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  • Books with published letters by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Tolkien inspired art Miscellanea Tolkien Calendars Games Puzzles Prints Books about J R R Tolkien Translations of Tolkien s work LETTERS OF J R R TOLKIEN Books with published letters by J R R Tolkien During his live Tolkien wrote a mass of letters to his publishers his family to friends and to fans of his books these letters record the history and composition of his works and his reaction to subsequent events By turns thoughtful impish scholarly impassioned playful vigorous and gentle Tolkien poured his heart and mind into a great stream of correspondence to intimate friends and unknown admirers all over the world In these letters you can see a mind of immense complexity and many layers artistic religious charmingly eccentric sentimental and ultimately brilliant Most of these letters are now in the Tolkien George Allen Unwin archive now held by HarperCollins others are in libraries across the planet f e the Bodleian Library the Britisch Library the Library of University St Andrews etc and a lot ended up in private collection of which some are up for sale sometimes at ebay or abebooks Luckely a lot of these letters got published and so that we can read

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  • Books with Tolkien Art and Tolkien inspired art
    by J R R Tolkien Books with Published Letters by J R R Tolkien Books with Tolkien Art and Tolkien inspired art Miscellanea Tolkien Calendars Games Puzzles Prints Books about J R R Tolkien Translations of Tolkien s work A Middle earth Album Paintings by Joan Wyatt inspired by JRR Tolkien s Lord of the Rings J R R Tolkien Artist Illustrator Pictures by J R R Tolkien Tolkien s World Books with Tolkien Art and Tolkien inspired art Tolkien was and is especially known as a writer but next to being a great writer Tolkien also was a great artist and illustrator While Tolkiens books are read daily by thousands of people only a few people know about his art Their are though a great deal of books showing original artwork by Tolkien Who hasn t seen the original dustjacket from the hobbit Well this drawing was made by Tolkien himself Also a lot of illustrations inside the hobbit and LOTR are originally drawn by Tolkien During the years a lot of drawings and illustrations of Tolkien have been published on postcards calendars posters but these items i put in another section see Miscellanea Described here are books containing

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  • J.R.R.Tolkien collectables and miscellania, games, puzzles, prints and posters
    and miscellenia Tolkien Calendars The J R R Tolkien calendars have been published since 1973 and appear every year since then except 1983 In the beginning they were mostly presenting Tolkiens own drawings and pictures Later on also other artists appeared like the Hildebrand brothers H E Ridett Roger Garland Ted Nasmith John Howe Michael Kaluta Michael Hague Inger Edelfelt e a There also have been published numerous Tolkien calendars depicting illustrations from the movies first from the Bakshi movie in 1980 and now days even more different calendars appear with the Peter Jackson movies The calendars appear in chronological order seperated into 4 pages calendars from 1973 till 1979 calendars from 1980 till 1989 calendars from 1990 till 2000 J R R Tolkien comics When thinking about Tolkien Comics everyone who collects Tolkien books immediatly thinks about the very common and very known hobbit sequal first edited as three parts now mostly available as one book But long before the first appearance of the hobbit comics there were the Lord of the rings comics These The Lord of the Rings comic albums were drawn based on the Ralph Bakshi movie as is mentioned inside the Dutch version of the

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  • Books about J.R.R. TOLKIEN - Critical works, essays on Tolkien, biographies, Tolkien Studies, Tolkien academic research
    Prints Books about J R R Tolkien Translations of Tolkien s work A Tolkien COMPASS The Tolkien Companion J R R Tolkien a biography The Letters of J R R Tolkien J R R TOLKIEN The Shores of Middle earth J R R Tolkien a descriptive bibliography TOLKIEN A CELEBRATION Author of he Century MEDITATIONS ON Middle Earth The Real Middle Earth Tolkien AND THE GREAT WAR ThE THRESHOLD OF MIDDLE EARTH War and the Works of J R R Tolkien Reading The Lord of the Rings J R R TOLKIEN WRITERS UNCOVERED SERIES Books about J R R Tolkien Recent polls have consistently declared that J R R Tolkien is the most influential author of the century and The Lord of the Rings as the book of the century In the decades since his death in September 1973 millions have read The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion and become fascinated about the very private man the creator behind the books Now days after the making of the 11 oscar movies even more people are trying to learn more about Tolkien almost all questioning who the man is behind this incredible beautifull siub creation called Middle

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  • Tolkien works translated: translations of Tolkien books in the Tolkien Library
    art Miscellanea Tolkien Calendars Games Puzzles Prints Books about J R R Tolkien Translations of Tolkien s work Bulgarian Translations Dutch Translations Hobbits around the Globe the gallery the credits Translations of Tolkien s work Translations from Tolkiens work are very numerous Most believe that the fictional works of Tolkien particularly Lord of the Rings and even more The Silmarillion could not have been written in any other language than English Any translation must necessarily lose some of the subtlety Yet the tranlsations widen the public able to read the professors works Tolkien s work have been translated in Albanian Arabic Armenian Basque Belarusian Bengali Breton Bulgarian Byelorussian Catalan Chinese Simple Chinese Trad Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Esperanto Estonian Faeroese Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Hebrew Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Marathi Moldavian Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Portuguese Brazil Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish and Ukrainian Hope i did not miss any language In addition there are translations on line in Latin Middle English Quenya and even Sindarin Tolkien is also available in Braille Since it is hard and almost impossible for The Tolkien Library to reconstruct a list

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  • how to start collecting Tolkien books
    strangely enough almost all of these collections are very different In every case though the growth of the collection goes through different phases Most of the most fanatic Tolkien collectors start out buying all books they read from Tolkien the hobbit the lord of the rings the silmarillion etc even not knowing a lot about the author or without any further knowledge about other works from Tolkien In itself this is already a very fine collection all Middle Earth related books especially if also the complete history of Middle Earth is standing on your bookshelves But when you reach this point or even earlier you really start wandering about Tolkien this time as a person It really is interesting to find out more about the man who created all of these fantastic books In my eyes this is a logic step Then your library grows again Tolkien s biography or other Middle Earth or Tolkien books good or bad may be bought and eagerly read From then on there are many roads to follow some like the languages and make a book collection concentrated on this matter other are more interested in the inklings and start collecting c s lewis

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  • Collecting Tolkien Books - On line resource to buy Tolkien books
    right now The AbeBooks com has over 6 900 booksellers subscribed and over 50 million books listed And that s just one site allthough it is the largest and in my oppinion the best to find scarce Tolkien books There is a treasure of out of print Tolkien books out there on the internet but it can be very hard to wade through the net and actually find them If you need help finding a book start with the search tips It ll help you develop a search strategy and lists many possible sources including meta search tools databases auctions mailing lists newsgroups wantlists Once clicked you will find the above menu with available ways of finding Tolkien books on line as seen at the left side For those of you who are concerned about the dangers of buying on the net try the article on Buying Used Books on the Net This will give you some tips on spotting trouble before it happens Shop at the Tolkien Library Rare Book Store We have created the Shop at the Tolkien Library Rare Book Store as a way to show all rare Tolkien books together and as a source of income

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  • Sources to use to collect Tolkien Books - guides to rare Tolkien books
    incredibly high demand for the book Although Allen Unwin had success with the Hobbit and should have expected at least equivalent success with the Lord of the Rings they could not have anticipated the frenzy of demand that developed especially in the American mass market Although Hammond s mission in a bibliography is confined to publishing details the story seeps through and sections read like a journalist s account of a sailor making his way through the churning seas of publishing Next to the story the book is the perfect guide when you are going to buy books or try to find out which books our out there J R R Tolkien Companion Guide Boxed Set This item will be available on 2 October 2006 and you should really pre order this one These are the works i am waiting for They are designed to be the essential reference works for all readers and students these volumes present the most thorough analysis possible of Tolkien s work within the important context of his life The Reader s Guide includes brief but comprehensive alphabetical entries on a wide range of topics including a who s who of important persons a guide to places and institutions details concerning Tolkien s source material information about the political and social upheavals through which the author lived the importance of his social circle his service as an infantryman in World War I even information on the critical reaction to his work and the Tolkien cult The Chronology details the parallel evolutions of Tolkien s works and his academic and personal life in minute detail Spanning the entirety of his long life including nearly sixty years of active labor on his Middle earth creations and drawing on such contemporary sources as school records war service files

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