|The intention of this site is to show the pertinent details for every major work by J.R.R. Tolkien (author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) that has been published in the United States.
This site was created to act as a supplement to TolkienBooks.net, a comprehensive bibliographic website dedicated to the British editions of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s published works. This in turn was conceived as a companion piece to J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography by Wayne G. Hammond with Douglas A. Anderson, an indispensable resource for the Tolkien collector. Page references to this book are included in all applicable entries.
You can find your way around this site by using the navigation on the left. The books are grouped and categorized into what will hopefully seem an intuitive and straightforward manner, allowing quick reference to any title. Special attention is naturally given to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, each being divided into subcategories based on format. The final category gathers all boxed sets and slipcased editions. Each entry gives details of edition, format, publisher, date of publication and the ISBN (when applicable) along with notes regarding typesetting, printings, etc. Links to related entries can be found at the bottom of many pages.
Each entry has an image of the described book which may be clicked on to see either the front cover with dust-jacket removed or the back cover.