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  1. THE HOBBIT: 1937, Ballantine, cover art of Hobbiton.
  2. THE HOBBIT: 1937, Ballantine, cover 'Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raftelves' by JRRT.
  3. THE HOBBIT: 1937, Ballantine, yellow cover of 'Bilbo rides the Barrels down the River'.
  4. THE HOBBIT: 1937, Ballantine, yellow cover of 'Gandalf and Eagles'.
  5. THE HOBBIT: 1966, HMCo, illustrated by JRRT, green cover (hardback with slipcase).
  6. THE HOBBIT: 1966, HMCo, cover 'Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raftelves'.
  7. THE HOBBIT: 1973, HMCo, illustrated by JRRT, Collector's Edition, green cover (hardback with slipcase).
  8. THE HOBBIT: 1984, HMCo, illustrated by Michael Hague (Smaug).
  9. THE HOBBIT: 1987, 50th Anniversary Edition, gold cover and silpcase.
  10. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: 1954, Ballantine, cover art of Hobbiton.
  11. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: 1954, Ballantine, cover art 'The Hills: Hobbiton-across-the-Water' by JRRT.
  12. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: 1954, Ballantine, blue cover from 1982 calendar.
  13. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: 1954, Ballantine, 50th Anniversary Edition (black cover featuring Gandalf).
  14. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: 1975, Special Edition, Ballantine, cover art of the Shire.
  15. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: 1995, QPBC, cover art by Richard Beards.
  16. THE TWO TOWERS: 1955, Ballantine, cover art of Mordor.
  17. THE TWO TOWERS: 1955, Ballantine, cover illustration 'Fangorn' by JRRT.
  18. THE TWO TOWERS: 1955, Ballantine, green cover of statue or Fangorn.
  19. THE TWO TOWERS: 1955, Ballantine, 50th Anniversary Edition (black cover featuring Legolas and Gimli).
  20. THE TWO TOWERS: 1975, Special Edition, Ballantine, cover art of Minas Tirith.
  21. THE TWO TOWERS: 1978, HMCo, tan cover with Eye of Sauron, (part of trilogy edition in red slipcase).
  22. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 1979, Fotonovel, paperback, with pictures from the movie.
  23. THE TWO TOWERS: 1995, QPBC, cover art by Richard Beards.
  24. THE RETURN OF THE KING: 1956, Ballantine, cover art of Mount Doom.
  25. THE RETURN OF THE KING: 1956, Ballantine, cover art 'Barad-Dur' by JRRT.
  26. THE RETURN OF THE KING: 1956, Ballantine, red cover from 1982 calendar (Aragorn and Gandalf).
  27. THE RETURN OF THE KING: 1956, Ballantine, 50th Anniversary Edition (black cover featuring Aragorn).
  28. THE RETURN OF THE KING: 1975, Special Edition, Ballantine, cover art of Mordor.
  29. THE RETURN OF THE KING: 1995, QPBC, cover art by Richard Beards.
  30. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 1974, HMCo Collector's Edition (with slipcase, red leatherbound edition).
  31. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 1992, HMCo, illustrated by Alan Lee; signed by artist (Centenary Edition).
  32. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 1992, HarperCollins, illustrated by John Howe (Centenary Edition).
  33. THE SILMARILLION: 1977, HMCo, cover art by JRRT (hardback).
  34. THE SILMARILLION: 1977, Ballantine (paperback).
  35. THE SILMARILLION: 1990, Ballantine Reissue edition.
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  1. A MIDDLE ENGLISH VOCABULARY: 1922 Oxford, (textbook).
  2. SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT: 1925, Oxford, trans. JRRT and E.V. Gordon.
  3. ROVERANDUM: 1925, Published 1998 HMCo, Edited by Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond.
  4. BEOWULF: THE MONSTERS AND THE CRITICS: 1936, (Lecture).
  5. ON FAIRY STORIES: 1939, (Lecture).
  6. LEAF BY NIGGLE: 1945,
  7. trEE AND LEAF: 1964, George Allen and Unwin, contains:
                                  "Leaf by Niggle"
                                  "On Fairy-stories"
  8. TREE AND LEAF: 1964, Unwin Books, cover art by JRRT.
  9. THE TOLKIEN READER: 1966, Ballantine, art by Pauline Baynes, contains:
                                  "Tolkien's Magic Ring"
                                  "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son"
                                  "tree and Leaf"
                                  "Farmer Giles of Ham"
                                  "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil"
  10. THE ROAD GOES EVER ON: A SONG CYCLE:1967, HMCo, (hardcover) *RARE*
  11. SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR: 1967, HMCo, (hardcover-paperback size) illustrated by Pauline Baynes.
  12. SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR & FARMER GILES OF HAM: 1969, Ballantine, illustrated by Pauline Baynes.
  13. SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR & FARMER GILES OF HAM: 1975, Ballantine, red or white cover border art by Hildebrandt's.
  14. FARMER GILES OF HAM: 1975, Unwin.
  15. SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT / PEARL / SIR ORFEO: 1975, Ballantine (Tolkien's translations).
  16. PICTURES BY JRR TOLKIEN: 1979, Allen & Unwin, hardcover-with hard slipcase.
  17. OLD ENGLISH EXODUS: 1980, Clarendon Press, (hardback).
  18. UNFINISHED TALES: 1980, HMCo, (hardcover) first American Edition.
  19. UNFINISHED TALES: 1980, HMCo, green hardback with stars (tan slip cover).
  20. MR. BLISS: 1983, HMCo.
  21. THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT: 1988 HMCo annotated by Douglas Anderson.
  22. UNFINISHED TALES: 1988, Ballantine, yellow cover (paperback).
  23. OLIPHAUNT: 1989, Calico Books (poem illustrated by Hank Hinton).
  24. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL: 1990, HMCo, art by Roger Garland.
  25. BILBO'S LAST SONG: 1990, HMCo, illustrated by Pauline Baynes.
  26. POEMS AND STORIES: 1994, HMCo, cover art by Alan Lee.
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  1. THE BOOK OF LOST TALES I: 1984, HMCo, edited by CRRT, (First Edition hardback).
  2. THE BOOK OF LOST TALES I: 1986, HMCo, edited by CRRT, green cover.
  3. THE BOOK OF LOST TALES I: 1992, Del Rey, edited by CRRT, reprint edition.
  4. THE BOOK OF LOST TALES II: 1984, HMCo, edited by CRRT, red cover.
  5. THE BOOK OF LOST TALES II: 1992, Del Rey, edited by CRRT, reprint edition.
  6. THE LAYS OF BELERIAND Volume 3 Middle-Earth: 1985, HMCo, edited by CRRT.
  7. THE SHAPING OF MIDDLE-EARTH Volume 4: 1986, DelRey, edited by CRRT, cover art by John Howe (paperback).
  8. THE SHAPING OF MIDDLE-EARTH Volume 4: 1986, HMCo, edited by CRRT.
  9. THE LOST ROAD And Other Writings Volume 5: 1987, HMCo, edited by CRRT.
  10. THE RETURN OF THE SHADOW Volume 6, Part One of LOtr: 1988, HMCo, edited by CRRT, cover by Alan Lee (Shire).
  11. THE trEASON OF ISENGARD Volume 7, Part Two of LOtr: 1989, HMCo, edited by CRRT, cover art by Alan Lee (Orthanc).
  12. THE WAR OF THE RING Volume 8, Part Three of LOtr: 1990, HMCo, edited by CRRT, cover by Alan Lee (Helm's Deep).
  13. SAURON DEFEATED Volume 9, Part Four of LOtr: 1992, HMCo, edited by CRRT, cover by Alan Lee (Cirith Ungol).
  14. MORGOTH'S RING Volume 10: edited by CRRT.
  15. THE WAR OF THE JEWELS Volume 11: edited by CRRT.
  16. THE PEOPLES OF MIDDLE-EARTH Volume 12: edited by CRRT.
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  1. TOLKIEN AND THE CRITICS: 1968, Notre Dame, by Neil Isaacs and Rose Zimbardo.
  2. UNDERSTANDING TOLKIEN AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 1968, Paperback Library, by William Ready, (original title - The Tolkien Relation).
  3. TOLKIEN: A LOOK BEHIND THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 1969, Ballantine, by Lin Carter, cover art by Curtis Woodbridge.
  4. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: 1969, Columbia Univ. Press, by Catharine R. Simpson.
  5. A GUIDE TO MIDDLE EARTH: 1971, Mirage Press, by Robert Foster (750 copies).
  6. A GUIDE TO MIDDLE EARTH: 1971, Ballantine, by Robert Foster, cover art by Tim Kirk.
  7. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: 1972, Paperback Library, by Robley Evans.
  8. MASTER OF MIDDLE-EARTH: by Paul H. Kocher, 1972, DelRey, cover by Hildebrandt.
  9. MEN, HALFLINGS, AND HERO WORSHIP: 1973, Baltimore, by Marion Zimmer Bradley, (essay).
  10. THE LANGUAGES OF TOLKIEN'S MIDDLE-EARTH: 1974, HMCo, by Ruth S. Noel.
  11. LORD OF THE ELVES AND ELDILS: 1974, Zondervan Books, by Richard Purtill.
  12. TOLKIEN'S WORLD: 1974, HMCo, by Randel Helms.
  13. trEE BY TOLKIEN: 1974, Capra Press, by Colin Wilson.
  14. A TOLKIEN COMPASS: 1975, Open Court Publishing Company, by Jared Lobdell (includes 'Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings' by JRRT).
  15. THE TOLKIEN COMPANION: 1976, Gramercy, by J.E.A. Tyler, cover art by Greg & Tim Hildebrandt - also called The New Tolkien Companion.
  16. THE TOLKIEN COMPANION: 2000, Gramercy, by J.E.A. Tyler, 2000 edition, cover art by Greg & Tim Hildebrandt.
  17. TOLKIEN AND THE SILMARILLION: 1976, Harold Shaw Publishers, by Clyde Kilby.
  18. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: ARCHITECT OF MIDDLE-EARTH: 1976, Running Press, by Daniel Grotta-Kurska (biography).
  19. J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: 1976, [Monarch Notes].
  20. LOtr AND THE HOBBIT: 1977, [Cliffs Notes].
  21. TOLKIEN: A BIOGRAPHY: 1977, HMCo, by Humphrey Carpenter (authorized).
  22. THE MYTHOLOGY OF MIDDLE-EARTH: 1977, HMCo, by Ruth S. Noel.
  23. MIDDLE-EARTH - THE WORLD OF TOLKIEN ILLUStrATED: 1977, Centaur Books art by David Wenzel, text by Lin Carter.
  24. THE TOLKIEN SCRAPBOOK: 1978, Running Press, edited by Alida Becker, cover art by Tim Kirk.
  25. LIGHTNING FROM A CLEAR SKY: 1978, Borgo Press, by Richard Matthews.
  26. THE TOLKIEN QUIZ BOOK: 1979, Signet, by Bart Andrews.
  27. THE MIDDLE EARTH QUIZ BOOK: 1979, HMCo, by Suzanne Buchholz.
  28. A TOLKIEN BESTIARY: 1979, Crescent, by David Day.
  29. COLE'S NOTES ON THE HOBBIT AND LOtr: 1979.
  30. A MIDDLE-EARTH ALBUM: 1979, Simon & Schuster, art by Joan Wyatt, commentaries by Jessica Yates.
  31. TOLKIEN'S ART: 1979, St. Martin's Press, by Jane Chance Nitzsche.
  32. ONE RING TO BIND THEM ALL: TOLKIEN'S MYTHOLOGY, 1979, Univ. of Alabama Press, by Anne C. Petty.
  33. J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SCHOLAR AND STORYTELLER: 1979, Ithaca, edited by Mary Salu and Robert Farrell.
  34. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: 1980, by Kinley Roby (biography).
  35. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY: 1980, Hippocrene, by Ivor and Deborah Rogers.
  36. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: THE SHORES OF MIDDLE-EARTH: 1981, Univ. Pubns. of America, by Robert Giddings.
  37. THE LETTERS OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN: 1981, HMCo, by Humphrey Carpenter.
  38. THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH: 1981, HMCo, by Karen Wynn Fonstad, covers Silmarillion, Hobbit, and LOtr.
  39. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: 1981, Ungar, by Katharyn F. Crabbe.
  40. TOLKIEN: NEW CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES: 1981, Univ. Press of Kentucky, by Neil Isaacs and Rose Zimbardo.
  41. TOLKIEN CRITICISM: AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST: 1981, Kent State Univ. Press, by Richard C. West.
  42. THE TOLKIEN QUIZ BOOK: 1981, HMCo, by Robinson & Wilson.
  43. JOURNEYS OF FRODO: AN ATLAS OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 1981, Ballantine, by Barbara Strachey.
  44. TOLKIEN AND THE SILMARILS: IMAGINATION & MYTH IN THE SILMARILLION: 1981 , HMCo, by Randel Helms.
  45. THE TOLKIEN QUIZ BOOK: 1982, St. Martin's Press, by Nigel Robinson.
  46. THE ROAD TO MIDDLE EARTH: 1982, Grafton, by T.A. Shippey, cover art by Alan Lee.
  47. SPLINTERED LIGHT: LOGOS AND LANGUAGE IN TOLKIEN'S WORLD: 1983, Eerdmans, Verlyn Flieger.
  48. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: THIS FAR LAND: 1983, Vision Press Limited, by Robert Giddings.
  49. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: MYTH, MORALITY, AND RELIGION: 1984, Harper & Row, by Richard Purtill.
  50. THE SONG OF MIDDLE EARTH: J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S THEMES, SYMBOLS, AND MYTHS: 1985, Allen & Unwin, by David Harvey.
  51. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: SIS DECADES OF CRITICISM: 1986, Greenwood Press, by Judith Johnson.
  52. BARRON'S BOOK NOTES: HOBBIT & LOtr: 1986.
  53. A TOLKIEN trEASURY: 1989, Courage Books, by Alida Becker, cover art by Tim Kirk.
  54. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH: 1990, DelRey, by Robert Foster, cover art by Hildebrandt (1976 calendar).
  55. THE HOBBIT (graphic novel): 1990, Eclipse/Ballantine, by David Wenzel.
  56. A TOLKIEN THESAURUS: 1990, Garland Pub, by Richard Blackwelder.
  57. THE TOLKIEN DIARY: 1991, HMCo.
  58. THE FATHER CHRISTMAS LETTERS: 1991, HMCo, by Baillie Tolkien.
  59. TOLKIEN: THE ILLUStrATED ENCYCLOPEDIA: 1991, Macmillan, by David Day.
  60. HOBBIT BIRTHDAY BOOK: 1991, HarperCollins.
  61. THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH - REVISED EDITION: 1991, HMCo, by Karen Wynn Fonstad updated to include The History of Middle Earth VIII - The War of The Ring.
  62. TOLKIEN: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT: 1992, St. Martin's Press, by Brian Rosebury.
  63. A TOLKIEN FAMILY ALBUM: 1992, HMCo, by John and Priscilla Tolkien.
  64. TOLKIEN'S WORLD - PAINTINGS OF MIDDLE-EARTH: 1992, HarperCollins.
  65. THE TOLKIEN AND MIDDLE-EARTH HANDBOOK: 1992, Monarch Publications, by Colin Duriez, cover art (Rivendell) by Rodney Matthews.
  66. PICTURES BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN: 1992, HarperCollins, cover art by JRRT, text by Christopher Tolkien.
  67. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE MYTHOLOGY OF POWER: 1992, Twayne Publishers, by Jane Chance.
  68. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: THE ART OF THE MYTH-MAKER: 1992, Milford Series Popular Writers for Today, vol. 56, Starmont House.
  69. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: LIFE AND LEGEND: 1992, Oxford, by Judith Priestman.
  70. SHAPING OF MIDDLE-EARTH'S MAKER: INFLUENCES ON THE LIFE AND LITERATURE OF JRRT: 1992, American Tolkien Society, by John Ryan.
  71. AFTER THE KING: STORIES IN HONOUR OF JRR TOLKIEN: 1992, TORFantasy, Edited by Martin H. Greenberg. Featuring Authors like: Stephen R. Donaldson, Paul Anderson, Charles de Lint, & Andre Norton.
  72. POEMS BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN: 1993, HarperCollins, (mini-books, 3 volumes, illustrated by JRRT from The Hobbit and Adventures of Tom Bombadil).
  73. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: MASTER OF FANTASY: 1993, First Avenue Editions, by David Collins, illustrated by William Heagy.
  74. THE TOLKIEN COMPANION: 1993, Mandarin, by David Day, cover art by Pauline Martin (Theodon).
  75. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1993, Oak Knoll Books, by Wayne G. Hammond.
  76. THE HOBBIT: A JOURNEY INTO MATURITY: 1994, Twayne Publishers, by William Green.
  77. THE MAP OF TOLKIEN'S MIDDLE EARTH: 1994, Harper Prism, text by Brian Sibley, images by John Howe.
  78. THERE AND BACK AGAIN: THE MAP OF THE HOBBIT: 1995, Harper Prism, text by Brian Sibley, images by John Howe.
  79. A READER'S COMPANION TO THE HOBBIT AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS: 1995, QPBC, cover art by David Levine.
  80. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: ARTIST AND ILLUStrATOR: 1995, HMCo, by Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull.
  81. MYTH MAKER: J.R.R. TOLKIEN: 1996, HarcourtBrace, by Anne Neimark, illustrated by Brad Weinman.
  82. THE READER'S GUIDE TO THE SILMARILLION: by Paul Kocher.
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Abbreviations Key:
JRRT = J.R.R. Tolkien
HMCo = Houghton Mifflin Company
QPBC = Quality Paperback Book Club
CRRT = C.R.R. Tolkien