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The last weeks were very exciting times. Can you feel the excitement in the air? Some of us for sure do count the days. All started what now seems ages ago... next month we will finally see the publication of The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, written by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond. Yesterday a new book was announced by no one less then Christopher Tolkien himself, he will publish a finished version of "
The Lay of the Children of Húrin" next spring. Also these days we can hear a lot of rumors about a possible "The Hobbit" movie. Whether the rumors are true or not, no-one can tell for sure. What I can tell is this, next year a wonderful book will be published, namely "The History of the Hobbit: Mr. Baggins" written by John D. Rateliff.
   
       
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The Associated Press reports that one of Tolkien's earliest stories, written in 1917, Narn I Hin Húrin, Sindarin for "The Lay of the Children of Húrin", has been edited by his son into a completed work and will be released next spring. "It has seemed to me for a long time that there was a good case for presenting my father's long version of the legend of the Children of Húrin as an independent work, between its own covers," Christopher Tolkien said in a statement, published in a Harper Collins and Houghton Mifflin press-release, since the new book will be published by them in England and the United States respectively.


> find the complete article here: (18.09.06) "The Lay of the Children of Húrin" completed and edited by C. Tolkien will be published spring 2007

   
 
   


"A Middle-earth Album: Paintings by Joan Wyatt inspired by JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings", with commentaries by Jessica Yates (then the secretary of the Tolkien Society of Great Britain), was published in 1979, by Thames and Hudson in London and by Simon and Schuster in New York. It has 58 pages, and measures 9 inches by 12 1/2 inches, making the softcover rather oversized.

Here I will review A Middle-earth Album: Paintings by Joan Wyatt inspired by JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Ring.

> read the review here: (17.09.06) A Middle-earth Album: Paintings by Joan Wyatt inspired by JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings


   
 
   


Can you feel the excitement in the air? Some of us for sure do count the days. All started what now seems ages ago... next month we will finally see the publication of The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, written by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond. This book set has been announced several times now (over the last few years) and has grown in size, Amazon has listed the two volumes with various page counts, which frankly amounted to guesses by the publishers: in the end, volume I (Chronology) ran to about 1,000 pages, and volume II (Reader's Guide) to 1,280. All latest news can be read in the following articles:

> read the article here: (12.09.06) THE J. R. R. TOLKIEN COMPANION AND GUIDE: Boxed SeT - PART I
> read the article here: (17.09.06) THE J. R. R. TOLKIEN COMPANION AND GUIDE: Boxed SeT - PART II

   
 
   


These days we can hear a lot of rumors about a possible "The Hobbit" movie. Whether the rumors are true or not, no-one can tell for sure. What I can tell is this, next year a wonderful book will be published, namely "The History of the Hobbit: Mr. Baggins" written by John D. Rateliff. All latest news can be read in the following article:

> read the article here: (12.09.06) THE HISTORY OF THE HOBBIT: Mr Baggins

   
 
   


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Rare Tolkien items are also available, including books and letters signed by Tolkien, proof copies and books from Tolkiens personal library.

Not all items are on display here, so please do not hesitate to make requests about Tolkien books you are trying to find. Whatever you are looking to buy or sell, we will always try to help.

> buy rare Tolkien books here: Tolkien Library Store

Featured items:


#000295
- 1st UK Edition The Hobbit 1st impression - $8,850.00


Very first edition of the Hobbit, the desire for every serious Tolkien collector.

#000282
- 1st US Edition - Signed by J.R.R. Tolkien - Beautiful early printings in dustjackets - $11,000.00


Houghton Mifflin , 1955/1955/1956 1st Editions, 2nd imp./2nd imp./1st impression. An exceptional and lovely set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature.
#000304 - 2003 Harper Collins - The Lord of the Rings, One Volume Edition, with Hand Drawn Sketch by Alan Lee - $3,000.00
The original Letter of Authenticity, and supporting documents are included with this book, to authenticate, and illuminate the history of this fabulous copy.  A one of a kind, unique copy for the collector.
#000305 - 1984 Houghton Mifflin, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, with Hand Drawn Sketch of a Goblin, By Michael Hague - $300.00
This copy is unique in that it is signed on the half title page, and has a hand drawn sketch of a 'Goblin' by the illustrator.
#000306 - 1984 Houghton Mifflin, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, with Hand Drawn Sketch of Gandalf, By Michael Hague - $350.00
This copy is unique in that it is signed and dated '2001' on the half title page, and has a hand drawn sketch of 'Gandalf' by the illustrator.  A fine example of a one of a kind, unique collectors item.
#000307 - 2005 Harper Collins, The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook By Alan Lee, with a Full Page Hand Drawn Sketch By the Illustrator - $2,750.00
This artwork was done for a charity auction event in the UK in 2005.  A 'one of a kind' collectable for the Lord of the Rings fan.
#000309 - 1973 Allen & Unwin, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Signed By Pauline Baynes - $250.00
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J.R.R. Tolkien.  This book is the 7th impression of 1973, of the 1st Edition of 1961, published by Allen & Unwin.  It has been signed on the title page by the Illustrator Pauline Baynes.
   
 
   
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