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JRR Tolkien

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Descrizione: No Binding. Condizione: Fine. A unique collection from the 19th & 20th Century of Letters, photographs, postcards, from the family of JRR Tolkien. A wonderful insight into the childhood, upbringing, family and influences on the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Including letters from Arthur & Mabel Tolkien, (parents) 15 unseen long letters by JRR Tolkien himself, 25 letters from other close members of the Tolkien family or associates, including John, Christopher, Michael and Priscilla Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter, Fr Francis Morgan, Aunt Jayne, Hilary Tolkien etc. around 55 photographs, including JRR Tolkien (signed) and Hilary Tolkien (Brother), Edith, John, Michael & Priscilla. An original Manuscript by Hilary Tolkien (now published). JRR Tolkien's Panama hat and many more interesting items in this unique, historic and significant archive. This archive is for sale as one lot and will not be split. Serious enquiries only to arrange private viewings. Codice articolo 000088

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The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit: J.R.R.Tolkien

J.R.R.Tolkien

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Descrizione: 2007. Hardcover. Condizione: New. 1st Edition. Good news for middle-earthfans. Bilbo and Frodo Baggins' diary, it is known as The Red Book of Westmarch, is preserved. You can see with your own eyes. This two volumed handmade book, The Tales From Middle-earth (its sub-title: Homage to Tolkien), contains the complete text of The Hobbit, the Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers and The Return of the King, handwritten in English by the Hungarian artist Hári Isván, which took him two and half years to do and features Bevel-Edged boards. The text of it is not only handwritten - but the illustrations are also repainted & redrawn. The book is leather bound (brown 'antique' color), with ornaments on the corners and clip made of copper. The book includes four paintings (Hobbiton-across-the-water, the Lord of the Eagles, Bilbo comes to Huts of the Raft-elves, the Conversation with Smaug) & eigth drawings the Trolls, the Mountain-path, The Misty Mountains looking West, The Elvenking's Gate, Lake Town, The Front Gate, The Hall at Bag-End, and the Gate of Moria), originally made by J.R.R. Tolkien. Included are also the Map of Wilderland (by Tolkien) and the Map of Middle-earth (by Shelly Sapiro). There are three special inserts: 1. the letter from Gandalf to Frodo that came to his hand too late in Bree, sealed with his ornamental 'G'-rune. 2. Thor's map and 3. the letter that was written to Bilbo by Thorin. Details: High: 20"/30 cm, length: 13"/22 cm, thickness: 8"/15cm, weight about: 8 kg. (each). Codice articolo ABE-1534255693217

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Descrizione: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1937" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by J.R.R. Tolkien on a typed letter by the author laid into the book. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the First Issue point with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' present on the rear flap. This original dustjacket is rich in color with minor repair. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fantastic copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Tolkien First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo ABE-16090934698

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin (1937)

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin, 1937. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published in 1937. A stunning First Issue dustjacket with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' on the rear flap. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight, with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy in collector's condition. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Codice articolo ABE-9020408529

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Autograph Letter Signed [ALS]; Typed Letter Signed: TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Editore: np, Oxford (1963)

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Descrizione: np, Oxford, 1963. Condizione: Fine. First edition. REMARKABLY REVEALING LETTERS BY TOLKIEN PROVIDING INSIGHT INTO HIS THOUGHTS AND MOTIVATIONS IN THE CREATION OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The first letter - a typed letter signed on Tolkien's Oxford stationery - is dated 16th December 1963 and is a response to a letter from Baronne Baeyens of Bonn, German. In this short letter, Tolkien expresses thanks for her letter, rejects allegorical interpretations of The Lord of the Rings, and admits feeling sympathy for Gollum. It reads in full: Dear Baronne Baeyens, Thank you very much for your letter of 28th September. I am sorry to have been so long in answering it, but I am very busy and not in good health. Your letter gave me great pleasure, and I was glad to hear that you enjoy my books. I was particularly pleased that you find allegorical interpretations of The Lord of the Rings unnecessary; it was simply meant to be a history as it appears. Please give my best wishes to your son, whose sympathy with Gollum agrees with my own. Yours sincerely, [signed]JRR Tolkien Something, however, struck Tolkien about Baeyens letter and upon reflection, it spurred him to write much more. In this long (four full sides), handwritten letter, Tolkien addresses some of the most critical topics associated with his writing. Over the course of the letter he: -insists that The Lord of the Rings is "in no way an 'allegory'", but "mythical-historical" based on "deeply rooted 'archetypal' motifs" -reveals his motivations for writing The Lord of the Rings ("I merely tried to write a story that would be 'exciting' and readable, and give me a scope for my personal pleasure in history, languages, and 'landscape'") -bemoans certain analyses of The Lord of the Rings that focus on symbolism ("they miss the point and destroy the object of their enquiry as surely as a vivisectionist destroys a cat or rabbit") -addresses religious "alignment" of The Lord of the Rings -notes that he plans to produce another book about the same world -explains the purpose and nature of the verses in The Lord of the Rings -admits finding "very moving. the place where Gollum [is] on the brink of repentance" -and in perhaps the most interesting section, in a detailed explanation of the origin of the character Stryder/Aragorn he provides wonderful insights into his method of creating characters. The letter reads in full: Dear Madame, I enclose a merely secretarial letter. I am obliged to leave a large part of the letters to a part-time secretary; but I always re-read them before sending any reply, and I felt that your most charming and interesting letter deserved a personal note, though it must be briefer than it should be. I much appreciate your perception that my story is in no way an 'allegory'-in any sense of that elusive and misunderstood word; but mythical-historical. It is-for those who like the story (many dislike it, and many think it silly and childish)-the taking up of several deeply-rooted 'archetypal' motifs, such as the broken sword, the hidden King, and so on, that gives the tale its moving quality, and the putting of them into an entirely new setting, carefully devised, that gives the sense of 'reality.' But that is, of course, for me, as much as for any reader or critic, an afterthought. I did not set out to do this. I merely tried to write a story that would be 'exciting' and readable, and give me a scope for my personal pleasure in history, languages, and 'landscape'-and trees. I feel that I was helped and 'protected' (if I may say so) by being unlearned except perhaps linguistically, and in having absorbed early, so that they had descended down into the fertile 'leafmould' of the mind beyond the reach of chemical analysis, myths and fairy-stories. I have never found books on myths and symbolisms attractive, even when I have occasionally been obliged to consider them professionally. For me they miss the point and destroy the object of their enquiry as surely as a vivisectionist destroys a cat or rabbit-whatever validity and. Codice articolo 2144

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J.R.R. Tolkien ) Tolkien, Edith & Tolkien, Priscilla

Editore: N.A. (1964)

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Descrizione: N.A., 1964. First Edition. A COLLECTION OF 40 SIGNED HOLOGRAPHIC LETTERS SPANNING THE YEARS 1964 THRU 1993; 14 from Edith Tolkien (wife of J.R.R.) dated 1964 thru 1971 and 26 from Priscilla (only daughter of J.R.R. & Edith) dated 1969 thru 1993; most in fine condition, many multi-page; all but two with original envelope when called for and all addressed to long time family friend Professor W. Meredith Thompson of Canada. Some details/highlights: Edith thanks Meredith for naming her the dedicatee of his book and receipt of same; mentions that her and J.R.R. give nicknames to those people they are fond of (indeed in all 14 letters from Edith, she refers to the recipient as "My Dear Merrie Tom"); notes that the pirated edition (Ace paperback publication) of THE LORD OF THE RINGS is causing her husband extra work and delaying work on his next book; the reasons leading up to leaving and selling their Oxford residence; J.R.R.'s fall down the stairs and complicated knee surgery and later thrombosis as well as other serious ailments; referring to various titles by J.R.R., Priscilla mentions and thanks the recipient for the good times spent by him with her parents; how neither of her parents are very practical people despite being so different from each other; the sudden death of her mother, Edith, and the causes and last days as well as who was able to see her and who was not and the funeral services in Bournemouth, but the actual burial in Oxford; how her father held up during these times; the return of her father to Merton College and how he was welcomed with lodging there; his much needed socialization in Oxford; his trip to London with her and brother John to receive the C.B.E.; thanks Meredith for the copy of THE LAST UNICORN but states "although perhaps rather obviously imitative of Tolkien in style, it (does) not contain the interest because (it's) a rather more crude fairy tale;" a trip to Edinburgh, one of her favorite cities, where her father received an honorary degree and held up well with banquets and festivities; how she was helped so much by his (Meredith Thompson) sympathy and kind words concerning her fathers passing; that her father was lonely without his wife but was bolstered by all those back at Oxford and happy to be in familiar surroundings; that just prior to his death he began hemorrhaging while spending time in Bournemouth due to an ulcer but had excellent medical care; how she and brother John were able to spend precious time with her father while still conscious but that brothers Michael & Christopher were alas unable to do so but were there for the funeral; that Christopher was named Literary Executor; that Michael had a near nervous breakdown perhaps precipitated by his fathers death; that brother John was coping well and a great comfort to her; that the younger members of the family were likewise supporting; she extends an invitation for Christmas this year (1973); that she encloses a photo (here present) of her father next to his favorite tree along with two of his grandchildren, among the last photos ever taken of him; that enclosed newspaper cuttings of her fathers death are his to keep (likewise here present): thanking the recipient for his hospitality when she went to see him; that her brother Christopher has to yield his teaching fellowship to begin work on the publication of THE SILMARILLION; the excitement of the on going preparation of the Tolkien biography by Humphrey Carpenter; the recently released Caedmon recordings of her father reading from both THE HOBBIT & LORD OF THE RINGS; cousins living in Canada; slowly going through her fathers papers to give to the Bodleian Library; the 50th anniversary celebration of THE HOBBIT and exhibition of manuscripts and drawings at the Bodleian Library along with window displays at new bookstores; etc. All in all, very chatty, informational and personal letters about the above as well as state of health, vacationing in different places, welfare of children and grandchildren, thank y. Codice articolo 12625

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Autograph Letter Signed: LEWIS, C.S. [CLIVE

LEWIS, C.S. [CLIVE STAPLES]

Editore: np, Oxford (1952)

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Descrizione: np, Oxford, 1952. nb. Condizione: Very Good. First edition. ONE OF THE FINEST C.S. LEWIS LETTERS TO APPEAR ON THE MARKET, OFFERING INSIGHT INTO THE CREATION OF THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. WITH MENTION OF TOLKIEN'S "THE HOBBIT" AS A FAVORITE BOOK. Between the publication of the second (Prince Caspian) and third (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) books in his masterpiece series, "The Chronicles of Narnia," Lewis writes to a group of school children, revealing his thoughts about the series and his plans for the remaining books. Over the course of the letter, Lewis: -regrets that Peter and Susan are not returning to Narnia ("they are now getting to the age at which people stop having that sort of adventure for a time"); -offers a preview of the new book, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader ("Lucy and Edmund find Caspian (now King of course) on board ship, sailing to the Eastern end of the Narnian world. There will be lots about Reepicheep. And there will be a Sea Serpent, and a Dragon, and lots of strange islands."); -announces that there will be seven books in the series and that they will be called "The Chronicles of Narnia"; -discusses the sixth book (revealing that the Professor must have known all along about the existence of the magic wardrobe); -tantalizingly reveals that the series is very much a work in progress, and that he does not yet know how it will end ("I don't know yet what will happen in the seventh. What do you think would be a good thing to end the whole series with? Of course Aslan will come into them all."); -lists some books he particularly likes, including Tolkien's The Hobbit and Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. The letter reads in full: Magdalen College Oxford May 22. 1952 My dear grittletonians - Thanks for your nice and interesting letters. Like you, I am sorry that Peter and Susan are not going back to Narnia, but I think, being the two eldest, they are now getting to the age at which people stop having that sort of adventure for a time - they may start having it again later, but not for some years. The new book is called The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Lucy and Edmund find Caspian (now King of course) on board ship, sailing to the Eastern end of the Narnian world. There will be lots about Reepicheep. And there will be a Sea Serpent, and a Dragon, and lots of strange islands. I do hope you will all like it. I intend to have seven of these stories altogether - that is, four more after the next one. They will be called The Chronicles [page break] of Narnia. The sixth ['fifth' deleted and corrected] book will go right back to the beginning and explain how there came to be that magic wardrobe in the Professor's house - for of course you will have guessed that the old Professor must have known something about things like that himself, or else he would never have believed what the children told him. I don't know yet what will happen in the seventh. What do you think would be a good thing to end the whole series with? Of course Aslan will come into them all. I wonder what other books you all like. I like George MacDonald's two Curdy books and Tolkien's The Hobbit, and [Kenneth Grahame's] The Wind in the Willows. Do you write stories yourselves? I did at your age: it is the greatest fun. Love and good wishes to all. Yours ever, [signed] C.S. Lewis P.S. E. Nesbitt's works are splendid, I think: especially The Phoenix and the Wishing Carpet and The Amulet. ----------- The recipients of the letter, the "Grittletonians", were schoolchildren attending Grittleton House School in Wiltshire who had (apparently) written a fan letter to Lewis. Note: This letter has only recently surfaced and is not in Lewis's Collected Letters. Oxford: May 22, 1952. Two pages (one sheet), 5.5x8.5 inches; custom presentation folder. Top edge a little rough (where the sheet was originally cut), expected folds. A REMARKABLE LETTER: LEWIS LETTERS DISCUSSING ASPECTS OF HIS NARNIA SERIES ARE EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE. Codice articolo 2231

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The Lord of the Rings, Original Concept: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: Betty Ballantine (1965)

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Descrizione: Betty Ballantine, 1965. No Binding. Condizione: Fine. No Jacket. Barbara Remington (illustratore). First Edition. Not since we supplied most of the important pieces to a Tolkien museum in Switzerland has such a key piece come on the market. The importance of this now iconic artwork to Tolkien s huge popularity should not be underestimated. It was the cult status Tolkien first achieved in America on sale of millions of paperback and not in his own Britain,that would make him a household name. The Hobbit for example was not produced in the UK until 1961, 24 years after the first publication. Until 1966 his books only sold a few thousand copies a year, hardly a best seller. In fact the Tolkien society fan club first started in America, some five years before the UK version. Keep reading if you want to know more. We are pleased to offer for sale, perhaps the most important original Tolkien related art piece. It is truly deserving as a museum piece representing a key turning point in the history of Professor Tolkien popularity. While Tolkien s own art was used in the Hobbits, none of his was used in the first lotR except the dust jackets. This is the original concept art submitted to Mrs Betty Ballantine for the 1965 Ballantine Books first paperbacks of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books in America. It was also used for the promotional posters and banners for what was to become very popular editions. It was produced by artist Barbara Remington as a concept proof before the final colour versions were produced. The medium is gouache on card, glued on illustration board with the original Ballantine stock sticker on the reverse, art piece 11 x 11 inches in size plus frame and matt width. It comes with a personal COA letter from Betty Ballantine. It also comes with two custom made frames, one for the art and one for the letter. Art frame has plexiglass panel on the reverse so you can see the Ballantine stock sticker. It also includes a poster- Come to Middle-earth which is the same artwork in colour as well as used on the cover of Fellowship of the Ring. This iconic illustration also has a slightly infamous reputation as Tolkien did not like it initially, but this does not alter its importance to Tolkien lore as we know it today. The History In 1965 Ace Paperbacks in America released unauthorised editions of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the first time in paperback. This was due to a loophole in US copyright. The rush was then on for Houghton Mifflin, Tolkien s US publisher in collaboration with Ballantine books to release authorised paperbacks of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. To close he copyright loophole, a new version of the LotR text was needed, in which Professor Tolkien set out to make changes in 1965. As was often the case, these revisions were quite delayed, forcing Ballantine Books to rush out a new edition of the Hobbit and using Barbara Remington artwork before she had actually read the books. Thus some of the strange figures in the artwork are not in the book. There was even a lion on the cover of the Hobbit PB until it was airbrushed out. During an interview with N Marion Hage and Andwerve, Barbarasaid- "I worked for Ballantine, and as a practice, always read the books before doing the artwork. I didn t have this luxury with the Tolkien Books, something I wish I could have changed. Ballantine was in a hurry to get these books out right away. When they commissioned me to do the artwork, I didn t have the chance to see either book, though I tried to get a copy through my friends. So I didn t know what they were about. I tried finding people that had read them, but the books were not readily available in the states, and so I had sketchy information at best." (As noted above, Barbara did make sketches relative to the books, afterwards, but she couldn t get the publishers to see the point, something which is very regretful). Professor Tolkien was not impressed with the new Hobbit book cover. In a letter to Rayner Unwin, 12 September 1965, Tolkien wrote: I wrote expressing(with moderation) my dislike of the cover for. Signed by Illustrator(s). Codice articolo 01242

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The Hobbit, 1st Edition, 2nd Impression: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Descrizione: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Author (illustratore). First Edition, 2nd. Very good book and original dust jacket. No marks to covers, no lean, lovely book, Dust jacket has 2 inch paper loss to spine head, small loss to spine heel, but other very good. Jacket covers bright, with minor scuffing in places. Tasteful owners bookplate to front end page. Please ask for photos. Tolkien specialist. See all our Hobbits listed. Codice articolo 001939

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Descrizione: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST Edition, FIRST Impression, published by George Allen and Unwin in 1937. This First Edition, First Printing of only 1,500 copies is bound in the ORIGINAL green cloth from the publisher. This sophisticated dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is a First Edition, second impression with "second impression" printed on the front flap. This early dustjacket has the same art design as the First Impression and was also published the same year, 1937. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with minor foxing to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Codice articolo ABE-12420239927

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J. R. R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1970)

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Descrizione: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1970. Hardcover. Third Edition; Sixteenth Printing. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. ; Signed by J. R. R. Tolkien on an affixed plate. ; Signed by Author. Codice articolo 123406

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Allen & Unwin, London (1937)

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Descrizione: Allen & Unwin, London, 1937. Hard Cover. Condizione: Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustratore). First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the 1st printing of 1937, featuring the black and white frontispiece of The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', with all illustrations by the author. A wonderful copy, showing some soiling to the cloth, a previous owners name to the first blank page. Housed in a custom full leather and marbled paper slipcase, to house and protect this classic. This is one of the original 1500 copies,1st (First) Impression of the 1st (First) Edition that was published 21st of September 1937. It has the two maps and ten illustrations, by the author, all in excellent condition. The original decorative map endpapers have no markings or previous owners names. Thror's Map in the front, is in relatively clean condition with the pastedown brighter than the free end. The Wilderland Map is also in clean condition, again with the slightly darkened free end, both maps are whole and have no splits along the gutter. The book exhibits some spine lean, but the binding is still firm and tight. The text block is relatively clean and bright, The top edge is dusty and faded, with the green topstain just barely visible. The edges of the textblock are lightly soiled. The cloth covered boards with the dark blue decoration of Tolkien's Mountains and Dragon design, are a bit darkened along the spine and the edges. The tips of the spine are pushed with no loss, lower front corner has some loss to the cloth revealing the boards underneath. A wonderful copy, exceedingly scarce in any condition in this day and age. A tremendous opportunity to acquire this classic of modern fantasy literature. A facsimile of the original dustjacket is provided with this book. The full leather slipcase is made to reflect the original Mountains and Dragon design by the author, and features complimentary hand marbled paper covered trays. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / Facsimile Only. Codice articolo 1937

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston New York (1938)

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Descrizione: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston New York, 1938. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears and minor repair. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.50 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's tan cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition. We buy Tolkien First Editions. Codice articolo ABE-1475718401003

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.

Tolkien, J.R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1937)

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. Near fine first edition with the words "First Published in 1937" printed on the copyright page. In original green cloth with very light tanning, rubbing at the spine, and edgewear. In fine facsimile dust jacket of the first issue; First Issue point with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' present on the rear flap. Housed in custom-made slipcase. Codice articolo 1804049

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The Hobbit.: TOLKIEN, J. R.

TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Editore: Allen & Unwin, (1937)

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Descrizione: Allen & Unwin, 1937. First edition. 8vo. 310pp + 2pp ads. Dark green boards with black illustrations by Tolkien. Topedge green as issued. A very good+ copy. Clean boards with light dusting. Nick to top right corner of spine & a few to foot of spine & one slightly beyond onto foot of rear board. Boards just showing bottom right corner of leading edges. Internally crisp and clean with no inscriptions & no foxing. Clean edges. Map endpapers original and unsplit. None of the usual tanning to spine. A lovely clean copy. One of only 1500 copies. A modern literature cornerstone. Hammond A3a. Codice articolo 100527

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J. R. R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1958)

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1958. Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Publishers. 1937, 1954. London, U.K. First edition and tenth printing. Signed by author on title page. Book in FINE condition, tight and square, sharp corners. Dustwrapper in NEAR FINE condition, original 12s. 6d. net price present on front flap, no chips or damage, unfaded spine, foxing on both flaps. Overall a FINE copy in great collectible condition. Very rare signed. Photos available. #12,500. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo 002035

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

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Descrizione: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Condizione: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first printing. 310, [2 ads] pp. Bound in publisher's green cloth stamped in dark blue, green topstain; map endpapers; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good. Light shelf lean. Darkening to spine cloth extending onto rear cover. Cloth lightly soiled, frayed at spine ends. Foxing to textblock edge, pages lightly toned. Previous owner inscription to title page. One of a mere 1,500 copies of the first printing of Tolkien's fantasy classic. Codice articolo 140938141

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The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship: TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Editore: London George Allen and Unwin -55 (1954)

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Descrizione: London George Allen and Unwin -55, 1954. First editions, 3 volumes, 8vo., the Return of the King in third state with the signature mark "4" and the sagging line of type on p. 49 (previously identified by Hammond as first state), all volumes complete with folded maps of Middle Earth and detailed one of Gandor/Rohan/Mordor tipped in at rear, the latter with ink and pencil marginalia (not affecting map) and tipped into volume 2 with Middle Earth rather than volume 3, which has an additional map of Middle Earth therefore all maps present but in variant order from original, modern crimson morocco gilt, cockerel endpapers and all edges gilt, a fine set. At first, Tolkien intended The Lord of the Rings to be a children's tale in the style of The Hobbit, but it quickly grew darker and more serious in the writing. Though a direct sequel to The Hobbit, it addressed an older audience, drawing on the immense back-story of Beleriand that Tolkien had constructed in previous years, which eventually saw posthumous publication in The Silmarillion and other volumes. Tolkien's influence weighs heavily on the fantasy genre that grew following the success of The Lord of the Rings. Codice articolo 94216

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London (1954)

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1954. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. First Edition. Slipcased. The fantasy trilogy sequel the The Hobbit. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Fellowship of the Rings, "First published in 1954" stated ; The Two Towers, "First published in 1954" stated; and The Return of the King, "First published in 1955" stated. All three volumes rebound in magnificent full red Morocco (goatskin leather) binding, with lettering on spine in gilt, five raised bands to spine, all edges trimmed and gilded, inside dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, with the original cloth spine of books laid down at rear. Fold-out map at rear of each volume as issued. Jackets not present. Details: Volume 3: Hammond's revised variant three, with faulty wobbly type and signature mark "4" present at bottom of page number 49. Also with Hammond's variant two, with closed gap "Men" on page number 281. (Hammond notes that all variants and priorities assigned to them are of manufacture only. They would have been published simutaneously.) The three volume set is housed in a handsome red cloth slipcase. Book Condition: Fine: A few minor flaws: FELLOWSHIP (Volume 1) has an all but invisible tiny scuff on the spine above the second raised band from bottom, and a few spots of very minor light foxing to prelims; TWO TOWERS (Volume 2) also has a few spots of foxing to the prelims. This is a beautiful finely bound set in a sharp firm slipcase. Codice articolo HCS11911

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The Hobbit - First Ed, First State: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston and New York (1938)

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Descrizione: Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston and New York, 1938. Hard Cover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. First US edition, first state Hardcover 1938 with bowing elf on title page and edition points - Chapter VII header and endpaper maps switched, 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, Contains original Gollum chapter pre-Lord of the Rings. slight brown spotting (foxing) on fore-edge and front few pages, Codice articolo 121002-M100

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Autograph Letter Signed By Tolkien to Would-be: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Descrizione: An excellent two-page autograph letter signed, November 4th 1968, to Mary Fairburn, an artist who had sent him paintings of several scenes from Lord of the Rings. In part: 'I have been much occupied in the reordering of my house (very slowly owing to my disability which is only v.gradual in improvement) and also in family affairs. (And also much grieved and affected in all my affairs by the death of my friend Stanley Unwin.) I have considered your suggestions. A major difficulty, for me, is my lack of wall-space (I have been obliged to get rid of some pictures already) and I cannot guarantee to keep or set apart for inclusion in a wall any pictures. I should be grateful, if you could at some time convenient return to me the picture of Galadriel at the Well in Lorien. If I may keep this as my own. It attracts me because it so very nearly corresponds to my own mental vision of the scene. (It also would be a v. good specimen to show to Mr. Rayner Unwin). but I do not, I promise, demand this, since my gift was a free one.' He adds a postscript at the top, signed 'J. R. R. T.', in full: 'I should, of course, allow the picture to be included in any collection of exhibition of your work, or used for reproduction in an illustrated edition, as long as the original was ultimately returned to me. I shall keep it, for the present time, unframed.' In fine condition. After having seen various illustrated editions of The Hobbit produced - most not to his liking -Tolkien was understandably weary of would-be illustrators. Just one year before receiving Fairburn s paintings, Tolkien wrote to his publisher Rayner Unwin, As far as an English edition goes, I myself am not at all anxious for The Lord of the Rings to be illustrated by anybody whether a genius or not. There were a handful of artists whose Lord of the Rings inspired work he did appreciate, but he made a clear distinction between what he liked on artistic merit versus what he believed was fit to accompany text. In the 1947 essay On Fairy Stories mentioned here, Tolkien explains: However good in themselves, illustrations do little good to fairy-stories. The radical distinction between all art (including drama) that offers a visible presentation and true literature is that literature works from mind to mind and is thus more progenitive. It is at once more universal and more poignantly particular. Based on all of Tolkien s comments and correspondence, this was a strong conviction. However, he was so struck by Fairburn s work that he did again begin discussions with his publisher about an illustrated edition, referenced here when he mentions showing a sample to Rayner Unwin. Although that never came to fruition, Fairburn s illustrations finally saw publication as the basis of HarperCollins s official Tolkien calendar for 2015. Codice articolo 000135

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The Hobbit, 1st Edition, 3rd Impression: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Editore: George Allen and Unwin, London (1942)

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Descrizione: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1942. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Author (illustratore). 1st Edition. Once thought to have no dust jacket printed as none had been seen. Arguably more scarce than a 1st/1st. Thin book as printed on war time paper. The book is very good to near fine, scuffing to the spine cloth end, top page green slightly faded. The jacket has much paper loss to spine and spine ends, tearing and chipping, but otherwise complete with no restoration. There are many small tears and minor tattering to corners and edges, preserved from further damage with many small pieces of archival tape keeping it all together. Sadly each time it is handled, small piece break off as the paper is so brittle. A 2/3 section of the lower spine has completely split from the covers and it held in place as several pieces with archival tape. The top spine section is attached to the cover, but detached from the back over along the seam. It is all original. It looks fine in the Mylar. See all our Hobbits listed. Codice articolo 002047

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TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Editore: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins 1977, 1983-1996, London (1977)

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Descrizione: Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins 1977, 1983-1996, London, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. A complete set of the first editions of these tales, poems, and songs underlay The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien began writing these tales while in college, 40 years before LOTR was published. He was a student of philology, the study of historical linguistics and the rules by which languages evolve, and in his writing he invented archaic languages and the stories told in those languages, and then tracked the evolution of both the stories and the language until they became the legends and mythology that informed Middle Earth. This is part of what gives the Trilogy its powerful sense of reality and immediacy, but the stories are compelling in and of themselves, beyond the degree to which they inform his masterpiece. In particular, these stories, most of them written between 1913 and the early 1940s, give the lie to the simplistic notion that Tolkien's trilogy is a mere analogue for the conflicts involved in World War II. If anything, it was the First World War -- with its senseless, mechanized destruction on a heretofore unimaginable scale -- that influenced Tolkien in his view that battle between the forces of good and evil was not a struggle of ideologies so much as one between a world view in harmony with nature and one that focused on unchecked industrial development. Published over the course of more than a dozen years, complete sets are difficult to assemble as all of the volumes had small first printings, and some were positively tiny -- 1500 copies or so. Volume 5 has a small nick at the upper rear spine fold; otherwise a fine set in fine, unclipped dust jackets. The Silmarillion and Volumes 1, 2 and 4 have no printed prices, as issued; Volume 4 has an A&U price sticker. Volumes 10 and 11 have printed prices on the flaps (in contrast to the unprinted export edition dust jackets, which, by the usual standards of the publication process, probably preceded those with printed prices). The ultimate history of the worlds that underlay The Lord of the Rings. Codice articolo 023976

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Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London. (1937)

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London., 1937. Hard with Dust Jacket. Condizione: Very good in poor dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated by the author with map endpapers, 4 colour plates and 9 b/w plates. (illustratore). Second impression. Very good in poor dust jacket. Slight spine lean. Tail quarter of spine and very bottom edges of boards are slightly discoloured where part of dust jacket spine has been missing and dust jacket has ridden up very slightly. Leaves slightly, evenly toned, as usual. First two leaves have a tiny dog ear crease to the very tip of the upper corner. No inscriptions. Very slight exposure of gutter at head betwixt pages 176/7.Front flap of dust jacket has become detached. Bottom quarter of dust jacket spine panel is missing. Chipped and nicked around edges and with a few tears - all as comprehensively pictured. Size: 12mo. 7 3/4". Codice articolo 028105

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Typed Letter Signed [TLS]: TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Editore: np, Oxford (1962)

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Descrizione: np, Oxford, 1962. framed. Condizione: Very Good. First edition. SIGNED LETTER BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN REFERRING TO A POSSIBLE SEQUEL TO THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Written from Tolkien's Sandfield Road (Oxford) residence and addressed to Miss Miriam P. Hirsch of 677 West End Avenue, New York, NY, the letter, dated 16th April, 1962, reads in full: Dear Miss Hirsch, I am very sorry that my answer to your letter has been so long delayed. Thank you very much for writing to me. I am very pleased to hear that my works have given pleasure but I hope you will excuse me from writing more now. I am very busy and have little time to spare if I am ever to put ready for publication the sequel to The Lord of the Rings which I am being pressed to produce. Yours sincerely, [signed]J.R.R. Tolkien After the success of The Hobbit (1937), Tolkien's publishers (Allen and Unwin) requested he work on a sequel, which would, of course become the epic Lord of the Rings (1954-55). It was no wonder, then, that after the immense popularity of the Lord of the Rings Tolkien was implored to continue the saga of Middle Earth in the form of another sequel. In 1962, at the time of this letter, he was contemplating the direction of his new work and in this letter is most likely referring to what was to become known as "The New Shadow", a story, unfortunately, that would remain unfinished. Tolkien explained the fate of "The New Shadow" in a letter from 1964 to Colin Bailey: I did begin a story placed about 100 years after the Downfall [of Mordor], but it proved both sinister and depressing. Since we are dealing withMenit is inevitable that we should be concerned with the most regrettable feature of their nature: their quick satietywith good. So that the people of Gondor in times of peace, justice and prosperity, would become discontented and restless-while the dynasts descended from Aragorn would become just kings and governors-like Denethor or worse. I found that even so early there was an outcrop of revolutionary plots, about a centre of secret Satanistic religion; while Gondorian boys were playing at being Orcs and going round doing damage. I could have written a 'thriller' about the blog and its discovery and overthrow-but it would be just that. Not worth doing. (Carpenter, ed. Letters, 344). One page (8x10 inches). Headington, Oxford: April 16, 1962. Archivally matted and framed with a photo of Tolkien in the woods to an overall size of 13.75 x 21. Usual mailing folds, otherwise fine. Codice articolo 2028

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The Hobbit: Tolkien, J. R.

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Editore: Houghton Mifflin (1938)

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Descrizione: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First US edition, first state, with the bowing hobbit and 1938 on the title page. Very good in a fine facsimile dust jacket and housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Codice articolo 1901007

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: George Allen & Unwin, London (1937)

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Da: Temple Rare Books (Oxford, Regno Unito)

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Descrizione: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1937. Hardback. Condizione: Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. 310pp, [2] , rebound by Temple Bookbinders in full green morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, matching author label to fourth, date to foot, upper cover with single fillet border and Smaug tool to foot, a.e.g., with original endpapers and cloth bound in at rear, now housed in a cloth slipcase. Externally near fine, internally some light finger marking to margins, otherwise fairly bright and clean. The second impression, one of two thousand three hundred copies, in the same year as the first, with the colour illustrations here for the first time. Hammond and Anderson A3a (see page 15 for a discussion of the second impression) Size: 8vo. Codice articolo 001336

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The Hobbit and There and Back Again: J R R

J R R Tolkien

Editore: George Allen, London (1955)

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Descrizione: George Allen, London, 1955. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 5th or later Edition. The Hobbit and There and Back Again by J R R Tolkien. A seventh edition copy of this popular and sought after collectors item. This edition of The Hobbit has a price clipped dust jacket in fair condition. The book is in good+ condition. Original green cloth boards with dragon illustration and lettering in black. Fading to a section of the spine and corners. The edition is cocked. The end papers are clean and tidy. Light spotting to the front pages and title page and otherwise generally a clean and tidy copy. The price clipped dust jacket has some loss to the lower front and spine edge. Front fold has a tear. Chipping on the top spine end and fold corners. Lightly browned. Marked seventh impression. 8vo 315pp.7th edition Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1955. Codice articolo 000482

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Descrizione: OXFORD UNIVERSITY OXFORD ENGLAND, 1942. Condizione: Very Good. On offer is a super manuscript relic of English literature study and the state of one of England's premier universities. Professor J.R.R. Tolkein and others lecture and provide a detailed study of English literature at Oxford University in 1942 meticulously written by undergraduate student Mary Turner who does a superb job of keeping detailed notes in a loose-leaf folder with approximately 380 manuscript pages of lecture notes, essays, exam questions and translations of Anglo-Saxon texts. About 130 pages relate directly to Tolkien's lectures on Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon works such as The Wanderer, Caedmon etc. We note at least seven direct references to Tolkien in lecture headings and the text, and one mention of 'The Hobbit'. The remaining notes relate to other authors and topics covered in the course e.g. Milton's Paradise Lost, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster, Swift, Pope, Addison, Samuel Johnson, The Romantic Movement, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Morte D'Arthur, Dryden, Donne, Marvell etc. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice articolo 0001488

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Editore: Allen & Unwin, London (1946)

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Descrizione: Allen & Unwin, London, 1946. Hard Cover. Condizione: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustratore). First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fourth impression published 1946, the final publication of the 1st Edition. An exquisite copy, showing no foxing to the maps or pages. The decorative map endpapers are clean & bright in Fine condition. Two neat previous owner's names, one to front pastedown (map) hidden by the dustjacket flap, and another to the front free endpaper (map), no other writing or marks noted. Color frontispiece, 8 mono plates, and text block all in Near Fine condition, one small singe mark to the edge of the textblock, did not burn into the paper. The slightest bit of spine lean, with a bit of rubbing and shelfwear to the bottom edges of the boards, corners lightly bumped. A bright and beautiful well protected copy, very unusual for these early 1st Editions to survive in this condition. Produced in conformity with the war time standard's, with the distinctive 'War Time Economy Standards' title verso. This copy has its original price clipped dustjacket, which has had restoration and conservation work performed. It was originally missing the bottom 1" of the spine and upper flap fold areas, and had numerous splits to the flap and spine fold areas, which have been infilled, strengthened and repainted as necessary. Makes a beautiful presentation of this wonderful book. The dustjacket is in an archival protector, to help preserve this restored and repaired original dustjacket. Pages are clean and bright, no tears or stains. Still shows a bit of the green topstain, a little faded and dusty. A bit of shelf wear to the edges of the lower boards, very lightly bumped corners. The original decorative green cloth, is unsoiled without any fading to the spine area. A beautiful collectable copy. Uncommon in this beautiful condition. Custom slipcase with Dark Green leather spine, gilt stamped to reflect the spine of the original 'Mountains and Dragon' design by the author. Photos of dustjacket before restoration are shown for detail on restoration and conservation performed. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine. Codice articolo 1899

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