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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. 127317
    First colour-illustrated edition, preceded only by the first printing, which was uncoloured. The four colour illustrations were commissioned for the first American edition, and "were in the American publisher's hands when Allen & Unwin decided to include them in the second impression. The original art was called back for... Learn More
    £12,500

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  2. 126748
    First edition, first impression, 1,500 copies published. Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 126748

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  3. 124427
    First edition, first impression, of this very scarce work. This collection of essays was intended to be presented to Charles Williams, editor at Oxford University Press and author on literature and theology, to mark his departure from Oxford (where the Oxford University Press had been based since 1939) to London. Unfortunately... Learn More
    £1,250

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  4. 117775
    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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  5. 130776
    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
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 130776

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