Just received a note from Thornton's about two books just added to their stock - check it out if you are interested:


Hermann Collitz: Das schwache Präteritum und seine Vorgeschichte. (Hesperia, Schriften zur germanischen Philologie Nr. 1 ) Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Rupprecht, 1912,
XVI, 256pp., in original discoloured cloth binding, text sl. yellowed. £1500.00

Tolkien's signature J R R Tolkien is written in pencil on the dark green coloured first end paper and the name Tolkien is repeated in orange below that.


Brugmann, Karl: Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen . Auf Grund des fünfbändigen ' Grundrisses der vergleichenden Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen von K. Brugmann und B. Delbrück ' verfasst. Strassburg: Karl J. Trübner, 1904, XXVIII,777pp., + 48pp. Publisher's catalogue. half calf binding marbled paper covered boards, leather corners. Gilt titling on spine which has 4 raised bands. Black end papers. Spine somewhat rubbed , text sl. yellowing.
signed “J R R Tolkien” on flyleaf along with the signatures of other previous and later owners
£ 1950.00

Both from the library of Lesley Seiffert (1934 – 1990) Lecturer in German at Oxford University