Series: Tolkien Studies

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Tolkien Studies, Volume I by Douglas A. Anderson1
Tolkien Studies, Volume II by Douglas A. Anderson2
Tolkien Studies, Volume III by Douglas A. Anderson3
Tolkien Studies, Volume IV by Douglas A. Anderson4
Tolkien Studies, Volume V by Douglas A. Anderson5
Tolkien Studies, Volume VI by Douglas A. Anderson6
Tolkien Studies, Volume VII by Douglas A. Anderson7
Tolkien Studies, Volume VIII by Douglas A. Anderson8
Tolkien Studies, Volume IX by Douglas A. Anderson9
Tolkien Studies, Volume X by Michael D. C. Drout10
Tolkien Studies, Volume XI by Michael D. C. Drout11
Tolkien Studies, Volume XII by Michael D. C. Drout12
Tolkien Studies, Volume XIII by Michael D. C. Drout13

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Series description

ISSN 1547-3155
An annual review.  Some (but not all) volumes have been given individual ISBNs.

Beginning with volume XII the binding changed from hardback to paperback.


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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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