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.

Tove Jansson: Work and Love

Penguin, 2016. 1st edition. Paperback. Biography of this Finnish artist, known for the Moomins and her Tolkien illustrations. The book is profusely illustrated in colour and b&w.*

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.*

Dick Jude (ed.), Fantasy Art Masters

The Best in Fantasy and SF Art Worldwide

HarperCollins, 2002. 1st edition. Hardback.

Following the huge success and critical acclaim of Fantasy Art of the New Millennium, published in October 1999, we are publishing a companion volume featuring 10 more master practitioners of fantasy and SF art.

Dick Jude, author of the previous book, brings together the work of 10 more of the brightest talents in the business, who once more give us an insight into their working methods and inspirations.*

Michael Kaluta Sketchbook

Kitchen Sink Press, 1993

Sketches and commentary. Contains some Tolkien work. Paperback.

Tom Kidd Sketchbook

Volume 11 in the Tundra Sketchbook Series

Tundra, 1992. 1st edition. Paperback. Colour and b&w illustrations.

George Beahm (ed.), Kirk's Works. An index of the art of Tim Kirk

Heresy Press, 1980

1st edition. Paperback. With a lot of Tolkien work. Signed by the editor.

The Art of Ruth Lacon

Illustrations inspired by the works of JRR Tolkien

ADC, 2005. 1st edition. Large paperback with b&w and colour illustrations by this British artist for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Taleas, Farmer Giles of Ham. Signed. *

Alan Lee, Black Ships Before Troy

The Story of The Illiad, retold by Rosemary Sutcliff

Frances Lincoln, 2017. 1st edition thus. Hardback. Profusely illustrated in colour by Alan Lee.*

Alan Lee, The Wanderings of Odysseus

The Story of The Odyssee, retold by Rosemary Sutcliff

Frances Lincoln, 2004. Hardback. After the siege of Troy Odysseus and his crew are trying to get home. Profusely illustrated in colour by Alan Lee.*

Bob McCabe, Dark Knights & Holy Fools

The Art and Films of Terry Gilliam

Orion, 1999. 1st edition. Hardback. Overview of Gilliam's movies; from the Monty Python's movies to Brazil, Time Bandits and Twelve Monkeys.*

The Art of Robert McCall

A Celebration of Our Future in Space

Bantam. 1st edition. Oversized hardback. Space exploration paintings by Robert McCall. Introduced by Ray Bradbury.

Ron Miller, Firebrands. The Heroines of SF and Fantasy

New York, 1998

1st edition. Paperback. Portrets of book heroines, like Éowyn and Galadriel.*

Paul Pope, Pulphope

Adhouse, 2007. 1st edition. Oversized paperback. A wide-ranging selection of graphic work, from superheroes to erotica, from manga to rock 'n roll.*

Paul Simpson, Middle-earth Envisioned

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond

New York, 2013. 1st edition. Large size hardback.

The painstakingly crafted world that J.R.R. Tolkien created for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion is so vivid that it’s easy to briefly imagine Middle-earth as a real place—even Tolkien himself had said it existed somewhere on Earth. From the languages spoken and the creatures that peopled it to the wars and cosmology, the richly imagined Middle-earth has left many artists and fans worldwide imagining what it would look and feel like to inhabit such a wildly inspired world. Tolkien left out no details in his picture so it is no surprise that Middle-earth has inspired such inventiveness in turn.
Middle-earth Envisioned is the first book to explore the artistic legacy left by Tolkien’s world. Paintings, drawings, theatrical performances, radio serials, and films inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are all discussed in a manner that further illuminates the brilliance of Tolkien’s creation. Readers will discover details surrounding an attempted Beatles live-action version (with Paul McCartney as Frodo Baggins), a nearly four-hour Canadian musical, the West End stage production of Lord of the Rings, and of course, the Peter Jackson films—including the Hobbit trilogy—and much more. In this beautifully illustrated gift book, discover the richness of Middle-earth anew, through the works of the artists inspired by it.*

Siwiat Tolkiena catalogue

Wystawa, 2004. 1st ediiton. Stapled wrapper. Catalogue in colour of the Tolkien art exhibition in Poland. Each artist is represented with one work and a short bio (in Pollish). Includes people like John Howe, Alan Leen, Anke Eissmann, Ralph Bakshi, Roger Galand; in total 41. A real marker of everyone in Tolkien art.*

Spectrum 1: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Underwood Books, 2003

"A treasure trove of over 300 full colour fantasy and SF paintings, drawings and sculptures." With some Tolkien plates, in particular by Michael Kaluta. Paperback.

Spectrum 7: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Underwood Books, 2000

1st edition. Hardback. With a special chapter on Alan Lee. Contains also two Tolkien works by John Howe.

Spectum 8: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Underwood Books, 2001

1st edition. Hardback. Contains two Tolkien plates by John Howe and two more.

Specturm 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Underwood, 2002

1st edition. Hardback. Contains Tolkien work by John Howe.

Spectrum 10: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art

Underwood, 2003

1st edition. Hardback. Contains "Éowyn and the Witch-king" by Matthew Stuart.

Spectrum 12: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art

Underwood, 2005
1st edition. Hardback. Filled with colour plates of new fantasy art. With a special presentation of H.R. Giger.*

Spectrum 13: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art

Underwood, 2006
1st edition. Hardback. Filled with colour plates of new fantasy art. With a special presentation of Jefffey Jones. Contains three Tolkien illustrations.*

Brad Benedict and Linda Barton, Phonographics

Contemporary Album Cover Art & Design

Collier, 1977. 1st edition. Oversized paperback. Illustrated. Antiquarian: fine condition.

Frank Goldmann (ed.), The Gimmix Book of Records

An Almanac of Unusual Records, Sleeves and Picture Disks

Virgin Books, 1981. 1st edition. Oversized paperback. Illustrated with many photographs. Antiquarian: fine condition.