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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Rare books by J. R. R. Tolkien, including first editions and signed copies of The Hobbit or There and Back Again and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973) was a leading philologist, translator, and fantasy author best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. As a schoolboy he excelled in languages and in 1911 he received a scholarship to Oxford, where he specialized in Norse, Anglo-Saxon, Old and Middle English, and other Germanic languages.

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  1. The Elder or Poetic Edda,
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. - BRAY, Olive (ed. & trans.) The Elder or Poetic Edda,

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon English translation that influenced J. R. R. Tolkien, this copy with a nice literary association: from the library of Gladys Huntington (18871959), author of the anonymously-published novel Madame Solario (1956), with her bookplate and ownership inscription, dated 19 May 1917, to the front endpaper.... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 142356

  2. The Lord of the Rings.
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings.

    London : 1954-5

    First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most popular and influential works of literature in the 20th century, containing richly rendered detail of a new mythological world, not yet surpassed. Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 140799

  3. The Lord of the Rings.
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings.

    London : 1954-55

    First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most popular and influential works of literature in the 20th century, containing richly rendered detail of a new mythological world, not yet surpassed. Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 110197

  4. The Lord of the Rings.
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings.

    London : 1966

    Second edition, first impression. This was the final and definitive text of Lord of the Rings, revised and corrected by Tolkien from the first edition, published 1954-55. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 144232

  5. The Lord of the Rings.
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings.

    London : 1966

    Second edition, first impression. This was the final and definitive text of Lord of the Rings, revised and corrected by Tolkien from the first edition, published 1954-55. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140700

  6. Handmade script for the New College School, Oxford, production of The Hobbit.
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. Handmade script for the New College School, Oxford, production of The Hobbit.

    Oxford : 14-17 December 1967

    A student's illustrated copy of the script for the second theatrical adaptation of Tolkien's The Hobbit, performed at the New College School in December 1967. This is the copy of Andrew J. A. Sharp, the First Goblin, with his lines marked in red. Together with this copy is the scarce printed programme, signed by ten of Sharp's fellow student actors.

    This... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 142469

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