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Beowulf in Hungarian ... and French ... and Telugu ...
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Some recordings for non-English speakers from the British Library.

"Ever wondered what Beowulf sounds like in Dutch, Greek or Russian, or in Telugu, a Dravidian language spoken in parts of southern India? Here at the British Library we've had some fun creating the recordings found here, representing nine different modern languages."

Dutch http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/dutch01-1.mp3
French http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/french01-1.mp3
German http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/german01.mp3
Greek http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/greek01.mp3
Hungarian http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/hungarian01.mp3
Italian http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/italian01.mp3
Japanese http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/japanese01.mp3
Russian http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/russian01.mp3
Telugu http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/files/telugu01.mp3

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http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/d ... d-french-and-telugu-.html

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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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A very unusual and colourful binding on this UK Hobbit from 1958
(missed the Raul initial though )


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOBBIT-JR-T ... ks_UK&hash=item1e67241717




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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOLKIEN-J-R ... Books&hash=item3f0d379523

AU $275, GBP £179.10

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. The Silmarillion. London, George #2248. TOLKIEN, J.R.R. The Silmarillion. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1977. Includes the much sought after large folding map at rear. Royal 8vo. or.blue cl., gilt lettering and design. OCTAVO SIZE. HARDCOVER. (368pages). TRUE FIRST EDITION - FIRST STATE - precedes the U.S.A. and U.K. editions, with the William Clowes & Sons imprint. In the un-priced dust jacket. A lovely clean, firmly-bound and very collectable copy PIX. #2248.


Did not all the 1st printings include "the much sought after large folding map at rear" and I think it is a UK edition?


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Posted on: 2011/9/19 22:32


Current Super Deluxe titles from HarperCollins [CoH & S&G]
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Does anyone have any idea or a guess on how many of the 500 limited Super Deluxe Children of Hùrin or Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun are still for sale from HarperCollins or their agents?

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