Search results for: 'TOLKIEN, J. R. R'
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. Six letters signed to George Sayer.
Oxford : 1953-1966Six letters signed from J. R. R. Tolkien to his close friend George Sayer, with whom he made the first recorded readings of The Lord of the Rings and who was key in giving Tolkien the confidence to publish it after being rejected by nearly every major British publisher, including Tolkien's own publisher, Collins. This is a highly desirable set of correspondence... Learn More£85,000.00
Stock Code: 142718
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. - BRAY, Olive (ed. & trans.) The Elder or Poetic Edda,
London : 1908First 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
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. - SISAM, Kenneth (ed.) A Middle English Vocabulary [in] Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose.
Oxford : 1923First edition of Tolkien first book, in its secondary issue as the latter part of Kenneth Sisam's Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose. The first edition of A Middle English Vocabulary was printed in 2,000 copies and was issued in May 1922 as a stand-alone volume in wrappers; the following year unsold sheets of the edition were issued bound into a new... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 136543
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The Hobbit.
London : 1987Anniversary edition, signed limited deluxe issue, number 80 of 100 copies signed by Christopher Tolkien on the publisher's bookplate, from a total edition of 500.
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of The Hobbit's first publication, this edition is introduced by a foreword by Christopher Tolkien, the author's youngest son, who edited his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145989
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings.
London : 1954-5First 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
WILLIAMS, Charles. Poems of Conformity.
London : 1917First edition, first impression. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British writer who was a member of the Inklings, J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S Lewis's discussion group at Oxford. Williams's second book of poetry, the work is ambitious and, despite its title, anything but conformist, merging religion with sex and politics. The poet Alice Meynell gave... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 122922
WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Amabel. Fairy Tales from the British Isles.
London & Glasgow : 1960First edition, first impression, signed by the illustrator on the half-title and with an impish correction of the title from "Fairy", which she crossed out, to "Mouse Tales". Baynes (1922-2008) had already worked with Williams-Ellis on her previous publication, The Arabian Nights (1957). She had also very successfully illustrated several of J. R. R.... Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 138071
LEWIS, C. S. The Screwtape Letters.
London : 1942First edition, first impression. Taking the form of a series of letters between an experienced devil and a subordinate, The Screwtape Letters addresses numerous questions of Christian theology. Though the book sparkles with wit, Lewis found its composition difficult and unpleasant: "The strain produced a sort of spiritual cramp... It almost smothered... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132223