Spring 2014 Tolkien Library book shop update (06.03.14 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

It has been a long time that I found a lot of time to write new articles. Some even mailed me to ask if anything was wrong. Don't worry! I'm fine; but in fact a lot was and still is going on. First, I (finally) managed to catalogue all books that are inside my collection. Secondly I'm working hard on several projects (some Tolkien related and some business related). Thirdly, I have started the proces of photographing the books (or better my wife is helping me with this) and some are going to be listed online to find new homes.

As usual I'm going to keep all pictures and info online, and hope to restructure the store a lot so that it can be easily searched. Many of the items I have listed in the last few weeks are copies that mostly are ignored by Tolkien collectors; like some academic works and boxed sets. Funny enough many already found their way to new collectors before I could tell about the ongoing update. Next to that I listed some signed copies (fe. of The Silmarillion) and some lovely limited editions... and will now regularly add new items. Once in a while I'll compile a list like the one below.

I'm hoping you will enjoy, and perhaps get fond memories, when looking at all the boxed sets below!
Tolkien Library Book Case - 1 of many

J.R.R. Tolkien Letters & Cards

Tolkien 1963 Christmas and New Year Card signed Ronald & Edith, together with handwritten letter #CLP0167 -Tolkien 1963 Christmas and New Year Card signed Ronald & Edith, together with handwritten letter - € 11,650
The Christmas and New Year card holds an original photograph of J.R.R. Tolkien in between two friends he spend holiday with.

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J.R.R. Tolkien Airmail Family letter of 14 December 1970 and photograph #CLP0166 - J.R.R. Tolkien Airmail Family letter of 14 December 1970 and photograph - € 7.750,-

Christmas airmail letter from J.R.R. 'Ronald' Tolkien and Edith Tolkien to W.A.R. Hadley, together with photograph of Wilfred Tolkien, Tom Hadley and five others.

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J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Sets

The Lord of the Rings, Paperback Book Boxset from 1965; 3 volumes in green slipcase, very first Ballantine slipcase #CLP0272 - The Lord of the Rings, Paperback Book Boxset from 1965; 3 volumes in green slipcase, very first Ballantine slipcase - € 250

This is the very first Ballantine slipcase, showing a simple green box (and not the later Barbara Remmington illustration). Rare to find in any condition!

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The Lord of the Rings, Paperback Book Boxset from 1972; 3 volumes in Barabara Remmington Slipcase #CLP0278 - The Lord of the Rings, Paperback Book Boxset from 1972; 3 volumes in Barabara Remmington Slipcase - € 50

A nice Ballantine paperback set of The Lord of the Rings, with the famous art by Barbara Remmington on covers and slipcase.


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J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings in slipcase released in 1974 by Methuen Publications #CLP0284 - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings in slipcase released in 1974 by Methuen Publications - € 50

A nice set of Methuen paperbacks of The lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.


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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1974, Red Slipcase #CLP0269 - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1978, Red Slipcase - € 45

Paperback set housed in the Publishers Red pictorial slipcase, featuring Heraldic symbols drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1979, Gold Slipcase #CLP0279 - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1979, Gold Slipcase - € 15

A nice set of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, with the famous gold slipcase with Tolkien's Heraldic symbols.


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The Complete Guide - JRR Tolkien A Biography and The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, 1978 Unwin Paperbacks boxed set #CLP0275 - The Complete Guide - JRR Tolkien A Biography and The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, 1978 Unwin Paperbacks boxed set - € 55

This set includes: J.R.R. Tolkien a biography by Humphrey Carpenter and The Complete Guide to Middle-earth by Robert Foster.

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J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man & His Myth: A Guide to Middle Earth, Master of Middle Earth, A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings. A Biography, 1978, Ballantine Books box set, 4 volumes #CLP0276 - J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man & His Myth: A Guide to Middle Earth, Master of Middle Earth, A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings. A Biography, 1978, Ballantine Books box set, 4 volumes - € 30

A nice collection of books about J.R.R. Tolkien and the perfect guide to the man J.R.R. Tolkien & his myths.

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Tolkien, The Hobbit and Other Stories, Unwin Paperbacks set, released in 1978 #CLP0281 - Tolkien, The Hobbit and Other Stories, Unwin Paperbacks set, released in 1978 - € 50

A nice set of Unwin paperbacks of The Hobbit and other tales by J.R.R. Tolkien, with the scarce slipcase with Tolkien's art.


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J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings in box with photograph by John Wyatt. Released in 1979 by Uwnin Paperbacks #CLP0283 - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings in box with photograph by John Wyatt. Released in 1979 by Uwnin Paperbacks - € 25

A nice set of Unwin paperbacks of The lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, in box with photo of Tolkien by John Wyatt.


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J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. Released in 1984 by Uwnin Paperbacks #CLP0282 - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. Released in 1984 by Uwnin Paperbacks - € 50

A nice set of Unwin paperbacks of The lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, with the scarce slipcase with Pauline Baynes art.


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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1986, Blue Slipcase art by J.R.R. Tolkien #CLP0280 - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1986, Blue Slipcase art by J.R.R. Tolkien - € 30

A nice set of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, with the scarce blue slipcase with Tolkien's art.


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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1991 - 50th anniversary set, Black Slipcase with art by Michael Herring #CLP0274 - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1991 - 50th anniversary set, Black Slipcase with art by Michael Herring - € 25

Ballantine 50th anniversary edition set with art by Michael Herring.

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The Lord of the Rings, Paperback Book Boxset from 1986; 3 volumes in sleeve with art by Roger Garland - Unicorn, Unwin Paperbacks #CLP0271 - The Lord of the Rings, Paperback Book Boxset from 1986; 3 volumes in sleeve with art by Roger Garland - Unicorn, Unwin Paperbacks - € 35

The lord of the Rings paperback set housed in slipcase with artwork by Roger Garland.

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The Lord of the Rings, Paperback Book Boxset from 1991, 3 volumes in red slipcase, Grafton, Cover illustrations by John Howe #CLP0286 - The Lord of the Rings, Paperback Book Boxset from 1991, 3 volumes in red slipcase, Grafton, Cover illustrations by John Howe - € 25

The Lord of the Rings issued in 1991, to be sold the next year where we celebrated Tolkien's Centenary (1892-1992).


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The Lord of the Rings, 7 volume HarperCollins paperback set, 2000 #CLP0285 - The Lord of the Rings, 7 volume HarperCollins paperback set - € 75

The Lord of the Rings issued in 2000, after the hardback edition had gone out of print. Not reprinted.


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The Lord of The Rings 1999 millennium Edition by HarperCollins #CLP0070 - The Lord of The Rings 2001 Film Edition by HarperCollins - € 65

7 Volume Set The Lord of the Rings with cover design based on an image from the Peter Jackson 'The Lord of The Rings' films

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The Lord of the Rings and A Reader's Companion, 50th Anniversary Edition, paperback set #CLP0287 - The Lord of the Rings and A Reader's Companion, 50th Anniversary Edition, paperback set - € 35

Released in 2005 by HarperCollins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings.


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