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David Day, The Hobbit Companion - Lidia Postma. Signed

Turner, 1997

1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Bookplate signed by Day and Postma. Antiquarian: very good condiiton (spine faded, at the bottom of the spine small damage).*

David Day, Le Bréviaire du Hobbit

French translation of The Hobbit Companion

Glénat, 1997. 1st editon. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated by Lidia Postma.*

David Day, The World of Tolkien

Mythological Sources of The Lord of the Rings

New York, 2003. Overview of the sources used by Tolkien. Many colour and b&w illustrations. 1st printing. Hardback.*

Alan Lee (David Day), Tolkien's Ring

HarperCollins, 1994. 1st edition. Hardback. On the ring motive in mythology and fantasy. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w by Alan Lee. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Alan Lee (David Day), Tolkien's Ring. 1995

HarperCollins, 1995. 1st edition thus. Paperback. On the ring motive in mythology and fantasy, written by David Day. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w by Alan Lee. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Alan Lee (David Day), Tolkien's Ring. 2011

HarperCollins, 2011. Reprint. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). On the ring motive in mythology and fantasy, written by David Day. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w by Alan Lee.*

Di Archer e.a., The Lord of the Rings. What the Bible say about themes of mission, power, wisdom and courage

Connect, 2002. Stapled wrappers.

Matthew Dickerson, Following Gandalf

Epic Battles of Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings

Grand Rapids, 2004. "At the center lie the issues of free will and moral choice, which are explored firmly but flexibly throughout Tolkien's universe." Paperback.*

Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans, Ents, Elves, and Eriador

The Environmental Vision of JRR Tolkien

University Press of Kentucky, 2006. 1st edition. Hardback. "the importance of land itself in the works of Tolkien". With an afterword by Tom Shippey.*

Matthew Dickerson, A Hobbit Journey

Discovering the Enchantment of JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth

Brazos, 2012. Paperback.

In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Tolkien expert Matthew Dickerson shows how a Christian worldview and Christian themes undergird Tolkien's Middle-earth writings and how they are fundamentally important to understanding his vision. This revised and expanded edition of Following Gandalf includes new material on torture, social justice, and the importance of the body.*

Robert Eaglestone (ed.), Reading The Lord of the Rings

New Writings on Tolkien's Classic

London, 2005. Fifteen articles on Tolkien, divided in the sections "Context and Criticism", "Space, place and community", "Gender, sexuality and class", "Tolkien's Futures". 1st edition. Paperback.*

Bradford Lee Eden (ed.), Middle-earth Minstrels

Essays on Music in Tolkien

McFarland, 2010. 1st edition. Paperback. "This collection of essays explores the multitude of musical-literary allusions and themes intertwined throughout Tolkien's work."*

Julian Eilmann, JRR Tolkien: Romantiker und Lyriker

Oldib, 2016. 1st edition. Paperback. Dissertation on Tolkien in German. You find the English translation of this book in the Societies publications - Walking Tree section of the webshop.*

Gracia Fay Ellwood, Good News from Tolkien's Middle-earth

Two Essays on the "Applicability" of The Lord of the Rings.

Eerdmans, 1973. 2nd printing. Paperback. Illustrated with photo's. "documents with scholarly breadth and precision parallels from ancient mythologies, primal religions, and modern anthropology, psychology and theology". Antiquarian: good condition (foxing, corning clipped first flyleaf).*

Robert Ellwood, Frodo's Quest

Living the Myth in The Lord of the Rings

Quest Books, 2002. A theosophical look at Tolkien. Illustrated by Bonnie Callahan and Anke Eissmann. Paperback.*

Timothy Enloe, Testing the Limits of Subcreation

An Analysis of a Key Concept in the Writings of JRR Tolkien

2011. 1st edition. Paperback.

The concept of "subcreation" is a key to understanding what J.R.R. Tolkien was attempting to do in his fantasy works. Subcreation, or the idea that the creatures God makes are themselves able to create within the boundaries that God has set, but not necessarily in the same way He Himself actually did things, puts many of Tolkien's seeming theological novelties into perspective and helps us to better appreciate his faithful literary artistry. As well, by coming to grips with this concept as it appears in Tolkien's works, we may be able to find inspiration for our own subcreative works done for the glory of God and the advancement of His kingdom.*

Robley Evans, J.R.R. Tolkien

Writers for the 70's

Crowell, 1972. 1st edition. Paperback "As Evans brings out, this victory of faith and affirmation over sterility and living-death seems particularly relevant in our own age of anti-heroes". Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Vincent Ferré, Tolkien: sur les rivages de la Terre du Milieu

Christian Bourgois Ëditeur, 2001. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien, Race and Cultural History - signed

From Fairies to Hobbits

Palgrave, 2009. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

This book presents an exploration of the evolution of Tolkien's mythology within the framework of its cultural and historical context. It contributes significantly to Tolkien studies, as well as understanding of many elements of popular culture in the pre-WW1 period. This is the first book to look at issues of race and ethnicity in Tolkien with any kind of historical knowledge Uniquely discusses Tolkien's early poems linking them with the literary/cultural history of the Edwardian period. It discusses Tolkien's most popular works ("The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings") within a wider context of the writer's creativity and personal mythology, and also examines often-neglected works such as the twelve volume "History of Middle-earth" series. This title includes 15 illustrations, including Tolkien's own drawings and sketches, and offers original research based on Tolkien's unpublished manuscripts.Fimi explores the evolution of Tolkien's mythology throughout his lifetime by examining how it changed as a result of his life story and contemporary cultural and intellectual history. This new approach and scope brings to light neglected aspects of Tolkien's imaginative vision and contextualises his fiction.

Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page.*

Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien, Race and Cultural History

From Fairies to Hobbits

Palgrave, 2009. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

This book presents an exploration of the evolution of Tolkien's mythology within the framework of its cultural and historical context. It contributes significantly to Tolkien studies, as well as understanding of many elements of popular culture in the pre-WW1 period. This is the first book to look at issues of race and ethnicity in Tolkien with any kind of historical knowledge Uniquely discusses Tolkien's early poems linking them with the literary/cultural history of the Edwardian period. It discusses Tolkien's most popular works ("The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings") within a wider context of the writer's creativity and personal mythology, and also examines often-neglected works such as the twelve volume "History of Middle-earth" series. This title includes 15 illustrations, including Tolkien's own drawings and sketches, and offers original research based on Tolkien's unpublished manuscripts.Fimi explores the evolution of Tolkien's mythology throughout his lifetime by examining how it changed as a result of his life story and contemporary cultural and intellectual history. This new approach and scope brings to light neglected aspects of Tolkien's imaginative vision and contextualises his fiction.*

Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien, Race and Cultural History (paperback)

From Fairies to Hobbits

Palgrave, 2010. 1st edition thus. Paperback.

This book presents an exploration of the evolution of Tolkien's mythology within the framework of its cultural and historical context. It contributes significantly to Tolkien studies, as well as understanding of many elements of popular culture in the pre-WW1 period. This is the first book to look at issues of race and ethnicity in Tolkien with any kind of historical knowledge Uniquely discusses Tolkien's early poems linking them with the literary/cultural history of the Edwardian period. It discusses Tolkien's most popular works ("The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings") within a wider context of the writer's creativity and personal mythology, and also examines often-neglected works such as the twelve volume "History of Middle-earth" series. This title includes 15 illustrations, including Tolkien's own drawings and sketches, and offers original research based on Tolkien's unpublished manuscripts.Fimi explores the evolution of Tolkien's mythology throughout his lifetime by examining how it changed as a result of his life story and contemporary cultural and intellectual history. This new approach and scope brings to light neglected aspects of Tolkien's imaginative vision and contextualises his fiction. *

Verlyn Flieger, Splintered Light. Logos and Language in Tolkien's World. Revised Edition

Kent, 2002. Paperback. "presents a clear and moving picture of the dominant motifs in Tolkien's thought."*

Verlyn Flieger, A Question of Time. J.R.R. Tolkien's Road to Faërie

Kent State University, 2002

Paperback. Picture of Tolkien on the cover. "Flieger’s investigation of time and dream in Tolkien’s fiction breaks new critical ground and includes intriguing excerpts from the manuscripts drafts of Tolkien’s seminal essay ‘On Fairy Stories’ and from his unpublished commentary on Smith of Wootton Major."*

Verlyn Flieger, Interrupted Music. The Making of Tolkien's Mythology

Kent State University Press, 2005

Flieger analyses the way Tolkien constructed his mythology, making comparissons with other created mytholgies from people like Spenser, Milton and Blake. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Ted Nasmith. *

Verlyn Flieger (ed.), Tolkien's Legendarium

Essays on The History of Middle-earth

Greenwood Press, 2000. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

As a scholar of mediaeval languages and literature, J.R.R. Tolkien brought to his fiction an intense interest in myth and legend. When he died in 1973, he left behind a vast body of unpublished material related to his fictive mythology. Now edited and published as "The History of Middle-Earth" by his son and literary executor, Christopher Tolkien, these 12 volumes provide a record of the growth of J.R.R. Tolkien's mythology from its beginnings in 1917 to the time of his death more than 50 years later. The material in these volumes offers an insight into Tolkien's process of myth-making and is a guide to the world of his literary works. An opening essay by Rayner Unwin, Tolkien's publisher for many years, surveys the publication history of the collection. The essays that follow, each written by an expert contributor, explore a wide range of topics related to "The History of Middle-Earth". Included are discussions of Tolkien's languages, the evolution of his vision over time, the shifting importance of central characters, and the effect of his mythology on "The Lord of the Rings". By exploring this mythological compendium, the volume sheds further light on the entire body of J.R.R.

Verlyn Flieger, Green Suns and Faërie

Essays on JRR Tolkien

Kent State University Press, 2012. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Ted Nasmith.

The essays are divided into three distinct sections. The first explores Tolkien's ideas of sub-creation--the making of a Secondary World and its relation to the real world, the second looks at Tolkien's reconfiguration of the medieval story tradition, and the third places his work firmly within the context of the twentieth century and "modernist" literature. With discussions ranging from Tolkien's concepts of the hero to the much-misunderstood nature of Bilbo's last riddle in The Hobbit, Flieger reveals Tolkien as a man of both medieval learning and modern sensibility--one who is deeply engaged with the past and future, the regrets and hopes, the triumphs and tragedies, and above all the profound difficulties and dilemmas of his troubled century.

Taken in their entirety, these essays track a major scholar's deepening understanding of the work of the master of fantasy. Green Suns and Faërie is sure to become a cornerstone of Tolkien scholarship.*

Francois-Marin Fleutot, Le Mythes du Seigneur des Anneaux

Éditions du Rocher, 2003. 1st edition. Paperback.

Le Seigneur des Anneaux de John Ronald Reuel Tolkien n'est pas une œuvre d'héroïc fantasy. Professeur à Oxford, son auteur a certes voulu renouer avec les faëries des temps médiévaux, qui mettaient en scène tout un monde de dragons et de monstres. Mais il n'a jamais voulu réduire sa littérature à cette simple fiction.

Le Seigneur des Anneaux est riche d'histoires dans l'histoire. Tout en faisant apparaître les dessous voilés du monde de Tolkien, François-Marin Fleutot restitue la dimension parfaitement littéraire et mythologique de cette œuvre, donnant des explications simples pour lire et comprendre le livre de Tolkien dans toutes ses dimensions.

Passionnante analyse de ce livre culte, Les Mythes du Seigneur des Anneaux est le seul essai français à prendre la saga tolkienienne pour ce qu'elle est, c'est à dire, selon un mot de Tolkien lui-même, une œuvre littéraire de même nature que celles « fondées sur un sujet ancien mis au goût du jour », à l'égal de l'Odyssée, de l'Enéide, du Lai de Beowulf, ou encore des tragédies grecques et shakespeariennes.*

Laurence Gardner, Realm of the Ring Lords

The Ancient Legacy of the Ring and the Grail

Element, 2004. 1st edition thus. Paperback. Illustrated. Many references to Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition (stamp on first flyleaf).

Henry Gee, The Science of Middle-earth

New York, 2004

A lighthearted look at Middle-earth by a scientist. 1st edition. Paperback.

Giddings/Holland, The Shores of Middle-earth

London, 1981. 1st edition. Paperback. Studies the sources of Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Peter Gilliver a.o., The Ring of Words

Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary

OUP, 2006. Study into Tolkien's work on this dictionary. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated.*

Diana Glyer, The Company They Keep

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community

Kent State University Press, 2007. 1st edition. Hardback. "an admirably balanced overview of the web of intellectual and literary interactions of the Inklings". *

Karen Haber (ed.), Meditations on Middle-earth. New York, 2001

New Writings on the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien

Well-known fantasy authors like Orson Scott Card, Ursula LeGuin, Raymond E. Feist and Terry Pratchett give their view on Tolkien. Illustrated in b&w by John Howe. 1st edition. Hardback.

Karen Haber (ed.), Meditations on Middle-earth. Londen, 2003

Well-known fantasy authors like Orson Scott Card, Ursula LeGuin, Raymond E. Feist and Terry Pratchett give their view on Tolkien. Illustrated in b&w by John Howe. 1st edition. Pocket.

Wayne Hammond & Christina Scull (ed.), The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004

Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder

Marquette, 2006. Proceedings of the conference held at Marquette University, October 2004. Papers by the "usual suspects", Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Marjorie Burns, Jane Chance, John Garth, John Rateliff, Michael Drout, Douglas Anderson, Mike Foster and others. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).*

Gene Hardy, Cliff Notes on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Lincoln, 1997. Paperback. Antiquarian: fine condition.

Join the journey through Middle–earth in the study guide of these two epic fantasies suggestive of life in medieval days, a classical battle between good and evil and the quest for a magical ring. This guide covers all four volumes of this unforgettable fantasy. *

David Harvey, The Song of Middle-earth

JRR Tolkien's Themes, Symbols and Myths

George Allen & Unwin, 1985. 1st edition. Hardback. "takes a fresh look at the historical background of The Lord of the Rings". Antiquarian: fine condition (price clipped).*

David Harvey, The Song of Middle-earth

JRR Tolkien's Themes, Symbols and Myths

George Allen & Unwin, 1985. 1st edition. Hardback. "takes a fresh look at the historical background of The Lord of the Rings". Antiquarian: good condition (ex-library copy, dustjacket has plastic cover, stamp on flyleaf).*

David Harvey, The Song of Middle-earth (paperback)

JRR Tolkien's Themes, Symbols and Myths

HarperCollins, 2016. Paperback.

Available for the first time in paperback, this is the pre-eminent critical study, and exploration, of how myth and legend played such a significant role in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Song of Middle-earth takes a fresh look at The Lord of the Rings, digging deep into the foundations of Tolkien’s world to reveal the complex tapestry of history and mythology that lies behind his stories.

The charge that Tolkien's work was merely derivative – that he extracted elements from other mythologies and incorporated them into his own fiction – is dismissed in favour of a fascinating examination of the rich historical background to Middle-earth.

From the mythic tradition of the Tales told in The Book of Lost Tales: I to the significance of oral storytelling throughout the history of Middle-earth, this book examines the common themes of mythology found within Tolkien’s work.

In doing so, The Song of Middle-earth demonstrates how Tolkien’s desire to create a new mythology for England is not only apparent in his writing, but also realised.*

Trevor Hart (ed.), Tree of Tales

Tolkien, Literature and Theology

Baylor University Press, 2007. 1st edition. Paperback. Collection of seven essays: "Tolkien, St. Andrews, and Dragons", "The Fairy Story: Tolkien and Lewis", "Tolkien's Mythopoesis", "Tolkien, Creation and Creativity", "Tolkien and the Future of Literary Studies", "Tolkien and the Surrendering of Power", "Tolkien's Augustinian Understanding of Good and Evil."*