Results 1 – 17 of 17 A TOLKEIN BESTIARY by DAY, David and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A Tolkien Bestiary (Paperback; ISBN): The mythology of J.R.R. Lands is re-explored in a stunning bestiary by Canadian writer David Day. 4 days ago Primarily known for his reference books, starting with A Tolkien Bestiary in , Day’s books have been published in over different.

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May 13, Bestiafy rated it liked it. Many people who claim that David Day’s compilation is “trash”, are those who insist that he makes up entries to satisfy white space.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Even all these years later, I still enjoy flipping throu I bought this book many years ago, mostly out of idle interest. This book is a great reference guide to all the creatures Tolkien writes bout in his stories, and the different folklore that inspired him. An A-Z guide to the life, thought and writings bestiayr Tolkien.

I shall not play dumb that I haven’t a fig of knowlegde on his world otherwise. A Guide To Middle-earth. A Tolkien Bestiary is certainly an indispensable bestlary for any Tolkien devotee, and helps one get to grips with the elaborate world of the Undying Lands and Middle Earth.

The illustrations were hit or miss. English Choose a language for shopping. Tolkien to defend claims of inaccuracy.

The vivid colors and illustrations are an added bonus. Their Value to Collectors. Much was the same with me, when this was pulled from a cramped shelf of Choral binders.


See all 42 reviews. I’ve read nearly all of Tolkien’s works repeatedly, and am very much a Tolkien enthusiast and “Lord of the Rings geek” and I think this book is wonderful!

A Tolkien Bestiary by David Day (1979, Hardcover)

This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. The stories of these people are also repeated many times, which can get a bit tiring if reading from cover to cover. Write a customer review. The timeline was slightly confusing until I realized that the the upper boxes showed the events taking place in Valinor and the lower detailed the events on Middle-Earth.

And really adds an interest depth for a casual Tolkien reader such as myself. Tolkien Meta-FAQ author Steuard Jensen said about A Tolkien Bestiary that ” it is not wise to rely on this book for information on Tolkien’s vision of Middle-earth ” and that ” it is fay to be aware that a considerable number of other details in those vivid descriptions were invented bextiary Day himself with little or no justification in the texts, and that these extrapolations are not distinguished from the justified facts in any way “.

Cover by Roger Garland. Do you want to know about the relationship between Shelob and Ungoliant? An oversized bestizry with a purple cloth “binding”, this guide is a great companion piece to many of the worlds Tolkien wrote about.

A Tolkien Bestiary is a highly comprehensive work, with maps, timelines and genealogies. Illustrated with stills from the movies. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

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Some are neutral and serve only themselves. Customers who bought this item also bought. It breaks things down and explains them in great detail to better help in understanding Tolkien’s thought processes, character development and plot structures of his work. French translation of The Hobbit Companion. Jul 01, Gary rated it really liked it. Currently, all headings are straight alphabetical, and the drawback that I ran into was one of repetition.

Thank you David Day for dabid Tolkien’s imagination into ‘physical’ reality on the pages of this now treasured volume. Retrieved from ” http: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. And, surprisingly, he even goes into extreme detail and talks about plants. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Authors Canadian people People by name. This was a great disappointment. Tolkiien drawings are stark, they are beautiful, they evoke emotion and brought to life the author’s work at a time when there was little else to go on visually aside from – though personally beloved and earnest as they were – honestly subpar animated movies.

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