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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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2016 Tolkien Calendar - Tove Jansson (30/7)

HarperCollins. Black and white illustrations by the Finnish artist Tove Jansson.*

Martin Simonson (ed.), Representations of Nature in Middle-earth

Walking Tree, 2015. 1st editon. Paperback. Contains 9 articles.

Tolkien's portrayal of nature in Middle-earth has been interpreted in a variety of ways, often depending on the context of the reading. Some have seen Middle-earth and its potential destroyer, the Ring, as an allegory of the European continent under the threat of the atomic bomb, while others have embraced it as an artistic expression of the Green movement's agenda in the face of industrial abuse. Some have read nature in Tolkien's work in terms of myth and religion; yet others take the exhaustive descriptions of the physical environment as a sign that Middle-earth itself is the central protagonist of the stories. All in all, nature in Middle-earth plays a crucial role not only in the creation of atmospheres and settings that enhance the realism as well as the emotional appeal of the secondary world; it also acts as an active agent of change within the setting and the story. This collection of essays explores Middle-earth as an ecological entity, a scene for metaphysical speculation, an arboreal depository of cultural memory and a reflection of real-world natural and imperialistic processes.*

The Green Dragon Inn. Weta01624 (28/7)

 

Scattered among the grassy hills of Hobbiton like a purse full of lost coins, the bright round doors of many dozen hobbit-holes shine in bright, summery hues, each home to a hobbit or family of the little people. Down the hill and across the water lies the favourite watering hole of every Hobbiton inhabitant, the Green Dragon, an establishment of impeccable repute where cool ale and warm conversation wash away a day’s tests and toils. Any night of the week a chorus of laughter and cheer rises with wood smoke from around the Dragon’s glowing hearths, rosy-cheeked, full-bellied patrons singing a lazily sinking sun to sleep.

This gorgeous little environment is an exacting miniature replica of the movie set that can be visited at Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand. It was created by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on the movie.

The Green Dragon Inn was sculpted by David Tremont and Leonard Ellis.

Dimensions:3.5x9x4"/9 x 23 x 10 cm*

Hobbithole: 35 Bagshot Row

 

Weta 01533.

Scattered among the grassy hills of Hobbiton like a purse full of lost coins, the bright round doors of many dozen hobbit-holes shine in bright, summery hues, each home to a Hobbit or family of the little people.

As diverse as the rosy-cheeked Hobbits themselves, every smial, as hobbit-holes are known, reflects the unique personality of its inhabitant and nestles into the hillside amid a sea of lush greenery.

Climbing the hill, bound for Bag End, well-wishers and distant relations of the esteemed Mr. Baggins would pass the colourful number 35 on their right, with its distinctive brick and thatch-roofed extension.
Each an individual dwelling, the Hobbit holes lend themselves splendidly to creative placement in your cabinet. With a flat back and shallow depth of only 55mm, they can be placed on mantles, cornices, shelves and in windows.

This gorgeous little environment is an exacting miniature replica of the movie set that can be visited at Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand. It was created by the same artists and craftspeople who worked on the movie.

35 Bagshot Row was sculpted by David Tremont and Leonard Ellis.

Dimensions: 3x5x2"/7 x 12 x 5 cm.*

King Thror on his Throne 1/6 scale

 

With this beautiful sculpture, Weta continues the legacy of finely crafted, highly detailed 1/6 scale collectible polystone statues from Middle-earth.

King of the Dwarves under the Mountain and possessor of the greatest treasure hoard in all of Middle-earth, Thror reigns supreme from his throne at the heart of the carved city of Erebor. In the king’s treasure halls, innumerable gold coins stamped with his likeness lie stacked thousands deep, yet still Erebor’s living stone walls glitter with criss-crossing veins of unmined wealth: gems, gold and other precious metals.

King Thror on Throne was sculpted by Gary Hunt and Dave Tremont.

Dimensions: 46 x 34 x 15 cm

Limited to 1000 pieces.*

Bofur - Barrel Rider

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Weta 1287. 2015. 4'/10 cm.*

Tolkien bust

This is an approximately 2/3 life size bust of J.R.R. Tolkien. This “desktop” sculpture is one of a worldwide certified edition of only 50 pieces. Each piece is cast to order by the artist Steve Paterson. The bronze resin bust, which is finished with a light verdigris over black patination, measures around 16 inches/44 cm including mahogany plinth. Attached to the plinth but not illustrated in the photos is an etched brass plaque with the inscription “J.R.R. Tolkien”. With a signed certificate.*

Map of Middle-earth sportwatch (12/7)

Mens watch with metal strap. On the face the map of Middle-earth. Battery operated.*

Peter Kenny, Dreams of Another Land (10/7)

Oloris, 2015. 1st edition. Paperback. A collection of poems, set in Middle-earth. Illustrated by Sue Bradley. Foreword by Colin Duriez.*

Roger White (ed.), C.S. Lewis & His Circle (7/7)

Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Oxford University Press, 2015. 1st edition. Hardback.

For thirty years, the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society has met weekly in the medieval colleges of the University of Oxford. During that time, it has hosted as speakers nearly all those still living who were associated with the Inklings―the Oxford literary circle led by C.S. Lewis―, as well as authors and thinkers of a prominence that nears Lewis's own. 

C.S. Lewis and His Circle offers the reader a chance to join this unique group. Roger White has worked with Society past-presidents Brendan and Judith Wolfe to select the best unpublished talks, which are here made available to the public for the first time. They exemplify the best of traditional academic essays, thoughtful memoirs, and informal reminiscences about C.S. Lewis and his circle. The reader will re-imagine Lewis's Cosmic Trilogy with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams; read philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe's final word on Lewis's arguments for Christianity; hear the Reverend Peter Bide's memories of marrying Lewis and Joy Davidman in an Oxford hospital; and learn about Lewis's Narnia Chronicles from his former secretary. 

Representing the finest of both personal and scholarly engagement with C.S. Lewis and the Inklings, the talks collected here set a new tone for engagement with this iconic Oxford literary circle―a tone close to Lewis's own Oxford-bred sharpness and wryness, seasoned with good humor and genuine affection for C.S. Lewis and his circle.*

Bilbo Baggins Plush Toy (BC)

10"/25 cm.*

Gandalf Plush Toy (BC)

10"/25 cm.*

Gollem Plush Toy (BC)

10"/25 cm.*

Thorin Plush Toy (BC)

10"/25 cm.*

Zaleski, The Fellowship (18/6)

The Literary Lives of the Inklings: Tolkien, Lewis, Barfield, Williams

New York, 2015. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated with photo's.

C.S. Lewis is the twentieth century's most widely read Christian writer and J.R.R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker. For three decades, they and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the lnklings, which met weekly in Lewis's Oxford rooms and a nearby pub. They read aloud from works in progress, argued about anything that caught their fancy, and gave one another invaluable companionship, inspiration, and criticism. In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski offer the first complete rendering of the lnklings' lives and works. Lewis maps the medieval mind, accepts Christ while riding in the Sidecar of his brother's motorcycle, becomes a world-famous evangelist and moral satirist, and creates new forms of religiously attuned fiction while wrestling with personal crises. Tolkien transmutes an invented mythology into a breathtaking story in The Lord of the Rings, while conducting groundbreaking Old English scholarship and elucidating the Catholic teachings at the heart of his vision. This extraordinary group biography also focuses on Charles Williams, strange acolyte of Romantic love, and Owen Barfield, an esoteric philosopher who became, for a time, Saul Bellow's guru. Romantics who scorned rebellion, fantasists who prized sanity, Christians with cosmic reach, the lnklings sought to revitalize literature and faith in the twentieth century's darkest years - and did so.*

Short Bow of Legolas. UC (10/6)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
United Cutlery. This authentically detailed replica is a reproduction of the actual prop built by Weta Workshop of New Zealand and used in the motion picture, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG™. The bow and arrow are crafted from steel-reinforced polyresin, with precisely molded details and coloring. It is presented with a polystone wall display (mounting hardware and instructions included) featuring the graphic motif of the house of Thranduil, and includes a certificate of authenticity.

Fighting Knives of Tauriel. UC3044

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

United Cutlery, 2015.

As Captain of the Woodland Guard, Tauriel carries signature twin daggers with blades forged of a bronzed alloy and a Silvan steel edge of superior strength. The hilts are crafted from greenwood with bronzed steel fittings. This replica is crafted of stainless steel with cast metal and polycarbonate handles, precisely detailed and colored to exactly match the movie prop. It is presented with a wood wall mount featuring graphic motif of Tauriel, and includes a certificate of authenticity.*

Steve Ponty, Middle-earth in Magic Mirror Maps (9/6)

Matador, 2014. 1st edition. Hardback.

This work is a fresh look at the Maps of the Wilderland in The Hobbit, leading to the discovery that Professor Tolkien drew the imaginary maps from the Map of Wales back to front, or in reverse. The maps of the Shire in The Lord of The Rings are drawn likewise, of England. '"They are on their way to visit the land of their fathers, away east beyond Mirkwood," put in Gandalf...' Gandalf's talk of the 'land of their fathers' is, by translation of its national anthem, Professor J.R.R. Tolkien's hidden clue to the geography of Wales, which we learn the Professor loved, including its language. The focal point of The Hobbit, the Lonely Mountain, is identified as Cadair Idris of North-West Wales. Many of the topographical features of the Mountain coincide. The volcano-mouth Lake of the Lonely Mountain so resembles Llyn Cau of Cadair Idris. The marvel is that the lake has been overlooked so long: not only by Smaug the Dragon, but also by most commentators on The Hobbit. Which reader remembers there is a lake at all? Stephen interprets many of the allusions borrowed by Tolkien in his fantastic tale, including Beorn at the Carrock, the herons of Wales at Lake Town, and dragon fire at the Withered Heath. The work is divided into nine parts, with three site groupings. His unique focus on Tolkien's map-making methodology will make his book relevant not only to Tolkien fans worldwide, but those interested in geography too.*

Smith of Wootton Major. HarC, 2005

HarperCollins. 1st edition thus. Hardback. Illustrated.

Now, almost 50 years on, this enchanting tale of a wanderer who finds his way into the perilous realm of Faery is being published once again as a pocket hardback. Contained here are many intriguing links to the world of Middle-earth, as well as to Tolkien’s other tales, and this new edition is enhanced with a facsimile of the illustrated first edition, a manuscript of Tolkien’s early draft of the story, notes and an alternate ending, and a lengthy essay on the nature of Faery.*

 

The Hobbit Moleskine notebook

Clothbound notebook with 15 illustrated pages by Tolkien, a fold out map of Thror and a decorated box. Limited edition.*

The Treason of Saruman. A Saga Expansion

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Third de luxe expansion set for the cardgame The Lord of the Rings with three new scenario's.*

Nightmare Deck: Heirs of Númenor

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 60 card expansion enhances the core set scenario Heirs of Númenor with a set of nightmare encounter cards designed to increase the difficulty.*

Nightmare Deck: Khazad-dûm

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
This 60 card expansion enhances the core set scenarios.*

iPhone 5 case map of Middle-earth (22/5)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Superior one piece impact resistant construction. Flexible rubber coated hardshell case. Extremely thin profile. Simple snap on design.*

The Children of Húrin. De luxe. HarC. Signed

Signed by Alan Lee
HarperCollins, 2007. 1st edition. Hardback. Leatherbound. In slipcase. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Signed by Lee on the title page.*

The Children of Húrin. De luxe. HoM. Signed

Signed by Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee

1st edition. Hardback. Leatherbound. In slipcase. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Signed by Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee on a pasted in label.*

Set Lord of the Rings mugs Danbury Mint

Four mugs made of fine bone china by Danbury Mint in 1999. Each mug is decorated on both sides, on the handle and inside the mug. With 24k gold accents. The four are: Gandalf at Bag-End, The Mirror of Galadriel, Éwoyn and the Nazgûl and The Bridge of Khazad-dûm. All are in mint condition.*

One Ring - Titan blackline (19/5)

Black, polished ring with the inscription on the inside and the outside. Comes with a silvercoloured chain and a velvet pouch. Available from sizes 6 to 12 (16 to 22 mm).

Don't forget to fill in your ringsize. If you do not know, let a jewelrer measure it.*

The Father Christmas Letters - signed

Signed by Priscilla, Tolkien's daughter
George Allen & Unwin, 1976. First edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) with a selection of the letters Tolkien send at Christmas time to his childeren. Illustrated by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Janice Liedl, The Hobbit and History (16/5)

The unofficial movie tie-in to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Wiley, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback.

The Hobbit and History uncovers the parallels between the Middle Ages and the intricate culture of Middle-earth that Tolkien created in The Hobbit, showing how historical cultures provided the models for Tolkien’s characters, foods, riddles, and battle tactics. The book explores how European myths and legends inspired Tolkien’s wizards, dragons, and the monsters he created. Seeing Middle-earth and its peoples against these historical backdrops shines new light on the richness of Tolkien’s world, which is rooted in knowledge of European cultures as deep as the archive that Gandalf explores in Minas Tirith.

Filled with fascinating facts and reproductions of Tolkien’s original artwork of Smaug and other aspects of Middle-earth, The Hobbit and History is the missing piece for every book and movie fan and anyone who thought their J.R.R. Tolkien collection was complete.*

Scabbard for Orcrist. UC 40230 (9/5)

 

United Cutlery, 2015. Length: 30"/76 cm.*
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King Elendil's helm. United Cutlery 1383

United Cutlery, 2015. Wearable, full size helm, made of steel and bronze, with a weathered look. With a leather inner helm. Limited to 5000 numbered copies. With a wooden display mount. Designed by John Howe.*

Isildurs helm. United Cutlery 1430

 

United Cutlery, 2015. Wearable helmet made of iron, bronze and leather. With a weathered look and a wooden plint to mount the helmet. Limited to 2000 numbered copies.*

Gondor Infantry/Cavalry helm. United Cutlery 1414

United Cutlery, 2015. Full-size metal helmet, embossed with decorations and with a antique finish. With a wooden stand to display the helmet. Limited to just 2000 numbered copies.*

Rivendell Elf Helm. UC3075

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Available again in August. You can pre-order

This authentically detailed replica is a reproduction of the actual filming prop used in the motion picture, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, built by Weta Workshop of New Zealand. The helm is crafted of reinforced polyresin, with precisely-molded details and coloring, including weathering and aging effects. It is presented with a polystone and wood display, sculpted in the shape of the Rivendell guard neck and shoulder armor. It includes a certificate of authenticity.*

Bow and arrow Tauriel. UC3031

Tauriel is a Silvan Elf and daughter of Mirkwood. A favorite of King Thranduil and Captain of his Woodland Guard, she is an expert fighter and extremely fast and agile in battle. Her signature weapons are twin daggers and a bow. The bow is a deadly accurate traditional recurve design used by the Woodland Guard, ornately carved with leaf motifs and hoof-shaped string nocks. United® Cutlery’s replica is crafted of steel-reinforced polyresin, with precise detailing and colors to exactly match the movie prop. It is presented with a poly stone wall mount featuring a graphic motif of Tauriel.

Details:
Bow Length: 49"/122 cm
Arrow Length: 43"/107 cm*