Hammond/Scull, The JRR Tolkien Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide

HarperCollins, 2006. 1st edition. Hardback. Articles and essays on Tolkien's life and work.*

Hammond/Scull, The JRR Tolkien Companion and Guide 3 vol. Set (HarC) 20/12

HarperCollins, 2017. 1st edition. Slipcase containing three hardbacks Chronology and two volumes Reader's Guide.*

The three volumes contained in this slipcase, written by two of the foremost experts on J.R.R. Tolkien, comprise the definitive handbook to one of the most popular authors of the 20th century. Tolkien's progress is traced from his birth in South Africa in 1892, to the battlefields of France and the lecture-halls of Leeds and Oxford, to his success as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, until his death in 1973. His many academic and literary achievements, his public reception, and his enduring fame are examined in detail.

The first volume in this set is a Chronology of Tolkien's life and works, the most extensive biographical resource about him ever published. Thousands of details have been drawn from letters, contemporary documents in libraries and archives, and a wide variety of other published and unpublished sources. Assembled together, they form a portrait of Tolkien in all his aspects: the distinguished scholar of Old and Middle English, the capable teacher and administrator, the devoted husband and father, the brilliant creator of Middle-earth.

The second and third volumes, the Reader's Guide, is an indispensable introduction to Tolkien's life, writings, and art. It includes histories and discussions of his works; analyses of the components of his vast 'Silmarillion' mythology; brief biographies of persons important in his life; accounts of places he knew; essays on topics such as Tolkien's interests and attitudes towards contemporary issues, ideas found in his works, adaptations, and invented languages; and checklists of his published works, his poetry, his pictorial art, and translations of his writing.

Greg Harvey, The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth for Dummies.

The fun and easy way to explore the myths and themes of The Lord of the Rings

Wiley, 2003. Paperback. Illustrated. A basic guide to some of the possible linguistic and mythological origins of Middle earth, and a rudimentary analysis of its many themes and lessons for our world. It includes topics that explore the main themes in Tolkien's works, including immortality and death; the heroic quest; love; fate and free will; and faith and redemption. *

Iain Lowson e.a., World of the Rings.

The unauthorised guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Richmond, 2002. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated. "The perfect beginners guide."

Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places

Bloomsbury, 1999

Updated reissue. With many references to Middle-earth. Paperback. Illustrated with many maps and plans.

Nancy Martsch (ed.), List of Tolkienalia

Beyond Bree, 1995

Lists of products, calendars, posters, audio, video's, games and miniatures. Dated, but still usefull. Magazine format.

Alister E. McGrath (ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought

Oxford, 1995

1st edition. Paperback. Lemma on Lewis and Tolkien.

Myth & Magic. The Complete Fantasy Reference

Titan, 1999

With an introduction by Terry Brooks. With chapters on theme's like magic, races, armour, mythical beings and legends. Tolkien is frequently given as an example. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated.

Michael W. Perry, Untangling Tolkien

A Chronology and Commentary for The Lord of the Rings

Inklings Books, 2003. "A day-by-day reference, describing what each character is doing on that day." 1st edition. Paperback.

Frank Rottensteiner, The Science Fiction Book. An Illustrated History

London, 1975

1st edition.. Largesize paperback. Tolkien is discussed. Antiquarian: fine condition.

Ingvar Svensson, Tolkien Midgard

en uppslagsbok

SFFS, 1977. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated in b&w by Sven Gripsborn. An alphabetic referencework to Middle-earth. In Swedish. Antiquarian: new.*

J.E.A. Tyler, The Tolkien Companion. Macmiilan, 1976

The Indispensable Guide to the Wondrous Legends, History, Languages and Peoples of Middle-earth

Second reprint, August 1976. Hardback. Illustrated by Kevin Reilly. Antiquarian: very good condition (a few small tears in the dustjacket).*

J.E.A. Tyler, The Tolkien Companion. Gramercy, 1979

The Indispensable Guide to the Wondrous Legends, History, Languages and Peoples of Middle-earth

1st edition thus. Hardback. Illustrated by Kevin Reilly. Cover by the brothers Hildebrandt Antiquarian: fine condition.*

J.E.A. Tyler, The New Tolkien Companion. Avon, 1980

Completely updated to include The Silmarillion

New York, 1980. 2nd printing. Paperback. Alphabethical referencework with names and places in Middle-earth. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

J.E.A. Tyler, The Complete Tolkien Companion. Pan, 2002

Fully revised and updated edition

1st edition thus. Paperback. Cover by Ted Nasmith.*

J.E.A. Tyler, Tolkien Lexicon

Het Spectrum, 2012. 1st edition thus. Paperback. Illustrated by Kevin Reilly. Dutch translation of The Complete Tolkien Companion.*

Edmund Wainwright, Tolkien's Mythology for England

A Middle-earth Companion

Anglo-Saxon Books, 2004. "Focusses on The Lord of the Rings and shows how Tolkien's knowledge of early English literature and history helped shape the book's plot and characters." 1st edition. Hardback.*

Tolkien: A Guide. British publicity leaflet

HarperCollins, 2000

Colour leaflet on Tolkien, the covers of all the edition in print and special attention to the millennium edition of The Lord of the Rings.*

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.*