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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:00 PM

Available for the first time in one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien's five acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of 'The Hobbit'. The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are finally together in a volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for readers young and old. / Roverandom is a toy dog who, enchanted by a sand sorcerer, gets to explore the world and encounter strange and fabulous creatures. / Farmer Giles of Ham is fat and unheroic, but - having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant - is called upon to do battle when a dragon comes to town; / The Adventures of Tom Bombadil tells in verse of Tom's many adventures with hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls; / Leaf by Niggle recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle who sets out to paint the perfect tree; / Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.This new collection is fully illustrated throughout by Oscar-winning artist, Alan Lee, who provides a wealth of pencil drawings to bring the stories to life as he did so memorably for The Hobbit and The Children of Hurin.

Alan also provides an Afterword, in which he opens the door into illustrating Tolkien's world. Taken together, this rich collection of new and unknown work from the author of The Children of Hurin will provide the reader with a fascinating journey into lands as wild and strange as Middle-earth.



Tales from the Perilous Realm [Special Edition] (Hardcover)
by J.R.R. Tolkien (Author), Alan Lee (Illustrator)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; De Luxe ed edition (7 Dec 2008)
Language English
ISBN-10: 000728618X
ISBN-13: 978-0007286188

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Tales from the Perilous Realm: Roverandom and Other Classic Faery Stories (Hardcover)
by J.R.R. Tolkien (Author), Alan Lee (Illustrator)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1 Oct 2008)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0007257546
ISBN-13: 978-0007257546
22.6 x 13.4 x 4 cm

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:17 PM

very nice.. i've got them all in paperback.. and maybe one of these days these will get released in the US.. but I doubt it..


*edit* actually not true, I looked and Perilous realm will be coming out in the US on november 17th.


" On fairy stories " is also available in the Del Ray " Tolkien reader " volume..

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:06 PM

very nice.. i've got them all in paperback.. and maybe one of these days these will get released in the US.. but I doubt it..


*edit* actually not true, I looked and Perilous realm will be coming out in the US on november 17th.


" On fairy stories " is also available in the Del Ray " Tolkien reader " volume..

Awesome! I'll get the US edition of Perilous and import the other as I want the hardcover edition.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:11 PM

Personally I'd like to see an edition of " On Fairy stories " and " Beowulf: Monsters and Critics " together in one hard cover volume that didn't cost 100$ from some university press. well.. that and to have the HOME:Index actually get released in the US even if it had to be in paperback..

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:28 PM

Personally I'd like to see an edition of " On Fairy stories " and " Beowulf: Monsters and Critics " together in one hard cover volume that didn't cost 100$ from some university press. well.. that and to have the HOME:Index actually get released in the US even if it had to be in paperback..

With Tolkien, it is sometimes worth it to just import from Amazon UK. Here are a few that I got in the past...

HOME Index (paperback like you mentioned)
Ted Nasmith Illustrated Foster's Guide to Middle Earth (Hardcover)
Silmarillion with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Unfinished Tales with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Fellowship with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Return of the King with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Complete History of Middle Earth(3 volumes). I sold these on Ebay and then used that money to purchase all twelve US first editions of History of Middle Earth.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:40 PM

Personally I'd like to see an edition of " On Fairy stories " and " Beowulf: Monsters and Critics " together in one hard cover volume that didn't cost 100$ from some university press. well.. that and to have the HOME:Index actually get released in the US even if it had to be in paperback..

With Tolkien, it is sometimes worth it to just import from Amazon UK. Here are a few that I got in the past...

HOME Index (paperback like you mentioned)
Ted Nasmith Illustrated Foster's Guide to Middle Earth (Hardcover)
Silmarillion with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Unfinished Tales with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Fellowship with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Return of the King with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Complete History of Middle Earth(3 volumes). I sold these on Ebay and then used that money to purchase all twelve US first editions of History of Middle Earth.



I'd love to, but finances don't allow it.. I was lucky enough to actually get all 12 volumes of HOME but some of them are the Delrays and some of them are the " History of the lord of the rings " I only have the last 4 in hardback. Though I know they are wonderfully impressive to look at.. I don't understand what the problem is either to be honest becuase all of those were in stores for years before the first movie came out.. and then after King came and went.. I can't find the HOME books in anything but the Delray editions of the first 5.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:46 PM

Personally I'd like to see an edition of " On Fairy stories " and " Beowulf: Monsters and Critics " together in one hard cover volume that didn't cost 100$ from some university press. well.. that and to have the HOME:Index actually get released in the US even if it had to be in paperback..

With Tolkien, it is sometimes worth it to just import from Amazon UK. Here are a few that I got in the past...

HOME Index (paperback like you mentioned)
Ted Nasmith Illustrated Foster's Guide to Middle Earth (Hardcover)
Silmarillion with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Unfinished Tales with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Fellowship with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Return of the King with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Complete History of Middle Earth(3 volumes). I sold these on Ebay and then used that money to purchase all twelve US first editions of History of Middle Earth.



I'd love to, but finances don't allow it.. I was lucky enough to actually get all 12 volumes of HOME but some of them are the Delrays and some of them are the " History of the lord of the rings " I only have the last 4 in hardback. Though I know they are wonderfully impressive to look at.. I don't understand what the problem is either to be honest becuase all of those were in stores for years before the first movie came out.. and then after King came and went.. I can't find the HOME books in anything but the Delray editions of the first 5.

Actually, I ordered all 12 1st Editions off Amazon new last year. And most of them were 33% off. I think two of them I had to buy at cover-price. They just don't seem to be the popular in the US and that is why I guess they never offered the Three Volume omnibus set here.

Edit: Just did a search at Amazon and you can still get all the hardcover 1st Editions NEW from them. Most are 33% off.

Edited by Hyborian Frog, 13 October 2008 - 09:53 PM.


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Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:59 PM

Personally I'd like to see an edition of " On Fairy stories " and " Beowulf: Monsters and Critics " together in one hard cover volume that didn't cost 100$ from some university press. well.. that and to have the HOME:Index actually get released in the US even if it had to be in paperback..

With Tolkien, it is sometimes worth it to just import from Amazon UK. Here are a few that I got in the past...

HOME Index (paperback like you mentioned)
Ted Nasmith Illustrated Foster's Guide to Middle Earth (Hardcover)
Silmarillion with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Unfinished Tales with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Fellowship with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Return of the King with JRR Cover (Hardcover matches US Hobbit with JRR cover)
Complete History of Middle Earth(3 volumes). I sold these on Ebay and then used that money to purchase all twelve US first editions of History of Middle Earth.



I'd love to, but finances don't allow it.. I was lucky enough to actually get all 12 volumes of HOME but some of them are the Delrays and some of them are the " History of the lord of the rings " I only have the last 4 in hardback. Though I know they are wonderfully impressive to look at.. I don't understand what the problem is either to be honest becuase all of those were in stores for years before the first movie came out.. and then after King came and went.. I can't find the HOME books in anything but the Delray editions of the first 5.

Actually, I ordered all 12 1st Editions off Amazon new last year. And most of them were 33% off. I think two of them I had to buy at cover-price. They just don't seem to be the popular in the US and that is why I guess they never offered the Three Volume omnibus set here.

Edit: Just did a search at Amazon and you can still get all the hardcover 1st Editions NEW from them. Most are 33% off.



yeah, I know they are still out there.. though occasionally Lays of Beleriand spikes to 80$ for some reason. Its just one of those things that I have to make up my mind to outlay the 210$ or whatever it is to get the 9 I still need.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:02 PM

Check these out. These are the UK editions I imported last year. They have Tolkien dust-jacket art that is very nice and matches the version of the hobbit that is out in the US. They should have released these in the US.

Silmarillion

http://www.amazon.co...R...1359&sr=1-4

Unifinished Tales

http://www.amazon.co...J...1407&sr=1-2

The Fellowship of the Ring

http://www.amazon.co...s...1454&sr=1-2

The Two Towers

http://www.amazon.co...w...1542&sr=1-2

Return of the King

http://www.amazon.co...-...1580&sr=1-5

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:34 PM

yeah those are nice.. You said you had them right? Can you take a picture of them as a group? I mean do they have matching spines and stuff?

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:53 PM

Very, very sweet.
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream. - Edgar Allen Poe

It's the olden lure, it's the golden lure, it's the lure of the timeless things. - Robert Service

For the myth is the foundation of life; it is the timeless schema, the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces its traits out of the unconscious. - Thomas Mann

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. - Norman Maclean

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:57 PM

yeah those are nice.. You said you had them right? Can you take a picture of them as a group? I mean do they have matching spines and stuff?

Yes, I have them. They are all the same size and even match the size of the History of Middle Earth 1st Editions. I'll take a pic with my fiancee's camera and post them later tonight.

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And you will also see the Ted Nasmith Illustrated version of Robert Foster's guide matches the US Illustrated versions of Silmarillion, Hobbit, and LOTR.

Edited by Hyborian Frog, 14 October 2008 - 12:00 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2008 - 12:12 AM

very nice. A lot of people don't mind mis matched editions.. to me its a real bugbear.. the fact that in the UK book stores you can tell a series becuase it looked like a series.. US book shops look like anarchy by comparison..

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 02:37 AM

Frog, you are one quality-book-collectin' fool! DAMN nice collection. B) Looks like a good set of REH stuff there, too. :)

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:21 AM

Hey Frog, can I come to live with you?

Pretty please?

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All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream. - Edgar Allen Poe

It's the olden lure, it's the golden lure, it's the lure of the timeless things. - Robert Service

For the myth is the foundation of life; it is the timeless schema, the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces its traits out of the unconscious. - Thomas Mann

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. - Norman Maclean

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:04 AM

THAT is a nice looking collection!

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:25 PM

wow that is nice.

your not kidding about those looking nice..

but you don't have the History of the Hobbit set?

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:42 PM

wow that is nice.

your not kidding about those looking nice..

but you don't have the History of the Hobbit set?

I may add these in the future, but I never get around to it. Kinda like you with the 1st Editions of HOME.

I am in the process of weeding my collection as I am getting married this summer. I've sold 50% of my collection and even so, I still have quite alot. I may quit buying the reprints of Savage Sword and Conan Chronicles also. Basically, I am trying to just keep the best-of-the best. But it is hard to do when you are a book fiend like me. I work at a academic library doing acquisitions also. lol

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:43 AM

A very cool essay from Steve Tompkins over on the Cimmerian blog...

http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=2763

Looks like we'll be getting JRRT's stab at the Sigurd and Gudrun tales pretty soon. Looks good. :D

Now, if they'll only publish that "Fall of Arthur" fragment...

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 05:37 AM

I'm desperately hoping that Christopher will Publish as much as he can before he inevitably passes on.. I know some of the relatives (Grandkids? Nephews or something?) Can't be trusted due to some comments made in the past and one of them getting a crummy mystery novel published based solely on his last name..



I'm just sorry that yet again its publishing something that was never Finished.