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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. 72787
    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
    £12,500

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    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
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