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Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator

HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Study of Tolkien as artist, abundantly illustrated in colour and b&w.*

Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond, The Art of The Hobbit

HarperCollins, 2011. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) in slipcase. To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, a sumptuous full colour art book containing the complete collection of more than 100 Hobbit sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien.*

Scull/Hammond, The Art of The Lord of the Rings

HarperCollins, 2015. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) in a slipcase. Contains more than 180 paintings, drawings, sketches and maps by Tolkien, most of which published here for the first time. With an introduction and commentary by Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond.*

Realms of Tolkien. Images of Middle-earth (hardback)

HarperPrism, 1996

1st edition. Hardback. 58 colour plates from various artists.

Realms of Tolkien. Images of Middle-earth (paperback)

HarperCollins, 1997

1st edition. Paperback. 58 colour plates from various artists. Antiquarian: very good condition (crease in cover).*

T.R. Adams, The Flintstones

A Modern Stone Age Phenomenon

Atlanta, 1994. 1st edition. Hardback. A lavishly illustrated book on this popular cartoon series. Antiquarian: fine condition.

Brian Aldiss (ed.), Science Fiction Art

The Fantasies of SF

NEL, 1975. 1st edition. Postersize paperback with the illustrated history of Sf-fantasy illustrations. Antiquarian: very good condition.

The Pictures of Wayne Anderson

Through A Looking Glass

Paper Tiger. Paperback. "Exploring the humorous, the absurd, the sensual and the macabre."*

Pauline Baynes, The Song of the Three Holy Children

Methuen, 1986. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated. A joyous hymn of praise from the Bible, illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: fine condition.

Cor Blok, A Tolkien Tapestry

Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings

HarperCollins, 2011. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated.

This brand new full-colour art book reveals in sumptuous detail more than 100 paintings based on The Lord of the Rings by acclaimed Dutch artist, Cor Blok, many of which appear here for the first time.

Fifty years ago, shortly after The Lord of the Rings was first published, Cor Blok read the work and was completely captivated by its invention and epic storytelling. The breadth of imagination and powerful imagery inspired the young Dutch artist, and this spark of enthusiasm, coupled with his desire to create art that resembled a historical artefact in its own right, led to the creation of more than 100 paintings.

Following an exhibition at the Hague in 1961, JRR Tolkien’s publisher, Rayner Unwin, sent him five pictures. Tolkien was so taken with them that he met and corresponded with the artist and even bought some paintings for himself.

The series bears comparison with the Bayeux Tapestry, in which each tells an epic and complex story in deceptively simple style, but beneath this simplicity lies a compelling and powerful language of form that becomes more effective as the sequence of paintings unfolds.

The full-colour paintings in this new book are presented in story order so that the reader can enjoy them as the artist intended. They are accompanied by extracts from The Lord of the Rings and the artist also provides an extensive introduction illuminating the creation of the series and notes to accompany some of the major compositions. Many of the paintings appear for the very first time.

Readers will find Cor Blok's work refreshing, provocative, charming and wholly memorable – the bold and expressive style that he created stands as a unique achievement in the history of fantasy illustration. Rarely has an artist captured the essence of a writer's work in such singular fashion; the author found much to admire in Cor Blok’s work, and what higher accolade is there?*

Cor Blok, A Tolkien Tapestry - signed

Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings

HarperCollins, 2011. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated. Signed by Cor Blok.

This brand new full-colour art book reveals in sumptuous detail more than 100 paintings based on The Lord of the Rings by acclaimed Dutch artist, Cor Blok, many of which appear here for the first time.

Fifty years ago, shortly after The Lord of the Rings was first published, Cor Blok read the work and was completely captivated by its invention and epic storytelling. The breadth of imagination and powerful imagery inspired the young Dutch artist, and this spark of enthusiasm, coupled with his desire to create art that resembled a historical artefact in its own right, led to the creation of more than 100 paintings.

Following an exhibition at the Hague in 1961, JRR Tolkien’s publisher, Rayner Unwin, sent him five pictures. Tolkien was so taken with them that he met and corresponded with the artist and even bought some paintings for himself.

The series bears comparison with the Bayeux Tapestry, in which each tells an epic and complex story in deceptively simple style, but beneath this simplicity lies a compelling and powerful language of form that becomes more effective as the sequence of paintings unfolds.

The full-colour paintings in this new book are presented in story order so that the reader can enjoy them as the artist intended. They are accompanied by extracts from The Lord of the Rings and the artist also provides an extensive introduction illuminating the creation of the series and notes to accompany some of the major compositions. Many of the paintings appear for the very first time.

Readers will find Cor Blok's work refreshing, provocative, charming and wholly memorable – the bold and expressive style that he created stands as a unique achievement in the history of fantasy illustration. Rarely has an artist captured the essence of a writer's work in such singular fashion; the author found much to admire in Cor Blok’s work, and what higher accolade is there?*

Jim Burns, Lightship

Master of SF Illustration

Guild Publishing, 1986. 1st edition. Hardback. Overview of Jim Burns' SF illustrations. Text by Chris Evans. Preface by Robert Silverberg. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

John Cockshaw, Wrath, Ruin and a Red Nightfall

Available in July. You can pre-order

2016. Paperback. 1st edition. John Cockshaw brings landscape and macro-photography together with digital art to create hauntingly beautiful images. Presented with pasages that inspired them, along with poems, essays and reflections. *

Ciruelo, The Book of the Dragons

signed!

Dac Editions, 2000. Paperback. Profusely illustrated book on the various types of dragons. Smaug is featured as well.*

Ciruelo Cabral, Ciruelo

Paper Tiger, 1990. 1st edition. Hardback. Text by Nigel Suckling. Overview of the work of this Spanish artist. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Tim Dedopulos, Wizards. A Magical History Tour

London, 2001

A picturebook on wizards, with chapters on Tolkien, Harry Potter, Merlin e.a. 1st edition. Hardback.

Jenny Dolfen Songs of Sorry and Hope

Available in July. You can pre-order

Paperback. 1st editon. In a showcase of more than 50 illustrations, this book guides fantasy fans and art enthusiasts alike through an exploration of Jenny's artistic output, accompanied by narratives, reflections and insights from the artist herself.*

Draghi

esposiione d'arte sulla creature fantastisch

Abraxa, 2000. 1st edtion. Paperback. Exhibition catalogue of Italian art with the theme 'Dragons". Illustrated in colour. Text in Italian. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Anke Eissmann, Beowulf and the Dragon

Walking Tree Publishers are pleased to announce the publication of a luxury edition of the 'Dragon Episode' from Beowulf. The book presents the Old English text and Modern English translation side by side. It is illustratied in black, white and red by Anke Eissmann, who has worked with the Walking Tree Publishers on numerous occasions in the past (including the cover illustrations of many of the Cormarë Series books). The foreword was written by the celebrated Tolkien expert, Tom Shippey.

1st edition. Oblong hardback (no dustjacket issued).*

Forg Sketchbook

Volume 8 in the Tundra Sketchbook Series

Tundra, 1991. 1st edition. Paperback.

Frank Frazetta, Icon

A Retrospective by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art

Underwood, 1998. Overview of the work of this famous American illustrator. With material never published before. 1st edition. Hardback.*

A Touch of Fantasy: The Art of Dan Frazier

DPI, 1999

1st edition. Paperback. Contains 5 Tolkien illustrations.*

William Gaunt (ed.), Painters of Fantasy

From Hieronymus Bosch to Salvador Dali

Phaidon, 1974. 1st edition. Postersize paperback with 104 reproductions. Antiquarisch: very good condition.

Art Gilronan, From the Shire to the Sea

Available in July. You can pre-order

2016. Paperback. 1st edition. Filled with pastoral scenes from The Shire. Text includes the artist's comments about the image, the technique used, and his ponderings about the scene. *

Donato Giancola, Middle-earth

Visions of a Modern Myth

Underwood Books, 2010. 1st edition. Large-size hardback with Tolkien colour illustrations and b&w sketches from this American artist. With an introduction by Ted Nasmith.*

Gareth Hanrahan, Tolkien's World

A Guide to the Peoples and Places of Middle-earth

Carlton, 2012. 1st edition. Hardback. Profusely illustrated in colour by Peter McKinstry.
Journey into the magical world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with "Tolkienworld". This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated unofficial guide lets you discover the legendary characters and places of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". You can travel through the perilous forest of Mirkwood, peer into the cavernous hall under the Lonely Mountain to see the fiery dragon Smaug on his treasure hoard, or venture into the evil realm of Mordor. With stunning artwork that re-imagines the places and people of Middle-earth, "Tolkienworld" is ideal for hobbit fans, big and small*.

Gareth Hanrahan, The Secrets of Tolkien's World

A Guide to the Peoples and Places of Middle-earth

Carlton, 2013. 1st edition. Paperback. Profusely illustrated in colour by Peter McKinstry.
Journey into the magical world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with "Tolkienworld". This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated unofficial guide lets you discover the legendary characters and places of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". You can travel through the perilous forest of Mirkwood, peer into the cavernous hall under the Lonely Mountain to see the fiery dragon Smaug on his treasure hoard, or venture into the evil realm of Mordor. With stunning artwork that re-imagines the places and people of Middle-earth, "Tolkienworld" is ideal for hobbit fans, big and small*.

William Hartmann (ed.), In the Stream of Stars

The Soviet/American Space Art Book

Workman, 1990. 1st edition. Paperback. Introduced by Ray Bradbury.

The Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt

Ballantine, 1979

Text by Ian Summers. 1st edition. Paperback. Work in colour and b&w. Many Tolkien illustrations.*

Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years - paperback

New York, 2001

This book deals entirely with their Tolkien work. With studies, photo's, sketches etc. With a fold-out poster, exclusively to this book: "The Siege of Minas Tirith". 56 plates in colour, 97 sketches, 127 photo's. 1st edition. Paperback*

Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years - signed

New York, 2001

This book deals entirely with their Tolkien work. With studies, photo's, sketches etc. With a fold-out poster, exclusively to this book: "The Siege of Minas Tirith". 56 plates in colour, 97 sketches, 127 photo's. 1st edition. Paperback. Signed by both brothers on the cover.*

Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years - deluxe edition

New York, 2001

This book deals entirely with their Tolkien work. With studies, photo's, sketches etc. With a fold-out poster, exclusively to this book: "The Siege of Minas Tirith". 56 plates in colour, 97 sketches, 127 photo's. 1st edition. Hardback in slipcase. Signed and numbered by the brothers. Limited to 1000 copies.*

Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, L'Art de Tolkien

Le Seigneur des Anneaux

Soleil, 2001. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated by the brothers Hildebrandt. The French translation of The Tolkien Years. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Myth and Magic: The Art of John Howe

HarperCollins, 2001. More than 100 plates by Howe, plus pencildrawings and photo's. With a preface by Peter Jackson. Hardback.*

David Queille (ed.), John Howe Artbook

Aix-en-Provence, 2004

Largesize hardback (no dustjacket issued) filled to the brim with the fantasy work of John Howe (including a lot of non-Tolkien material): colour plates, b&w, sketches, photographs. With a preface by Viggo Mortensen. The little bit of text there is is in French. 1st edition.*

John Howe, Fantasy Art Workshop

Impact, 2007. 1st edition. Paperback. John Howe explains what it takes to be a professional illustrator. He talks about techniques, prices, agents, publishers etc. With very many illustrations by Howe. Preface by Terry Gilliam and an afterword by Alan Lee.*

John Howe, Beowulf

A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes

Candlewick, 2007. 1st edition. Hardback. A retelling of the classic story by Nick Raven, profusely illustrated by John Howe.*

John Howe, Beowulf deluxe

A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes

Candlewick, 2007. 1st edition. Hardback. In a slipcase. A retelling of the classic story by Nick Raven, profusely illustrated by John Howe.*

John Howe, Draconis

Art to Collect and Colour

Pictura, 2013. 1st edition. Paperback. Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white artworks to collect and colour, for ages 9 to 90. In Draconis, John Howe (conceptual artist for the Lord of the Rings films) shows that there are dragons everywhere: in woods, in castles, in the clouds, in architecture, Smaug sitting on piles of treasure and, lastly, in books. After colouring-in the front, users are invited to copy John's work using a grid exercise on the back.

Dick Jude (ed.), Fantasy Art of the New Millennium

HarperCollins, 1999. 1st edition. Hardback.

Published for the new millennium, this superbly illustrated showcase of the best in fantasy and SF art demonstrates the wealth and diversity of talent in this popular art form.

Dick Jude explores the range of fantasy, horror and SF art with 10 of the leading practitioners of the genre. Some of the brightest talents in the business provide a behind-the-scenes view of the creative processes involved, discuss their inspirations, frustrations and joys, and reveal how they bring their ideas to fruition. Whether created in watercolour or acrylics, with an airbrush or digitally with a computer, the results are stunning.

Fantasy Art of the New Millennium illustrates a broad spectrum of subject matter and technique – from the lyrical Tolkien landscapes of John Howe and Alan Lee, to the digitally created art of Steve Stone and Fred Gambino, and the spectacular science fiction images of Jim Burns.*