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Tolkien, J. R. R.
The Lays of Beleriand: History of Middle-Earth Series Vol. III. Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
A Very Good plus copy (evidence of glue residue on the front and rear pastedowns) in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. This volume in the History of Middle Earth series is a treasure trove of lore for old and new friends of Middle-earth. Here we learn of the hero of the Lay of Leithian. We learn as well of the early years of Turin the Tall, as he journeys through darkness on his quest to find his father. Read of his rescue by Beleg the Brave, and of the dark destiny that haunts their friendship! Only the genius of Tolkien could create a fantasy more real than reality, a reality more fantastic than fantasy!

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Tolkien, J. R. R.
The War of the Ring : The History of the Lord of the Rings (Pt. 3) (History of Middle-Earth Volume VIII). Edited by Christopher
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. In this third volume about the writing of "The Lord of the Rings" Christopher Tolkien begins with the Battle of Helm's Deep followed by an account of how Frodo, Sam and Gollum were finally brought to the Pass if Cirigh Ungol. Then comes the war in Gondor, and this volume ends with the parley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor.

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Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Book of Lost of Lost Tales: Part One.
A Near Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket with one short closed edge tear to the top edge of the rear panel and a small scuff to the foredge of the jacket. No names or marks to the text. The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916-17 when he was twenty-five years old and left incomplete several years later. It stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, for these tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend, they are set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the Ocean by a mariner named Eriol (or AElfwine) to Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle, where elves dwelt; from him they learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In these Tales are found the earliest accounts and original ideas of Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs, and Orcs; of the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor; of Nargothrond and Gondolin; of the geography and cosmology of Middle-earth. Volume One contains the tales of The Music of the Ainur, The Building of valinor, The Chaining of Melko, The coming of the Elves and The Flight of the Noldoli, among others. Each tale is followed by a short essay by Christopher Tolkien, the author's son and literary executor.

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Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. Edited by Humphrey Carpenter with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The selection of the writer's correspondence contains 354 letters, dating between October 1914, when Tolkien was an undergraduate at Oxford, and 29 August 1973, four days before his death. Two notable exchanges concern Nazi Germany and war.In letters 29 and 30, it appears that a German translation of The Hobbit was being negotiated in 1938. The German firm enquired whether Tolkien was of Arisch (Aryan) origin. Tolkien was infuriated by this, and wrote two drafts of possible replies for his publisher to choose.[1] The first one is not present in it Tolkien is assumed to have refused to give any declaration whatsoever of his racial origins. The second, surviving, draft included:Thank you for your letter ... I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by arisch. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people.A former signals officer at the Battle of the Somme, Tolkien frequently expressed his great dislike for war, whatever the cause. This is evident in a great many letters which he wrote during the Second World War to his son Christopher, which often invoke a sense of gloom. Notable among these is his reaction to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, in which he refers to the bombmakers of the Manhattan Project as "lunatics" and "Babel builders".

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Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Lost Road and Other Writings. The History of Middle Earth Volume V.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price-clipped dust jacket. At the end of 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien set aside his most elaborated writing on the myths and heroic legends of Valinor and Meddle-earth to begin working on "The Lord of the Rings." In this fifth volume of "The History of Middle-earth", Tolkien's son Christopher has edited the manuscripts his father left behind which completes the presentation of his writing on those themes up to that time.

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Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Shaping of Middle-Earth: History of Middle-Earth Volume IV.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This fourth volume of The History of Middle-earth presents early versions of those first tales, from the creation myth to the fall of Morgoth. Writings include a chronology of the events in Beleriand, the first Silmarillion map, and the only known description of the physical nature of Middle-earth's universe. Detailed annotations highlight changes ranging from the spelling of Elvish names to pivotal emendations whose effects reach even to the war of the ring. The Shaping of Middle-earth presents a solid framework by which to trace the development of the early lore of Middle-earth. It is a truly indispensable reference work for those familiar with the history of that endlessly beloved land--and fascinating reading for those just entering that world.

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Tolkien, J.R.R.
The War of the Jewels. The History of Middle-Earth: Volume XI. The Later Silmarillion, Part Two.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In volume eleven of The History of Middle-earth, 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 volume ten, Morgoth's Ring, the narrative was taken only as far as the natural dividing point in the work, when Morgoth destroyed the Trees of Light and fled from Valinor bearing the stolen Silmarils. In The War of the Jewels, 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. With the publication in this book of all of J.R.R. Tolkien's later narrative writing concerned with the last centuries of the First Age, the long history of The Silmarillion, from its beginnings in The Book of Lost Tales, is completed; the enigmatic state of the work at his death can now be understood. A chief element in The War of the Jewels is a major story of Middle-earth, now published for the first time - a continuation of the great "saga" of Turin Turambar and his sister Nienor, the children of Hurin the Steadfast. This is the tale of the disaster that overtook the forest people of Brethil when Hurin came among them after his release from long years of captivity in Angband, the fortress of Morgoth. The uncompleted text of the Grey Annals, the primary record of the War of the Jewels, is given in full; the geography of Beleriand is studied in detail, with redrawings of the final state of the map; and a long essay on the names and relations of all the peoples of Middle-earth shows more clearly than any writing yet published the close connection between the language and history in Tolkien's world. The text also provides new information, including some knowledge of the divine powers, the Valar.

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