17 thoughts on “My Tolkien Book Collection

  1. Awesome collection! I was wondering if you are planning on buying any other illustrated editions. I have the Nasmith illustrated Silmarillion and am planning on getting the Alan Lee Hobbit and LotR. Have those ever interested you?
    BTW, Happy Easter!

  2. Great collection, James. Thanks for sharing! If you haven’t already, check out Dr. Brad Birzer’s book on Tolkien, “JRR Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-Eart.” He does a great job delving into Tolkien’s faith and the mythology and how those are intertwined. Dr. Birzer is also one of my professors, and he is one of the best authors I’ve read and probably the best prof I have had in college. His book is certainly a prominent part of my Tolkien collection.

  3. Wonderful collection, and its beautiful arrangement has gladdened this retired librarian’s heart!

  4. Great collection! I’ve just got the essential copies of the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, the Silmarillion and the Children of Hurin, but I’m looking out for some more! I came across your blog a few weeks ago and I’ve went through and read every single one of your posts. They are all great! Your Sherlock Holmes blog is also really cool. 🙂

  5. Really cool video! When are you going to make an updated video of your collection with the Story of Kullervo and Beren and Luthien deluxe editions?

  6. Fascinating to see recent editions of Tolkien’s works (and studies of his creations), so many of which I never knew existed! My Tolkien collection goes back nearly forty years and comprises rather different editions as well as posters and hundreds of gaming miniatures. I have added several volumes related to Mr. Jackson’s Middle Earth sextet one of which (“Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit”) only arrived last week and has yet to leave the shipping box. I enjoy reading your essays and explorations on your blog which I only found last month. I look forward to more insights!

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