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Translations of The History of Middle-earth

4 May, 2023 (edited)
2023-5-4 10:57:51 AM UTC

In recent years six countries have (re)started the translation project of The History of Middle-earth. I think it would be interesting and useful to list all the translations so far.

●Spanish
All are published in 13 volumes by 2002, with various editions by Minotauro, Planeta Deagostini, Círculo de Lectores. See details in https://uan.nu/dti/ed-hdltm.html and https://uan.nu/dti/ed-hdesdla.html
Spanish

●Hungarian
1 & 2 are published in 1996. Reboot since 2017 by Helikon, up to vol 7 now. 8~12 can be pre-ordered. Cf. https://moly.hu/sorozatok/kozepfolde-historiaja
Hungarian

●French
1-5 are published by 2008. Reboot since 2021 by Bourgois. Vols 1, 2, 4 are now reissued, 9 & 10 coming soon. See details in https://www.tolkiendil.com/tolkien/biblio/home

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Le livre des contes perdus: L'histoire de la Terre du Milieu - tome 1 (1)

BOURGOIS (2023-09-07)


$20.18 Amazon.com (Paperback) - Availability: Now
£19.95 Amazon.co.uk (Paperback) - Availability: Now
€21.48 Amazon.de (Taschenbuch) - Availability: Now
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Le livre des contes perdus: L'histoire de la Terre du Milieu - tome 2 (2)

BOURGOIS (2023-09-07)


$37.41 Amazon.com (Paperback) - Availability: Now
£20.13 Amazon.co.uk (Paperback) - Availability: Now
€25.00 Amazon.de (Taschenbuch) - Availability: Now
€18.74 AbeBooks - Availability: Click to check



●Russian
1-5 are published by 2020, by AST. See https://ast.ru/series/legendarium-sredizemya-1089039/ . There were also unofficial(?) editions by Elsewhere & TTT.
Russian
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No current information for ISBN 9785171071219

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No current information for ISBN 9785171090517

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Pesni Belerianda

AST (2020T)


$57.60 Biblio (Hardcover) - Availability: Click to check
$36.33 Amazon.com (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
£60.81 Amazon.co.uk (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
€77.43 Amazon.de (Gebundene Ausgabe) - Availability: Now

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Ystroenie Sredizemya

AST (2020T)


$32.22 Amazon.com (Hardcover) - Availability: Now

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Utrachennyj put\' i drugie proizvedenija / Утраченный путь и другие произведения

AST


$53.70 Biblio (Hardcover) - Availability: Click to check
$63.99 Amazon.com (Hardcover) - Availability: Now


●Italian
1 & 2 are published by 1987. Reboot since 2022 by Bompiani, now up to vol.6. See https://www.bompiani.it/autori/j-r-r-tolkien-517

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Il libro dei racconti perduti (Tascabili Narrativa) (Italian Edition)

Bompiani (2022-05-18)


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£13.92 Amazon.co.uk (Paperback) - Availability: Now
€16.00 Amazon.de (Taschenbuch) - Availability: Now
€15.87 AbeBooks - Availability: Click to check

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Tolkien John R. R. - Il Libro Dei Racconti Perduti. La Storia Della Terra Di Mezzo #02

Bompiani (2022-09-14)


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€18.52 Amazon.de (Taschenbuch) - Availability: Now
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I lai del Beleriand (La storia della Terra di Mezzo Vol. 3) (Italian Edition)

Bompiani (2022-11-02)


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£9.49 Amazon.co.uk (Kindle Edition) - Availability: Now
€9.99 Amazon.de (Kindle Ausgabe) - Availability: Now
€20.94 AbeBooks - Availability: Click to check

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La formazione della Terra di Mezzo (La storia della Terra di Mezzo Vol. 4) (Italian Edition)

Bompiani (2023-05-11)


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€9.99 Amazon.de (Kindle Ausgabe) - Availability: Now
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La strada perduta ed altri scritti (La storia della Terra di Mezzo Vol. 5) (Italian Edition)

Bompiani (2023-11-08)


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Il ritorno dell\'ombra (La storia della Terra di Mezzo Vol. 6) (Italian Edition)

Bompiani (2024-05-29)


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£12.99 Amazon.co.uk (Kindle Edition) - Availability: Now
€14.99 Amazon.de (Kindle Ausgabe) - Availability: Now
€27.01 AbeBooks - Availability: Click to check


●Portuguese (Brazil)
Started since 2022 by HarperCollins Brazil, now up to vol.5. See https://harpercollins.com.br/collections/livros-de-jrr-tolkien
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OMTBEL STOOLY (2019T)


$41.36 Amazon.com (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
£69.35 Amazon.co.uk (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
€74.71 Amazon.de (Gebundene Ausgabe) - Availability: Now
$40.00 AbeBooks - Availability: Click to check

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A História da Terra-média, Box II

HarperCollins Brasil (2023-06-01)


$61.19 Amazon.com (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
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●Polish
1 & 2 are published by 1996, another translation in 1998. Reboot since 2022 by Zysk i S-ka, now up to 4 (this is a third translation of books 1 & 2!). The rest will be published at "3~4 volumes per year". See https://sklep.zysk.com.pl/manufacturer/tolkien-j-r-r
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Historia Srodziemia. Tom 1. Ksiega zaginionych opowiesci. Czesc 1

Zysk i S-ka (2022T)


$51.99 Amazon.com (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
£15.89 Amazon.co.uk (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
€unknown Amazon.de (Gebundene Ausgabe) - Availability: unknown

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Ksiega zaginionych opowiesci, czesc 2

Zysk i S-ka (2023T)


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€19.02 Amazon.de (Gebundene Ausgabe) - Availability: Now

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Ballady Beleriandu Historia Śródziemia Tom 3

Zysk i S-ka (2023-10-17)


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€19.70 Amazon.de (Gebundene Ausgabe) - Availability: Now

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Kształtowanie Śródziemia

Zysk i S-ka (2024-05-21)


$49.99 Amazon.com (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
£28.99 Amazon.co.uk (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
€23.79 Amazon.de (Gebundene Ausgabe) - Availability: Now


●Turkish
1 & 2 are published by 2004.
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Kayip Öyküler Kitabi 1

Altikirkbes Basin Yayin (2015T)


$250.00 Amazon.com (Paperback) - Availability: Now
£19.00 Amazon.co.uk (Paperback) - Availability: Now
€21.96 Amazon.de (Taschenbuch) - Availability: Now

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Kayip Öyküler Kitabi 2

Altikirkbes Basin Yayin (2015T)


$300.00 Amazon.com (Paperback) - Availability: Now
£23.00 Amazon.co.uk (Paperback) - Availability: Now
€unknown Amazon.de (Taschenbuch) - Availability: unknown


●German
1 & 2 are published in 1999, reissued in 2007, 2018.
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Das Buch der verschollenen Geschichten / Teil 1 + 2 (Das Buch der verschollenen Geschichten, Bd. ?)

Klett-Cotta Verlag (2015-08-10)


$45.38 Blackwell's (hardback) - Availability: Usually dispatched within 10 days
$48.98 Biblio (Hardcover) - Availability: Click to check
$68.24 Amazon.com (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
£35.49 Amazon.co.uk (Hardcover) - Availability: Now
€45.00 Amazon.de (Gebundene Ausgabe) - Availability: Now
€44.65 AbeBooks - Availability: Click to check


●Swedish
1 & 2 are first published in 1986 and 1988 (see Monkeyskeleton 's post below), then in 1995 as a single volume, reissued in 1998, 2004.
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No current information for ISBN 9789172633933

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No current information for ISBN 9789172633940


●Czech
Vol 1 is published in 1995.
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No current information for ISBN 8085643316


●Chinese
世纪文景 bought rights of all volumes in 2023, but it would take at least 4 years before they are translated and published.

There are probably mistakes and more publications, as I don't speak any of these languages. Please help to improve the list.
4 May, 2023
2023-5-4 2:27:59 PM UTC
I did not know Adam Tolkien translated some volumes to French. Author, editor and translator; father, son and grandson. Beautiful!
4 May, 2023
2023-5-4 2:53:18 PM UTC

Éarendel wrote:

I did not know Adam Tolkien translated some volumes to French. Author, editor and translator; father, son and grandson. Beautiful!

He also translated Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien to French as well as conceiving the design and creation of the Estate website.
4 May, 2023
2023-5-4 3:18:03 PM UTC
Yes, he translated these 3 books and, from memory, I believe that he helped his father to publish CoH.

Regardless, it would be nice if a moderator could remove both The Book of Lost Tales covers because they are not official (they leaked because of Amazon but they are not finished) and the French publisher was really not happy about this.
I have temporarily left them on the appropriate thread since they remain online on Amazon, but I think it would be better to remove them from this time zone header which is the most visited
4 May, 2023
2023-5-4 3:31:55 PM UTC

Bergelmir wrote:

Regardless, it would be nice if a moderator could remove both The Book of Lost Tales covers because they are not official (they leaked because of Amazon but they are not finished) and the French publisher was really not happy about this.

I have removed them, will put them back when the correct covers are revealed.
4 May, 2023
2023-5-4 4:47:07 PM UTC
Thx, Trotter !
18 January
2024-1-18 1:52:16 PM UTC
Although me and others have been talking to the German publishers for years about this there does not seem any chance to get the translations done. The reasoning is clearly financial; they are interested but the deal would probaby have to be for ten books and that is just too huge a risk.
21 February
2024-2-21 11:38:48 PM UTC
Corrections when it comes to the Swedish translations.

HoME 1: De förlorade sagornas bok, 1986, AWE/Gebers, 9120071701, HBDJ, 1st 1st
HoME 2: De förlorade sagornas bok II, 1988, AWE/Gebers, 9120076746, HBDJ, 1st 1st


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17 May (edited)
2024-5-17 7:57:54 AM UTC
Updated the Polish, Hungarian, Italian sections (each has a new vol this month!)
The Swedish section is corrected, thanks to Monkeyskeleton
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