J. R. R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography

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J. R. R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography
AuthorWayne G. Hammond and Douglas A. Anderson
LanguageEnglish
PublishedJanuary 1, 1993
PublisherSt. Paul's Bibliographies (first edition), Oak Knoll Press (second edition)
ISBN0938768425

J. R. R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Biography is a work by Douglas A. Anderson and Wayne G. Hammond that is a complete bibliography of the publications of J. R. R. Tolkien. It has a foreword by Rayner Unwin.

Contents[edit]

The book subdivides the works of Tolkien into the following sections:[1]

  • Books by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Books edited, translated, or with contributions by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Contributions to Periodicals
  • Published Letters and Excerpts
  • Art by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Miscellanea
  • Translations

Publication[edit]

A first printing was published in 1993 by St. Paul's Bibliographies in the UK and Oak Knoll Press in the US. Oak Knoll published a second printing in 2002.

Response[edit]

A review for the Bibliographical Society of America by Barbara A. Brannon calls it "an essential guide" for scholarship.[2] The Tolkien Library says that "Anyone willing to collect books by Tolkien simply must have this book".[3] The book was also the winner of the Mythopoeic Society's scholarship award for Inkling studies in 1994.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammond, Wayne G.; Anderson, Douglas A. (1993). "F: Miscellanea". J. R. R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography (1st ed.). Winchester and Delaware: St. Paul's Bibliographies and Oak Knoll Press. pp. 384–388. ISBN 1-873040-11-3.
  2. ^ Brannon, Barbara A. "Review of J. R. R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography". The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 87 (3): 391–392. doi:10.1086/pbsa.87.3.24304402.
  3. ^ Collier, Pieter. "Tolkien Bibliography: review: 1993 - Wayne G. Hammond, Douglas A. Anderson - J. R. R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography". The Tolkien Library. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  4. ^ "The Mythopoeic Society: Mythopoeic Award Winners". www.mythsoc.org. Retrieved 2018-05-06.