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Tolkien: A Look Behind 'the Lord of the Rings (Gollancz)

By: Lin Carter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Orion Pub Co: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 042214

ISBN: 0575075481

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's cloth. Revised and updated by academic Adam Roberts. A survey of background literature to Tolkien's books. First edition thus. Near fine. xv, 188pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

History Through the Mind's Eye: A Review of The Lord of the Rings (in the Saturday Review Vol. 39, No. 4)

By: Louis J. Halle; Editor- L. L. Day

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Saturday Review Associates: January 28, 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013665

Condition: Very Good +


Contains one of the early U.S. reviews of The Lord of the Rings. Pages tanned from age. Covers lightly shelf-worn. Full refund if not satisfied.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Dictionary of Imaginary Places (First Edition)

By: Manguel; Greenfield

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040175

ISBN: 0025793101

Condition: Near Fine


Throughout the ages, writers have created an astonishing diversity of imaginary places, worlds of enchantment, horror and delight. This guidebook takes the reader on a tour of more than 1200 imaginary cities, islands, countries, and continents, from Homer to the late 1990s. Places visited include Atlantis, Dracula's Castle, Middle Earth, Baskerville Hall, Utopia, and Earthsea. The inspiration comes from writers as diverse as Lewis Carroll, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sir Arthu... View more info

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Second Friends: C.S. Lewis and Ronald Knox in Conversation

By: Milton Walsh

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Ignatius Press: 2008

Seller ID: 012500

ISBN: 1586172409

Condition: New


C.S. Lewis and Ronald Knox were two of the most popular authors of Christian apologetics in the twentieth century ... and for many years they were neighbors in Oxford. In Second Friends, Milton Walsh (Author, Ronald Knox as Apologist) delves into their writings and compares their views on a variety of compelling topics, such asthe existence of God, the divinity of Christ, the problem of suffering, miracles, the way of Love, the role of religion in society, and prayer. Th... View more info

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C. S. Lewis in Context (First Edition, Review Copy) University Press, 1994. First edition. Review Copy.

By: MYERS, DORIS T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kent, Ohip and London, England, MYERS, DORIS T., C. S. Lewis in Context. Kent, Ohio & London, England: The Kent State University Press, 1994. First edition. Review Copy.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035343

Condition: Very Good +


In the first half of the twentieth century the nature of language was debated. Myers argues that Lewis's fiction was written within the context of that debate and thus he was not a man out of touch with his times as is sometimes asserted. Green cloth boards with black text on the spine. 248pp. including index. The background of the dust wrapper is green. Title and author are in white. There are four blocks of very small text in black. The wrapper flaps are white wi... View more info

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MYTHPRINT [3 ISSUES FROM 1971] First Editions

By: MYTHPRINT

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, The Mythopoeic Society: 1971

Edition: First Editions

Seller ID: 035366

Condition: Very Good


Mythprint the Monthly Bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society interested in the study, discussion, and enjoyment of myth, fantasy & imaginative literature, especially the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis & Charles Williams. April 1971 Vol 3 No 4 bound with staples. Six unpaginated pages. Cover story: The Figure of Aragorn. August 1971 Vol 4 No 2 bound with staples. Six unpaginated pages. Cover story: The Dwarves & the Orcs. September, 1971 Vol 4 No 3 bound with st... View more info

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Tolkien's World: Paintings of Middle Earth

By: Nasmith, Howe, Edelfeldt and others

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 1992

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 035353

Condition: Fine


Paintings by Nasmith, Howe, Edelfeldt, Hague, Phenix, Lee, Garland, Goldsmith, and Galuidi. 60 full page images in all. The book is 11" x 8 3/4". Gray-Blue cloth boards, plain on front and back. Gilt lettering on spine. The dust wrapper has Alan Lee illustrations on front and back. The book is fine except for minor wear on the bottom edge from shelf contact. The unclipped dust wrapper is also near fine, just lacking the crispness to be fine.Shelley and Son Books spe... View more info

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Unancestral Voice

By: Owen Barfield

Price: $19.99

Publisher: Barfield Press UK: 2010

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 012296

ISBN: 095595827X

Condition: New


Unancestral Voice is the story of a modern-day spiritual quest. Step by step, Barfield explores the power of the creative imagination to meet the great challenges of our time. "This book has a remarkable unity; it is a well-sustained defence of a very consistent theme - that of the 'evolution of consciousness' " - Frontier "The voice of each one's mind speaking from the depths within himself" - Owen Barfield "A clear, powerful thinker, and a subtle on... View more info

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The Rediscovery of Meaning and Other Essays (Signed first edition)

By: Owen Barfield

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037087

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth boards with text in gilt on the spine. The dust wrapper has a light tan background and lettering in brown. The name "Owen Barfield" is huge and printed in landscape perspective rather than portrait. A beautiful Copy. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Sharing the Narnia Experience: A Family Guide to C. S. Lewis's the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

By: Paul Friskney

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Standard Publishing Company: 2005

Seller ID: 012504

ISBN: 0784717737

Condition: New


A thoughtful exciting family guide to C.S. Lewis's classic story. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Dissension among judges (column). Philip Toynbee 1961 review predicts Tolkien's demise. First Edition.

By: Philip Toynbee

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, The Observer: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039648

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. August 6, 1961 London Observer newspaper. When the Lord of the Rings was first published in the mid 1950s, reviews were mixed, but mostly positive. In 1961 a negative review contained a statement about the literary marketplace that is surely the most erroneous in history. Philip Toynbee, prominent literary critic, wrote in his column that Tolkien's books ?have passed into a merciful oblivion." What actually happened? The Lord of the Rings became the ... View more info

The British General Election of 1945 (First Edition)

By: R. B. McCallum and Alison Readman

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, New York, Toronto, Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press: 1947

Seller ID: 042330

Condition: Good


McCallum was an Inkling. This book is hard to find.Black cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. Red top stain. 311 pp. Tan dust wrapper with text in black and red. Mylar cover. Ex-library with an unusually large amount of library spore. Book and dust wrapper are Good only. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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The Hobbit LP record RANKIN/BASS,

By: RANKIN/BASS

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Disneyland Records: 1977

Seller ID: 035351

Condition: Very Good +


Songs & Dialogue from the Original Soundtrack of 1977 animated motion picture plus a 12 page book with color illustrations. LP sleeve with full color pictorial on front and back. The sleeve opens like a book and inside there is the twelve page booklet and access to the vinyl record. The sleeve is VG with general wear. The vinyl is beautiful - fine condition and it looks virtually unplayed.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

C. S. Lewis, A Biography

By: Roger Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 038322

Condition: Very Good +


Green was one of Lewis's closest friends in the fifties and he was likely the person that worked most closely with Lewis on the Narniad. Green, if memory serves us correctly, is the one who suggested the title The Chronicles of Narnia for the series. Hooper was Lewis's personal secretary in the final months of Lewis's life and has played and still plays a key role in seeing the works of Lewis get published. Since Shelley and Son Books is located in North Carolina, van... View more info

With the Pilgrims to Canterbury and the History of the Hospital of Saint Thomas (Signed First Edition)

By: S. Gordon Wilson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Society of Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 042213

Condition: Very Good -


Author's gift inscription on half title page. Orange cloth. Illustrated. Frontispiece. First free end paper gone. Textured end papers. Spine sunned. xii, 13-90pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Inklings and King Arthur: J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain (Signed First Edition)

By: Sorina Higgins

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Apocryphile Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 039737

ISBN: 1944769897

Condition: New


Will King Arthur ever return to England? He already has. In the midst of war-torn Britain, King Arthur returned in the writings of the Oxford Inklings. Learn how J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield brought hope to their times and our own in their Arthurian literature. Although studies of the Oxford Inklings abound, astonishingly enough, none has yet examined their great body of Arthurian work. Yet each of these major writers tackled serious... View more info

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The Spiritual Legacy of C. S. Lewis

By: Terry W. Glaspey

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: 012420

ISBN: 1581822162

Condition: New


As one of the most brilliant and creative minds of the twentieth century, C. S. Lewis crosses over all literary, philosophical, and religious boundaries. A world-renowned scholar of medieval literature at Oxford University, he was able to write and lecture in such clear, direct language that ordinary men and women were fully able to comprehend the truths he extolled. He was a successful writer, the prolific author of such classic masterpieces as The Screwtape Letters, Th... View more info

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THE J. R. R. TOLKIEN CALENDAR 1975

By: TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1974

Seller ID: 038343

Condition: Very Good


This is the third annual calendar. It features paintings from "Portfolio for Middle-Earth" by Tim Kirk. 12" x 13". The paintings are as follows: January, Smaug; February, The Riddle Game; March, Fire and Water; April, Frodo Meditates; May, Moggot's Farm; June, The Well in Moria; Two page centerpiece, Gandalf and Bilbo; July, The Mirrormere; August, Galadriel; September, The Road to Minas Tirith; October, Two Orcs; November, The Cracks of Doom; December... View more info

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TOLKIEN CALENDAR 2002 THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

By: TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2001

Seller ID: 038344

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated by Ted Nasmith. 12" x 12". The illustrations are as follows: January, Last Sight of Hobbiton; February, Beyond the Forest; March, A Song in the Trollshaws; April, At the Ford; May, Gandalf Escapes Upon Gwaihir; June, The Fellowship Leaving Rivendell; Centerpiece, untitled double page poster; July, At the Bridge; August, The Great Tree at Caras Galadhon; September, Lady Galadriel; October, The Pillars of the Kings; November, Boromir; December, At the... View more info

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The Children of Hurin (First printing of the first American edition)

By: TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin: 2007

Edition: First Printing of the First Amer

Seller ID: 038334

Condition: Fine


First American Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. Pictorial dust wrapper.Fine book in fine dust wrapper.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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The Hobbit

By: TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society:

Seller ID: 038337

Condition: New


New in black slip case and in original shrink wrap. Year of publication not known. Spine is peach color with swirling gilt decoration. A black cloth label hosts the author and title in gilt. New in original shrink wrap.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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The Fellowship of the Ring (3 volume set)

By: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 1988

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 040147

ISBN: 0395489318

Condition: Near Fine


The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume epic, is set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth - home to many strange beings, and most notably hobbits, a peace-loving "little people," cheerful and shy. Since its original British publication in 1954-55, the saga has entranced readers of all ages. It is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale. Critic Michael Straight has hailed it as one of the "very few works of genius in recent literature.... View more info

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The Soul of The Lion, The Witch, & the Wardrobe (First edition)

By: VEITH, GENE

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, CO, Victor: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038332

Condition: Like New


First Edition. Out of print. Hardcover. Green cloth boards with gilt text on front cover and spine. Pictorial dust wrapper. Like new.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

By: Ward, Michael

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037251

ISBN: 019973870X

Condition: New


This is the book about Ward's amazing discovery of a completely unknown level of reading the Narnia books. Amazing.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Tolkien Criticism; An Annotated Checklist (First edition)

By: WEST, RICHARD C., compiler

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kent State University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038345

Condition: Very Good


This book is number eleven in the Serif Series of Bibliographies and Checklists. It contains four sections. Tolkien's Writings; Critical Works on Tolkien; Book Reviews; Index of Titles.Plain yellow cloth boards with black text on the spine. 73 pp.This is an ex-library book with library spore. VG condition.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

Nightmare Alley (First Edition)

By: WIlliam Lindsay Gresham

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Toronto, Rinehart and Company: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042328

Condition: Very Good


This is the first book by Joy Davidman's first husband and is dedicated to her. It is the basis for the movie by the same name starring Tyrone Power.New York, Toronto: Rinehart and Company, 1946. First edition.Black cloth boards. On the spine some of the gilt text is against the black background and some of it is against a green background. Green top stain. 275 pp. Green pictorial dust wrapper with white text.The book has enough normal wear to call it VG and the dus... View more info

The Image of Man in C. S. Lewis

By: William Luther White

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Nashville and New York, Abingdon Press: 1969

Seller ID: 041610

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's cloth. Dust jacket is not price clipped. 239pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Arthurian Torso

By: Williams, Charles & Lewis, C. S.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1969

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 026995

Condition: Near Fine


Navy blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket is light brown with title in red and other text in dark brown. The front cover also has a geometric design. Book and jacket are close to fine. The book has an owner's name and the back of the jacket has a small red mark, possibly from the publisher.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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Pleasures Forevermore; The Theology of C. S. Lewis (Signed First Edition)

By: Willis, John Randolph, S. J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Loyola University Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 027038

Condition: Near Fine


Burnt orange cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. 157pp. Pictorial dust jacket. There are pencil notes inside the back cover and some in the text. The jacket is good only due to substantial wear.The book discusses the theology of C. S. Lewis from a Catholic perspective.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info

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The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

By: Zaleski, Philip; Zaleski, Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2015

Seller ID: 040858

ISBN: 0374154090

Condition: New


Black cloth. Blue spine lettering. New copy. This book would make a great gift. Illustrated. 644pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Cobweb Curtain (First Edition)

By: [BAYNES, PAULINE] KORALEK, JENNY

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038347

Condition: Near Fine


A Christmas story based on a legend told by William Barclay. With marvelous illustrations from the distinctive brush of Pauline Baynes who illustrated for Tolkien and Lewis.The oblong book has an illustrated glossy cover. Unpaginated but about 32 pages. The dust wrapper has the same illustration as the book cover.Condition is extremely close to fine for both book and dust wrapper. Two very small bumps along bottom edge of front cover. Shelley and Son Books specialize... View more info

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The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King

By: [TOLKIEN, J. R. R.] JACKSON, PETER, Director

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 038342

Condition: Near Fine


Two discs and booklet in plastic case pictorially illustrated. Near fine condition.Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien & the Inklings View more info