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The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary Edition
A spectacular celebratory edition, including a fully corrected text, two large-format two-color foldout maps, protective slipcase with inset panels, two-color foil stamping, ribbon placemarker, gilded edges, and Tolkien's hand-colored leaves of the Book of Mazarbul.
Hardcover, $85.00 (2004)

The Lord of the Rings
One-volume edition with Alan Lee cover art and fully corrected text.
Paperback, $20.00 (2005)
Hardcover, $38.00 (2005)

The Lord of the Rings
Young Adult Edition
Three-volume paperback boxed set.
Paperback, $30.00 (2005)

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Four-volume trade paperback boxed set of Tolkien's masterworks with maps and cover art by Alan Lee.
Paperback, $45.00 (1999)

    The Hobbit — Prelude to The Lord of the Rings
    Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo — alone and unaided — who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . .
    Paperback, $12.00 (1999)

    The Fellowship of the Ring — Part One
    Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him — and the Ring of Power he bore, which would enable Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be destroyed — in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom.
    Paperback, $12.00 (1999)

    The Two Towers — Part Two
    The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Others were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor — the dark kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.
    Paperback, $12.00 (1999)

    The Return of the King — Part Three
    While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarmed out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam struggled deep into Mordor, seat of Sauron's power. To defeat the Dark Lord, the accursed Ring of Power had to be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. But the way was impossibly hard, and Frodo was weakening. Weighed down by the compulsion of the Ring, he began finally to despair.
    Paperback, $12.00 (1999)

The Lord of the Rings
Three-volume boxed set, lavishly illustrated throughout with more than fifty full-color paintings by Alan Lee.
Hardcover, $80.00 (2002)

The Lord of the Rings
Three-volume boxed set with jackets and box art by Alan Lee and including large-format foldout maps and extensive appendices.
Hardcover, $65.00 (1988)

The Lord of the Rings
Three-volume boxed set movie tie-in edition featuring cover art with character portraits from the film trilogy.
Paperback, $35.00 (2003)

The Lord of the Rings
Three-volume boxed set movie tie-in edition featuring cover art with scenes from the film trilogy.
Hardcover, $65.00 (2001)


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The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit
Illustrated by Alan Lee
Large-format 60th anniversary gift edition includes watercolor paintings and line drawings throughout by Alan Lee.
Hardcover, $35.00 (1997)

The Hobbit
The collector's classic edition bound in green leatherette, with gold and red foil stamping on the spine and cover. Text pages are printed in black with green accents. Includes five full-page illustrations in full color and many more in two colors.
Hardcover, $35.00 (1973)

The Hobbit
Illustrated by Michael Hague
Oversize edition featuring forty-eight full-color paintings by Michael Hague throughout.
Paperback, $17.95 (1989)
Hardcover, $29.95 (1989)

The Hobbit
Features J.R.R. Tolkien's original jacket design.
Hardcover, $16.00 (1938)

The Hobbit
Cover art by Alan Lee
Paperback, $12.00 (1999)

The Hobbit
Cover art by Peter Sís
Digest-size paperback with flaps, formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. Includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Paperback, $10.00 (2001)
Hardcover, $18.00 (2001)

The Hobbit, Young Reader's Edition
Cover art by J.R.R. Tolkien
Digest-size paperback with J.R.R. Tolkien cover art and a teaser chapter from The Lord of the Rings. Formatted for young readers, including larger print size and wider margins.
Paperback, $10.00 (2002)

The Annotated Hobbit
by Douglas A. Anderson
The definitive explication of the sources, characters, places, and things of J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless classic. More than 150 illustrations, including Tolkien's original line drawings, maps, and color paintings, are integrated with Anderson's notes throughout the fully restored and corrected text of the original story.
Hardcover, $28.00 (2002)

The Hobbit
Audio read by Martin Shaw. Contains four cassettes.
Cassette, $25.00 (2000)

Poems from The Hobbit
Miniature gift book of twelve poems plus Gollum's eight riddles, illustrated with thirty of Tolkien's own paintings and drawings.
Hardcover, $5.95 (1999)

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The Silmarillion
by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion: Second Edition
A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, The Silmarillion precedes The Hobbit in the ancient drama that builds up to The Lord of the Rings. This edition includes a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1951 describing his early conceptions of Middle-earth.
Paperback, $14.00 (2001)
Hardcover, $28.00 (2001)

The Silmarillion
Edited by Christopher Tolkien, illustrated by Ted Nasmith
Now expanded to include forty-eight full-color paintings, this gift edition is a companion to the illustrated editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Hardcover, $35.00 (2004)

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The History of Middle-earth
Edited by Christopher Tolkien

The Book of Lost Tales, Part One: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 1)
The first of two volumes on the early myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. This part contains the Tales of Valinor. A short essay by Christopher Tolkien, the author's son and literary executor, follows each tale.
Paperback, $18.00 (1986)
Hardcover, $30.00 (1984)

The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 2)
The second of two volumes on the early myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. This part includes Beren and Lúthien, Túrin and the Dragon, and the only full narratives of the Necklace of the Dwarves and the Fall of Gondolin. A short essay by Christopher Tolkien, the author's son and literary executor, follows each tale.
Paperback, $18.00 (1986)
Hardcover, $30.00 (1984)

The Lays of Beleriand: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 3)
This volume contains manuscripts that were written over a period of many years before The Silmarillion was published, and includes a long narrative poem, accompanying poems on the history of the Elder Days, and criticism by C. S. Lewis.
Hardcover, $30.00 (1985)

The Shaping of Middle-earth: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 4)
The writings in this volume display a great advance in the chronological and geographical structure of the legends of Middle-earth and Valinor. Diagrams and maps illustrate this evolution, and the narrative contains the original "Silmarillion," written in 1926, and the "Quenta Noldorinwa" of 1930, the only version of the myths and legends of the First Age that Tolkien completed.
Hardcover, $29.95 (1986)

The Lost Road and Other Writings: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 5)
This volume completes the whole compass of Tolkien's writings on Middle-earth themes up until the time he began The Lord of the Rings. Closely associated with these is the abandoned time-travel story "The Lost Road," linking the worlds of Númenor and Middle-earth with other legends. A long essay, "The Lhammas," describes the ever more complex relations of the languages and dialects of Middle-earth, and an etymological dictionary is included.
Hardcover, $30.00 (1987)

The History of The Lord of the Rings: The History of Middle-earth (Vols. 6–9)
Four-volume boxed set. J.R.R. Tolkien's son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, examines the creation of The Lord of the Rings epic from its inception to its finished form. At the core of these books are many early drafts and unpublished passages by Tolkien, which contribute to a thorough understanding of his masterpiece.
Paperback, $50.00 (2000)

    The Return of the Shadow
    The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 6)
    In this volume, Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring and the gradual emergence of the conceptions that transformed what J.R.R. Tolkien long believed would be a far shorter book, "a sequel to The Hobbit." The hobbits, Frodo's companions, undergo changes of name and personality, and other major figures appear in strange modes. Illustrated with reproductions of the first maps and notable pages from the earliest manuscripts.
    Paperback, $14.00 (2000)
    Hardcover, $29.95 (1989)

    The Treason of Isengard
    The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Two: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 7)
    This part of the evolution of The Lord of the Rings begins where The Return of the Shadow ends, after the long halt in the darkness of the Mines of Moria. A chief feature of the book is a full account of the original Map, with redrawings of successive phases. An appendix describes the runic alphabets as they were at that time, with illustrations of the forms and an analysis of the runes used in the Book of Mazarbul, found beside Balin's Tomb in Moria.
    Paperback, $14.00 (2000)
    Hardcover, $29.95 (1989)

    The War of the Ring
    The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Three: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 8)
    This part of the evolution of The Lord of the Rings begins with the Battle of Helm's Deep and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents. Illustrated with plans and drawings of the changing conceptions of Orthanc, Dunharrow, Minas Tirith, and the tunnels of Shelob's Lair.
    Paperback, $14.00 (2000)
    Hardcover, $30.00 (1990)

    Sauron Defeated: The End of the Third Age
    The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part Four: The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 9)
    This volume completes Christopher Tolkien's account of the creation of The Lord of the Rings. It begins with Sam's rescue of Frodo from the Tower of Kirith Ungol and ends with versions of the hitherto unpublished epilogue, in which Sam attempts to answer his children's questions. Illustrated with changing conceptions of Kirith Ungol and Mount Doom, as well as previously unpublished drawings of Orthanc and Dunharrow.
    Paperback, $12.00 (2000)
    Hardcover, $29.95 (1992)
Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One
The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 10)
Christopher Tolkien describes and documents the legends of the Elder Days as they were evolved and transformed by his father in the years after he completed The Lord of the Rings. This book, the first of two companion volumes, is about Morgoth, whose power is incomparably greater than Sauron's. The narrative goes as far as the natural dividing point in the work, when Morgoth destroys the Trees of Light and flees from Valinor bearing the stolen Silmarils.
Hardcover, $30.00 (1993)

The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion, Part Two
The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 11)
Christopher Tolkien recounts from the original texts the evolution of his father's work on The Silmarillion, the legendary history of the Elder Days or First Age, from the completion of The Lord of the Rings in 1949 until J.R.R. Tolkien's death. In this book, the second of two companion volumes, the story returns to Middle-earth and the ruinous conflict of the High Elves and the Men who were their allies with the power of the Dark Lord.
Hardcover, $30.00 (1994)

The Peoples of Middle-earth
The History of Middle-earth (Vol. 12)
The capstone to The History of Middle-earth, in which we find the chronology of later Ages, the hobbit genealogies, and the Western language or Common Speech.
Hardcover, $30.00 (1996)

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Additional Works
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth
A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks, Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and further relates events as told in The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings. Includes maps.
Paperback, $14.00 (2001)
Hardcover, $26.00 (2001)

Farmer Giles of Ham and Other Stories: 50th Anniversary Edition
Edited by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond, illustrated by Pauline Baynes
An expanded edition of the classic, including a map, the original story outline, first-edition illustrations, and the author's notes for an unpublished sequel. This is a lighthearted satire for readers of all ages that tells the tale of a reluctant hero who must save his village from a dragon.
Paperback, $17.00 (1999)

Farmer Giles of Ham and Other Stories
Audio read by Derek Jacobi, unabridged
Cassette (2), $15.00 (2001)

Roverandom
Edited by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond
This children's classic, illustrated with Tolkien's own drawings, is the story of Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy. He must seek out the wizard who wronged him to change him back.
Paperback, $12.00 (1999)
Hardcover, $17.00 (1998)

Roverandom
Audio read by Derek Jacobi, abridged
Cassette (2), $15.00 (2001)

Letters from Father Christmas
A lavish gift book featuring ten envelopes, pullout letters (with a simple "translation" on the back), and pictures that J.R.R. Tolkien, in the guise of Father Christmas, sent to his children over a twenty-year period. The letters tell the story of life at the North Pole and adventures there.
Hardcover, $19.95 (1995)

Letters from Father Christmas: Revised Gift Edition
J.R.R. Tolkien, in the guise of Father Christmas, sent letters to his children over a twenty-year period, telling stories of life at the North Pole.
Paperback, $15.00 (2004)
Hardcover, $20.00 (1999)

Letters from Father Christmas: Revised Gift Edition
Audio read by Derek Jacobi, unabridged
Cassette (2), $15.00 (2000)

The Father Christmas Letters
A holiday classic repackaged in a mini-book edition, containing the letters and drawings that J.R.R. Tolkien sent to his children over a twenty-year period in the guise of Father Christmas.
Hardcover, $5.95 (1998)

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About J.R.R. Tolkien and His Work

The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide
Edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
The definitive handbook to one of the most popular authors of the twentieth century, The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide, by the internationally acclaimed scholars Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond, presents the most thorough analysis possible of Tolkien's work within the important context of his life. The Reader's Guide is an indispensable introduction to Tolkien's life, writings, and art. It includes brief but comprehensive alphabetical entries on a wide range of topics. The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide is the ultimate resource for fans and scholars who wish to gain a complete understanding of Tolkien's life and works.
Reader's Guide, $50.00 (2006)
Chronology, $50.00 (2006)
Boxed Set, $100.00 (2006)

Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism
Edited by Rose A. Zimbardo and Neil D. Isaacs
Definitive essays, spanning fifty years of critical reaction, offer insights and guidance for a new generation.
Paperback, $13.00 (2005)
Hardcover, $25.00 (2004)

On Tolkien: Interviews, Reminiscences, and Other Essays
by Douglas A. Anderson and Marjorie Burns
A rare glimpse into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien through his own words and the words of those closest to him.
Paperback, $14.00 (2005)
Hardcover, $25.00 (2004)

Defending Middle-earth: Tolkien, Myth, and Modernity
by Patrick Curry
A classic of Tolkien criticism, with a new afterword.
Paperback, $12.00 (2004)

The Atlas of Middle-earth: Revised Edition
by Karen Wynn Fonstad
The definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, showing the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. The Atlas illuminates the enchanted world created in The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings. Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day, including all the battles, key locations, and much more. An extensive appendix and index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien's novels.
Paperback, $24.00 (2001)

Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth
by John Garth
The first substantially new biography of Tolkien since 1977, meticulously researched and distilled from his personal wartime papers and other sources. Garth argues that the foundation of tragic experience in the First World War is the key to Middle-earth's enduring power.
Paperback, $14.00 (2005)
Hardcover, $25.00 (2003)

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
by Humphrey Carpenter
The authorized biography of the creator of Middle-earth. Carpenter was given unrestricted access to all of Tolkien's papers and interviewed his friends and family. From these sources he follows the long and painful process of creation that produced The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, and offers a wealth of information about the life and work of the twentieth century's most cherished author.
Paperback, $14.00 (2000)

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Edited by Humphrey Carpenter
J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the twentieth century's most prolific letter writers, pouring his heart and mind into a great stream of correspondence to intimate friends and unknown admirers all over the world. Now expanded with a detailed index, this collection provides an invaluable record that sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius, his thoughts and feelings about his own work, and the evolution of his grand design for the creation of a whole new world, Middle-earth.
Paperback, $15.00 (2000)

J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator
by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond
This volume of more than two hundred full-color illustrations explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. His book illustrations, especially for his tales of Middle-earth, are at the heart of the collection, which also examines pictures he made for his children, his calligraphy, and more.
Paperback, $25.00 (2000)

The Road to Middle-earth: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Tom Shippey
Shippey explores J.R.R. Tolkien's creativity and the sources of his inspiration, showing in detail how Tolkien's scholarly background led him to write his masterworks as well as the material that served as their foundation. An appreciation of the twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, written by Tolkien's son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, is also included.
Paperback, $13.00 (2003)

J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century
by Tom Shippey
The prominent scholar Tom Shippey presents a companion to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, focusing in particular on The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. The core of the book examines The Lord of the Rings as a linguistic and cultural map and as a response to the meaning of myth.
Paperback, $13.00 (2002)
Hardcover, $26.00 (2001)

The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
by Ruth S. Noel
This book contains all fourteen of Tolkien's invented languages, spoken by hobbits, elves, and men of Middle-earth. Includes an English-Elvish glossary, all the runes and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.
Paperback, $16.00 (1980)

The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
Hardcover, $30.00 (2005)

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Movie Tie–in Books

The Lord of the Rings: Complete Visual Companion
by Jude Fisher
The official, fully authorized full-color guide to the characters, places, and landscapes of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth as depicted in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Fully illustrated with almost three hundred color photographs, including new images from the extended director's versions of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, and exclusive "first-look" shots from The Return of the King. This omnibus edition tells the whole story of The Lord of the Rings in rich detail and also includes brand-new sections appearing in print for the first time.
Paperback, $19.95 (2004)

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
by Alan Lee
Hardcover, $30.00 (2005)
A lavish, large-format hardcover edition presenting more than 150 illustrations and 20 full-color paintings from the illustrated Lord of the Rings and from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

The Art of The Lord of the Rings
by Gary Russell
A full-color, large-format look behind the scenes at the conceptual art and design of the Academy Award–winning films. Many of the images in this volume were previously embargoed and have never appeared in book form. The work of Alan Lee and John Howe — the two artists most closely associated with Tolkien's world — is featured, along with that of many other talented artists and designers.
Paperback, $19.95 (2004)
Hardcover, $35.00 (2004)


The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion
by Jude Fisher
The first in a four-book series of full-color, large-format guides to the characters, cultures, and locations of Tolkien's Middle-earth as depicted in the film trilogy. Filled with stunning imagery and an informative narrative text throughout, it contains a unique eight-page gatefold of images.
Hardcover, $19.95 (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: Official Movie Guide
by Brian Sibley
A New York Times bestseller, this title offers a full-color introduction to the talented actors and filmmakers who labored for years to bring Tolkien's work to the screen. The narrative presents an entertaining overview of the conception, design, and logistical challenges of this epic film project.
Paperback, $14.95 (2001)
Hardcover, $24.95 (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring
by Gary Russell
The first in a four-book series featuring the work of Alan Lee and John Howe — the two artists most closely associated with Tolkien's world — along with that of many other talented artists and designers. With everything from pencil sketches to the finished objects, this book gives detailed descriptions of why and how this groundbreaking film looks so spectacular.
Hardcover, $35.00 (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Insider's Guide
by Brian Sibley
The official tie-in companion for younger readers (ages eight and up), packed with fascinating facts, on-set interviews, and unique photos from the filming of the movie trilogy.
Paperback, $6.95 (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Photo Guide
Edited by Alison Sage
The official children's photo guide to the first part of the film trilogy, for ages eight and up.
Paperback, $9.95 (2001)

The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy
by Brian Sibley, with a foreword by Sir Ian McKellen
A New York Times bestseller, this is the definitive account of the creation of an epic film experience. Includes more than three hundred photographs from all three films, most unique to this book, and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.
Paperback, $17.95 (2002)
Hardcover, $29.95 (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Visual Companion
by Jude Fisher, with a foreword by Viggo Mortensen
A New York Times bestseller and the second in a four-book series of full-color, large-format guides to the characters, cultures, and locations of Tolkien's Middle-earth as depicted in the film trilogy. Filled with stunning imagery and an informative narrative text throughout, this edition contains a special eight-page gatefold of images unique to this book.
Hardcover, $18.95 (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Creatures
by David Brawn
This New York Times bestseller offers a fascinating introduction to the monsters and peoples in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, showing how the filmmakers brought the inhabitants of Middle-earth to life for the big screen. Formatted for ages eight and up. Includes a foldout poster.
Paperback, $8.95 (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Photo Guide
by David Brawn
The official children's photo guide to the second part of the film trilogy, for ages eight and up. This edition includes twelve photo stickers.
Paperback, $8.95 (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Two Towers
by Gary Russell, with an afterword by Andy Serkis
The second in a four-book series featuring the work of Alan Lee and John Howe — the two artists most closely associated with Tolkien's world &3151; along with that of many other talented artists and designers. With everything from pencil sketches to the finished objects, this book gives detailed descriptions of why and how this groundbreaking film looks so spectacular.
Hardcover, $35.00 (2003)

The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare
by Chris Smith with John Howe
Lavishly illustrated with a thousand photos, paintings, maps, sculptures, and sketches, this book offers a complete chronicle of The Lord of the Rings's many creatures, warriors, armies, and battlegrounds. With references to the filmmakers' notes, designs, and props, every major conflict is described in detail and is accompanied by a battle diagram from the films' chief designers.
Paperback, $30.00 (2003)
Hardcover, $35.00 (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Visual Companion
by Jude Fisher
The third in a four-book series of full-color, large-format guides to the characters, cultures, and locations of Tolkien's Middle-earth as depicted in the film trilogy. Filled with stunning imagery and an informative narrative text throughout.
Hardcover, $18.95 (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
by Brian Sibley with Andy Serkis
Fully illustrated with more than one hundred exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and drawings, and with contributions from the many designers and animators who brought Gollum to life, this book examines the transition to the big screen of one of literature's most unforgettable creatures. As the filming takes him from London to New Zealand, Andy Serkis explains the methods — and the madness — behind the remarkable five-year process. For ages eight and up.
Paperback, $9.95 (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Return of the King
by Gary Russell
The third in a four-book series featuring the work of Alan Lee and John Howe — the two artists most closely associated with Tolkien's world — along with that of many other talented artists and designers. With everything from pencil sketches to the finished objects, this book gives detailed descriptions of why and how this groundbreaking film looks so spectacular.
Hardcover, $35.00 (2003)

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Children's Books

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit
Illustrated by Alan Lee
Large-format 60th anniversary gift edition includes watercolor paintings and line drawings throughout by Alan Lee.
Hardcover, $35.00 (1997)

The Hobbit
Illustrated by Michael Hague
Oversize edition featuring forty-eight full-color paintings by Michael Hague throughout.
Paperback, $17.95 (1989)
Hardcover, $29.95 (1989)

The Hobbit
Features J.R.R. Tolkien's original jacket design
Hardcover, $16.00 (1938)

The Hobbit — Prelude to The Lord of the Rings
Cover art by Alan Lee
Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo—alone and unaided—who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . .
Paperback, $12.00 (1999)

The Hobbit
Cover art by Peter Sís
Digest-size paperback with flaps, formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans. Includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien. Cover art by Peter Sís.
Paperback, $10.00 (2001)
Hardcover, $18.00 (2001)

The Hobbit, Young Reader's Edition
Cover art by J.R.R. Tolkien
Digest-size paperback with J.R.R. Tolkien cover art and a teaser chapter from The Lord of the Rings. Formated for young readers, including larger print size and wider margins.
Paperback, $10.00 (2002)

The Hobbit
Audio read by Martin Shaw. Contains four cassettes.
Cassette, $25.00 (2000)

Poems from The Hobbit
Miniature gift book of twelve poems plus Gollum's eight riddles, illustrated with thirty of Tolkien's own paintings and drawings.
Hardcover, $5.95 (1999)

Movie Tie-in Books

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Insider's Guide
by Brian Sibley
The official tie-in companion for younger readers (ages eight and up), packed with fascinating facts, on-set interviews, and unique photos from the filming of the movie trilogy.
Paperback, $6.95 (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Photo Guide
Edited by Alison Sage
The official children's photo guide to the first part of the film trilogy, for ages eight and up.
Paperback, $9.95 (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Creatures
by David Brawn
This New York Times bestseller offers a fascinating introduction to the monsters and peoples in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, showing how the filmmakers brought the inhabitants of Middle-earth to life for the big screen. Formatted for ages eight and up. Includes a foldout poster.
Paperback, $8.95 (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Photo Guide
by David Brawn
The official children's photo guide to the second part of the film trilogy, for ages eight and up. This edition includes twelve photo stickers.
Paperback, $8.95 (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
by Brian Sibley with Andy Serkis
Fully illustrated with more than a hundred exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and drawings, and with contributions from the many designers and animators who brought Gollum to life, this book examines the transition to the big screen of one of literature's most unforgettable creatures. As the filming takes him from London to Wellington, Andy Serkis explains the methods — and the madness — behind the remarkable five-year process. For ages eight and up.
Paperback, $9.95 (2003)


Additional Works by J.R.R. Tolkien

Farmer Giles of Ham and Other Stories: 50th Anniversary Edition
Edited by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond, illustrated by Pauline Baynes
An expanded edition of the classic, including a map, the original story outline, first-edition illustrations, and the author's notes for an unpublished sequel. This is a lighthearted satire for readers of all ages that tells the tale of a reluctant hero who must save his village from a dragon.
Paperback, $17.00 (1999)

Farmer Giles of Ham and Other Stories
Audio read by Derek Jacobi, unabridged
Cassette (2), $15.00 (2001)

Roverandom
Edited by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond
This children's classic, illustrated with Tolkien's own drawings, is the story Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy. He must seek out the wizard who wronged him to change him back.
Paperback, $12.00 (1999)
Hardcover, $17.00 (1998)

Roverandom
Audio read by Derek Jacobi, abridged
Cassette (2), $15.00 (2001)

Letters from Father Christmas
A lavish gift book featuring ten envelopes, pullout letters (with a simple "translation" on the back), and pictures that J.R.R. Tolkien, in the guise of Father Christmas, sent to his children over a twenty-year period. The letters tell the story of life at the North Pole and adventures there.
Hardcover, $19.95 (1995)

Letters from Father Christmas: Revised Gift Edition
J.R.R. Tolkien, in the guise of Father Christmas, sent letters to his children over a twenty-year period, telling stories of life at the North Pole.
Paperback, $15.00 (2004)
Hardcover, $20.00 (1999)

Letters from Father Christmas: Revised Gift Edition
Audio read by Derek Jacobi, unabridged
Cassette (2), $15.00 (2000)

The Father Christmas Letters
A mini-book edition of the holiday classic containing the letters and drawings that J.R.R. Tolkien sent to his children over a twenty-year period in the guise of Father Christmas.
Hardcover, $5.95 (1998)

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Gift Editions and Boxed Sets

The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary Edition
A spectacular celebratory edition, including a fully corrected text, two large-format two-color foldout maps, protective slipcase with inset panels, two-color foil stamping, ribbon placemarker, gilded edges, and Tolkien's hand-colored leaves of the Book of Mazarbul.
Hardcover, $100.00 (2004)

The Lord of the Rings: Book and Bookends Gift Set
Presented here with a beautiful jacket unique to this set and chosen by a global fan poll, The Lord of the Rings is paired with limited-edition bookend sculptures, hand-cast in heavyweight polystone and hand-painted by Sideshow/Weta, the Academy Award–winning artisans of the film trilogy. Display box shows all pieces through a windowpane.
Hardcover, $75.00 (2003)

The Lord of the Rings
Three-volume boxed set with more than fifty full-color illustrations throughout by Alan Lee.
Hardcover, $80.00 (2002)


The Lord of the Rings
One-volume centenary edition with fifty full-color illustrations by Alan Lee and a ribbon bookmark.
Hardcover, $70.00 (1991)

The Lord of the Rings
Three-volume boxed set with jackets and box designed by Alan Lee, including large-format foldout maps and extensive appendices.
Hardcover, $65.00 (1988)

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Four-volume boxed set with cover art by Alan Lee.
Paperback, $45.00 (1999)

The Lord of the Rings
Three-volume paperback boxed set; movie tie-in edition.
Paperback, $35.00 (2003)

The Lord of the Rings
Three-volume hardcover boxed set; movie tie-in edition.
Hardcover, $65.00 (2001)

The Silmarillion
Illustrated by Ted Nasmith
This gift edition is a companion to the illustrated editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Hardcover, $35.00 (2004)

The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-earth
by Brian Sibley with John Howe
Best-selling Tolkien expert Brian Sibley presents a slipcased collection of four full-color, large-format maps of Tolkien's imaginary realm, illustrated by John Howe, a conceptual designer for the blockbuster films directed by Peter Jackson. This set includes one slipcase with full-color wraparound illustration with circular cut-out of Bag End door; four maps (fold out to 28-1/4 x 28-3/4: Beleriand, Númenor, The Hobbit, Middle-earth); and one original eighty-page hardcover book, all shrink-wrapped.
Hardcover, $29.95 (2003)

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Resources for Readers and Teachers

The Lord of the Rings Reader's Guide
The perfect guide for reading groups, including discussion questions, biography, resources, and more.

The Lord of the Rings Teacher's Guide
A sixteen-page guide for secondary school educators, including comprehension questions, vocabulary, and discussion and essay topics.

The Hobbit Teacher's Guide
A guide for teaching students ages eight and up.

Lesson Plans for Tolkien's Middle-earth
Plans for secondary school educators teaching the classic novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, including nine thematic units lasting one week each, quizzes, key terms, handouts, discussion topics, activities, and more. Topics and themes cover Literature, Liberal Arts, History, Social Sciences, and Languages.

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