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Hamish Williams (ed.), Tolkien and the Classical World (18/2)

Walking Tree, 2021. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Jay Johnstone.

While scholars have often cited the influence of medieval texts and society on J.R.R. Tolkien's seminal fantasy creations, the role of the classical world – the literature and thought of ancient Greece and Rome – has received far less attention.

This volume of essays explores various ways in which Tolkien's literary creations were shaped by classical epic, myth, poetry, history, philosophy, drama, and language. In making such connections, the contributors to this volume are interested not simply in source-hunting but in how a reception of the classical world can shape the meaning we derive from Tolkien's masterworks.

The contributions to this volume by Philip Burton, Łukasz Neubauer, Giuseppe Pezzini, Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Graham Shipley, and several other scholars should pave the way for further discussions between classical studies and fantasy studies. *

Sam McBride, Tolkien's Cosmology (16/2)

Divine Beings and Middle-earth
Kent State University Press, 2020. 1st edition. Hardback.

Demonstrating the unity of Tolkien’s created world across Middle-earth’s Ages An in-depth examination of the role of divine beings in Tolkien’s work, Tolkien’s Cosmology: Divine Beings and Middle-earth brings together Tolkien’s many references to such beings and analyzes their involvement within his created world. Unlike many other commentators, Sam McBride asserts that a careful reading of the whole of the author’s corpus shows a coherent, if sometimes contradictory, divine presence in the world.

In The Silmarillion, an epic history of the First Age of Middle-earth, Tolkien describes the Ainur, angelic beings under the direction of Eru Ilúvatar, the legendarium’s god, as creators of physical reality. Some of these divine beings, the Valar and the Maiar, enter physical reality to oversee its development and prepare for the appearance of sentient life forms in Middle-earth: Elves and Humans, Dwarves, and eventually Hobbits. In the early stages of this history, the Valar and Maiar interact directly with Elves and Humans, opposing the work of evil beings led by Melkor.

Yet Tolkien appears, at first glance, to have ignored this pantheon in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, set in the Third Age of Middle-earth. Tolkien’s letters, however, suggest the cosmological structure continues. And representatives of the Valar and Maiar can be seen at work, such as Gandalf and Saruman. Tolkien also introduces hints that his divine beings continue to influence events invisibly, as with the prominence of luck in The Hobbit and fortuitous weather conditions in The Lord of the Rings.

In the end, McBride argues, Tolkien’s cosmology allows room for everything from poor decision-making to evil, suffering, and death, all part of a belief system that will make the final victory of Good much more powerful.*

Funko Sauron

The Lord of the Rings

Height: 4"/10 cm. In a giftbox.*

Elrond silverpewter shot glass (11/2)

Royal Selangor
Released in 2002. 5"/13 cm high. No box.*

Arwen silverpewter shot glass

Royal Selangor
Released in 2002. 5"/13 cm high. No box.*

The Hobbit shot glass pair

Royal Selangor

Released in 1996 as a limited edition set of two idential shot glasses, made of silverpewter. Depicted are Bilbo, Bag-End, Erebor and Smaug. 4"/11 cm high. No box.*

The Legacy of the Shards of Narsil t--shirt (10/2)

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton with on the front a design with the Shards of Narsil, Sauron's Eye and the tree of Gondor.*

Set postcards of the Finnish stage production of The Lord of the Rings (4/2)

Set of five large postcards to promote the Finnish stage production of The Lord of the Rings in 1989. 8x6"/19x14 cm.*

Gary Hunnewell (ed.), Tolkien Fannish & Scholarly Activities & Publications

1993
Arnold, 1995. Bound loose leaves. Publications and activities of the Tolkien societies around the world in 1993. Antiquarian: as new.*

Gandalf by John Howe POS display

Point-of-sale display, released by Harper Collins in 1991 to promote the single volume edition of The Lord of the Rings with Gandalf by John Howe on the cover. The display is 16x20"/40x50 cm. New in its original cardboard mailer.*

The Hobbitions, Songs from Middle-earth (3/2)

CD, 1996. 16 poems by Tolkien set to music. From 'A Walking Song' to "A Drinking Song". Style: folk music. *

John Howe, Images of Middle-earth portfolio

HarperCollins, 1999

Printed folder containing 6 unfolded posters on heavy stock: Smaug, Gandalf walking through the rain, the Dark Tower, the Fall of Gondolin, Fingolfin challenges Morgoth, Ulmo: Lord of the Waters. 12x18"/29x45 cm. Antiquarian: fine condition (one print has the shadow of removed tape in the corners).*

The Hobbit 60th Anniversary t-shirt

HarperCollins, 1997. Promo t-shirt to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. Design by Alan Lee. Size XL. Never worn.*

Theresa Freda Nicolay, Tolkien and the Modernists (29/1)

Literary Responses to the Dark New Days of the 20th Century

McFarland, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback.

The Lord of the Rings rarely makes an appearance in college courses that aim to examine modern British and American literature. Only in recent years have the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien and his friend, C.S. Lewis, made their way into college syllabi alongside T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land or F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. This volume aims to situate Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings within the literary period whose sensibility grew out of the 19th-century rise of secularism and industrialism and culminated in the cataclysm of world war.

During a pivotal moment in the history of Western culture, both Tolkien and his contemporaries--the literary modernists--engaged with the past in order to make sense of the present world, especially in the wake of World War I. While Tolkien and the modernists share many of the same concerns, their responses to the crisis of modernity are often antithetical. While the work of the modernists emphasizes alienation and despair, Tolkien's work underscores the value of fellowship and hope.*

Gondor "wax seal" pendant

Weta. Silverplated pendant with chain, with the tree of Gondor on the front and at the back the text "Be at peace, son of Gondor". 1"/2.5 cm diametre.*

Rohan "wax seal" pendant

Weta. Silverplated pendant with chain, with on the front a Rohan horse and on the back the text "For death and glory, for Rohan". Diametre: 1"/2.5 cm.*

Smaug "wax seal" pendant

Weta. Silverplated pendant with chain with on the front Smaug, designed by Tolkien, and on the back the text "I am Fire, I am Death". Diametre: 1"/2.5 cm.*

Samwise Gamgee sword. UC2614 (27/1)

Weathertop Series
United Cutlery, 2020. Tempered stainless steel sword with leather grip. With a wooden wall mount and a certificate of authenticiy. Length: 23.5"/58 cm.* 

Saruman the White Miniature. Weta 3037 (22/1)

 

Once the head of the Order of the Istari and a truly great and wise Wizard, Saruman the White fell into darkness and became an agent of evil during the War of the Ring. Too long he studied the ways of his enemy, believing that in better understanding Sauron's nature he might discern a means of victory. Using one of the lost Seeing Stones of Númenor, the Wizard sought to spy upon the Dark Lord, but was tricked into communing with him through the polished black orb. It was a contest of wills that Saruman lost.

Lured by promises of power and dark thoughts of his own mastery, Saruman fell from his purpose and abandoned his allies. In his arrogance he believed himself capable of usurping Sauron's place. Even as he did his new master's bidding, the corrupted Wizard plotted a second betrayal. Yet in doing so he overreached, for pride and lust for power had blinded Saruman and the Eye of Sauron perceived his treachery through the lens of the palantir. The downfall of Saruman, once the leader of the White Council, was doomed to be written in blood.

Expertly sculpted by Gary Hunt, a member of the original Lord of the Rings crew, Saruman the White will make an excellent addition to your Weta Workshop miniatures collection.

Dimensions: 11 x 18,9 x 11 cm*

The Witch-king and Frodo at Weathertop. Weta 2853

 

Weta. 2020. Limited to 700 copies. 14x16x9"/36x41x24 cm. The iconic scène of Frodo being stabbed by the Witch-king at Weatertop.*

Aragorn at Helm's Deep. Sideshow/Asmus. 1/6 scale (16/1)

 

Asmus 025, 2020.

The Aragorn at Helm’s Deep Sixth Scale Figure features authentic and detailed fully realistic likeness of Aragorn from The Two Towers

 

· Approximately 12"/30 cm tall

· Over 34 points of articulation


Features :

· Asmus Toys ADAM body

· An authentic likeness of the actor from the film. Side glanced including battle wound on the right cheek

· One pair of relaxed posture hand

· One pair of weapon holding hand

· One pair of fist posture hand

. One sixth scaled Evenstar

. One pair of two parts boot, enhanced ankle articulation


Special features on Clothing:

· One pair of long sleeved undervest

· One pair of long underpants

· One leather vest

· One pair of chainmail like under shirt

· One belt with scabbard


Special features in weapons:

· One ranger sword

· One elven dagger

. One sword scabbard

. One elven dagger scabbard

 

Accessories:

· One Asmus Toys figure stand*

Glindar, Echoes from Middle-earth (7/1)

Cd with 11 songs (such as The Song of the Ring, Tom Bombadill, Gil-galad, The Ent's Song, The Grey Havens), based on text by Tolkien. Style: folk music. Cover by Andrea Piparo. Booklet signed by the composer/singer.*

Paul Corfield Godrey, Beren and Lúthien

Epic Scenes from The Silmarillion after the mythology of JRR Tolkien. Part Two
Prima Facie, 2019. Cd with opera-like songs. Cover by Ted Nasmith.*

The Fellowship of the Ring, Wave Nine, 1994 (25/12)

St. Petersburg, 1994. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Russian printing, but the text is in English. Antiquarian: very good condition (bumps in top and bottom of the spine, paper a bit browned).*

Sauron Action Vinyls Mini (22/12)

The Loyal Subjects, 2020. Vinyl figurine with 13 points of articulation, accessories (mace) and a collector card. Height: 3"/8 cm. In a gift box.*

Legolas Action Vinyls Mini

The Loyal Subjects, 2020. Vinyl figurine with 13 points of articulation, accessories (bow, arrows adn quiver) and a collector card. Height: 3"/8 cm. In a gift box.*

Gandalf Action Vinyls Mini

The Loyal Subjects, 2020. Vinyl figurine with 13 points of articulation, accessories (hat, staff and pipe) and a collector card. Height: 3"/8 cm. In a gift box.*

Frodo Action Vinyls Mini

The Loyal Subjects, 2020. Vinyl figurine with 13 points of articulation, accessories (ring, Sting and phial of Galadriel)and a collector card. Height: 3"/8 cm. In a gift box.*

Legolas mug (13/12)

White mug with two pictures of Legolas on it. In a gift box.*

Gandalf mug (Hole in the Wzll)

White mug with two pictures of Gandalf on it. In a gift box.*

The Hobbit and Lord of Rings set. HarC, 2020 (12/12)

HarperCollins, 2020. Set of four paperbacks. In a slipcase.*

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. Allen & Unwin, 1962 (2nd)

 

George Allen & Unwin, 1962. 1st edition, 2nd impression. Hardback. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Pauline Baynes. Poems by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition (dusjtacket has some light wear at the top and bottom of the spine).*

David Day, The Ring Legends of Tolkien (10/12)

Cassell, 20120 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated. Tracing centuries of ancient folklore, The Ring Legends of Tolkien is a deep and highly informed investigation into the inspiration behind Tolkien's epic fantasy world, exploring the origins of the One Ring, as well as the extraordinary myths and legends that inspired Tolkien's works.*

Letters from Father Christmas Centenary Edition

HarperCollins, 2020. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated. *

Published to celebrate the first ever ‘letter from Father Christmas’ in 1920, this beautiful oversized edition of Tolkien’s famous illustrated letters from ‘Father Christmas’, includes a wealth of charming letters, pictures and decorated envelopes, and promises to be a festive feast for Tolkien fans of all ages.

Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator. 1st edition

HarperCollins, 1995. 1st edition. Hardback. Study of Tolkien as artist, abundantly illustrated in colour and b&w. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Lord of the Rings. HarperCollins, 1991 (6/12)

Single hardback edition. 1st edition in this form. Cover by John Howe (Gandalf walking through the rain). Antiquarian: very good condition (a scratch on the front of the dustjacket).*

Gandalf the Grey desk light (3/12)

Small statue of Gandalf the Grey in hard plastic. 5"/13 cm tall. Turn the switch and it gives light. Requires 2 x AAA batteries (not included). In a giftbox.*

Gollum shaped mug

Large mug in the shape of Gollum's head. 5"/13 cm in diametre. In a gift box.*

Dwellers in Darkness Figure Pack

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
FFG, 2020. This figure pack contains three detailed, unpainted plastic figures that bring the Ursa, Supplicant of Morgoth, and Ollie enemies from these campaigns to life on your tabletop, plus three new trinkets cards, three Item cards and three exciting new title cards to help you combat them.*

You Shall Not Pass! sticker (1/12)

4x6"/11x16 cm.*