Books by Tolkien
- History of middle earth
- Lord of the rings
- Other works
- The children of Húrin
- The Father Christmas letters
- Catalan (Spanish)
- Hebrew (Israel)
- Latin Hobbit
- Persian (Farsi)
- Books on Tolkien
A Tolkien Compass offers surprising insights into the mind of the creator of Lord of the Rings. Tolkien’s political, religious, cosmological, and psychological principles are explored by ten writers with different backgrounds and divergent approaches. As leading Tolkien authority Tom Shippey observes in his foreword, A Tolkien Compasslives up to its name by providing vital guidance to both new and seasoned travelers in Middle-earth.
Condition as new. Weight 248 grams.
Tiny little book (7 x 8,5 x 1 cm), hardback with dustjacket, 94 pages.
With poems, stories and songs from an international community of writers, scholars and artists.
Illustrations by Michael Green, color illustrations by Tim Kirk.
Weight 55 grams.
For those who want to know more about names, places etc. In Tolkien’s works. Dutch translation of Tolkien Lexicon by Tyler. Het Spectrum first printing 1980, hardback with dust jacket, 543 pages, 11,5 x 18,5 cm.
Book will be shipped as a packet.
12 Full-color Magnetic Postcards to send or save. The illustrations were made by the Brothers Hildebrandt during the years 1975 to 1977.
Weight 288 grams.
From the author of Tolkien Bestiary and Tolkien: The illustrated encyclopedia comes this guide to the rich mythical world of Middle-Earth and the Undying Lands. Arranged in a handy A-Z format this book is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien’s works and want to learn more about him.
Weight 425 grams.
This highly readable collection of (15) writings celebrates Tolkien’s great literary legacy and the spiritual values that undergirded his imaginary Middle-Earth.
Joseph Pearce (know for “Tolkien”man & myth”) is the compiler of this book.
Paperback, 204 pages, weight 154 grams.
Paperback edition of the famous Tolkien biography by Humphrey Carpenter. 287 pages plus eight pages with b&w photographs.
Spine is somewhat faded.
Weight 182 grams.
Ingram Book Group wrote: “A critical biography …. traces Tolkien’s fascination and unusual life and examines his definitive fantasy works”.
Paperback, 197 pages. Book has a wrinkle on the front cover.
Weight 328 grams.
Stories, poems and an essay by the author of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”.
Pocketbook, cover and (many b&w) illustrations by Pauline Baynes.
Weight 168 grams.
Dutch translation of Tolkien’s letters, as edited by Humphrey Carpenter and Christopher Tolkien. Hardback, 588 pages, from the series Hardback Tolkien with the large character “T”.
Large book, will be sent as a packet.
Softcover, 21,5 x 28 cm, 64 pages.
We all know David Wenzel from his comic version of The Hobbit. In this book he gives us his look into Middle Earth. Many large drawings in color and b&w.
Text by Lin Carter.
Weight 267 grams.
The series “Library of great authors” gives you a comprehensive survey of literature’s best-loved, most esteemed authors.
In this edition Stanley P. Baldwin tells us about the life of Tolkien and he gives a full-lenght coverage of The Hobbit as well as The Lord of the Rings.
Very helpful if you do not wish to read the books themselves (but why would you wish so?).
Hardback, no dustjacket, 207 pages. Weight 368 grams.
A critical study of J.R.R. Tolkien that is personal, original, creative, brilliant, captivating … a model of excellence – Austin American Statesman.
Softcover, plm 10,5 x 18 cm, 96 pages.
Weight 56 grams.
“A welcome addition to any Tolkien reader’s bookshelf … It is impossible to read Colin Duriez’s volume without wanting to reread Professor Tolkien’s books – an undoubted compliment to both authors” (Brian Sibley).
Paperback, 296 pages. Weight 262 grams.
New writings on the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien by Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, Raymond E. Feist, Terry Pratchett, Charles de Lint, George R.R. Martin … and more.
Edited by Karen Haber, illustrated (in b&w) by John Howe.
Paperback, 235 pages, weight 308 grams.
Biography by Daniel Grotta: “A critical biography … traces Tolkien’s fascinating and unusual life and examines his definitive fantasy works.” (Ingram Book Group).
Paperback, 197 pages, illustrations on front cover by Brothers Hildebrandt, no illustrations inside.
Weight 334 grams.
Small booklet in Dutch, 46 pages. Information on Tolkien, his work and the coming LotR movies.
Weight 37 grams.
If you think you know all about Tolkien, this is THE book for you.
1.200 questions on the work of Tolkien.
Pocketbook, English, pages are not numbered.
Weight 117 grams.
German book about Tolkien: Von A wie Abendland bis Z wie Zauberring. Alles über den Schöpfer des Herr der Ringe und sein Werk.
Papeback 416 pages, no illustrations.
Weight 228 grams.
Pocketbook, 96 pages: “A critical study of J.R.R. Tolkien that is personal, original, creative, brilliant, captivating … a model of excellence”(Austin American Statesman).
Weight 56 grams.
Italian translation of the well-known Tolkien biography by Humphrey Carpenter. Hardback with dustjacket, 405 pages, eight pages with b&w photographs.
Weight 681 grams.
15 authors (see cover) on Tolkien and his work. Paperback, 235 pages. Illustrated in b&w by John Howe.
Weight 388 grams.
Small booklet (11 x 18 cm, 16 pages) in Dutch. In 1983 it was 25 years ago that Tolkien visited Rotterdam. Het Spectrum remembered so with this booklet with information on Tolkien and his work. Illustrated in color and b&w.
Written by the late Max Schuchart, who also translated The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings into Dutch.
Weight 21 grams.
30 colour platesinspired by Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
First print 1979, THAMES AND HUDSON, ISBN 0 500 27158 5, 23,5 x 32 cm.
Weight 375 grams.
Kilby (Professor of English and Chairman of the English Department of Wheaton College) first met Tolkien in 1964. In this book he describes Tolkien at work in the late years of his life.
Hardback with dust jacket (little damage on cover), 89 pages, 13,5 x 21,8 x 1,1 cm, no illustrations.
2nd printing 1977, Harold Shaw Publishers – Wheaton, Illinois. ISBN 0 87788 816 7.
Weight 253 grams.
John & Priscilla Tolkien published many pictures from the Tolkien collection in this book.
Hardback with dust jacket, Houghton Mifflin Company, First printing 1992,
90 pages, 22,3 x 28 cm. ISBN 0 395 59938 5.
Weight 627 grams.
In 2014 it was 100 years ago that World War One (in England called The Great War) began. Tolkien was (shortly, but yet) in that war. Was WW1 inspiration for LotR? The threshold of Middle-Earth?
Hardback with dust jacket, HarperCollins, first printing 2003, 398 pages plus eight Photo pages (in black and white), ISBN 0 00 711952 6, 16,2 x 24 x 3,6 cm.
This book will be shipped as a parcel (see Tab: Terms and conditions).
English. A complete guide to all fourteen languages Tolkien invented. By Ruth S. Noel.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1980, soft cover, 207 pages, 11,3 x 18,4 cm.
Weight 190 grams. ISBN 0 395 29130 5.
Much information about Tolkien and his two most famous books.
COLES Notes, written by William Ready, 1971, first printing, paperback, 130 pages,
13,5 x 21,2 cm.
On the back of the book: “Ed’s book is top notch, the kind of devotional that really does find passages of the core text and bring to light spiritual truths that are relevant and meaningful” as stated by Wayne Thomas Batson, bestselling author of The door within triology.
Barbour Publishing, Inc. 2012 first printing, ISBN 978 1 61626 743 8, 0paperback 319 pages, 12,7 x 17,6 x 2,1 cm, weight 228 grams.
“Helms explains all, in terms nonscolars can understand”- San Fransico Chronical.
Paperback, Houghton Mifflin, 1974, First, ISBN 0 395 18490 8. Paperback, 167 pages, 14 x 21,2 x 1,4 cm. Weight 263 grams.