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  • #PC000002 - Linguaphone Conversational Course English - oldest recording of Tolkien - The oldest recording of Tolkien made! J.R.R.Tolkien speaks at the twentieth lesson - "At the Tobacconist's" and the thirtieth Lesson - "Wireless". A very unique Tolkien collectable and very rare to find in this wonderfull state.
    on page 384 The oldest recording of Tolkien made Prof J R R Tolkien speaks at the Twentieth Lesson At the Tobacconist s and the Thirtieth Lesson Wireless Here is a rare and absolutely special plywood box covered with black imitation leather it measures 27 5 x 27 5 x 6 8 cm and consists of fifteen 78 rpm LP s The leather is in very good condition for it time s Lacking the original 4 booklets but records are in mint condition The fifteen Records are in brown paper jackets on which advertisements for other Linguaphone courses are printed The printings alternate black and red On the records we can read English Lesson 20 AT THE TOBACCONIST S Prof J R R Tolkien Prof A Lloyd James English Lesson 30 WIRELESS Prof A Lloyd James Prof J R R Tolkien Tolkien received an invitation which no doubts he gladly accepted for he could use the money He reads the introduction to lesson 20 At the Tobacconist and plays the shopowner in de following dialogue with Lloys James as the customer In Lesson 30 Wireless Tolkien plays the part of the proud owner of a radio set who explains to

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  • The Silmarillion custom fine binding and rebound books
    book 000453 Farmer Giles of Ham The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles Lord of Tame Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom by J R R Tolkien SOLD Originally published in 1949 this is the 4th impression of the 1st Edition published by Allen Unwin in 1965 A Near Fine book with original dustjacket stated 5th impression in Near Fine condition as well Enquire about this book 000462 The Adventures of Tom Bombadil 1st US Edition 1st impression 1963 SOLD A beautiful copy for the collector becoming difficult to find in this nice condition Enquire about this book 000431 The Silmarillion by J R R Tolkien signed by the illustrator Ted Nasmith to the title page SOLD This book is unread As New opened only for the signing by the illustrator Ted Nasmith Enquire about this book 000434 Proceedings of the J R R Tolkien Centenary Conference 1992 SOLD Eleven themed sections contain papers which address all aspects of J R R Tolkien s life and work With a comprehensive index it includes 9 black and white photographs and 43 other black and white illustrations diagrams and maps Enquire about this book 000296 2nd US Edition Lord of the Rings 4th 3rd 3rd printings with publishers slipcase Near Fine SOLD The set is housed in the original publishers slipcase with the label on one side Original maps are attached at the rear in Fine condition Enquire about this book 000305 1984 Houghton Mifflin The Hobbit or There and Back Again with Hand Drawn Sketch of a Goblin By Michael Hague SOLD This copy is unique in that it is signed on the half title page and has a hand drawn sketch of a Goblin by the illustrator 000307 2005 Harper Collins The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook By Alan Lee with a Full Page Hand Drawn Sketch By the Illustrator SOLD This artwork was done for a charity auction event in the UK in 2005 A one of a kind collectable for the Lord of the Rings fan 000322 Two Book set of the 1976 Folio Society 1st impressions both variants of title page SOLD 1976 Folio 1st Impression s This set of the first Folio Society edition of The Hobbit are examples of the two Folio Society variants both in Near Fine condition with slipcase s 000306 1984 Houghton Mifflin The Hobbit or There and Back Again with Hand Drawn Sketch of Gandalf By Michael Hague SOLD This copy is unique in that it is signed and dated 2001 on the half title page and has a hand drawn sketch of Gandalf by the illustrator A fine example of a one of a kind unique collectors item 000369 The Children of Hurin UK Deluxe Edition with full page illustration by Alan Lee signed dated SOLD The Children of Hurin by J R R Tolkien published April 17 2007 by Harper Collins Signed by the illustrator Alan Lee to the Title Page Dated 4 21 2007

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  • JRR Tolkien books news and reviews from 2005
    from 2010 Tolkien book news from 2009 Tolkien book news from 2008 Tolkien book news from 2007 Tolkien book news from 2006 Tolkien book news from 2005 Saturday 5 November 2005 The Lord of the Rings A Reader s Companion Next to the editorial work on the 50th anniversary edition of Tolkien s The Lord of the Ring the production of a new index for the same book and completing The J R R Tolkien Companion and Guide Hammond and Scull now also managed to publish The Lord of the Rings A Reader s Companion Read article Thursday 20 November 2005 New editions of Lord of the Rings celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first publication Exactly 50 years ago the Return of the King was put in the stores and J R R Tolkien s trilogy The Lord of the Rings was completed Immediately 7 000 copies were printed because of the high demand The publication was six months later then expected due to the difficulties Tolkien experienced trying to bring the Appendices into publishable form Read article Sunday 20 February 2005 Songs for the Philologists When asking a Tolkien collector which book is the most precious book in

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  • The never ending quest - unlocking J.R.R. Tolkien's inspirational sources
    connection There is however a new trend one that was active for a long time but on a much smaller scale and that is reading something from your own culture in Tolkien s works These days many self published authors try to sell us books that try to unlock hidden inspirational sources in Tolkien s books One that I actually like a lot and find has very good arguments finds connections between The Lord of the Rings and Ethiopia The Real Middle earth Discovering the Origin of The Lord of the Rings Other books are being released constantly It is impossible to catch up and buy them all and in the end you always think oh yet another person reading something into The Lord of the Rings On the other hand there might be an underlying cause for the existence of these books Tolkien said the writing of his books were caused by linguistic invention What if and now this is getting very philosophical Tolkien managed to tap into a massive unknown language pot and put down a history that flows so naturally that is indeed does resonate with many different cultures Just because languages cultures and societies tend to have evolved in a similar fashion over different time periods Words there for can have connections many people can in fact read into the books things that sound absolutely logic because Tolkien applied a universal logic to his works the natural development of language and a culture to support it Here are some striking examples of books that just came out Send over some review copies and I ll read them write about them or send over reviews I m ready to learn if any of the following books is convincing or just another book to add on the shelf Tolkien in Pawneeland The Secret Sources of Middle earth Creating the mythic world of Middle earth J R R Tolkien drew inspiration from well known Northern European traditional literatures But Tolkien in Pawneeland points to an obscure book never mentioned by Tolkien a book unknown to lovers of Middle earth Comparison of textual elements shows that Tolkien drew inspiration from a 1904 book Traditions of the Skidi Pawnee He used this material to invent his creation story and to colorize such characters as Ungoliant Tom Bombadil hobbits Gollum Gandalf stone giants Beorn and Smaug This unexpected journey into a hidden story suggests that Pawnee traditional history served as one of JRR Tolkien s most important sources for the making of Middle earth This secret means that actual historical narratives lay at the foundations of Tolkien s fictional tales and Tolkien s mythmaking has given rise to a truly global mythology Title Tolkien in Pawneeland The Secret Sources of Middle earth Publishers CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Author Roger Echo Hawk Publication Date 4 Dec 2013 Type paperback 234 pages ISBN 10 1494333414 ISBN 13 978 1494333416 The Guardians of the Fallen Kingdom Serbia s Great Drama in J R R Tolkien

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  • J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fall of Arthur released by The Easton Press
    looks stunning If you are into this kind of precious books go over to The Easton Press website and buy yourself a copy The Fall of Arthur begun by J R R Tolkien just a few years before The Hobbit was inspired by tales of the iconic British hero contained within the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth Thomas Malory and other English poets but depicts drama and adventure in language only Tolkien could have written It comprises a work of narrative verse telling of the last days of the King and has been edited by Christopher Tolkien who also provides detailed commentary and notes Tolkien books released by Easton Press This is of course not the first time The Easton Press releases a Tolkien book they have released several other Tolkien books They all have the same things in common standard Easton Press quality bound in premium full leathers distinctive cover design beautiful illustrations handsome and readable typefaces permanent satin ribbon page marker and elegant gilded page edges endsheets of rich moire fabric thread sewn pages for durability and strength long lasting high quality and acid neutral paper So far that I am aware of the following books have been released all in the same green quality leather sadly not all on the same size but don t hear me complaining either the quality is of the best you can find 1 The Fellowship of the Ring being the first part of The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien 2 The Two Towers being the second part of The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien 3 The Return of the King being the third part of The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien 4 The Silmarillion edited by Christopher Tolkien 5

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  • Tolkien: the Forest and the City
    accessible avoiding the twin plagues of Tolkien criticism defensively eulogistic fandom and defensively arcane academicism Essays by world experts on the subject such as Tom Shippey and Verlyn Flieger are supported by innovative younger scholars such as Jane Carroll and Dimitra Fimi and between them they have produced a fine volume on the interface between nature and culture in his books Although Tolkien s work has been widely appropriated by ecocritics this volume by exploring a remarkable range of Tolkien s cultural reference from the Arts and Crafts movement to the Spanish Civil War from landscapes to food and from deforestation to Dante demonstrates the complexity of his intellectual positions This is an engaging lively and in many ways groundbreaking contribution to Tolkien scholarship Peter Hunt emeritus professor of English and Children s Literature Cardiff University and editor of J R R Tolkien a new casebook 2013 From lecture to book The first time I heard about Tolkien The Forest and the City it was a conference held at The School of English Trinity College Dublin on September 21st 22nd 2012 If I m correct and I believe I am this book is the conference proceedings Helen Conrad O Briain was the convener at the conference The most interesting talks were by the bigger names Michael Drout Thomas Honegger and Alison Milbank and if I remember correct Verlyn Flieger did not make it to the event Please do correct me if I m wrong A moment that most who attended the conference will remember is the keynote address by professor Tom Shippey Since I don t have the book yet I ll note down the conference details below so you can sort of see what to expect to be the contents of the book Of course there will be a lot of editing and sometimes some papers don t make it to the final proceedings but seeing the names who participated this book has to be highly interesting Surely will be ordering and checking it out Contents Keynote Address Professor Tom Shippey St Louis University emeritus The Goths and the Romans in Tolkien s Imagination Invited Lecturers Professor Michael D C Drout Wheaton College The Tower and the Ruin The Past in Tolkien Professor Verlyn Flieger University of Maryland Seeing the Forest and the Trees Sentient Landscape in Tolkien s Fiction Professor Thomas Honegger University of Jena Raw Forest and the Cooked City Lévi Strauss in Middle earth Professor Alison Milbank University of Nottingham In a Dark Wood Tolkien and Dante Papers Ms Meg Black The Party Tree and its Roots in the Spanish Civil War Dr Jane Carroll Trinity College Dublin On the Edge of Ruin Unexpected Pleasures in Unexpected Places in The Lord of the Rings Dr Dimitra Fimi Cardiff Metropolitan University Wildman of the Woods Inscribing Tragedy on the Landscape of Middle earth in The Children of Hurin Ms Jennifer Harwood Smith Trinity College Dublin Fractured Cities the Twinning of Tolkien s Minas Tirith and Minas Morgul

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  • The Real Middle-earth, Discovering the Origin of The Lord of the Rings
    the author Michael Muhling The book has a very smart structure and brings us a very fascinating tale For starters the book starts by pointing out that Tolkien denied many of the sources of inspiration attributed to his work or that they were actually an inspiration for The Hobbit or The Silmarillion rather than The Lord of the Rings It is known that Tolkien began working on The Lord of the Rings in 1936 when he was asked to write a sequel to The Hobbit but he had stated that he was devoid of inspiration When ideas did begin to flow Tolkien did not recognize the source of his ideas Years later he talked about linguistic invention something that has remained largely ignored Mr Muhling argues that for decades a substantial gap has remained in our understanding of Tolkien because his inspiration came from an unexpected source the Abyssinian Empire modern day Ethiopia Why Abyssinia Muhling s ideas started when he noticed the remarkable similarities between Tolkien s realms introduced for The Lord of the Rings with Ethiopia s top historical sites Gondor Gondar Rohan Roha Barad dûr Bahir Dar and Harad Harar He began investigating the Abyssinian connections over eight years ago and sincerely tested the logic of the theory for about seven years before cementing it as it is today This thinking proces can be followed throughout the book so that the reader is left to decide for himself if the case stands or not For the most part the key issues fall into place nicely and make a lot of sense Some of the details in both histories are so similar that even the defenders of other inspirational sources will find it difficult to not see this Michael Muhling insists there is a lot more to his theory than some similar names and builds up a very strong case He makes four key arguments as to why Tolkien s unconscious mind resonated sharply with this ancient realm and highlights the fact that Italy s invasion of Abyssinia caused an international out cry in 1935 immediately prior to Tolkien s work He manages to show us that it might be possible that Tolkien could have known about Abyssinia even on a sub conscience level for example through the books from Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge This was especially exciting for me since in my collection there is a book from Wallis Budge that belonged to JRR Tolkien s personal library so we know Tolkien did read Budge s works Muhling identifies extensive and detailed connections between Middle earth and Abyssinia including incredible comparisons between the kings of Númenor Gondor with Abyssinia s three thousand year old Solomonic dynasty and if you read the book and come to the page where we can see a picture of the stelae of Axum you will just scream Isengard Of course you should read the book for yourself but the reign of stewards and the return of a true king in

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  • Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien will be released as a Deluxe Slipcase Edition
    reader Unfinished Tales by J R R Tolkien will be released as a Deluxe Slipcase Edition 15 10 13 by Pieter Collier Comments After The Hobbit The Lord of the Rings The Silmarillion The Children of Hurin Tales of the Perilous Realm The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun and The Fall of Arthur it is time to see Unfinished Tales to be added to the seris of Deluxe Slipcase Editions We were all wishing for an illustrated edition but we are extremely happy to see the release of a deluxe edition in December 2013 The Deluxe collector s edition of Unfinished Tales features the definitive edition text and includes a full colour facsimile of Tolkien s painting Glórund Sets Forth to Seek Túrin which illustrates his narrative The Children of Húrin his colour design of a Númenórean tile and a fold out reproduction of the definitive map of Middle earth drawn by Christopher Tolkien The book is foil stamped with a Númenórean helmet design by J R R Tolkien that appeared on the first edition hardback and is housed in a matching slipcase A lot of guesses about the color had been around and we are happu to see the brownish slipcase It will sit nice in the series of deluxe editions and makes the Númenórean helmet design by J R R Tolkien really stand out Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle earth to the end of the War of the Ring and provides those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with a whole collection of background and new stories The book concentrates on the realm of Middle earth and comprises such elements as The Quest of Erebor Gandalf s lively account of how it

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