New topics in Scull and Hammond's second edition Reader's Guide

Apr 13 - By Urulöké

Because many people are asking what's new in the second edition of the Reader's Guide, I did a quick comparison of the online topic lists provided by Wayne and Christina - first edition topic list is here, and second edition topic list is here.

Note that pretty much all topics were at least touched upon, if not significantly enhanced - this post is not meant to show all of the topics that changed - just new ones that were added to the second edition, or topics moved elsewhere marked by topic.

* The 'Alphabet of Dairon'
* The 'Ambidexters Sentence'
* ‘Analysis of fragments of other languages found in The Lord of the Rings’ [new edition: The Lord of the Rings, p. 726 and Words, Phrases and Passages in The Lord of the Rings, pp. 1441-2]
* The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
* The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
* Atlakviða
* Authorial Presence

* Barnett, Allen
* Barrie, James Matthew
* The Battle of Maldon
* Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary Together with The Sellic Spell
* Beren and Lúthien (book)
* ‘The Bodleian Declensions’
* Bowra, Cecil Maurice
* Brown, Walter Rolfe
* Buchan, John
* Buckhurst, Helen Thérèse McMillan

* Carroll, Lewis
* A Closed Letter to Andrea Charicoryides . . . Sometimes Known as Charles Williams 
* Collingwood, Robin George
* Common Eldarin Noun: Structure 
* ‘Common Quendian Declension’
* Comparative Tables 
* The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf 
* Composition, Manner of
* The Corrigan
* Cowling, George Herbert

* De Zulueta, Francis
* Declension of Nouns 

* The Elvish Alphabets
* ‘Elvish Reincarnation’ [new edition: Some Notes on 'Rebirth']
* ‘The Entu, Ensi, Enta Declension’
* ‘Essay on Phonetic Symbolism’
* Essays Presented to Charles Williams 

* Fairbank, Christian Albert Hastings
* The Fall of Arthur (poem)
* The Fall of Arthur (book)
* ‘Fate and Free Will’ (notes)
* Fate and free will (topic)
* The Feanorian Alphabet 
* Field, Geoffrey Simpson
* Firth, Charles Harding
* Freston, Hugh Reginald
* Free will and Fate [new edition: Fate and free will]

* Gale, St Teresa [new edition: St Teresa Gale]
* Gawain’s Leave-taking 
* ‘The Gnomish Lexicon Slips’
* ‘Goldogrin Pronomial Prefixes’
* Gordon, Robert Hope

* Hall, William Ernest
* Henry Bradley, 3 Dec., 1845–23 May, 1923 
* The History of The Hobbit

* ‘Introduction to the “Elder Edda”’

* J.R.R. Tolkien’s Letters to Rhona Beare 

* Kainendan 
* Kalevala (including The Story of Kullervo)
* ‘The Koivienéni Manuscript’

* The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun (book)
* The Lay of Beowulf 
* The Lay of the Children of Húrin
* The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (including Völsungakviða en nýja and Guðrúnarkviða en nýja

* McIntosh, Angus
* Mackreth, John
* Maps
* Mary Michael
* Massiah-Palmer, Werner William Thomas
* Measures, Alfred Ernest
* Mitton family
* Mountain family

* Newcastle upon Tyne
* Noel
* Notes for Qenya Declensions 
* Nouns

* ‘Old English Verse’
* On Ælfwine’s Spelling
* On ‘The Kalevala’ or Land of Heroes
* Oxford Poetry 1915

* ‘The Plotz Declension’
* Primitive Quendian Structure 
* ‘The Problem of Lhûn
* The Prophecy of the Sibyl 

* ‘Qenya Conjugations’
* ‘Qenya Declensions’
* Qenya Grammar 
* ‘Qenya Word-Lists’
* Quenya: Outline of Phonology 
* Quenya Verb Structure 

* Rattenbury, R.M.
* Realities: An Anthology of Verse
* Rhodes, Philip Grafton Mole
* Romanticism

* The Seafarer
* A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages (book)
* Sellic Spell 
* Shakespeare, Donald William Edward, known as Anthony
* Shakespeare, William
* Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (W.P. Ker Lecture)
* Some Notes on ‘Rebirth’
* Staples, Osric Osmumd
* The Story of Kullervo (book)

* Tengwesta Qenderinwa
* St Teresa Gale
* Thompson, Francis
* Thompson, Louis Lionel Harry
* Tolhurst, Bernard Joseph
* Tolhurst, Denis Anthony
* Tolkien Estate
* ‘Tom Bombadil: A Prose Fragment’
* Trimingham, Harold Gilbert Lutyens
* ‘The “Turin Wrapper”’ 

* Wagner, Richard Wilhelm
* The Wanderer
* Windle, Michael William Maxwell
* Winter’s Tales for Children I
* Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings 

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The Hobbit published in Galician, a minority language

Apr 12 - By mboswi

This month the Galician publisher Sushi Books has published a deluxe edition of The Hobbit (in Galician, O hobbit). It is a language spoken in the Northwest of Spain by about 2,4 million people. I am so proud of having this work in the language of my father, my grandpa and my foreparents.
Here the pictures. What do you think?

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Del Rey reveals new covers for The Lord of the Rings coming soon

Apr 11 - By Urulöké

These are reportedly coming "this spring". I like the new look!

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Addenda and Corrigenda for Scull and Hammond's Works

Apr 11 - By Urulöké

Christina and Wayne have posted an update on their collected Addenda and Corrigenda for their works on/about Tolkien.

With the release of the new three volume edition of the Companion and Guide, they have stopped updating the A&C for the two volume edition and only are posting updates for the new edition.

I have greatly enjoyed both editions, and have many dozens of post-it notes stuck in the new three volume edition for some research I am currently working on. It is well worth the investment, and well discounted at this time from various online retailers ( link below).

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John Howe's forthcoming A Middle-earth Traveller

Apr 11 - By Urulöké

A Middle-earth Traveller is due to be published October 4, 2018 by HarperCollins in the UK. There's no word yet on whether it will also be available in the USA or elsewhere.


Here is the publisher's description:
Let acclaimed Tolkien artist John Howe take you on an unforgettable journey across Middle-earth, from Bag End to Mordor, in this richly illustrated sketchbook fully of previously unseen artwork, anecdotes and meditations on Middle-earth.

Middle-earth has been mapped, Bilbo’s and Frodo’s journeys plotted and measured, but Middle-earth remains a wilderland for all that. The roads as yet untraveled far outnumber those down which Tolkien had time to wander.

A Middle-Earth Traveller presents a walking tour of Tolkien’s Middle-earth, visiting not only places central to his stories, but also those just over the hill or beyond the horizon. Events from Tolkien’s books are explored – battles of the different ages that are almost part of legend by the time of The Lord of the Rings; lost kingdoms and ancient myths, as well as those places only hinted at: kingdoms of the far North and lands beyond the seas.

Sketches that have an ‘on-the-spot’ feel to them are interwoven with the artist’s observations gleaned from Tolkien’s books and recollections of his time spent in Middle-earth while working alongside Peter Jackson on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies. Combining concept work produced for films, existing Middle-earth art and many new paintings and sketches exclusive to this book, A Middle-earth Traveller will take the reader on a unique and unforgettable journey across Tolkien’s magical landscape.

Hardcover, 192 pages
ISBN-10: 0008226776
ISBN-13: 978-0008226770
MSRP: £20.00

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