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Condition: Remarkable condition. Bright gilt. No marks. Tight copy. Slight bump to bottom corner and slight bowing to boards.
An Edition of Þe Liflade ant te Passiun of Seinte Iuliene [An Edition of The Life and the Passion of Saint Juliana] Edited by S.R.T.O. d’Ardenne [and J.R.R. Tolkien] 1st Edition 1936 Bibliothéque de la Faculté de Philosphie et Lettres de l’Université de Liége (Fasc. LXIV) Faculté de Philosphie et Lettres / Librarie E. Droz Liége / Paris(printed in Great Britain) Hammond: p. 278 An Edition of Þe Liflade ant te Passiun of Seinte Iuliene ("An Edition of The Life and the Passion of Saint Juliana") is the published thesis of S.R.T.O. d’Ardenne . The book is dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien is also acknowledged by d’Ardenne in the prefatory note: “I am deeply indebted for assistance from the beginning of my work on this text, and especially during the revision of the glossary and grammar.” D’Ardenne admitted privately that Tolkien should have been credited as a joint editor. It was published solely under d’Ardenne’s name as a thesis that enabled her to be elected as a professor at the University of Liége. First edition and printing and here bound and printed in Great Britain 1936. You would be hard pressed to find another copy ANYWHERE. Tolkien collectors may search for years to find the 1936 softcover or the hard cover bound 1st edition. We're only familiar with one other printing for the university in 1936 of this bound thesis and it included a Corrigenda tipped in by The Early English Text Society in 1961. It too is quite scarce. (There is also a relatively uncommon version published by Oxford University Press for the Early English Text Society in the sixties.) Hardcover / bound thesis. 1936. Slight bump and bowing to boards. VG+ condition. Unmarked. Tight. We've seen only one other copy in years, a softcover that was in tatters. Few were published in 1936 and fewer have survived. A very rare and early acknowledgement of Tolkien and his work in linguistics. It's a rare gem for the Tolkien completist. It's a certainty that it will be a very long time before another is seen.