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  • Tolkien Library Collecting Guide: collecting terms used by Tolkien collectors
    are so highly prized Book sellers have the tendency to use a specific terminology and a grading system to tell the condition of the books The grading system defined below is called the IOBA s standard and is used by most booksellers Further more i list a lot of other terms used by book sellers which might be helpfull when looking for Tolkien books CONDITION normally shown as or F F denoting first book then dustjacket condition AS NEW AN or VERY FINE VF or MINT M Without faults or defects unread in the same immaculate condition in which it was published Note very few new books qualify for this grade as many times there will be rubs scuffs to the dustjackets from shipping or bumped lower spine ends corners from shelving FINE F Approaches the above but not crisp May have been carefully read and dustjacket may have been slightly rubbed or spine ends slightly bumped from shelving shipping but no real defects or faults NOTE From here on there may be and in a grade which will mean that it is above the grade noted but not quite to the next higher grade for and that it is below the grade noted but not quite to the next lower grade for NEAR FINE Also used although not contained in Bookman s Weekly definitions meaning a book or dustjacket approaching FINE but with a couple of very minor defects or faults VERY GOOD A used book showing some small signs of wear on either binding or dustjacket Any defects faults must be noted GOOD The average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present Any defects must be noted FAIR A worn book that has complete text pages including those with maps or plates but may

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  • Tolkien Latest news and newsgroups Tolkien newsletter books
    of them are having a newsletter to which you can inscribe to Rarely it happens that any newsletter is send at all or the information you get provided stays uninteresting to you as a collector There are though some bigger newsgroups which are reaching a bigger public and where you can easely post almost anything on collecting Tolkien and have much more chance on a pleasing answer alt fan tolkien The two major Tolkien newsgroups are largely redundant and there is considerable cross posting Use these newsgroups to buy and sell your Tolkien books make announcements about items you have on internet auctions and discuss all middle earth and Tolkien related subjects rec arts books tolkien The rec Tolkien newsgroup The two major Tolkien newsgroups are largely redundant and there is considerable cross posting Use these newsgroups to buy and sell your Tolkien books make announcements about items you have on internet auctions and discuss all middle earth and Tolkien related subjects Tolkien Newsgroups tolkien faq part1 Subject Tolkien Frequently Asked Questions 1 2 Maintainer loos hudce harvard edu William D B Loos tolkien faq part2 Subject Tolkien Frequently Asked Questions 2 2 Maintainer loos hudce harvard edu William D

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  • Collecting Tolkien Books - suscribe to Tolkien Societies
    Tolkien related items and next to that just have a lot of fun Under here is a list of Tolkien Societies If i mist out some you can always let me know and then i will add it down here right away Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft the German Tolkien Society Österreichischen Tolkiengesellschaft Austria Tol Harndor Australia Asociacion Tolkien Argentina Argentina Elanor Belgium Conselho Branco Brasil Endorion Bulgaria Wellinghall Canada Sociedad Tolkien Chilena Chili Sociedad Tolkien Magallanes Chili Spolecnost pratel dila J R R Tolkiena Czech Republic Bri Denmark Imladris Denmark Keskmaa Ordu Estonia Suomen Tolkien Seura Finland JRRVF France Tokiendil France Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft Germany The Prancing Pony Greece Eorlingas Indonesia Israeli Tolkien Society Israel Società Tolkieniana Italiana Italy L Associazione romana studi Tolkieniani Italy Sociedad Tolkiendili de México Mexico Arthedain Norway Sociedad Tolkien Peruana Peru Tolkien Russki Russia Gil Galad Slovenia Sociedad Tolkien Española Spain Angmar Sweden Caras Galadhon Sweden Forodrim Sweden Midgard Fylking Sweden Mithlond Sweden Tol Eressea Taiwan Socieadad Tolkien Uruguay Uruguay The Tolkien Society United Kingdom Heren Istarion United States of America Skies of Rohan United States of America The American Tolkien Society United States of America Eredain Switzerland Unquendor The Netherlands Next to the official Tolkien

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  • Rare Tolkien books seen on ebay
    I mostly do after I acquired the rare books first still scared to have others buy them under my nose while I spotted them So let us have a look at what I am talking about Under here are some examples of real rare Tolkien books which I have seen up for sale on ebay Hopefully next time I see them up for sale I will use my own pages to get more info on those items myself Rare copies of the Hobbit J R R TOLKIEN THE HOBBIT OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN First edition first printing 1937 Published by George Allen and Unwin London The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien The Childrens Book Club Edition President Mr W A Foyle This Edition Published 1942 by arrangement with George Allen and Unwin Ltd JRR TOLKIEN The Hobbit Folio 1st Printing Published in London by The Folio Society in 1979 Tolkien J R R 1892 1973 The Hobbit Signed and limited 116 of 600 worldwideHarper Collins 1997 Rare copies of the Lord of the Rings J R R Tolkien THE TWO TOWERS Uncorrected Proof Original proof for volume 2 of LORD OF THE RINGS The Return of the King J R R Tolkien 1st US 1956 A lovely copy of the first US edition first impression of the third part of Tolkien s Lord of the Rings books JRR TOLKIEN The Lord of the Rings Folio 1st Printing Published in London by The Folio Society in 1977 The Lord of The Rings by JRR Tolkien Signed by Alan Lee 1991 Special edition Published by Harper Collins to celebrate 100 years since the Birth of JRR Tolkien Tolkien J R R 1892 1973 The Lord of the Rings Signed and limited 133 of 250 worldwide Harper Collins 1992 Rare copies of Roverandom

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  • Tolkien Collector Profiles
    give collectors a chance to learn more about each other Any Tolkien collector who wants to contribute his own profile please contact me Collector Profiles Giulio Torlai Giulio Torlai medical doctor and Tolkien collector collects unique and rare Tolkien books He considers himself an uncommon Tolkien collector since he never focused on particular editions and only buys what he likes Especially rare special Italian rebindings of Tolkien books are at the hearth of his collection Barry Stead Barry Stread a writer and teacher of graphics and multimedia in London who collects posthumous first editions and deluxe editions related to Middle earth and associated reference books on Tolkien He confesses that he didn t actually realise being a collector until a few years ago when he ended up buying a deluxe edition of The Silmarillion as a treat Tim Scholz Tim Scholz is a 44 year old German who started out as a Lord of the Rings movie statue collector but fast turned into an all round Tolkien collector He plans to turn his huge collection of over 10K pieces into a small museum His collection holds movie collectables art books and anything he could acquire that a Tolkien feel to it Jean Claude Mouret Estelläer Jean Claude Mouret aka Estelläer is a 19 year old French musician and an avid Tolkien collector living in the United States He mainly focuses on limited editions first printings and signed books He tries not to purchase cheaper materials because he strives to acquire real long term possessions and not cheap memorabilia We can only support that vision Mikko Marcelo A young collector of from the Philippines who mainly focusses on anything Hobbit related trying to collect different kinds of covers of the book and The Hobbit in other mediums such as audio books and has impressive presentation displays to show of his excellent Hobbit collection Jacob Lennarthson A young collector of from Örebro in Sweden who mainly focusses on collecting Scandinavian Tolkien translations with his first priority on Swedish and Norwegian He will try to collect every one of Tolkien s books translated into Swedish and Norwegian and with a little help from us all he will of course reach his goal Marko Maniezzi TolkienBooks1 A young collector of Italian Tolkien books from Milan in Italy He mainly focusses on collecting books directly related to the Middle earth history from The Silmarillion and The History of Middle earth to The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings He runs the website tolkienbook blogspot it where he catalogs his books and shares all his collecting adventures with all the Tolkien readers interested in collecting We are proud to feature his profile here Pierre Dobrzykowski Pieeru A collector of German and Japanese Tolkien books from Munich in Germany who can sit in front of the books and enjoy their beauty especially the designs drawn by Tolkien himself which have significant Japanese elements in them In the future he ll try to buy every Tolkien book

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  • Tolkien Bibliography: books written by Tolkien in the Tolkien Library: the hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, History of Middle Earth and fairytales
    Green Knight The Year s Work in English Studies 1925 A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District Essays and Studies Report on the Excavation of the Prehistoric Roman and Post Roman Site in Lydney Park Gloucestershire Songs for the Philologists Beowulf and the Finnesburg Fragment Sir Orfeo Pearl The Ancrene Riwle Ancrene Wisse The Road Goes Ever On Attacks of Taste Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Pearl and Sir Orfeo J R R Tolkien A Biography The Inklings Finn and Hengest Books by J R R Tolkien Songs for the Philologists Short Description Songs for the Philologists is perhaps the rarest and most difficult to find Tolkien related book In Leeds J R R Tolkien and E V Gordon founded a a Viking Club for undergraduates devoted mainly to reading Old Norse sagas and drinking beer It was for this club that Tolkien and Gordon originally wrote their Songs for the Philologists a set of duplicated typescripts containing a mixture of traditional songs and original verses translated into Old English Old Norse and Gothic to fit traditional English tunes In 1935 or 1936 Dr A H Smith of University College London former student at Leeds gave

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  • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J.R.R. Tolkien
    elves sailing west and enough familiar places to give one the feel of Middle Earth as the setting Given both the brevity and diversity of some of the poems a brief survey may be in order with extended comments following The first poem from which the book takes its title is a tale of Bombadil s mastery of his realm It is a treatment of a particular kind of paradox Bombadil is master not owner and so he both lives in peace with the creatures of the wood and also escapes harm or subjection to them In fact this is made explicit in The Lord of the Rings when his wife Goldberry explains who Tom is in this exchange He is as you have seen him He is the Master of the wood water and hill Then all this strange land belongs to him No indeed she answered and her smile faded That would indeed be a burden she added in a low voice as if to herself The trees and the grasses and all things growing or living in the land belong each to themselves Tom Bombadil is the Master No one has ever caught old Tom walking in the forest wading in the water leaping on the hill tops under light and shadow He has no fear Tom Bombadil is master It is this distinction master not owner that is captured by the title poem Tom is grabbed by the beautiful river maiden Goldberry trapped by Old Man Willow captured by the Badger folk and haunted by a Barrow Wight In each dilemma he has only to indicate his wish to be free and they quickly recognize their master The river maiden however Tom does not forget so easily and that is the rest of the tale Bombadil Goes Boating tells of Tom s journey to visit a hobbit friend in the Shire The way that Tom and the animals of water and air tease each other made me laugh all through it but the hobbits in their jests were quite over the top Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will hear strains of The Road Goes Ever On and On in Errantry the story of a mariner unable to escape the pull of journeying and adventuring The warlike journeying of the mariner stands in contrast to the peaceful wandering of Tom Princess Mee a fairy finds her doppelgangers in a very strange place The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late tells what happens when the Man stays out drinking far too late In The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon the Man grows bored with his majesty and lonely in his luminescent kingdom and decides to visit the world below He gets less than he bargained for The Stone Troll is discovered by Tom Bombadil gnawing the bone of Tom s nuncle Ordinarily master of his domain Tom find that it s not so easy to make a troll surrender his supper The Lonely Troll in Perry the Winkle decides to visit the Shire and meet new people but the reception is hardly a warm one Only Perry the Winkle finds himself sampling the excellent pastry from the troll s kitchen This reminds me of the recent film Shrek and also of the old fable The Little Red Hen The Mewlips is simply creepy In the dark and slime on the spooky side of the Merlock Mountains one finds some nasty things but the maker of this poem would be one of the few who s returned to tell of them Oliphaunt is another bestiary poem about a creature one either will not believe or will not forget Fastitocalon is deliciously monstrous a sea monster tale of Middle Earth Cat tells of a feline who dreams of the untamed ages in the wild Tolkien makes one really feel the places we go in stories through the dreaming of catty exploits The Shadow Bride finds a mate in a man who casts no shadow The Hoard is a moral tale brilliantly tracing the corruption wrought by riches through successive changes of ownership In The Sea Bell one world contains a doorway to another a small world within a shell Adventuring between them shows a traveler how large a small amount of imagination can be and leaves him alone even among others The Last Ship is bearing elves past the western havens and out of Middle Earth The ship is not full It can carry one more And the elves call along the river banks to Firiel an Earth maiden elven fair The story is a tearing as Firiel stands between this world and the world of elves calling her home with them The theme of loneliness through appearing monstrous or alien to the world is prevalent in this collection Tom s loneliness is evident in Bombadil Goes Boating and his status as something wholly other is evident by the arrows he receives in his hat which he prefers to consider the hobbits way of teasing him as the merry animals do The Man in the Moon too is lonely for all his wealth and importance but finds the world below strange and unwelcoming In it he is not only unimportant but is cheated as proof of this The Hoard tells of the loneliness and isolation of greed The suitor of The Shadow Bride is clearly not only alone but also detached inwardly just as Tom is because he casts no shadow In The Sea Bell one can feel palpably how a traumatic experience can set one apart can alienate This is evident in the final words in sad lane in blind alley and in long street ragged I walk To myself I talk for still they speak not men that meet This theme appears again in The Last Ship imagine being called away by elves by a world beyond this one but finding one s feet sunk in mud It

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  • Tolkien Calendar 2014 will be illustrated by Jemina Catlin
    Jemina Catlin 22 05 13 by Pieter Collier Comments It is always exciting to see what the next Tolkien calendar will be like Last year we got a The Hobbit calendar containing new and classic artwork by Oscar winning artists Alan Lee and John Howe The two years before that we saw that the calendar featured the art by Cor Blok It seems now we will once again have a Hobbit themed calendar but with a rather unknown illustrator The Official Tolkien Calendar 2014 features 14 illustrations by Jemina Catlin Jemina who Well that is exactly what I was thinking Still the cover looks fantastic and something different from what we are used to see Yes A new and fresh artist illustrator receives a chance to show a different view on the famous tale of Bilbo I can only be happy with that Next to that there will be released a beautiful gift edition of J R R Tolkien s enchanting tale The Hobbit fully illustrated by Jemima Catlin A deluxe version is also being released or so say the rumors and Amazon Jemina Catlin a fresh look on the red book there and back again The official Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event eagerly anticipated by Tolkien fans the world over Previous Tolkien calendars have become much sought after collector s items and in the year of Peter Jackson s film adaptation of The Hobbit the publishers have decided to bring an answer to his version by releasing an illustrated edition of the book by Jemina Catlin As is usual the release will be supported by also putting the art into the official Tolkien Calendar Jemima Catlin born in 1986 grew up in Dorset and developed a passion for drawing at an early age She graduated from

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