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The Oxford Book of Greek Verse in Translation [1938]
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Some web sites (Tolkienbooks.net and Tolkien Library) include The Oxford Book of Greek Verse in Translation in the JRRT bibliographies.

Tolkienbooks.net lists the work under "Other Credits", saying that "Tolkien helped with 'Introduction Part II - Greek Poetry in Translation'.", and gives 1944 as the publication year.

Tolkien Library gives 1938 as the publication year.

Amazon.co.uk also has 1938 as the publication year, saying it was the 2nd edition.

The Oxford Book of Greek Verse in Translation is not included in the section "Published Writings by JRRT" in the JRRT Companion and Guide (I'm eagerly awaiting the promised new edition of the JRRT: A Descriptive Bibliography!). Can anyone point me to a published source which includes a description of this book in relation Tolkien's alleged contribution?

Was there an edition of this book published before 1938 (the 1st edition?), and did Tolkien not contribute to this edition?

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Well, I was initially going to post this under "Lucky Finds," but now that I have received the books, I think it is appropriate to post here. I caught a buy it now ebay listing for a very nice 1963 A&U set of LotR with original jackets for 50GBP! Great deal, right? Well, yes, and no. I will maintain that it was a great deal because the books themselved are really near fine condition.... and, the jackets are perfectly in tact. The ebay listing stated that they were in protective plastic film, so I assumed they would be in good shape. Turns out, they were indeed in protective plastic film, because they are laminated! LAMINATED DUST JACKETS!!! The lamination has caused the inks to bleed, creating a sort of 'ghosting' appearance around all the print. LAMINATED DUST JACKETS!!! UGGHHH!! What a way to ruin a nice set. It may have originally been well intended, but..... UGGHHH!!


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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Looks like it's back up again, only for £1,250.00 You should have bought it earlier!!!

I would say that is indeed one of my slipcases. Don't understand why they don't mention it's a reproduction, like my description always says. They managed to copy the rest of my description, so why not that part?

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mmmmmmmmm
this is the set just sold for £550. Odd no photo of all the writing and names in two of the volumes- would that put people off maybe ? I suspect so. Insteed use careful wording and keep fingers crossed approach. A fast buck is expression in mind!

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