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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. 132317
    First edition, first impression, of Tolkien's comic mediaeval fable, set in a mythic Great Britain. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 132317

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  2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy First Editions Books
    First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien's Oxford lectures, were countered by others who were hostile, sometimes... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 117775

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  3. 91617
    First editions, first impressions, the Return of the King in third state with the signature mark "4" and the sagging line of type on p. 49 (previously identified by Hammond as first state). The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 91617

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  4. 132283
    First edition, first impression. The Silmarillion is the mythology of Middle-earth, hinted at but not fully explored in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. The stories it comprises were written by Tolkien intermittently between the First World War and his death in 1973, and were published posthumously by his son Christopher.... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 132283

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  5. 132065detail
    First editions, first impressions. "Taken as a whole, the 12 books are a remarkable testimony to the creativity of J. R. R. Tolkien and the industry and painstaking scholarship of his son Christopher" (George Beahm, The Essential J. R. R. Tolkien Sourcebook, p. 34). Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 132065

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