This is a list of every first printing on paper that contains writing or art by JRR Tolkien.  Printed adaptations of Tolkien’s work that preserve the general narrative of his fictional writing are included. To be considered a unique, distinct publication there must be previously unpublished work or a new title/work permutation. Short quotes and excerpts from Tolkien’s writing are generally not considered a “work” unless they are being printed for the first time.

  • 1992 – Sauron Defeated: The End of the Third Age (History of Middle-Earth) – First Printing – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

    1992 - Sauron Defeated: The End of the Third Age (History of Middle-Earth) - First Printing - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin
    Series: History of Middle-earth (Book 9) Hardcover: 496 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (October 27, 1992) Language: English ISBN-10: 0395606497 ISBN-13: 978-0395606490 Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.5 x 8.7 inches In the first part of Sauron Defeated, Christopher Tolkien completes his account of the writing of The Lord of the Rings, beginning with Sam’s rescue of Frodo from the Tower of Kirith ...
  • 1992 – The Superior Galleries May 9th, 1992 Auction of Autographs, Manuscripts & Select Books – Tolkien Letters – Superior Galleries

    1992 - The Superior Galleries May 9th, 1992 Auction of Autographs, Manuscripts & Select Books - Tolkien Letters - Superior Galleries
    Hammond Page Ref.: p.368.Notes Lot 69 is accompanied by a photograph of four letters to Patricia Kirke written between 1955 and 1959. The excerpt visible in the photograph discuss personal matters and arrangements for a meeting. The letters would appear to have been part of lot 362 of the Sotheby’s auction English Literature and History. These letters are ...
  • 1992 – The Tolkien Diary – Contains Tolkien Art – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

    1992 - The Tolkien Diary - Contains Tolkien Art - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin
    Hardcover Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (October 27, 1992) Language: English ISBN-10: 0395636302 ISBN-13: 978-0395636305 Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 7.1 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces This hardsomely produced desk diary includes 12 full-page illustrations by Tolkien himself plus a wealth of line drawings and decorations. Special dates that relate to the author’s life and work are noted, with apposite quotations from The ...
  • 1992 – The Tolkien Family Album – Hardcover – John Tolkien, Priscilla Tolkien – Houghton Mifflin

    1992 - The Tolkien Family Album - Hardcover - John Tolkien, Priscilla Tolkien - Houghton Mifflin
    Notes As well as containing a host of photographs and other mementos, this biographical account of Tolkien’s life includes: Page 22 – A ‘coded’ letter created by Tolkien for Father Francis Morgan accompanied by a limerick. Page 32 – Cover of the Exeter College Smoker. Page 33 – Namárië in tengwar script, reprinted from The Road Goes Ever On. Page ...
  • 1992 – Vinyar Tengwar 26 – Ugluk to the Dung-pit

    1992 - Vinyar Tengwar 26 - Ugluk to the Dung-pit
    Vinyar Tengwar 26 is the twenty-sixth issue of Vinyar Tengwar, a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, devoted to the scholarly study of the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien. “Ai Tuor” — trans. by Christopher Gilson. “Uglúk to the Dung-pit” — analysis by Carl F. Hostetter. The above article is previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien archives. “Lant ...
  • 1993 – Morgoth’s Ring: The Later Silmarillion – First Printing – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

    1993 - Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion - First Printing - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin
      Hardcover: 471 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (December 14, 1993) Language: English ISBN-10: 0395680921 ISBN-13: 978-0395680926 Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.2 x 8.7 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds In Morgoth’s Ring, the tenth volume of The History of Middle-earth and the first of two companion volumes, Christopher Tolkien describes and documents the legends of the Elder Days, as they were evolved and transformed ...
  • 1993 – Vinyar Tengwar 27 – Trees of Silver and of Gold: A Guide to the Koivieneni Manuscript

    1993 - Vinyar Tengwar 27 - Trees of Silver and of Gold: A Guide to the Koivieneni Manuscript
    Vinyar Tengwar 27 is the twenty-seventh issue of Vinyar Tengwar, a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, devoted to the scholarly study of the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien. “Valar Empannen Aldaru” — Patrick H. Wynne. “In a Hole in the Ground There Lived a Marbit: A Brief Report on ELFCon III” — Patrick Wynne. “Trees of Silver ...
  • 1993 – Vinyar Tengwar 28 – The Bodleian Declensions

    1993 - Vinyar Tengwar 28 - The Bodleian Declensions
    Vinyar Tengwar 28 is the twenty-eighth issue of Vinyar Tengwar, a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, devoted to the scholarly study of the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Bodleian Declensions” — Analysis by Christopher Gilson, Patrick H. Wynne, and Carl F. Hostetter. The above article is previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien archives. “Transitions in ...
  • 1993 – Vinyar Tengwar 29 – The “King’s Letter”, version “II”

    1993 - Vinyar Tengwar 29 - The “King’s Letter”, version “II”
    Vinyar Tengwar 29 is the twenty-ninth issue of Vinyar Tengwar, a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, devoted to the scholarly study of the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien. Cover: “The King’s Letter”, version ‘II’ — facsimile. The above article is previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien archives. “The Tengwar Versions of the King’s Letter” — An ...
  • 1994 – Poems and Stories – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

    1994 - Poems and Stories - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin
    Hardcover: 342 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (March 16, 1994) Language: English ISBN-10: 0395689996 ISBN-13: 978-0395689998 Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son, a play in alliterative verse on the historical Battle of Maldon. “Farmer Giles of Ham”, a novella about an English farmer who encounters a dragon. “Smith of Wootton Major”, another novella, ...
  • 1994 – The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion – First Printing – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

    1994 - The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion - First Printing - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin
    Series: History of Middle-Earth (Book 11) Hardcover: 488 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (December 6, 1994) Language: English ISBN-10: 0395710413 ISBN-13: 978-0395710418 Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.2 x 8.7 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds In volumes ten and 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 ...
  • 1994 – Vinyar Tengwar 36 – Previously Unpublished Material from Tolkien Archives – Booklet

    1994 - Vinyar Tengwar 36 - Previously Unpublished Material from Tolkien Archives - Booklet
    Vinyar Tengwar 36 is the thirty-sixth issue of Vinyar Tengwar, a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, devoted to the scholarly study of the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien. “Marquette University MS Tolkien 3/8/2:5 verso” — facsimile. “The Entu, Ensi, Enta Declension” — Christopher Gilson. The above article is previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien archives. “Transitions in ...
  • 1995 – J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator – Hardcover – Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull – Houghton Mifflin

    1995 - J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator - Hardcover - Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull - Houghton Mifflin
    Hardcover: 207 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (October 27, 1995) Language: English ISBN-10: 039574816X ISBN-13: 978-0395748169 Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds J.R.R. Tolkien, renowned author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was an artist in pictures as well as in words. Though he often remarked that he had no talent for ...
  • 1995 – Letters From Father Christmas – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    1995 - Letters From Father Christmas - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Age Range: 4 – 7 years Grade Level: Preschool – 3 Hardcover: 28 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (October 27, 1995) Language: English ISBN-10: 0395741327 ISBN-13: 978-0395741320 Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces This sumptuous gift book originates from the beautiful letters and drawings that J.R.R. Tolkien, in the guise of Father Christmas, sent to ...
  • 1995 – Mythos Journal Winter 1995 – Unpublished Tolkien Excerpts on Smith of Wootton Major – Booklet –

    1995 - Mythos Journal Winter 1995 - Unpublished Tolkien Excerpts on Smith of Wootton Major - Booklet -
    Includes article Pitfalls in Faërie by Verlyn Flieger which quotes extensively from an unpublished essay by Tolkien concerning Smith of Wootton Major. Reprinted in a slightly altered form in A Question of Time. Information Source http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=71130
  • 1995 – Parma Eldalamberon; no. 11 – I Lam na Ngoldathon, The Grammar and Lexicon of The Gnomish Tongue

    1995 - Parma Eldalamberon; no. 11 - I Lam na Ngoldathon, The Grammar and Lexicon of The Gnomish Tongue
    Edited by Christopher Gilson, Patrick Wayne, Arden R Smith, and Carl F Hostetter Copyright 1995 by Tolkien Trust. Parma Eldalamberon No.11 presents the Gnomish Lexicon (selections from which were published in the Appendices to The Book of Lost Tales ) in its entirety. This is the dictionary of the language called Goldogrin, or I-Lam na-Ngoldathon, which Tolkien ...
  • 1995 – The Poetical Cat – Cat On The Mat – Hardcover – Felicity Bast – Farrar Straus & Giroux

    1995 - The Poetical Cat - Cat On The Mat - Hardcover - Felicity Bast - Farrar Straus & Giroux
    Author Edited by Felicity Bast Publisher New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux Released 1995 Format Hardcover Pages 144 ISBN 978-0374235406 The Poetical Cat: An Anthology is a collection of poems about cats, illustrated by Robert Clyde Anderson. The anthology includes J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem “Cat”, apparently entitled “Cat On The Mat” in this book, which was originally published in The Adventures of ...
  • 1995 – Vinyar Tengwar 37 – The Túrin Prose Fragment – Booklet

    1995 - Vinyar Tengwar 37 - The Túrin Prose Fragment - Booklet
    Vinyar Tengwar 37 is the thirty-seventh issue of Vinyar Tengwar, a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, devoted to the scholarly study of the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien. “I Heru ná Mavarinya: A Quenya Translation of the 23rd Psalm” — Jason K. Green. “The Túrin Prose Fragments: An Analysis of a Rúmilian Document” — Arden R. ...
  • 1996 – Saga: Best New Writings on Mythology – Excerpts from Unpublished Tolkien Essay Concerning Smith of Wootton Major – Trade Paperback – Edited by Jonathan Young – White Cloud Press

    1996 - Saga: Best New Writings on Mythology - Excerpts from Unpublished Tolkien Essay Concerning Smith of Wootton Major - Trade Paperback - Edited by Jonathan Young - White Cloud Press
    ISBN 1883991137 Cover design by Daniel Cook Includes article Pitfalls in Faërie by Verlyn Flieger which quotes extensively from an unpublished essay by Tolkien concerning Smith of Wootton Major. See pp.157-171. Reprinted in a slightly altered form in A Question of Time. Information Source http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=71140
  • 1996 – The Hobbit: An Adventure Play – Adapted by Edward Mast – Trade Paperback – Dramatic Publishing

    1996 - The Hobbit: An Adventure Play - Adapted by Edward Mast - Trade Paperback - Dramatic Publishing
    Paperback: 53 pages Publisher: Dramatic Publishing; 7th edition (1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 087129589X ISBN-13: 978-0871295897 Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5 x 0.2 inches Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds Cast: 29m, (can be doubled to a mixed cast of 10.) This one-hour version of Tolkien’s classic novel, is a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, always compelling world of Middle Earth. ...
  • 1996 – The Peoples of Middle-Earth – First Printing – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

    1996 - The Peoples of Middle-Earth - First Printing - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin
    Series: History of Middle-earth (Book 12) Hardcover: 496 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (December 6, 1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 0395827604 ISBN-13: 978-0395827604 Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.5 x 8.7 inches Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds Throughout this vast and intricate mythology, says Publishers Weekly, “one marvels anew at the depth, breadth, and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien’s labor. No one sympathetic to his aims, the ...
  • 1997 – A Question of Time: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Road to Faerie – Verlyn Flieger – Kent State University Press

    1997 - A Question of Time: J.R.R. Tolkien's Road to Faerie - Verlyn Flieger - Kent State University Press
    Among writings not appearing elsewhere might be mentioned three quotes from a draft version of a note to “On Fairy-Stories” (pp. 52-53) concerning J. M. Barrie’s Mary Rose, two quotes from an unpublished note headed “Elvish time” (pp. 69-70), brief quotes from and discussion of drafts for the Lothlórien chapters in The Fellowship of the ...
  • 1997 – The Random House Book of Fantasy Stories – Excerpt from the Hobbit – Hardcover – Random House

    1997 - The Random House Book of Fantasy Stories - Excerpt from the Hobbit - Hardcover - Random House
    Contains a section reprinting “The Trolls” from The Hobbit. Series: Random House Book of… Hardcover: 403 pages Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (June 10, 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 0679885285 ISBN-13: 978-0679885283 Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces This exciting collection takes readers on a journey through the labyrinthine corridors of the imagination. Filled with magical spells, ...
  • 1998 – Christmas Treasures – Contain Material from Father Christmas – Hard Cover – Deborah Cannarella – Hugh Lauter Levin Associates

    1998 - Christmas Treasures - Contain Material from Father Christmas - Hard Cover - Deborah Cannarella - Hugh Lauter Levin Associates
    240 pp. Red cloth, gilt titles, all edges gilt, illustrated slipcase with dark green ribbon pull. A collection of prose, poems, carols, and art related to the virgin birth and the celebration of Christmas. Includes contributions by: St. Luke; Ben Jonson; Henry Van Dyke; John Milton; Nahum Tate; Axel Hambraeus; St. Matthew; William Carlos Williams; ...
  • 1998 – Parma Eldalamberon XII: Qenyaqetsa, The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon

    1998 - Parma Eldalamberon XII: Qenyaqetsa, The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon
    Edited by Christopher Gilson, Carl F Hostetter, Patrick Wayne, Arden R Smith Copyright 1998 by the Tolkien Trust Parma Eldalamberon Issue No. 12 contains the “Qenya Lexicon” in its entirety. This is a dictionary of the language of the Elves of Tol Eressea as created by J. R. R. Tolkien. It is organized by roots, related words ...
  • 1998 – Roverandom – Hard Cover – Wayne G. Hammond (Editor), Christina Scull (Editor) – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    1998 - Roverandom - Hard Cover - Wayne G. Hammond (Editor), Christina Scull (Editor) - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Age Range: 8 and up Hardcover: 128 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (April 15, 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 0395898714 ISBN-13: 978-0395898710 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces In 1925, while on vacation with his family on the Yorkshire coast, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his favorite toy, a little lead dog he was reluctant to put ...
  • 1998 – Tolkien’s World: Paintings of Middle Earth – Hardcover – MJF Books

    1998 - Tolkien's World: Paintings of Middle Earth - Hardcover - MJF Books
    Excerpts from the four major Middle Earth works with associated paintings by 3rd party artists. Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: MJF Books; First Edition edition (May 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 1567312489 ISBN-13: 978-1567312485 Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds Middle-earth, the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in “The Hobbit”, “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Silmarillion”, has ...
  • 1998 – Vinyar Tengwar 39 – From Quendi and Eldar, Ósanwe-kenta

    1998 - Vinyar Tengwar 39 - From Quendi and Eldar, Ósanwe-kenta
    This text is that part of Appendix D to “Quendi and Eldar” that was excluded from The War of the Jewels. The subtitle for this section is “*Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for Language”, and is given on pp. 5-11. An appendix, “Noldorin words for Language” (pp. 15-18) is the germ of ...
  • 1999 – Poems from The Hobbit – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    1999 - Poems from The Hobbit - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Hardcover: 56 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Min edition (December 1999) Language: English ISBN-10: 0618009345 ISBN-13: 978-0618009343 Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 3.1 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE HOBBIT is an epic tale of magical adventure that has captivated children and adults for more than sixty years. Its success comes from its combination of flawless storytelling and enchanting ...
  • 1999 – Vinyar Tengwar 40 – Narqelion

    1999 - Vinyar Tengwar 40 - Narqelion
    Vinyar Tengwar 40 is the fortieth issue of Vinyar Tengwar, a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, devoted to the scholarly study of the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien. “Narqelion” (facsimile) — J.R.R. Tolkien. The above article is previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien archives. (Reproduces the manuscript page containing the poem ‘Narqelion’) “Narqelion and the Lexicons: ...