This area of the site consists of several short articles detailing a variety of aspects of interest to collectors of books from The History of Middle-earth.
A Guide to the Contents - Added Jan08 - a guide to the contents of each volume in the series.
Prices on Dustwrappers - Updated Mar07 - illustrates the various ways that dustwrappers have been priced, and discusses which (if any) should be thought of as being the earliest state.
Original Retail Prices - Updated Oct05 - a breakdown of how much the books cost originally, and when the prices were increased.
Print Run Sizes - Updated Mar07 - a summary of the information given in Wayne Hammond's bibliography, together with information supplied by HarperCollins.
When Were the Guild Editions Published? - Updated Oct05 - discusses a possible error in Hammond's Tolkien bibliography
The Shaping of Middle-earth Dustwrapper - Updated Mar07 - illustrates and discusses the various states of the dustwrapper.
Was The Peoples of Middle-earth Pulped? - Updated Mar07 - discusses the rumour, identifies a possible origin and gives a definitive answer.