A reader asks, “Do you know if it is possible to buy the complete writings, books, etc., of Bro. Nibley in one volume or perhaps on a CD Disc? (surely there must be a demand for this).”
It’s not possible to include all of Nibley’s writings in one volume, as the binding would be several feet thick – now that would be one big book! I also don’t know of a single CD that includes all his writings. Most of Hugh Nibley’s writings are now contained in The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, which has become a 19 volume series of books compiled and published by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), and the Neal A. Maxwell Institute at BYU. The Harold B. Lee Library website contains some other unpublished papers. I don’t know if these will ever be published in book form. And I’m sure there are many other writings that have been left on the edit room floor. Perhaps some day they will be compiled in a series, “Hugh Nibley: The Notebooks.”
For those who don’t mind reading on a digital device, the Neal A. Maxwell Institute has made available on its website the first 14 volumes of the collected works for FREE (which is what Nibley would have preferred anyway). These volumes are also searchable there, through the website search. The last five volumes, 15-19, are still only available in hardcover currently.
Those of you who like the feel of parchment against your fingertips, I’ve found one seller that offers the entire collected works series of books in a single package. Their set of the first 18 volumes is available for $699.
You could also just purchase the books individually, or only those ones you need to finish your library of the collected works series. Using the tool below (only visible on the website), put a checkmark next to all the books you would like to buy, and then click on the “Purchase Selected Books” button at the bottom. If you want to purchase all of them, simply press the “Select All” button, which will add a checkmark in all the boxes. Amazon will automatically add all of the books you’ve selected to your shopping cart.
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I’ve got almost all of the volumes, but would like dust jackets for half of them, since I had most of them when the kids were little and had a tendency to take the dust jackets off the books and rip them up.
I feel, after seeing these all lined up, like I have died and gone to heaven.
Not to start a drool fest, but you might say that I could easily ‘covet’ these volumes.
That would be awesome to get any of Hugh Nibley’s volumes on audio book. Truman G Madsen’s audiobooks had an impact on me while I was serving a mission.
I would absolutely help make audiobooks of Nibley’s Collected Works series if I could find a sponsor.
I wanted a better way to read the free online Nibley books, so I’ve made a script that makes ePub ebooks out of them and the Maxwell Institute’s other online books. The script is available at http://staff.washington.edu/mdturner/personal.htm
Danny de Hoyos
Here is a great resource for finding many audio recordings of Dr. Nibley’s lectures.
I am looking for a CD of Hugh Nibley’s best work on the apostasy and the ancient church. If there is more than one needed to cover these two topics that is fine. I do not know much about this other than that it is to be a present for my son and this is what he is requesting. He has asked for it in CD. Can you help me?
There are a number of MP3s of Nibley available here: http://www.eveoutofthegarden.com/p/hugh-nibley-mp3.html
Perhaps you could build a custom CD from some of those talks.
have you thought about talking to BYU and asking to use a sound studio to record it yourself? They might let you do it if you give them rights to it?
Daniel–you’re probably thinking of the series “Time Vindicates the Prophets” which Nibley delivered over the radio in the 1950s. You can download them from here: http://myldslinks.podbean.com/category/hugh-nibley/time-vidicates-the-prophets/.