Books on Tolkien

Tolkien Lexicon (J.E.A. Tyler) – HB 2510

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.

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A – Z of TOLKIEN (David Day) – HB 513

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.

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J.R.R. Tolkien, a biography – HB 466

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.

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The Tolkien Reader – HB 520

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.

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Brieven – HB 1559

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.

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Tolkien – Library of great authors – HB 2017

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.

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Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings – HB 805

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.

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Meditations on Middle-Earth – HB 1917

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.

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In de Ban van Tolkien – HB 1493

Small booklet in Dutch, 46 pages. Information on Tolkien, his work and the coming LotR movies.

Weight 37 grams.

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Tolkiens Welt – Michael Nagula – HB 1755

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.

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Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings – HB 1555

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.

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La Vita di J.R.R. Tolkien – HB 1703

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.

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Meditations on Middle-Earth – HB 941

15 authors (see cover) on Tolkien and his work. Paperback, 235 pages. Illustrated in b&w by John Howe.

Weight 388 grams.

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The Tolkien Family Album – HB 2802

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.

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A Hobbit Devotional by Ed Strauss – HB 3754

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.

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Tolkien’s World – Randel Helms – HB 3676

“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.

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Isaacs & Zimbardo, Ed. : TOLKIEN AND THE CRITICS – HB 4397

15 essays on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by (amongst others) C.S. Lewis, W.H. Auden, Marion Zimmer Bradley.

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PRESS, LONDON, 1976 6th, ISBN 0268-00279-7, paperback, 13,3 x 20,1 x 2,0 cm, 296 pages, weight 350 – 2.000 grams.

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The Shire Collective : The unofficial Hobbit Handbook – HB 4775

Everything I need to know about life I learned from Tolkien.

WritersDigest, 2012, ISBN 978 1 59963 650 4, paperback, 232 pages, 13,8 x 18,9 x 1,8 cm, weight 283 grams.

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Colin Duriez : A Guide to Middle-Earth – HB 5018

This absorbing guide to the mind behind Middle-Earth will introduce or remind readers of the abundance that exists in Tolkien’s thought and imagination.

Sutton Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0 7509 3982 6, paperback, 302 pages, 12,6 x 19,6 x 2,2 cm, weight 227 grams.

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Tree by Tolkien – Colin Wilson – HB 5190

A thought provoking essay aboult both Tolkien and fantasy writing .

Small soft cover book, 48 pages, 12,7 x 17,7 x 0,4 cm. 2nd printing by CAPRA PRESS 1974.

ISBN 0 912264 96 9. Weight 100 – 200 grams.

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Tree by Tolkien – Colin Wilson – HB 5191

A thought provoking essay aboult both Tolkien and fantasy writing .

Small soft cover book, 30 pages, 13,7 x 21,4 x 0,3 cm, published by Village Press 1974.

No ISBN, weight 0 – 100 grams.

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS / THE MYTHOLOGY OF POWER – HB 5443

Author: Jane Chance. Jane Chance’s critical appraisal of JRR Tolkien’s epic-romance trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, is the first to explore how power, politics and language interact in this heroic tale of the denizens of Middle-earth.

Twayne Publishers, 1992, ISBN 0 8057 8571 X, 131 pages.

13,5 x 21,4 x 2,0 cm, weight 193 grams.

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COR BLOK – A TOLKIEN TAPESTRY (FRENCH EDITION) – HB 5648

Tolkien liked Cor Blok’s illustrations, he even bought two original paintings from Cor Blok (and he got one for free).

The original English edition of this book is very hard to find and pretty expensive.

I also have an Italian edition for sale!

Christian Bourgois éditeur, 2011, 1st thus, hardback with dust jacket,
ISBN 978 2 267 02224 7, 159 pages.

19,7 x 25,5 x 1,7 cm, weight 735 grams.

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THE INKLINGS – Humphrey Carpenter – HB 5433

THE INKLINGS – C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and their friends
Author: Humphrey Carpenter

UNWIN PAPERBACKS, 1981, first thus, paperback, 287 pages plus eight pages with photographs in b&w, weight < 350 grams, 12,8 x 19,7 x 2,1 cm

 

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The magical world of the Inklings – Gareth Knight – HB 5434

THE MAGICAL WORLD OF THE INKLINGS, J R R TOLKIEN, C.S. LEWIS, CHARLES WILLIAMS, OWEN BARFIELD
Author: Gareth Knight

ELEMENT BOOKS, 1990, first thus, paperback, 258 pages, a few photographs in b&w,
weight 411 grams, 15,5 x 23,5 x 2,0 cm

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The Atlas of Middle-earth – Karen Wynn Fonstad – HB 5469

Find your way through every part of Tolkien’s great creation from Middle-earth to the undying lands of the West
Author: Karen Wynn  Fonstad

GRAFTON, 1992, first, large soft back, 210 pages with many, many maps,
weight 557 grams, 20,3 x 27,8 x 1,7 cm

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J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SIX DECADES OF CRITICISM – Judith A. Johnson – HB 5506

J.R.R. Tolkien: Six Decades of Criticism annotates over 1,600 reviews, articles, essays, books, and other commentary on the creator of Middle Earth. Author Judith A. Johnson also provides a bibliography of Tolkien novels, poems, interviews, and other published works; essays describing Tolkien’s writings and summarizing the critical response to them; and an appendix listing Tolkien-related organizations, societies, and publications.

GREENWOOD PRESS, 1986, first, hardback, 267 pages, weight 583 grams, 16,0 x 24,1 x 2,3 cm

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