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 To be considered a unique, distinct publication there must be previously unpublished work or a new title/work permutation.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.

  • 2000 – Vinyar Tengwar 41 – Etymological Notes on the Ósanwe-kenta, From The Shibboleth of Fëanor, Notes on Óre

    2000 - Vinyar Tengwar 41 - Etymological Notes on the Ósanwe-kenta, From The Shibboleth of Fëanor, Notes on Óre
    Vinyar Tengwar 41 is the forty-first 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. “Etymological Notes on the Ósanwe-kenta” — J.R.R. Tolkien. The above article is previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien archives. “From The Shibboleth of Fëanor” — J.R.R. Tolkien. The above ...
  • 2001 – Parma Eldalamberon XIII: The Alphabet of Rúmil & Early Noldorin Fragments

    2001 - Parma Eldalamberon XIII: The Alphabet of Rúmil & Early Noldorin Fragments
    Parma Eldalamberon ‘The Book of Elven-tongues’ is a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, a special interest group of the Mythopoeic Society. This issue has two sections containing newly published writings by J.R.R. Tolkien: “The Alphabet of Rumil” edited by Arden R. Smith; and “Early Noldorin Fragments” edited by Christopher Gilson, Bill Welden, Carl F. ...
  • 2001 – Vinyar Tengwar 42 – The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor

    2001 - Vinyar Tengwar 42 - The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor
    Vinyar Tengwar 42 is the forty-second 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 Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor – J.R.R. Tolkien. The above article is previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien archives. Also included in this article is a ...
  • 2002 – A Tolkien Miscellany – Hardcover – Science Fiction Book Club

    2002 - A Tolkien Miscellany - Hardcover - Science Fiction Book Club
    Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company; Science Fiction Book Club edition (June 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 0739427369 ISBN-13: 978-0739427361 Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces Smith of Wootton Major Farmer Giles of Ham Tree and Leaf Introductory Note On Fairy-Stories Leaf by Niggle The Adventures of Tom Bombadil Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Pearl Sir Orefo
  • 2002 – Beowulf and the Critics (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, Vol. 248) – Hardcover – Michael D. C. Drout –

    2002 - Beowulf and the Critics (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, Vol. 248) - Hardcover - Michael D. C. Drout -
    Series: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies Hardcover: 461 pages Publisher: Mrts; 1St Edition edition (December 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 0866982906 ISBN-13: 978-0866982900 Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches Shipping Weight: 2 pounds Presents earlier manuscript versions of “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics
  • 2002 – Christie’s Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts – Three Tolkien Letters

    2002 - Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts - Three Tolkien Letters
    Christie’s Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts 24 May 2002 is an auction catalogue which includes three reproductions of letters from J.R.R. Tolkien to Nancy Smith and a joint manuscript (“Index questions”). Lot 409 (pp.278-9): “Index questions” and Letter to Nancy Smith (27 May 1958) Lot 410 (pp.280-1): Letter to Nancy Smith (Christmas 1963) Lot 411 (p.282): Letter to ...
  • 2002 – Christie’s Masterpieces of Modern Literature – Note to Michael Tolkien

    2002 - Christie's Masterpieces of Modern Literature - Note to Michael Tolkien
    The description for Lot 373 (pp.423-426) includes the text of a brief note (dated 17 August 1954) from Tolkien to his son Michael, composed to accompany a First Edition presentation copy of The Fellowship of the Ring. In the note Tolkien thanks Michael for his assistance with the typing of the book, and comments on its ...
  • 2002 – Sotheby’s Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana Auction Catalog – Tolkien Handwritten Verse, Proof Corrections

    2002 - Sotheby’s Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana Auction Catalog - Tolkien Handwritten Verse, Proof Corrections
    This catalog includes two Tolkien-related lots: 152 (pp.168-9) – A First Edition copy of The Hobbit, inscribed by Tolkien to K.M. Kilbride. Below Tolkien’s signature are four lines of verse in Old English. These lines appear to be based on six lines of verse found on page 44 of The Lost Road (1987). The lot description ...
  • 2002 – Vinyar Tengwar 43 – Words of Joy – Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya (Part 1)

    2002 - Vinyar Tengwar 43 - Words of Joy - Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya (Part 1)
    Vinyar Tengwar 43 is the forty-third 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. “Words of Joy”: Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya — J.R.R. Tolkien. Part One: Átaremma (Pater Noster) Aia María (Ave Maria) Alcar i Ataren (Gloria Patri) The above articles are previously unpublished ...
  • 2002 – Vinyar Tengwar 44 – Words of Joy – Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya (Part 2), The Lord’s Prayer in Sindarin, The Gloria in Exclesis Deo in Quenya

    2002 - Vinyar Tengwar 44 - Words of Joy - Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya (Part 2), The Lord's Prayer in Sindarin, The Gloria in Exclesis Deo in Quenya
    “Words of Joy”: Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya — J.R.R. Tolkien. Part Two: Ortírielyanna (Sub Tuum Praesidium) The Litany of Loreto The above articles are previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien archives. Ae Adar Nín: The Lord’s Prayer in Sindarin — J.R.R. Tolkien. The above article is previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien archives. Alcar mi Tarmenel na Erun: ...
  • 2003 – Leaf by Niggle – Booklet – The Trinity Forum

    2003 - Leaf by Niggle - Booklet - The Trinity Forum
    Authorized by Houghton Mifflin.  First stand-alone printing of Lead by Niggle.
  • 2003 – Parma Eldalamberon XIV: Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script

    2003 - Parma Eldalamberon XIV: Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script
    Parma Eldalamberon ‘The Book of Elven-tongues’, edited by Christopher Gilson, is a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, a special interest group of the Mythopoeic Society. The current issue has three sections containing newly published writings by J. R. R. Tolkien: “Early Qenya Fragments”, edited by Patrick Wynne and Christopher Gilson; “Early Qenya Grammar”, edited by ...
  • 2003 – Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth – Hardcover – John Garth – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    2003 - Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth - Hardcover - John Garth - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Includes numerous quotes from unpublished correspondence, diaries and notebooks. Also quotes (mostly only in part) from numerous pieces of early poetry, some of which are previously unpublished or hard to find. Hardcover: 415 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (December 30, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0618331298 ISBN-13: 978-0618331291 Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds So J.R.R. Tolkien responded ...
  • 2003 – Vinyar Tengwar 45 – Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies

    2003 - Vinyar Tengwar 45 - Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies
    Vinyar Tengwar 45 is the forty-fifth 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. “Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies” — Part One — Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne The above article is previously unpublished primary material from the Tolkien ...
  • 2004 – Parma Eldalamberon XV: Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings

    2004 - Parma Eldalamberon XV: Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings
    The forthcoming issue is a collection of early writings by J.R.R. Tolkien concerning his invented languages and scripts, edited and annotated by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne and Bill Welden, under the guidance of Christopher Tolkien and with the permission of the Tolkien Estate. Sí Qente Feanor is a prose excerpt written in ...
  • 2004 – The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien Marquette University – Booklet

    2004 - The Invented Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien Marquette University - Booklet
    Chapters “Ways of WorldMaking: J.R.R. Tolkien” (Curtis L. Carter, p.7) “‘A Masterpiece of the Future’: A Brief History of Marquette’s J.R.R. Tolkien Collection” (Matt Blessing, p.17) “The AB Language Lives” (Arne Zettersten, p.25) J.R.R. Tolkien Biography (p.34) Select Tolkien Bibliography (p.37) “Works in the Exhibition” (Annemarie Sawkins, p.42) Manuscripts Illustration – The first draft version of the first page of The Book of ...
  • 2004 – Vinyar Tengwar 46 – “Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies” — Part Two

    2004 - Vinyar Tengwar 46 - "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies" — Part Two
    Vinyar Tengwar 46 is the forty-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. “Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies” — Part Two — Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne with an appendix on the tengwar of the Etymologies by ...
  • 2005 – A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children – Goblin Feet – Hardcover – Caroline Kennedy – Disney-Hyperion

    2005 - A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children - Goblin Feet - Hardcover - Caroline Kennedy - Disney-Hyperion
    Age Range: 1 and up Grade Level: Preschool and up Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition (September 1, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0786851112 ISBN-13: 978-0786851119 Caroline Kennedy has chosen a rich variety of Kennedy family favorite poems to include in this priceless collection. With thoughtful personal introductions written by Caroline herself, and beautiful new original artwork by award-winning artist, Jon ...
  • 2005 – A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary – Trade Paperback – Dover Publications

    2005 - A Middle English Reader and Vocabulary - Trade Paperback - Dover Publications
    Paperback: 512 pages Publisher: Dover Publications (February 11, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0486440230 ISBN-13: 978-0486440231 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.7 inches Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds Scholarly and highly informative, this anthology represents a distinctive contribution to the understanding and enjoyment of Middle English literature. Kenneth Sisam’s well-chosen extracts from writings of the 14th century illustrate a rising new spirit in ...
  • 2005 – Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Auction Catalog – Tolkien Letter

    2005 - Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts  Auction Catalog - Tolkien Letter
    Lot 3120 consists of a signed copy the First American Edition of Smith of Wootton Major, together with a two page letter to Rosfrith Murray, dated 14 December 1967. The lot description includes two extracts from the letter, most notably: “…This is the American edition (Better than ours, though I do not think much of ...
  • 2005 – The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion – Hardcover – Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    2005 - The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion - Hardcover - Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Hardcover: 894 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1St Edition edition (December 27, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0618642676 ISBN-13: 978-0618642670 Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds This volume brings together many hard to find Tolkien-related extracts from a variety of poems, letters, manuscripts and interviews. There is also some new material, mostly in the form of letters ...
  • 2005 – Vinyar Tengwar 47 – Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings

    2005 - Vinyar Tengwar 47 - Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings
    Vinyar Tengwar 47 is the forty-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. “Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings” — Part One — J.R.R. Tolkien; edited by Patrick H. Wynne The above article is previously unpublished primary material from ...
  • 2005 – Vinyar Tengwar 48 – Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings (Part 2)

    2005 - Vinyar Tengwar 48 - Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings (Part 2)
    Vinyar Tengwar 48 is the forty-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. “Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings” — Part Two — J.R.R. Tolkien; edited by Patrick H. Wynne The above article is previously unpublished primary material from ...
  • 2006 – ADC Books Catalogue 2007 – Letters

    2006 - ADC Books Catalogue 2007 - Letters
    Dated 2007, but published in 2006, this catalogue features artwork by Ted Nasmith and Ruth Lacon along with collectable books and letters. The catalogue includes two letters from J.R.R. Tolkien: 1 (p.36) – A one page letter to Tim Robinson, dated 29 February 1956. In the extract quoted, Tolkien apologises being unable to attend a meeting of ...
  • 2006 – J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide – Readers Guide – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

    2006 - J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide - Readers Guide - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin
    Hardcover: 1280 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (November 2, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0618391010 ISBN-13: 978-0618391011 Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 2.2 inches Shipping Weight: 3 pounds This book is a combined ‘Who’s Who’, ‘What’s What’ and ‘Where’s, Where’ of all things Tolkien. It includes a large number of quotations from letters written by Tolkien together with extracts from ...
  • 2006 – J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (Two Volume Box Set) – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

    2006 - J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (Two Volume Box Set) - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin
    Box Set Hardcover: 2300 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Slp edition (October 6, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0618391134 ISBN-13: 978-0618391134 Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 6.6 x 4 inches Shipping Weight: 6.3 pounds Chronology Hardcover: 1020 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (November 2, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0618391029 ISBN-13: 978-0618391028 Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.9 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds The bulk of this book consists ...
  • 2006 – J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide Chronology – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin

    2006 - J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide Chronology - Hardcover - Houghton Mifflin
    Hardcover: 1020 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (November 2, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0618391029 ISBN-13: 978-0618391028 Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.9 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds The bulk of this book consists of a chronological account of Tolkien’s life. It includes a large number of quotations from letters written by Tolkien together with extracts from some of ...
  • 2006 – Parma Eldalamberon XVI: Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets

    2006 - Parma Eldalamberon XVI: Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets
    Parma Eldalamberon ‘The Book of Elven-tongues’ is a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, a special interest group of the Mythopoeic Society. The current issue is a collection of writings by J.R.R. Tolkien from the mid to late 1920s concerning his invented languages and scripts. These writings have been edited and annotated by Christopher Gilson, ...
  • 2007 – Memories of Childhood and The Perfect Gift Catalog – Bloomsbury Auctions

    2007 - Memories of Childhood and The Perfect Gift Catalog - Bloomsbury Auctions
    The description for Lot 371 (p.???) includes extracts from a two-page letter to Michael Blashka (not dated, but c.1960s) – sent to Joy Hill for typing along with a single page note to Joy about the letter and addressee. The first page of the letter is reproduced in a photograph. The letter and note are not included ...
  • 2007 – Parma Eldalamberon XVII: Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings

    2007 - Parma Eldalamberon XVII: Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings
    Parma Eldalamberon ‘The Book of Elven-tongues’ is a journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, a special interest group of the Mythopoeic Society. The current issue is a commentary by J.R.R. Tolkien from the late 1950s and early 1960s concerning the words and names from his invented languages incorporated into The Lord of the Rings. This ...