Latest additions

Here you will find a list of all items added to the catalogue in the last 30 days. So make it a habit to see this list at least once a month and you will miss nothing!

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The Prancing Pony stein with badge (21/11)

Glass stein, holding 0.5 litre, with a metal badge fixed to it with the sign of The Prancing Pony. Height: 6"/15 cm. In a decorated giftbox.*

The Silmarillion De Luxe Folio edition (20/11)

Folio Society, 1997. 1st edition. Quarter-leather bound in goatskin. In a leatherbound slipcase. Lettering and top of the book in gild. Illustrated in b&w by Francis Mosley. With fold-out map. Antiquarian: fine condition (small dent in the gilding on the top of the book).

The Silmarillion signed de-luxe. HarC, 1998

HarperCollins, 1997. 1st edition. Hardback. Quarter-leatherbound in a slipcase. Signed by Christopher Tolkien (editor) and Ted Nasmith (illustrator). Illustrated in colour. Gilded edges. Limited to 500 copies. This is number 465. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Pictures by Tolkien. A&U, 1979

1st edition

George Allen & Unwin. 1st edition. Oversized hardback (no dustjacket issued) in a slipcase, containing all the watercolours and b&w illustrations Tolkien made for Middle-earth. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Scull/Hammond, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator (hardback)

HarperCollins, 1995. 1st edition. Hardback. Study of Tolkien as artist, abundantly illustrated in colour and b&w. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Portrait of Frodo

B&W portrait of Frodo on marbled paper. 6x8"/15x20 cm.*

Edouard Kloczko, Dictionaire des langues elfiques

Tamise, 1995. 1st ediiton. Hardback (no dusjacket issued). Illustrated. A dictionary Quenya to French and English. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Edouard Kloczko, Le Dictionnaire des langues des Hobbit, des Nains, des Orques et autres créatures de la Terre du Milieu, de Númenor et Aman

Dictionary of all the other languages than Elvish: Valarin, Khuzdul, Entish, Black Speech, Melkorian Orkish, Third Age Orkish, Sôval Phâre, Adûnaic, Dalian, Old English, Gothic, etc. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated. In French. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

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The Hobbit cover t-shirt. Size XL

HarperCollins. Black, cotton t-shirt with on the front Tolkien's own design for The Hobbit dustjacket. Still sealed in plastic cover.*

Map of Middle-earth. ICE

ME2100. 1982. Folded map of not just Middle-earth, but the whole of Arda. 36x24"/90x60 cm. Antiquarian: fine condition (one pinhole).*

Radagast the Brown. 1/6 scale - signed (18/11)

Signed by Sylvester McCoy on the base.

While Gandalf™ the Grey and Saruman™ the White busy themselves with the affairs of Elves, Men and the speaking peoples of Middle-earth, the smaller folk of fur and feathers are the concern of the Brown Wizard, Radagast™. Outwardly Radagast the Brown is a gentle hermit, soft in character and mind, often absent-minded and fumbling, with tattered robes and mismatched footwear; his raiment home to a bewildering menagerie of miniature beasts and fungi. This façade is an illusion so complete even the Wizard himself is sometimes fooled, but in truth great power resides with him, as it does in each of the five Istari, and he is ever watchful for the return of the enemy against whom he was sent from the West centuries ago.

Having made his home at Rhosgobel near the borders of what was once Greenwood the Great, Radagast tends to the needs of the animals that live in the darkening forest. A terrible sickness has infected Middle-earth’s wildest wood, an unnatural blight that the worried Wizard traces to the old fortress of Dol Guldur with the help of his animal friends. Something ancient and unearthly stirs in the shadows of the ruin. A dark power gathers its strength beneath the choking thorns, a power that will soon put the courage and cunning of Radagast and his fellows to the ultimate test.

Height: 12"/30 cm. Limited to 1000 copies. This is number 257. Antiquarian: perfect condition (box has some wear)*

Julian Eilmann, J.R.R. Tolkien: Romanticist and Poet (14/11)

Cormarë Series No. 36

Zurich, 2017. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Anke Eissmann.*

Sleeps a song in things abounding
that keep dreaming to be heard:
Earth"s tune will start resounding
if you find the magic word.

Joseph v. Eichendorff's (1788–1857) famous poem "Wünschelrute" expresses what lies at the heart of the romantic weltanschauung: a transcendent secret surrounds us and can be roused by romantic individuals with the help of poetry and art. As a consequence of this romantic perspective the world regains its fundamental magical quality. Although dating back to the first half of the 19th century, the romantic weltanschauung underlies the life and work of many representatives of later periods, J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) amongst them.

This new monograph by Julian Eilmann fills a void in Tolkien scholarship in its analysis and appreciation of the genuinely romantic quality of his legendarium. In context of the historical concepts of Romanticism Eilmann traces these aspects in Tolkien's poetic theory and literary work and especially focuses on Tolkien's often neglected poetry in which the romantic spirit manifests itself most vividly. The book furthermore examines the romantic motifs in classic fantasy novels like George MacDonald's Phantastes (1858) or Lord Dunsany's The King of Elfland's Daughter (1924), thus illustrating the significant influence of romantic aesthetics on modern fantasy literature. Tolkien's defense of romantic imagination and his immense popularity make him one of the most influential representatives of the romantic spirit in the 20th and 21st centuries. *

Binding Them All

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on JRR Tolkien and His Works

Zurich, 2017. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated.

This volume "binds" a collection of selected papers that emerged from the J.R.R. Tolkien-lecture-series initiated at the University of Augsburg in 2014. Each of the papers is representative of the editors' interest in the interdisciplinary potentials of Tolkien's works and the joint venture to make his legacy visible and accessible from the viewpoint of numerous academic disciplines. Our contributors are experts as well as junior scholars from the fields of Literature and Linguistics, Geography, History, as well as Communications and Cultural Studies.

Table of contents

Stephan Köser (with Monika Kirner-Ludwig & Sebastian Streitberger)
The Tolkien Journey at the University of Augsburg
1

Thomas Honegger
"Meet the Professor" A Present-day Colleague's View of Tolkien's Academic Life and Work
17

Monika Kirner-Ludwig
A Meta-pragmatic and Discourse-analytical Approach to Tolkien's "Beowulf The Monsters and the Critics": A Deliberate Look at its Edges, not its Center
39

Heike Krebs
"One trailer to bring them all and in the darkness bind them?" Lord of the Rings Trailers and their Communicative Functions
71

Birgit Schwan
Searching "For a Better Rhythm, or a Better Word or Phrase": Tolkien's Re-Telling of the Legend of King Arthur in Alliterative Metre
111

Heike Schwarz
Wounds That Can(not) Be Wholly Cured: Ecopsychology, Solastalgia and Mental Substainability in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
139

Magdalena Spachmann
Ethereal Elvish and Horrid Orkish: An Attempt to Capture J.R.R. Tolkien's Controversial Theory of Linguistic Aesthetics and Phonetic Fitness
169

Sebastian Streitberger
Concepts of Space in Middle-earth‘s Landscapes or the Potential of Fantasy and Film for School Geography
193

Sabine Timpf
Insights into Mapping the Imagined World of J.R.R. Tolkien
231

Carolin Tober
How J.R.R. Tolkien Used Kennings to Make The Lord of the Rings into a Medieval Epic for the 20th Century
253

Oliver M. Traxel
Exploring the Linguistic Past through the Work(s) of J.R.R. Tolkien: Some Points of Orientation from English Language History
279 

Christine Vogt-William
Tolkien's Green Man: The Racialised Cultural Other Within and Green Spaces in The Lord of the Rings
305

2018 Beyond Bree Calendar (13/11)

 

Themed Poems by Tolkien. Illustrated with 13 colour plates and 12 b&w drawings. Features artists like Ted Nasmith, Anke Eissmann, Ruth Lacon, Gordon Palmer a.o.*

Dot-to-Dot Tolkien (12/11)

Reveals 45 iconic characters and scenes from the Undying Lands and beyond.

Cassell, 2016. 1st edition. Square paperback. Reveal 45 pictures by connecting the dots.*

Judd, Flora of Middle-earth

OUP, 2017. Ingebonden. Geïllustreerd.

The book considers the importance of plants in Tolkien's conception of Middle-earth. It develops the theme that Middle-earth is our own world - and will awaken the reader to the connection between the plants of Tolkien's legendarium and those growing in our gardens and local natural areas of the Northern Hemisphere. It also demonstrates the connection between the various plant communities of Middle-earth and the elven and human cultures that occupy them, including those environments degraded by warfare, industrialization or pollution.

The heart of the book is an alphabetical listing, arranged by common names, of all of the plants mentioned in Tolkien's legendarium; for each of these plants the treatment will include: 1) common and scientific name, along with an indication of the family to which the plant belongs, 2) a brief quote from one of Tolkien's works in which the plant is referenced, 3) a discussion of the significance of the plant in the context of Tolkien's legendarium, 4) the etymology relating to both English common name and the scientific name, and where relevant, the name in one or more of the languages of Middle-earth, 5) a brief statement of the plant's distribution and ecology (along with mention of major species), 6) economic uses, both traditional and current, and 7) an easy-to-understand description of the plant. The book provides guidelines to the use of plant descriptions, and the few technical terms used are carefully defined. Many plants are illustrated by original artwork, in the style of a woodcut print, and most are also represented by one to several photographs (showing their diagnostic characteristics). The description along with an identification key, when used with the illustrations and photos, allow easy identification of each plant, adding to the reader's understanding and appreciation of Tolkien's works. A glossary of descriptive terms is also included.*

Middle-earth Treasury. HarC, 2017

HarperCollins, 2017. 1st edition. Set of four hardback, containing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In a slipcase. The Hobbit is illustrated in b&w by Tolkien, all four dustjackets designed by Tolkien.*

Ayelet Haimson, You Win or You Die (9/11)

The Ancient World of Game of Thrones

Tauris, 2017. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustraded.*

If the Middle Ages form the present-day backdrop to the continents of Westeros and Essos, then antiquity is their resonant past. The Known World is haunted by the remnants of distant and powerful civilizations, without whose presence the novels of George R. R. Martin and the ever popular HBO show would lose much of their meaning and appeal. In this essential sequel to Carolyne Larrington's Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones, Ayelet Haimson Lushkov explores the echoes, from the Summer Islands to Storm's End, of a rich antique history. She discusses, for example, the convergence of ancient Rome and the reach, scope, and might of the Valyrian Freehold. She shows how the wanderings of Tyrion Lannister replay the journeys of Odysseus and Aeneas. She suggests that the War of the Five Kings resembles the War of the Four Emperors (68-69 AD). She also demonstrates just how the Wall and the Wildlings advancing on it connect with Hadrian's bulwark against fierce tribes of Picts. This book reveals the remarkable extent to which the entire Game of Thrones universe is animated by its ancient past.*

The Mountain of Fire. A Saga Expansion

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

FFG, 2017. De luxe expansion set for the cardgame The Lord of the Rings with three new scenario's.*

Nightmare Deck: The Wates of Eriador

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

FFUMEN37. Nightmare Decks for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game allow you to revisit your favorite scenarios cast in the shadows of the game's challenging Nightmare Mode. Featuring deadlier enemies, darker locations, and more terrifying surprises, each Nightmare Deck introduces new, alternate encounter cards and instructions for using them to reshape a scenario's encounter deck.*

Nightmare Deck: Escape from Mount Gram

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

FFUMEN38. Nightmare Decks for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game allow you to revisit your favorite scenarios cast in the shadows of the game's challenging Nightmare Mode. Featuring deadlier enemies, darker locations, and more terrifying surprises, each Nightmare Deck introduces new, alternate encounter cards and instructions for using them to reshape a scenario's encounter deck.*

The Crossings of Poros Adventure Pack

FfMEC61.

The Crossings of Poros is the sixth and final Adventure Pack in the Haradrim cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.*

Legolas. Sideshow/Asmus. 1/6 scale (30/10)

Sideshow and Asmus Toys are proud to present the Legolas Sixth Scale Figure!

Legolas, a master archer with keen eyesight, hearing, and bowmanship, was a valuable member of the fellowship charged to destroy the One Ring. This collectible figure features an authentic likeness, detailed Elven clothing, and a multitude of weapons.

Fans of LOTR and J. R. R. Tolkien, don't miss your chance to add this Sindarian Elf to your collection!

Height: 11"/28 cm. In a giftbox.*

Elendil Coronation banner (27/10)

Set of three banners: the centre one is 48x98"/120x245 cm and bears the emblem of the king of Gondor, and two pendant banners of 8x88"/20x220 cm.*

Rohan Great Hall banner (green)

 

22x80"/56x200 cm. With hoops at the top. Made of 100% polyester.*

Rohan Great Hall banner (red)

 

22x80"/56x200 cm. With hoops at the top. Made of 100% polyester.*

Rohan Great Hall banner (blue)

 

22x80"/56x200 cm. With hoops at the top. Made of 100% polyester.*

Mouth of Sauron 1/6 scale (25/10)

 

Weta1920.

Once a man of noble lineage, the being riding out is now but a puppet of flesh for the Great Eye of Mordor: a shell in human form, his own soul subsumed by the indomitable will of the Dark Lord. His own name long forgotten, the Lieutenant of Barad-dur is known now as the Mouth of Sauron, a title both fitting and descriptive, for his enlarged maw is riven and blackened by the evil he speaks: a cruel gash in a masked face, devoid of other features.

Brandishing the Mithril shirt worn by Frodo, the messenger of Mordor taunts Aragorn and his allies, wielding lies of the hobbit's torture and death like a blade to cut their fragile hope to shreds.

Cut from the initial release, the Mouth of Sauron returned for the Extended Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Weta Workshop sculptor Sam Gao was tasked with immortalising the character in a collectible version.

Sculpted from clay, its pose was refined with Weta co-founder Richard Taylor, concept designer Daniel Falconer, and sculptor Daniel Cockersell. Taken from the original designs by Weta Workshop concept artist Warren Mahy and the 3Foot6 art department, the final statue is as close as you can get to its terrifying on-screen counterpart.

Product size: 16x18x10"/40 x 46 x 23 cm

Limited to 750 pieces worldwide.*

King Thorin on his Throne 1/6 scale

 

A terrible need gnaws at the soul of the King Under the Mountain. Dragon-sickness it is called by some: an insatiable void that compels Thorin to abandon compassion, honour, reason, and even the bonds of friendship and blood, for all he can think of is the gold. No appeal to his word by Bard can move him to shelter the needy people of Lake-town, no admonishment by his own kin can stir him from his jealous contemplation, nor the slaying of his cousins from the Iron Hills upon his very threshold compel the master of Erebor to join the fight outside. Only Thorin himself can wrestle through this madness and find within him the man he once was, and the king he was supposed to be.

Brought to you in a Limited Edition of just 750, King Thorin on Throne is WETA's latest 1:6 scale statue from The Hobbit.

Product size: 34 x 46 x 15 cm*

Daniel Falconer, Middle-earth: From Script to Screen (23/10)

 

HarperCollins, 2017. 1st edition. Hardback.

For the first time ever, the epic, in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined, a richly illustrated compendium that reveals the breathtaking craftsmanship, artistry, and technology behind the magical Middle-earth of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogies, directed by Peter Jackson. Middle-Earth: From Script to Screen tells the complete story of how J. R. R. Tolkien s magic world was brought to vivid life on the big screen in the record-breaking film trilogies The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy. Drawing on resources, stories, and content from the archives of the companies and individuals behind the films, much of which have never appeared in print before, as well as interviews with director Peter Jackson and key members of the Art Department, Shooting Crews, Park Road Post, and Weta Digital teams who share their personal insights on the creative process, this astonishing resource reveals: How the worlds were built, brick by brick and pixel by pixel;How environments were extended digitally or imagined entirely as computer generated spaces;How the multiple shooting units functioned;How cast members and characters interacted with their environments. Daniel Falconer takes fans from storyboard concepts to deep into the post-production process where the films were edited, graded, and scored, explaining in depth how each enhanced the films. He also discusses how the processes involved in establishing Middle-earth for the screen have evolved over the fifteen years between the start and finish of the trilogies. Going region by region and culture by culture in this fantasy realm, Middle-Earth: From Script to Screen describes how each area created for the films was defined, what made it unique, and what role it played in the stories. Illustrated with final film imagery, behind-the-scenes pictures and conceptual artwork, including places not seen in the final films, this monumental compilation offers unique and far-reaching insights into the creation of the world we know and love as Middle-earth. *

David Day, The Heroes of Tolkien

Cassell, 2017. 1st edition. Paperback in a leatherlike jacket. Describes the many characters, both good and bad, in Middle-earth. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w by various artists.*

La Hobito (Esperanto) 13/10

Jekaterinburg, 2000. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Cover and b&w illustrations by Masa Bajenova. Antiquarian: very good condition (edges a bit worn).*

The Lord of the Rings lanyard and keychain

Lanyard with a rubber keychain.*

JRR Tolkien Complete Catalogue 1989/1990

Oversized booklet with colour cover and illustrated throughout in b&w. Published by Tolkien's publisher UnwinHyman with all their Tolkien books, calendars, diaries etc at that moment in print. Plus a short biography of Tolkien. Antiquarian: as new.*

Deluxe History of Middle-earth. Part 1. HarperCollins (10/10)

1st edition

Bound in black leather, this book contains volumes 1 - 5. On the cover and the leather slipcase  Tolkien's monogram in gold. Illustrated in colour by Tolkien. Limited to 1000 copies. Antiquarian: as new*

Deluxe History of Middle-earth. Part 2. HarperCollins

1st edition

Bound in black leather, this book contains volumes 6 - 9. On the cover and the leather slipcase  Tolkien's monogram in gold. Illustated in colour by Tolkien. Limited to 1000 copies. Antiquarian: as new,*

Deluxe History of Middle-earth. Part 3. HarperCollins

HarperCollins, 2001. 1st edition. Leatherbound hardback containing volumes 10, 11 and 12. On the cover Tolkien's monogram in black. Illustrated by Tolkien in colour. In a slipcase. Limited to 1000 copies.*

Tales from the Perilous Realm - de luxe edition, signed (8/10)

HarperCollins, 2008. 1st edition. Hardback.

This de luxe collector's edition includes the first edition text and features an exclusive colour frontispiece illustration on a fold-out sheet. The book is quarterbound, with a specially commissioned motif stamped in three foils on the front board, and is presented in a matching slipcase. signed by Alan Lee on the title page.*

The Hobbit 60th Anniversary Edition (4/10)

HarperCollins, 1997. 1st edition. Quarterbound in leather in a burgundy cloth slipcase. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Alan Lee. Signed by Alan Lee. Limited to 600 numbered copies. This is number 436. Issued for the London bookshop Hathcards for their 200th anniversary. Antiquarian: fine condition (slipcase is near fine with some light scuff marks).*

Dol Guldur Orc Soldier 1/6 scale (29/9)

 

Weta 2024. Mustered in darkness and marched to the threshold of Erebor by secret ways, Azog the Defiler's great host spills from the earth to lay siege to the mountain kingdom of the Dwarves and the city of Dale. Bolstered by Trolls, Ogres and Goblin mercenaries, the main body of the army of Dol Guldur is composed of Orc soldiers. Tall, long-limbed, and broad-shouldered, these are no ordinary, bent-backed, stunted Orcs, but a more disciplined and dangerous breed, like Azog himself.

Despite the pain a bright sky inflicts upon their pale, night eyes, the Orc soldiers of Dol Guldur fight on in daylight, driven by the promises of carnage, ruin, and feasts of man-flesh. Falling upon the defenders of the Mountain, their ordered ranks shatter into slavering mobs as the soldiers surrender to their bloodlust. They run through Dale's streets and prowl the battlefield before the Gate of Erebor, roaring with savage delight at the destruction they bring, cruel blades gripped tightly in armoured fists and dripping with blood and gore.

The Dol Guldur Orc Soldier is the latest addition to Weta Workshop's high-quality 1:6 scale Middle-earth line; a line that is made by the very same artists and technicians who work on our movies.

Product size: 12x19x10"/29 x 48 x 24 cm

Limited to 500 pieces.*