Fellowship of the Ring movie. Frodo on one side, Gandalf on the other. Metal rod in top and bottom. 20x60"/50x150 cm. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Hamish Williams (ed.), Tolkien and the Classical World (18/2)

Walking Tree, 2021. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Jay Johnstone.

While scholars have often cited the influence of medieval texts and society on J.R.R. Tolkien's seminal fantasy creations, the role of the classical world – the literature and thought of ancient Greece and Rome – has received far less attention.

This volume of essays explores various ways in which Tolkien's literary creations were shaped by classical epic, myth, poetry, history, philosophy, drama, and language. In making such connections, the contributors to this volume are interested not simply in source-hunting but in how a reception of the classical world can shape the meaning we derive from Tolkien's masterworks.

The contributions to this volume by Philip Burton, Łukasz Neubauer, Giuseppe Pezzini, Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Graham Shipley, and several other scholars should pave the way for further discussions between classical studies and fantasy studies. *

Sam McBride, Tolkien's Cosmology (16/2)

Divine Beings and Middle-earth
Kent State University Press, 2020. 1st edition. Hardback.

Demonstrating the unity of Tolkien’s created world across Middle-earth’s Ages An in-depth examination of the role of divine beings in Tolkien’s work, Tolkien’s Cosmology: Divine Beings and Middle-earth brings together Tolkien’s many references to such beings and analyzes their involvement within his created world. Unlike many other commentators, Sam McBride asserts that a careful reading of the whole of the author’s corpus shows a coherent, if sometimes contradictory, divine presence in the world.

In The Silmarillion, an epic history of the First Age of Middle-earth, Tolkien describes the Ainur, angelic beings under the direction of Eru Ilúvatar, the legendarium’s god, as creators of physical reality. Some of these divine beings, the Valar and the Maiar, enter physical reality to oversee its development and prepare for the appearance of sentient life forms in Middle-earth: Elves and Humans, Dwarves, and eventually Hobbits. In the early stages of this history, the Valar and Maiar interact directly with Elves and Humans, opposing the work of evil beings led by Melkor.

Yet Tolkien appears, at first glance, to have ignored this pantheon in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, set in the Third Age of Middle-earth. Tolkien’s letters, however, suggest the cosmological structure continues. And representatives of the Valar and Maiar can be seen at work, such as Gandalf and Saruman. Tolkien also introduces hints that his divine beings continue to influence events invisibly, as with the prominence of luck in The Hobbit and fortuitous weather conditions in The Lord of the Rings.

In the end, McBride argues, Tolkien’s cosmology allows room for everything from poor decision-making to evil, suffering, and death, all part of a belief system that will make the final victory of Good much more powerful.*

Funko Sauron

The Lord of the Rings

Height: 4"/10 cm. In a giftbox.*

Elrond silverpewter shot glass (11/2)

Royal Selangor
Released in 2002. 5"/13 cm high. No box.*

Arwen silverpewter shot glass

Royal Selangor
Released in 2002. 5"/13 cm high. No box.*

The Hobbit shot glass pair

Royal Selangor

Released in 1996 as a limited edition set of two idential shot glasses, made of silverpewter. Depicted are Bilbo, Bag-End, Erebor and Smaug. 4"/11 cm high. No box.*