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Tolkien, J.R.R.

One of the most collectible authors today, the father of the epic fantasy, Professor J.R.R. Tolkien is quite possibly one of the best places to start should you be considering a career in collecting.

What makes this humble Oxford Don, author of The Lord of the Rings saga as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarillion so collectible? Well, an immediate answer is his prestige in the field, which understandably is incalculable. Another feature is the sheer wealth of his published material. It is oft lamented amongst Tolkien collectors that their work will never be done, as the output of his fiction, literary analysis, poetry and short verse was considerable.

When collecting Tolkien, it is best to decide whether you are going to try to collect the rarest of his works, or the most appealing collectible of editions. Let me explain the difference. Some of the rarest of his works include the short pamphlets Songs for Philologists (privately published, Oxford Press) or The Devil’s Coach Horses (a discussion on Anglo Saxon myth), with only a few hundred of each printed. Or, for the rarest of his editions you may consider the first edition Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, or his short analytical pieces in the Review of English Studies journal. However the price tag associated with these would be considerable, with the first edition LOTR (Lord of the Rings) and the Hobbit being in the tens of thousands of dollars.

It may be more advisable to consider searching for collectible limited editions, such as editions of LOTR published in different formats, on limited print runs or with different artists used, such as the illustrated limited editions commissioned by George Allen & Unwin.

Some of the rarest of editions of LOTR, if you are considering a serious collection would be:

 

Crow, Gerald. Oxford Poetry 1915. B. H. Blackwell, Oxford (1915). T.W. Earp (co-editor); Includes 'Goblin Feet' by J.R.R.Tolkien; 'Lay' by Dorothy L.Sayers; 'Home Sickness.From the Town' by A.L.Huxley, Robert Nichols, Dorothy H. Rowe, et al

Crow, Gerald. Oxford Poetry 1915. B. H. Blackwell, Oxford (1916). T.W. Earp (co-editor); Includes 'Goblin Feet' by J.R.R.Tolkien; 'Lay' by Dorothy L.Sayers; 'Home Sickness.From the Town' by A.L.Huxley, Robert Nichols, Dorothy H. Rowe, et al; 1st edition, 3rd impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. A Middle English Vocabulary. Clarenden Press, Oxford (1922). 1st issue with 186 ornamentations on front cover, 2nd issue with 184

Tolkien, J.R.R.(contributor). Fifty New Poems for Children. Basil Blackwell, Oxford (1922). An Anthology'; includes Tolkien's (mispelled 'Tolkein') 'Goblin Feet', 2 sets of poems by children, by E. Wyndham Tennant and Vivienne Dayrell, Robert Graves, Eleanor Farjeon, Edith Sitwell, et al

Tolkien, J.R.R. (ed). Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. Clarendon Press, Oxford (1925). Gordon, E.V., co-editor; Middle English translated from the original manuscript, with notes, details, and glossaries, by Tolkien and Gordon; 2 photo reproductions of facsimile manuscript

Tolkien, J.R.R. (ed). Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Clarendon Press, Oxford (1930). Gordon, E.V., co-editor; preface by Tolkien; Middle English translated from the original manuscript, with notes, details, and glossaries, by Tolkien and Gordon; 2 photo reproductions of facsimile manuscript; 2nd edition

Wheeler, R.E.M. and T.V. Report on the Excavation of the Prehistoric, Roman, and Post-Roman Site in Lydney Park, Gloucestershire.. Oxford University Press, Oxford (1932). “Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London No, IX”; illustrated with 28 full-page figures and 2 folding maps; 1150 copies printed; includes essay by Tolkien

Tolkien, J.R.R. (ed). Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Clarendon Press, Oxford (1936). E.V. Gordon; 2nd corrected edition, 3rd printing

Tolkien. J. R. R. Beowulf, The Monsters and the Critics. Humphrey Milford. London (1937). Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture. British Academy 1936; 500 copies printed

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin Ltd., London (1937). “or There and Back Again”; illustrated with 9 full-page black and white drawings by Tolkien; 1500 copies of first impression; 2nd impression includes 4 colour illustrations, 1877 copies

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1938). “or There and Back Again”; 1st American edition; Illustrated with 9 black and white and 4 colour illustrations

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin, London (1946). “or There and Back Again”; Illustrated by Tolkien with black and white illustrations and maps; 1st edition, 4th printing

Lewis, C. S. (editor). Essays Presented to Charles Williams. Oxford University Press, London (1947). Preface by C.S. Lewis; Contributors include: Dorothy Sayers ; J. R. R. Tolkien ; C. S. Lewis ; A. O. Barfield ; Gervase Mathew ; W. H. Lewis

Tolkien, J. R. R. Farmer Giles of Ham. George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London (1949). Plates and illustrations by Pauline Baynes; 'The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom.'

Tolkein, J.R.R. Farmer Giles of Ham. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1950). Illustrations (including 2 in colour) by Pauline Baynes; “The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom”; US edition; 5000 copies

Geoffrey Bullough (ed). Essays and Studies 1953. John Murray, London (1953). Being Volume Six of the New Series of Essays and Studies Collected for the English Association; contributions includes “The Homecoming of Beorhnoth Beorhthelm's Son” by J.R.R. Tolkien, 'Family Honour in the Plays of Shakespeare's Predecessors and Contemporaries' by Edward M. Wilson; 'Some Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Writers on the Plague' by Herbert G. Wright; 'John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, and the Right Veine of Satire ' by Vivian de S. Pinto; 'The Augustan Pantheon: Mythology and Personification in Eighteenth Century Poetry' by Rachel Trickett; 'The Integrity of Biographia Literaria ' by George Whalley; and 'Language, Style, and the Anglo-Welsh' by Gwyn Jones.

Tolkien, J.R.R. Middle English Losenger:. Les Belles Lettres, Paris (1953). “Sketch of an Etymological and Semantic Enquiry”; offprint from Essais de Philologie Moderne”

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Fellowship of the Ring. George Allen and Unwin, London (1954). 3000 copies printed; first impression with slanted text and the number 4 on page 49

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1954). Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings'; US edition; 1500 copies, sheets imported from Allen and Unwin 1st impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London (1954). “Being the Second Part of the Lord of the Rings”

Tolkien, J.R.R. Fellowship of the Ring. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1955). First US edition, 2nd and 3rd impression printed from UK 3rd printing

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. George Allen and Unwin, London (1955). 4th printing

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin, London (1955). Illustrated by Tolkien; 3rd printing of 2nd edition, 7th overall printing

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord Of The Rings. Allen and Unwin, London (1955). Includes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King; 1st editions

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Return of the King. George Allen and Unwin, London (1955). “Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings”; 5 appendices plus map; 1st issue with 4 on page 49, 7000 copies of 1st printing

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Return of the King. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1955). “Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings”

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. George Allen and Unwin, London (1955). 2nd impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1955). 1st US edition, from British sheets; 1000 copies

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London (1955). Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings'; 1st edition, 2nd impression; includes folding map

Tolkien, J.R.R. Return of the King. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1956). “Being the Third Part of the lord of the Rings”; Includes folding map; 1st impression with '4' on page 49; 1500 copies

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. George Allen and Unwin, London (1956). Includes map; 5th impression of 1st edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London (1956). or There and Back Again'; 8th impression; illustrated with black and white drawings by Tolkien

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. George Allen and Unwin, London (1956). 3rd impression

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin, London (1958). or There and Back Again'; 2nd edition, 10th impression; 3500 copies printed

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Return of the King. George Allen and Unwin, London (1959). 1st edition, 5th impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. George Allen and Unwin, London (1960). 1st edition, 8th impressions

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Readers Union, London (1960). Limited edition for members of the 'Readers Union'; line drawing of Sauron's Eye by unnamed artist; Includes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. Houghton and Mifflin, Boston (1960). Illustrated by Tolkien; US edition, stated 7th printing

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. George Allen and Unwin, London (1960). 1st edition, 7th impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allan and Unwin, London (1961). or There and Back Again'; illustrated with drawings and map by author; 2nd edition, 12th impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Penguin Books, London (1961). or There and Back again'; First paperback edition; cover by Pauline Baynes

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1961). or There and Back Again'; 2nd edition, 8th impression;

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Return of the King. George Allen and Unwin, London (1961). 1st edition, 8th impression; folding map

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. George Allen and Unwin, London (1962). Illustrations by Pauline Baynes; 'and Other Verses from The Red Book'

Tolkien, J.R.R. Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1962). 1st box set edition, 9th impression; Includes Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston (1962). Illustrated in black and white and colour by Pauline Baynes; 'And Other Verses from The Red Book'

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord Of The Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1962). 1962 editions, various impressions; includes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King; publisher's slipcase

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1962). US first editions; Comprised of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. George Allen and Unwin, London (1962). 1st edition, 9th impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1963). Box set, 1000 copies; Slipcase artwork by Pauline Baynes; Includes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1963). Illustrated by Pauline Baynes; “And Other Verses from The Red Book

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship Of The Ring. George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London (1963). later impression of 1st edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London (1963). There and Back Again'; 2nd edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1963).

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Allen and Unwin, London (1963). Contains: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King; 3 volumes; later impressions of 1st UK editions, Slipcase illustrated by a triptych byPauline Baynes ; deluxe edition of 1000 copies

Tolkien, J.R.R. EL HOBITO. Compania General Fabril. Los Libros del Mirasol, Buenos Aires (1964). The Hobbit; Translation into Castilian by Teresa Sanchez Cuevas; includes map

Tolkien, J.R.R. Tree and Leaf. George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London (1964).

Tolkien, J.R.R. Tree and Leaf. Houghton Mifflin and Co., Boston (1964). 4500 copies printed

Tolkien, J R R. Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1965). 2nd revised edition, new introduction by author; Includes Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King; Slipcase; includes fold out map in each volume; 3 volumes

Tolkien, J.R.R. Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1965). Includes Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King; Slipcase; includes maps; 3 volumes

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston (1965). Second revised edition, new foreword by author; fold-out map

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Return of The King. Houghton Mifflin and Co., Boston (1965). 2nd revised edition, 3rd printing

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. George Allen and Unwin Ltd (1965). 1st edition, later impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. Houghton Mifflin and Co., Boston (1965). includes fold out map; later printing

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1966). Includes Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King; fold out map in each volume; 3 volumes; 2nd edition, 1st impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1966). or There and Back Again'

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London (1966). 2nd revised edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen, London (1966). or There and Back Again'; 3rd edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Ballantine (1966). Paperback edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Return of the King. Allen and Unwin, London (1966). 1nd printing of 2nd edition (revised); new foreword, appendices, and index by author

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Return of the King. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1966). 2nd printing of 2nd edition (revised); new foreword, appendices, and index by author

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. Allen and Unwin, London (1966). 2nd revised edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1967). 3 volumes: Fellowship of the Ring; Two Towers; Return of the King.

Tolkien, J.R.R. Lord of the Rings. Houghton, Mifflin, Boston (1967). 2nd revised edition, 1st printing; 3 volumes: Fellowship of the Ring; Two Towers; Return of the King.

Tolkien, J.R.R. Poems and Songs of Middle Earth. Caedmon Records, London (1967). Poems in English and Elvish from the Lord of the Rings and the Adventures of Tom Bombadil read by J.R.R.Tolkien; music by Donald Swann; The Road Goes Ever On sung by William Elvin; Critical notes by W.H. Auden; decorations by Tolkien; LP/record

Tolkien, J.R.R. Poems and Songs of Middle Earth. Caedmon Records, New York (1967). Poems in English and Elvish from the Lord of the Rings and the Adventures of Tom Bombadil read by J.R.R.Tolkien, directed by Howard Sackler; music by Donald Swann; The Road Goes Ever On sung by William Elvin; Critical notes by W.H. Auden; decorations by Tolkien; LP/record

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1967). 2nd edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. George Allen and Unwin, London (1967). Includes a map, a folding map, and illustration; 2nd revised edition with added foreword, notes, and index

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin, London (1967). Illustrated by the author; 3rd edition (17th impression)

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Road Goes Ever On. Houghton Mufflin, Boston (1967). Music by Donald Swann; Poems by Tolkien; 'A Song Cycle'; 1st US edition, preceded UK edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1968). 1st combined paperback edition; cover art by Pauline Baynes; Includes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1968). 3 volumes, mixed impression; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Road Goes Ever On. Allen and Unwin, London (1968). Poems (in English and Elvish) by J.R.R. Tolkien; music by Donald Swann; decorations by J.R.R.Tolkien; Poems read by Tolkien; The Road Goes Ever On sung by William Elvin; LP/record and book

Tolkien, J.R.R. Der Herr der Ringe Band. Klett Verlag, Stuttgart (1969). Translated from the English by Margaret Carroux; includes Die Gefahrten, Die zwei Turme, Die Ruckkehr des Konigs (The Fellowship, The Two Towers, The Return of the King); 1st German edition; includes map

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1969). Indian paper edition; slipcase; includes The Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, Return of the King; 3 volumes in 1

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1970). Contains: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King; Revised 2nd edition; 3 volumes

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1971). Revised 2nd edition, 6th printing; 3 volumes; Includes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King

J.R.R Tolkien. Le Seigneur des Anneaux. Christian Bourgois, Paris (1972). Lord of the Rings; Includes:The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King; 3 volumes; 1st French language edition

Tolkien, J.R.R.:. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1972). 2nd impression of the India Paper edition; 3 volumes in 1; Includes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King; includes fold-out map

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1973). Illustrations, 3 colour fold-out maps, plates, facsimiles in each book; Includes: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of The King; 3 volumes; 2nd edition, 7th impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. George Allen and Unwin, London (1974). “And Other Verses From The Red Book”; black and white and colour illustrations; 8th impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1974). Includes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King; 3 volumes; 2nd revised edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin, London (1974). 3rd edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. The Decca Recording Company, London (1974). A dramatic Narration by Nicol Williamson; 4 33 1/3 RPM LP records in box with book

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1974). 4th impression of India Paper edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1974). 1st printing of US collector's edition; fold-out map; slipcase

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1974). folding map; hardback single volume omnibus includes The Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin, London (1976). or There and Back Again'; 13 colour plate illustrations, 7 coloured by H.E. Riddett; 1st impression of Deluxe edition produced for Folio Society

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston (1976). Green and black Illustrations by author

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion of Beren and Luthien. Caedmon Records, New York (1977). Read by Chistopher Tolkien; 33 1/3 RPM LP record in sleeve

Tolkien, J.R.R. Silmarillion. George Allen and Unwin, London (1977). Edited and Foreword by Christopher Tolkien; 1st edition; colour pull-out map; edition includes 500 specially bound for Methuen Press Canada

Tolkien, J.R.R. Silmarillion. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1977). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; Includes fold-out map; 2nd impression has broken text on page 228

Tolkien, J.R.R. The History of Middle Earth. Allen and Unwin/Unwin Hyman/Harper Collins London 1977-1996 (1977). 12 volumes

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Harry N Abrams, New York (1977). 230 full-colour illustrations by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass; 'Or, There and Back Again'; illustrated edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Folio Society, London (1977). black and white Illustrations by Ingahild Grathmer drawn by Eric Fraser; 3 volumes, includes 'The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1978). 2nd edition; includes: The Fellowship of the Ring. The Two Towers. The Return of the King; 3 volumes; includes 1 folding map per volume

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston (1978). Book club edition; 3 volumes in slipcase; includes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Tolkien Library. George Allen and Unwin, London (1978). Boxed set; 5 volumes includes: The Silmarillion; The Hobbit; The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King; includes 3 maps

Tolkien, J.R.R. Pictures. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1979). 48 full-page colour plates and black and white drawings by Tolkien; foreword and notes by Christopher Tolkien; 1st American edition;

Tolkien, J.R.R. Pictures. George Allen and Unwin, London (1979). 48 full-page colour plates and black and white drawings by Tolkien; foreword and notes by Christopher Tolkien; UK edition

Tolkien J.R.R. The Hobbit. Folio, London (1979). or The and Back Again'; Illustrations by Eric Fraser

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. George Allen and Unwin. London (1979). or There and Back Again'; 12 colour plates, drawn by Tolkien, coloured by H.E. Riddert; includes 2 colour maps; 2nd impression

Tolkien, J.R.R. Poems and Stories. George Allen and Unwin, London (1980). Deluxe edition; Illustrated by Pauline Baynes; Includes: The Adventures of Tom Bombardil, The Homecoming of Beorthnoth Beorhthelm's Son, On Fairy-Stories, Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wootn Major

Tolkien, J.R.R. Unfinished Tales. George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London (1980). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 'Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth'; first issue printed for export market

Tolkien, J.R.R. Unfinished Tales. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1980). Edited with introduction, commentary, index, and maps by Christopher Tolkien; 'Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth'; US edition; pull-out map;

Tolkien, J.R.R. Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston (1981). Silver Anniversary Edition; 3 volumes: Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. Poems and Stories. George Allen and Unwin, London (1981). Illustrated by Pauling Baynes; Deluxe edition; Contains The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son, On Fairy Stories, Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of Ham, and Smith of Wootton Major

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. George Allen and Unwin, London (1981). Edited by Humphrey Carpenter, with assistance of Christopher Tolkien

Tolkien, J R R. The Old English Exodus. Oxford University Press, Oxford (1981). Edited by Joan Petre; 'Text Translation, and Commentary

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Book of Lost Tales Part I. George Allen and Unwin, London (1983). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; The History of Middle Earth, volume 1 of 12; includes map

Tolkien, J R R. The History Of Middle Earth. George Allen and Unwin, London (1983). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 12 volumes includes: Vol 1 and 2, The Book of Lost Tales Part 1 (1983) and 2 (1984), Vol. 3, The Lays of Beleriand (1985), Vol 4, The Shaping of Middle-earth (1986) The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987), Vol. 6, The Return of the Shadow (1988), Vol. 7, The Treason of Isengard (1989),. Vol. 8, The War of the Ring (1990), Vol. 9, Sauron Defeated (1992), Vol. 10, Morgoth's Ring (1993), Vol. 12, The People's of Middle-earth (1996)

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Book of Lost Tales Part I. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1984). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; The History of Middle Earth, volume 1 of 12; includes map; US edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Book of Lost Tales Part II. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1984). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; The History of Middle Earth, volume 2 of 12; US edition

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Book of Lost Tales Part II. Allen and Unwin, London (1984). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; The History of Middle Earth, volume 2 of 12

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (1984). Revised and Expanded edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The History of Middle Earth. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston (1984). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; US first edition; 12 volumes includes: Vol 1 and 2, The Book of Lost Tales Part 1 (1983) and 2 (1984), Vol. 3, The Lays of Beleriand (1985), Vol 4, The Shaping of Middle-earth (1986) The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987), Vol. 6, The Return of the Shadow (1988), Vol. 7, The Treason of Isengard (1989),. Vol. 8, The War of the Ring (1990), Vol. 9, Sauron Defeated (1992), Vol. 10, Morgoth's Ring (1993), Vol. 12, The People's of Middle-earth (1996)

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (1984). Original colour frontis by Michael Hague; 'or, There and Back Again'; illustrated with paintings and maps

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1984). Original drawing by Michael Hague; 'or, There and Back Again'; illustrated

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Easton Press, Norwalk Connecticut (1984). Illustrated with paintings and 3 maps; Colour frontispiece by by Michael Hague; 4 volumes include: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (1984).

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lays Of Beleriand. George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London (1985). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; The History of Middle Earth 3rd volume out of 12; 6000 copies printed

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lays Of Beleriand. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1985). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; The History of Middle Earth 3rd volume out of 12; US edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Shaping Of Middle Earth. George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London (1986). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 4th volume of The History of Middle Earth; 6000 copies printed; export edition (unpriced jacket) preceded domestic

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Shaping Of Middle Earth. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1986). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 2 full-page black and white map illustrations 4th volume of The History of Middle Earth; US edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Unwin Hyman, London (1987). Foreword by Christopher Tolkien; Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition; 500 numbered copies

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit Poster. Unwin Hyman, London (1987). 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Poster; signed by artist, John Howe; 100 numbered copies total; 21 inches by 17in

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1987). New Foreword by Christopher Tolkien; 'Or, There and Back Again'; Includes reproduction of 3 pages of the original draft plus 6 additional drawings by Tolkien; Maps and Illustrations reprinted from 1973 edition; Collector's Edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1987). Collector's Edition; Includes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King; 1 volumes; fold-out map

Tolkein, J.R.R. The Lost Road and Other Writings. George Allen and Unwin, London (1987). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; The History of Middle Earth, 5th volume; 6000 copies printed

Tolkein, J.R.R. The Lost Road and Other Writings. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1987). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; The History of Middle Earth, 5th volume; US edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Annotated Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Company, New York (1988). Edited by Douglas Anderson; Or There and Back Again'

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Unwin Hyman Limited, London (1988). 1 volume; with index and appendices

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Unwin Hyman, London (1988). Revised 2nd edition box set; 3 volumes includes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Return Of The Shadow. George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London (1988). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; The History of Middle Earth, 6th volumes; 5000 in first printing

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Treason Of Isengard. George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London (1989). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 5000 copies in 1st printing; 7th volume of The History of Middle Earth

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Eclipse Books, Forestville, CA (1990). Illustrated in full-colour by David Wenzel; Adapted into graphic novel format by Charles Dixon with Sean Deming; Limited edition of 600 numbered copies signed by David Wenzel

Tolkien, J.R.R. The War Of The Ring. George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., London (1990). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 4000 copies of 1st printing; 8th volume of The History of Middle Earth; 19 illustrations, 2 frontispieces

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1991). 50+ colour plates by Alan Lee; 1 volume

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins, London (1991). 50 illustrations by Alan Lee; Limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by artist; 1 volume

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Collins, Australia (1991). 50 illustrations by Alan Lee; Limited edition of 200 numbered copies signed by artist; 1 volume

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins, London (1991). Centenary edition; 3 volumes includes Fellowship, Two Towers, Return of the King; unillustrated

Tolkien, J.R.R. Sauron Defeated. Harper Collins, London (1992). The End of the Third Age'; Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 15 illustrations; 9th volume of The History of Middle Earth; Edition includes domestic, import, and book club (2000 copies of book club edition, without price noted)

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins, London (1992). 50 full-page colour illustrations by Alan Lee; Limited edition of 250 numbered copies, signed by artist; 3 volumes includes Fellowship, Two Towers, Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. Morgoth's Ring. Harper Collins, London (1993). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 10th volume of The History of Middle Earth

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Folio Society, London (1993). 3rd printing

Tolkien. J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston (1994). 2nd edition; 3 volumes in 1

Tolkien, J.R.R. The War of the Jewels. Harper Collins, London (1994). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 11th volume of The History of Middle Earth

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Harper Collins, London (1995). Or, There and Back Again'; Limited edition of 2500 copies; includes colour plates and maps; 5th edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Folio Society, London (1995). Illustrated by Alan Lee

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Ruins of Osgiliath. Privately Printed (1995). Hand tipped Illustrations by Ruth Lacon; Edited by Alex Lewis; Limited edition of 100 numbered copies (worldwide), signed by illustrator and editor

Tolkien, J.R.R. and Christopher Tolkien. The Peoples of Middle-Earth. Houghton Mifflin, New York (1996). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 12th (final) volume of The History of Middle Earth

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Peoples Of Middle-Earth. HarperCollins, London (1996). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 12th (final) volume of The History of Middle Earth

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. Harper Collins, London (1997). Illustrated by Alan Lee; 'Or, There and Back Again'; Limited edition of 600 numbered copies, signed by artist

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Folio Society, London (1997). Illustrated by Ingahild Grathmer (Margrethe II); includes maps; 4 volumes

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins, London (1998). Illustrated with designs by Tolkien; 3 volumes

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion. Harper Collins, London (1998). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; Illustrated with 20 colour prints by Ted Nasmith; Limtied edition of 500 numbered copies signed by editor and artist

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion. Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (1999). Edited by Christopher Tolkien

Tolkien, J.R.R. The History of Middle Earth. Harper Collins, London (2001). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; first 3 volumes; limited edition of 1000 copies; to match previous deluxe editions of Tolkien books

Tolkien, J.R.R. The History of Middle Earth, Part 2. Harper Collins, London (2001). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; Part 2; limited edition of 1000 copies; to match previous deluxe editions of Tolkien books; 4 volumes includes: VI: The Return of the Shadow; VII: The Treason of Isengard; VIII: The War of the Ring; IX: Sauron Defeated

Tolkien, J.R.R. The History of Middle Earth, Part 3. Harper Collins, London (2001). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; Part 3; limited edition of 1000 copies; to match previous deluxe editions of Tolkien books; final 3 volumes of series

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins, London (2001).

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins, London (2001). Limited edition for individuals and press at the premiere of the Fellowship of the Ring movie at Cannes Film Festival; illustrated with photos from movie

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring. New Line Cinema, Los Angeles (2001). Screenplay by Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson; based on novel by Tolkien; shooting script/screenplay for The Fellowship of the Ring movie by Peter Jackson

Tolkien, J R R. Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins, London (2002). Deluxe edition, 4th impression; 3 books in 1 volume

Tolkien, J R R. Lord of the Rings. Harper Collins, London (2002). Illustrated by Alan Lee; 3 volumes include The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King

Tolkien, J.R.R. The History of Middle-Earth. Harper Collins, London (2002). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; 12 books in 3 volumes: Vol I books 1-5, Vol II books 6-9, Vol III books 10-12

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. Folio Society, London (2002). 3 volumes; limited edition of 1750 numbered copies

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion. Harper Collins, London (2002). Deluxe edition of 1000 copies

Tolkien, J.R.R. Letters From Father Christmas. Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (2003).

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. HARPER COLLINS (2004). 50th anniversary edition; Limited edition; Restored and corrected text from Tolkien's manuscripts; original red and black maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien, 2 fold outs; first time in print for the full-color plate section with 3 pages from the Book of Mazarbul by J.R.R. Tolkien and 2 new Hobbit family trees, by Tolkien; Includes the appendices and a revised and updated index

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook. Harper Collins, London (2005). Illustrated by Alan Lee

Tolkien, J R R. The Children of Hurin. Harper Collins, London (2007). Edited with preface and introduction by Christopher Tolkien; 8 colour paintings and 25 pencil sketches by Alan Lee; Deluxe limited edition of 500 copies signed by Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Children of Hurin. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (2007). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; Illustrated by Alan Lee; Limited edition of 450 copies with illustrated plate on half-title signed by Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee; US edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Children of Hurin. Harpercollins, London (2007). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; Illustrated by Alan Lee; UK trade edition

Tolkien, J.R.R. Tales From The Perilous Realm. Harper Collins, London (2008). 50 pencil drawings and colour frontispiece by by Alan Lee; Deluxe edition of 500 copies signed by Alan Lee; includes: Roverandom, Farmer Giles of Ham, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Smith of Wootton Major and Leaf by Niggle, On Fairy Stories

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun. Harper Collins, London (2009). Edited by Christopher Tolkien; Limited edition of 500 numbered copies signed by Christopher Tolkien