The Nature of Middle-Earth
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May 20
2021/5/20 7:01:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Second edition first imp of Lord of the rings in Swedish from 1978. Quite uncommon in this condition.

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May 20
2021/5/20 7:52:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Roäc
These have very very nice cover illustrations. Who's the artist?
May 20
2021/5/20 8:11:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Those are by the swedish author Inger Edelfeldt. I read this edition in my teens. Terrible translation though, one of the first in the world. Tolkien was very upset. Among many things, the translator, Åke Ohlmarks, changed ”hobbit” to ”hob”.
May 20
2021/5/20 8:17:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Great Polar Bear wrote:

Those are by the swedish author Inger Edelfeldt. I read this edition in my teens. Terrible translation though, one of the first in the world. Tolkien was very upset. Among many things, the translator, Åke Ohlmarks, changed ”hobbit” to ”hob”.

Well Hobbits can be a bit devilish, I guess...
May 20 (edited)
2021/5/20 8:19:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A funny thing: in this first swedish translation, it is Merry that kills the Witch-king. The translator misinterpreted the passage...
May 20
2021/5/20 11:32:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mauro D86 wrote:

garm wrote:

Commentary borrowed from Tolkien books net -

'“iþþlen” in Sawles Warde
J.R.R. Tolkien
1st Edition 1947
Swets and Zeitlinger
Amsterdam
ISBN: N/A
Offprint in paper wrappers
Not illustrated
Hammond Page Ref.: p.348
Notes
Reprints “iþþlen” in Sawles Warde by J.R.R. Tolkien and S.R.T.O. d’Ardenne from English Studies. Vol. 28. No. 6. December 1947.

The essay discusses a corrupted or misread word in printed editions of an early manuscript of the Middle English homily Sawles Warde.''

garm I never seen this one! Amazing
Is it the reprint only of the essay (pp. 168-170 of English Studies) or does it include something else in addition to those three pages? Is it annotated or signed by JRRT?

Yes, it contains only the essay; no further material. Sadly not annotated nor signed by JRRT - as you may know, authors of articles in academic journals were sent offprints of their contributions, so they could send them to friends and colleagues. Tolkien had many such offprints sent to him over the years.
This particular item would once have sat in Tolkien's study, or wherever he kept them; most likely one of a box of 'em.
Stanley Revell bought job lots of items from Tolkien's library at auction, I think - it was he who had the labels made up, not Tolkien.
May 20
2021/5/20 18:59:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

garm wrote:

Yes, it contains only the essay; no further material. Sadly not annotated nor signed by JRRT - as you may know, authors of articles in academic journals were sent offprints of their contributions, so they could send them to friends and colleagues. Tolkien had many such offprints sent to him over the years.
This particular item would once have sat in Tolkien's study, or wherever he kept them; most likely one of a box of 'em.
Stanley Revell bought job lots of items from Tolkien's library at auction, I think - it was he who had the labels made up, not Tolkien.

Thank you, garm!
It's always a pleasure to see an item with that famous label
May 21
2021/5/21 7:41:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here some of my uncommonly good editions.

First my 74 8th impression of the Lotr, next to my Sil, UT, Letters, Monsters & Critics and Old English Exodus. All unread, etc.
Then I own the early deluxe editions of Poems, Hobbit and Lotr, from which Hobbit and Lotr are from the estate of Rayner Unwin. Then my deluxe edition of Lotr with books and box in very nice condition, next to my set of Readers Union in unread condition. Finaly a 6th impression Hobbit in unread condition and a Longman Hobbit with slightly sunned spine.

And parts of my German collection. 1st edition Hobbit from 1957, 1st edition Herr der Ringe from 1969/70, 1st deluxe edition Herr der Ringe 69/70. All in unread condition. I found the Hobbit in the US. The seller bought the book for $1 at a garage sale and then realized it was in German language explains the good condition. Herr der Ringe is signed by the artist Heinz Edelmann. And as you can never have enough Hobbits and Herr der Ringe books, three 1st editions of "Kleiner Hobbit und der große Zauberer" and three 1st editions of "Herr der Ringe". Three books are shrink wrapped. The seller worked for the publisher and bought the books directly from Klett Cotta when the sized down their file copies. He the protected them and stored them. So again a nice story.

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May 21
2021/5/21 8:47:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Wonderful stuff - now who as an unfaded Inklings? Someone must have?
May 21
2021/5/21 10:33:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Tolkien published an article called Sigelwara Land in two parts in the journal of the Society for the study of Mediaeval Languages and Literature, Medium Aevum.

There was also news of Tolkien's giving his lecture 'Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics' at the back of the 1937 issue.

Here are photos of Vol.I no.3 plus its Contents page showing S/Land pt 1, and the Contents page for the issue containing pt 2. Also the 1937 issue, and the page with the notice about Tolkien's lecture.

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