An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography

Notes on The History of Middle-earth
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Christopher Tolkien Bibliography

I Think I've Got A Hobbit

Missing Images

Nasty Tricksy Hobbits

Printing and Binding The Hobbit

Songs for the Philologists

The Princess Hobbits

Tolkien Calendars

Tolkien the Esperantist?

Tolkien's Languages and Alphabets

Unpublished Manuscript Found?

Publishing The Lord of the Rings

The First Impression of RotK

VI  The First Boxed Edition

VII  The Readers Union Edition

VIII  The First Deluxe Edition

IX  Printing and Binding LotR

XIV  LotR - A Bibliography

XV  LotR - A Bibliography of Slipcases

The History of Middle-earth series

A Guide to the Contents

II  Prices on Dustwrappers

III  Original Retail Prices

IV  Print Run Sizes

The Guild Publishing Editions

VI  Shaping of Middle-earth Wrapper

VII  Peoples of Middle-earth Pulped?

The Complete History of Middle-earth - Slipcased setThis 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.

Part I - A Guide to the Contents - a guide to the contents of each volume in the series.

Part II - Prices on Dustwrappers - illustrates the various ways that dustwrappers have been priced, and discusses which (if any) should be thought of as being the earliest state.

Part III - Original Retail Prices - a breakdown of how much the books cost originally, and when the prices were increased.

Part IV - Print Run Sizes - a summary of the information given in Wayne Hammond's bibliography, together with information supplied by HarperCollins.

Part V - When Were the Guild Editions Published? - discusses a possible error in Hammond's Tolkien bibliography

Part VI - The Shaping of Middle-earth Dustwrapper - illustrates and discusses the various states of the dustwrapper.

Part VII - Was The Peoples of Middle-earth Pulped? - discusses the rumour, identifies a possible origin and gives a definitive answer.

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