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 (small sticker on the spine of the slipcase, white spot on the spine of the book).*
A Map of Bilbo's Journey through Eriador and Rhovanion
George Allen & Unwin, 1979. 1st printing. Map drawns by Christopher Tolkien and coloured by H.E. Riddett. Above and below the map are heraldic devices, designed by Tolkien. 20x30"/ 51x76 cm. A rare poster. Antiquarian: very good condition (folded, the four corners reinforced by triangulal pieces of paper, pinholes on the corners. The colours are sharp).*
Oxford University Press, 1962. 1st editon. Hardback (includes the transparant dustjacket). With two illustrations.
This is Tolkien's edition of the Ancrene Riwle, a thirteenth century manuscript known as MS. CCCC 402 or MS. Corpus Christi College Cambridge 402 - A Rule for Nunnes or Recluses - Ancrene Wisse.
Tolkien was formally engaged by the Early English Text Society in 1935 to edit the manuscript for publication, but owing to endless delays, it was not published until 1962. The bulk of the book consists of a line-by-line transcription of the text, along with extensive footnotes.
Antiquarian: fine condition.*
HarperCollins, 2014. Square calendar.
The Official Tolkien Calendar for 2015 features 12 paintings by the artist Mary Fairburn. These paintings were championed by Tolkien for an illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings in the 1960s, and this is the the first time they have all been published.
Tying in with the 60th Anniversary of the original publication of The Lord of the Rings, this year’s Official Tolkien Calendar features the complete set of a dozen paintings by Mary Fairburn, whose correspondence with J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1960s came close to resulting in the first ever illustrated edition, until the publishers decreed that it would be too expensive.
Unseen for 50 years, Mary’s remarkable paintings are at last gathered together in this calendar, including three brand-new compositions commissioned especially for this publication. The calendar includes an insightful essay by Paul Tankard, which discussed the genesis of the paintings and Mary’s correspondence with the author.
The Official Tolkien Calendar has been an established publishing event for Tolkien fans and Hobbit collectors for the last four decades. Tying in with the diamond anniversary of The Lord of the Rings, the 2015 edition is a truly remarkable addition to the series, revealing some fascinating history about Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings.*
Players must search for the Lord of Lamedon's lost son while braving the haunted Blackroot Vale. As the sun sets and midnight grows ever closer, the Dead Men of Dunharrow stir and waken... 51 cards. GenCon 2013 exclusive.*
Players must protect Lake-Town from the legendary dragon Smaug. 51 cards. GenCon 2012 exclusive.*
Walking Tree, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Anke Eissmann.
"Tolkien and Philosophy" is a theme that has not yet been studied with the "philological" accuracy and the textual knowledge that are required to avoid squeezing the Professor's works inside conceptual frameworks that, rather than exposing their intrinsic value, risk losing both their profound meaning and their inherent beauty. What is the relationship between Tolkien's work and Philosophy? The question, if taken seriously, is by no means trivial. For these reasons we wish this book to become, in both method and content, an essential point of reference for anyone interested in better understanding the significant elements that sometimes link, sometimes divide, the "philologist" Tolkien from proper speculative philosophy.*
Table of contents
List of Publications by Allan Turner vii
Wolfram R. KellerGeoffrey Chaucer's Mind Games:Household Management and Aesthetics in the Prologue to the Legend of Good Women1
Andrew 'Chunky' ListonBurns's Bogles25
Julian EilmannRomantic World Building:J.R.R. Tolkien's Concept of Sub-creation and the Romantic Spirit37
Tom A. ShippeyJack Vance: Il ottimo fabbro57
Doreen TriebelStories that Last:Storytelling in Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents75
James FanningThursday Next, or: Metalepsis Galore – and More99
Thomas HoneggerFrom Faëry to Madness:The Facts in the Case of Howard Phillips Lovecraft113
Dirk VanderbekeThe Sub-creation of Sub-London:Neil Gaiman's and China Miéville's Urban Fantasy*