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This area of the site lists all British editions of the published writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Where no image for the relevant book is available there will be an image placeholder - any help with missing images will be appreciated.
There is one image for most books, and articles are being added to fully illustrate the more important and hard to find editions. Bibliography entries give details of the edition, year of publication, publisher, format and ISBN (if applicable), together with details of any illustrations, later reprints and other handy snippets of information. ISBNs are given without any spaces as this is the format preferred by most book search engines.
Each section is split into subsections, which appear as galleries of thumbnail images.
Books are presented in order of the year of first issue and are grouped together with later printings and editions following on from the first edition. As a general rule only British editions are listed, unless there isn't one of course! Where there is only a 'foreign' edition, it will be listed together with any other significant reprints and variants. Some non-British appearances are also listed for a few of the older Tolkien pieces that are particularly difficult to find.
Most of the entries for books published before 1993 include a reference to "Hammond". This is J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography by Wayne G. Hammond with the assistance of Douglas A. Anderson. It was published in 1993 by St. Paul's Bibliographies in the UK (ISBN 1873040113), and by Oak Knoll Books in the USA (ISBN 0938768425). The book only has details up to 1992, but hopefully the author will bring it up to date with a second edition at some stage.
By all accounts Tolkien was a very amenable and helpful fellow. Due to this there are quite a number of books that credit him for contributing in a number of ways, for example proof reading, offering advice & criticism, general encouragement, etc. Details of many of these books can be found in the Other Credits section.
The following items have not been included in the main bibliography:
A New English Dictionary / The Oxford English Dictionary
Medium Aevum and The Society for Medieval Language and Literature
Oxford English Monographs
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