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a treasure-trove of information on British editions of the published writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Photos of the books in their collection display will be uploaded soon.
The book collection consists of three main categories.
The Lord of the Rings-1 volume
J.R.R. Tolkien intended The Lord of the Rings
to be published in a single volume.
The collection is focused on single volume UK editions, first print of each change in cover, in fine or near fine condition, and extends to 44 editions.
The Lord of the Rings-three volume set
One three-volume 1971 set was purchased as the Two Towers was signed by J.R.R. Tolkien.
A combination of a single volume The Lord of the Rings
and The Hobbit
Starting with The Hobbit
which matched the 1968 single volume
The Lord of the Rings
and then also including special Hobbit
The collection extends to 26 editions.
Edited by Christopher Tolkien, the collection includes a first edition,
and other Silmarillions
matched to single volume The Lord of the Rings
and other special editions.
The collection is limited to 13 editions.
A select collection of other Tolkien publications, including Poems and Stories
The collection is restricted to 11 editions.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales
: two limited edition publications (of 50 and 100 copies).
These were not endorsed by the Tolkien Estate.
James Joyce’s Ulysses
A small number of seminal editions, including a first edition second print.
The collection is limited to seven editions.
A restricted selection of reference books about Tolkien, his life and legend, including the authorized biography by H. Carpenter.
Books reviewing Tolkien's literature and his art.
Books on the art of others inspired by Tolkien.
Journals of Tolkien societies
A limited selection of special edition scholarly journals.
New Line Cinema privately published a set of grasscloth The Lord of the Rings
press-books; distributed only to the press and guests at the Cannes Film Festivals.
Books featuring the art of Jackson's The Lord of the Rings
Collector editions of photo and visual guides to each of Jackson's The Lord of the Rings
movies, and on special topics, such as weapons, creatures, locations.
Jackson The Lord of the Rings
Fan Club and special collector movie magazines, often dedicated to, or featuring The Lord of the Rings
Sets of The Lord of the Rings
character and trait art prints and lithographs.
A restricted set of Bakshi 1979 The Lord of the Rings
film books, film poster, collector film magazines.