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1 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Mathews, Richard LIGHTNING FROM A CLEAR SKY: Tolkien, The Trilogy, and The Silmarillion
San Bernardino, California: R. Reginald/The Borgo Press, 1978. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling to the covers, else near fine in perfectbound wraps. Octavo. 63 pages. 
The Milford Series: Popular Writers of Today: Volume Fifteen. Dr. Mathews examines the entire span of Tolkien's fiction, from his prequel, THE HOBBIT (1937), to the last posthumous culmination of his work, THE SILMARILLION (1977). Somewhat scarce! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Tolkien, J.R.R.; illustrations by the Brothers Hildebrandt THE 1980 J.R.R. TOLKIEN DESK CALENDAR
New York: Ballantine Books, (1979). 0345285344 / 9780345285348 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Blind pen impressions to both covers, else about fine, in white comb-bound illustrated cardstock covers; no dust jacket, as issued. One corner within is mildly soiled, but otherwise the interior is pristine, unused. 
Thirteen full-color glossy plates, removable for framing, within plain-stock calendar pages. The Brothers seem uniquely suited to their subject here, and though their backgrounds pay too much homage to Maxfield Parrish, their Hobbits are especially fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Tolkien, J.R.R. THE BOOK OF LOST TALES: Part I
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1984). 0395354390 / 9780395354391 Book club edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
The first in a series of tales depicting the history of Middle-Earth edited by Christopher Tolkien. This is J.R.R. Tolkien's first substantial work of imaginative literature, written when he was twenty-five and left unpublished in his lifetime. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Foster, Robert THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH: From the Hobbit to The Silmarillion
New York: A Del Rey Book/Ballantine Books, (1978). 0345275209 / 9780345275202 First edition thus, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. Severe glue stains to front and rear pastedowns, soiling to upper page edges, thus good; in chianti cloth with gilt lettering and devices; in a good dust jacket: faded to spine panel, edgeworn, and with corresponding glue stains to flaps. 
A Master Key to Middle-Earth, an alphabetical encyclopedia describing every person, place and thing...from Adaldrida Brandybuck to Zaragamba, from the flames of the heart of Orodruin to the depths of the Crack of Doom. 575 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 (Tolkien, J.R.R.). O'Neill, Timothy R. THE INDIVIDUATED HOBBIT: Jung, Tolkien and the Archetypes of Middle-earth
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. 039528208X / 9780395282083 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small red remainder dot to the bottom lower page edges, two tiny spots of stain to the top page edges, else near fine; in a near fine dust jacket with a few tiny edge tears, mild rubbing, and minor edge wear. 200 pages, including index. Diagrams. 
O'Neill reads Tolkien in Jungian terms, and offers an explanation for the enduring appeal of the books by establishing an extensive correlation between Jung's theory of the collective unconscious and Tolkien's mythology for Middle-earth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) O'Neill, Timothy R. THE INDIVIDUATED HOBBIT: Jung, Tolkien and the Archetypes of Middle-earth
(London): Thames and Hudson, (1980). 0500012377 / 9780500012376 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Illustrated with diagrams. 200 pages, including index. 
O'Neill interprets Tolkien in Jungian terms, and offers an explanation for the enduring appeal of the books by establishing an extensive correlation between Jung's theory of the collective unconscious and Tolkien's mythology for Middle-earth. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Russell, Gary THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Art of The Two Towers
Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003. 0618331301 / 9780618331307 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated, photo-pictorial boards; in a fine, as-new, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. Printed in full-color and b&w on coated stock. 
The official and definitive guide to the design of the second movie in Peter Jackson's hugely successful adaptation of Tolkien's trilogy. 600 exclusive paintings, sketches and digital art from the film; with afterword by Andy Serkis. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Tolkien, J.R.R. THE SHAPING OF MIDDLE-EARTH: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta and the Annals, Together with the Earliest "Simarillion" and the First Map; Volume IV in the History of Middle-Earth
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1986). 0395425018 / 9780395425015 Publisher's reprint. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Edited by Tolkien's son Christopher, this collection of unpublished papers "form the bedrock from which LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SIMARILLION were quarried." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Carpenter, Humphrey TOLKIEN: A Biography
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. 0395253608 / 9780395253601 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny tiny dot of faint stain to lower page edges, else fine, as-new, in brown cloth with gilt and green foil stamping; in a very good plus, lightly rubbed, mildly soiled, somewhat age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
The authorized biography of the author of THE HOBBIT, LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION. [287] pages, indexed. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Carter, Lin TOLKIEN: A Look Behind THE LORD OF THE RINGS
London: Gollancz, (2003). 0575075481 / 9780575075481 First hardcover edition, first printing. Revised and updated edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
An overview of Tolkien's masterpiece and a wide-ranging introduction to the myths and legends it springs from. Originally issued as a Ballantine paperback original, here fully revised and updated by sf author and critic Adam Roberts. 188 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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