J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien collecting has boomed over the last decade, ever since The Lord of the Rings movies and the recent The Hobbit movies, anything Tolkien wrote or drew has more than tripled in value (at least). Fans and collectors are scouring the internet and collector houses for first editions, and anything with the word “limited” on it. eBay has thousands of old Tolkien books, maps and collectors items. We decided to list the most expensive Tolkien books that we know of. Most of these books are¬†ridiculously¬†expensive, far out of reach for any normal collector.

When it comes to collecting Tolkien books there’s a few factors that determine the value of the book, as it would with any book. Here’s the 101 on Tolkien collecting:

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