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This page is a '''list of books in Tolkien's library''', that is, books known to have been owned by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].
 
This page is a '''list of books in Tolkien's library''', that is, books known to have been owned by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].
  
==''Altschwedische Grammatik Mit Einschluss des Altgutnischen''==
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==List of books==
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===''Altschwedische Grammatik Mit Einschluss des Altgutnischen''===
 
*[[1904]]: ''Altschwedische Grammatik Mit Einschluss des Altgutnischen'', by [[Wikipedia:Adolf Noreen|Adolf Noreen]]. Halle.  
 
*[[1904]]: ''Altschwedische Grammatik Mit Einschluss des Altgutnischen'', by [[Wikipedia:Adolf Noreen|Adolf Noreen]]. Halle.  
 
*Description: Original cloth. Signed in ink on the end paper.<ref name=Rare>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-EIGHT-BOOKS-FROM-TOLKIENS-LIBRARY-ALL-SIGNED-PLUS-NOTES-/190703496445?pt=Antiquarian_Books_UK&hash=item2c66d06cfd#ht_11320wt_932|articlename=RARE - EIGHT BOOKS FROM TOLKIEN'S LIBRARY - ALL SIGNED PLUS NOTES (Item number: 190703496445)|dated=|website=[http://www.ebay.co.uk/ Ebay.co.uk]|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
 
*Description: Original cloth. Signed in ink on the end paper.<ref name=Rare>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-EIGHT-BOOKS-FROM-TOLKIENS-LIBRARY-ALL-SIGNED-PLUS-NOTES-/190703496445?pt=Antiquarian_Books_UK&hash=item2c66d06cfd#ht_11320wt_932|articlename=RARE - EIGHT BOOKS FROM TOLKIEN'S LIBRARY - ALL SIGNED PLUS NOTES (Item number: 190703496445)|dated=|website=[http://www.ebay.co.uk/ Ebay.co.uk]|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
  
==''The Children's Treasury of Literature''==
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===''The Children's Treasury of Literature''===
 
*?[[1966]]: ''The Children's Treasury of Literature''.<ref name=C>{{CG|C}}, pp. 685</ref>
 
*?[[1966]]: ''The Children's Treasury of Literature''.<ref name=C>{{CG|C}}, pp. 685</ref>
 
*See also: [[Joy Hill 5 January 1967]] (letter)
 
*See also: [[Joy Hill 5 January 1967]] (letter)
  
==''Diplomatarium Islandicum''==
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===''Diplomatarium Islandicum''===
  
 
*1857-76: ''Diplomatarium Islandicum. Islenzkt Bornbrefasafn...'' Volume One 834 - 1264. Kaupmannohofn.  
 
*1857-76: ''Diplomatarium Islandicum. Islenzkt Bornbrefasafn...'' Volume One 834 - 1264. Kaupmannohofn.  
 
*Bound in contemporary half calf. With the bookplate of the historian [[Wikipedia:Charles Plummer|Charles Plummer]], Tolkien's note reads "bt from..." and "by J.R.R. Tolkien" in ink. Loosely inserted are a couple of scraps of paper with notes by Tolkien (see [[Diplomatarium Islandicum manuscripts]]).<ref name=Rare/>
 
*Bound in contemporary half calf. With the bookplate of the historian [[Wikipedia:Charles Plummer|Charles Plummer]], Tolkien's note reads "bt from..." and "by J.R.R. Tolkien" in ink. Loosely inserted are a couple of scraps of paper with notes by Tolkien (see [[Diplomatarium Islandicum manuscripts]]).<ref name=Rare/>
  
==''Germanische Sprachwissenschaft''==
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===''Germanische Sprachwissenschaft''===
  
 
*[[1911]]: ''Germanische Sprachwissenschaft'', by Dr. Richard Loewe. Series: Sammlung Göschen. Leipzig: G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung.
 
*[[1911]]: ''Germanische Sprachwissenschaft'', by Dr. Richard Loewe. Series: Sammlung Göschen. Leipzig: G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung.
 
*Description: Signed by Tolkien on the top of the inside front page (J.R.R. Tolkien Exeter Coll) and has the "From the Library of J.R.R. Tolkien" sticker at the bottom left of the inside cover. Several pages with annotations in pencil (in the hand of Tolkien); pages 80, 88, 101. Some small corrections added in black ink on page 133.<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Pieter Collier]]|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/CLP0120.htm|articlename=#CLP0120 - Sammlung Göschen: Germanische Sprachwissenschaft from the Library of J.R.R. Tolkien|dated=|website=TL|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
 
*Description: Signed by Tolkien on the top of the inside front page (J.R.R. Tolkien Exeter Coll) and has the "From the Library of J.R.R. Tolkien" sticker at the bottom left of the inside cover. Several pages with annotations in pencil (in the hand of Tolkien); pages 80, 88, 101. Some small corrections added in black ink on page 133.<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Pieter Collier]]|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/CLP0120.htm|articlename=#CLP0120 - Sammlung Göschen: Germanische Sprachwissenschaft from the Library of J.R.R. Tolkien|dated=|website=TL|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
  
==''Guinevere: A Study of Her Abductions''==
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===''Guinevere: A Study of Her Abductions''===
  
 
*[[1951]]: ''Guinevere: A Study of Her Abductions'', by [[Wikipedia:Kenneth G. T. Webster|Kenneth G. T. Webster]]. Milton, Massachusetts: The Turtle Press.  
 
*[[1951]]: ''Guinevere: A Study of Her Abductions'', by [[Wikipedia:Kenneth G. T. Webster|Kenneth G. T. Webster]]. Milton, Massachusetts: The Turtle Press.  
 
*Description: Inscribed on the title page in pen and ink: "Professor Tolkien / from Deborah and Deborah Webster / with our admiration & respect".<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Pieter Collier]]|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/PC000031.htm|articlename=#PC000031 - Guinevere: A Study of her Abductions, written by the distinguished medieval scholar Kenneth G. T. Webster, from the library of J.R.R. Tolkien|dated=|website=TL|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
 
*Description: Inscribed on the title page in pen and ink: "Professor Tolkien / from Deborah and Deborah Webster / with our admiration & respect".<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Pieter Collier]]|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/PC000031.htm|articlename=#PC000031 - Guinevere: A Study of her Abductions, written by the distinguished medieval scholar Kenneth G. T. Webster, from the library of J.R.R. Tolkien|dated=|website=TL|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
  
==''Hávarðar saga Ísfirðings''==
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===''Hávarðar saga Ísfirðings''===
  
 
*[[1923]]: ''[[Wikipedia:Hávarðar saga Ísfirðings|Hávarðar saga Ísfirðings]]''. Kobenhavn.  
 
*[[1923]]: ''[[Wikipedia:Hávarðar saga Ísfirðings|Hávarðar saga Ísfirðings]]''. Kobenhavn.  
 
*Description: Signed by Tolkien in pencil on the end paper.<ref name=Rare/>
 
*Description: Signed by Tolkien in pencil on the end paper.<ref name=Rare/>
  
==''Heiðreks Saga''==
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===''Heiðreks Saga''===
  
 
*[[1924]]: ''[[Wikipedia:Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks|Heiðreks Saga]]''. Kobenhavm.  
 
*[[1924]]: ''[[Wikipedia:Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks|Heiðreks Saga]]''. Kobenhavm.  
 
*Description: Bound in cloth. Signed in pencil on the end paper.<ref name=Rare/>
 
*Description: Bound in cloth. Signed in pencil on the end paper.<ref name=Rare/>
  
==''Histoire de la Litterature latine chretienne''==
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===''Histoire de la Litterature latine chretienne''===
  
 
*19??: ''Histoire de la Litterature latine chretienne'', by Pierre de Labriolle
 
*19??: ''Histoire de la Litterature latine chretienne'', by Pierre de Labriolle
 
*Description: Signed by Tolkien in pencil to the front free endpaper.<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Pieter Collier]]|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/000772.htm|articlename=#000772 - Litterature Latine Chretienne, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien|dated=|website=TL|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
 
*Description: Signed by Tolkien in pencil to the front free endpaper.<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Pieter Collier]]|articleurl=http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/000772.htm|articlename=#000772 - Litterature Latine Chretienne, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien|dated=|website=TL|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
  
==''Les Juifs d'Espagnes''==
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===''Les Juifs d'Espagnes''===
  
 
*[[1872]]: ''Les Juifs d'Espagnes'', by Docteur [[Wikipedia:Heinrich Graetz|H. Graetz]]. Paris.  
 
*[[1872]]: ''Les Juifs d'Espagnes'', by Docteur [[Wikipedia:Heinrich Graetz|H. Graetz]]. Paris.  
 
*Description: Bound in contemporary calf. Signed in pencil on the end paper, with an additional note "purchased at [unreadable...], prob. in 1920s".<ref name=Rare/>
 
*Description: Bound in contemporary calf. Signed in pencil on the end paper, with an additional note "purchased at [unreadable...], prob. in 1920s".<ref name=Rare/>
  
==''Den Oldnorske og Oldislandske Litteraturs Historie''==
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===''Den Oldnorske og Oldislandske Litteraturs Historie''===
  
 
*[[1920]]-[[1923|3]]: ''Den Oldnorske og Oldislandske Litteraturs Historie'', by  [[Wikipedia:Finnur Jónsson|Finnur Jónsson]]. Kobenhavn.  
 
*[[1920]]-[[1923|3]]: ''Den Oldnorske og Oldislandske Litteraturs Historie'', by  [[Wikipedia:Finnur Jónsson|Finnur Jónsson]]. Kobenhavn.  
 
*Description: Three volumes bound in two in contemporary calf. Each volume is signed twice; once on the front pastedown and once on the verso of the front free end paper.<ref name=Rare/>
 
*Description: Three volumes bound in two in contemporary calf. Each volume is signed twice; once on the front pastedown and once on the verso of the front free end paper.<ref name=Rare/>
  
==''Scandinavian Archaeology''==
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===''Scandinavian Archaeology''===
  
 
*[[1937]]: ''Scandinavian Archaeology'', by [[Wikipedia:Haakon Shetelig|Haakon Shetelig]] and [[Wikipedia:Hjalmar Falk|Hjalmar Falk]]; translated by [[E.V. Gordon]]. Oxford.  
 
*[[1937]]: ''Scandinavian Archaeology'', by [[Wikipedia:Haakon Shetelig|Haakon Shetelig]] and [[Wikipedia:Hjalmar Falk|Hjalmar Falk]]; translated by [[E.V. Gordon]]. Oxford.  
 
*With a typed note "with the compliments of Professor E.V. Gordon." Signed in pencil on the end paper with the additional note in Tolkien's hand "from EVG."<ref name=Rare/>
 
*With a typed note "with the compliments of Professor E.V. Gordon." Signed in pencil on the end paper with the additional note in Tolkien's hand "from EVG."<ref name=Rare/>
  
==''Specimens Of Early English''==
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===''Specimens Of Early English''===
  
 
*[[1935]]: ''Specimens Of Early English'', by [[Wikipedia:Richard Morris (philology)|Richard Morris]] and [[Wikipedia:Walter William Skeat|Walter Skeat]], part I, Oxford, 1886, repr. 1935, xcix-554 p.
 
*[[1935]]: ''Specimens Of Early English'', by [[Wikipedia:Richard Morris (philology)|Richard Morris]] and [[Wikipedia:Walter William Skeat|Walter Skeat]], part I, Oxford, 1886, repr. 1935, xcix-554 p.
 
*Signed by Tolkien, apparently the third owner of the book. It is covered with a lot of notes, especially the chapter "The Ancren Riwle", but generally from the hands of students.<ref>Yvan Strelzyk, [http://www.elrondslibrary.fr/V_Quisuisje_GB.html Who Am I?] at [http://www.elrondslibrary.fr/index.html Elrond's Library] (accessed 16 July 2012)</ref><ref group=note>While the book has been certified by [[Wayne G. Hammond|Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull|Scull]] as being from Tolkien's library, it remains unknown if all notes were made by other owners/students, or if it includes notes by Tolkien.</ref>
 
*Signed by Tolkien, apparently the third owner of the book. It is covered with a lot of notes, especially the chapter "The Ancren Riwle", but generally from the hands of students.<ref>Yvan Strelzyk, [http://www.elrondslibrary.fr/V_Quisuisje_GB.html Who Am I?] at [http://www.elrondslibrary.fr/index.html Elrond's Library] (accessed 16 July 2012)</ref><ref group=note>While the book has been certified by [[Wayne G. Hammond|Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull|Scull]] as being from Tolkien's library, it remains unknown if all notes were made by other owners/students, or if it includes notes by Tolkien.</ref>
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==''Swords & Sorcery''==
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===''Swords & Sorcery''===
  
 
*[[1963]]: ''[[Swords and Sorcery|Swords & Sorcery]]''
 
*[[1963]]: ''[[Swords and Sorcery|Swords & Sorcery]]''
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==External links==
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*[http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&type=&topic_id=1887&forum=9 Tolkien and the butcher of Abingdon Road] at [http://www.tolkienguide.com/ Tolkien Collector's Guide]
  
 
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This page is a list of books in Tolkien's library, that is, books known to have been owned by J.R.R. Tolkien.


Contents

List of books

Altschwedische Grammatik Mit Einschluss des Altgutnischen

  • 1904: Altschwedische Grammatik Mit Einschluss des Altgutnischen, by Adolf Noreen. Halle.
  • Description: Original cloth. Signed in ink on the end paper.[1]

The Children's Treasury of Literature

Diplomatarium Islandicum

  • 1857-76: Diplomatarium Islandicum. Islenzkt Bornbrefasafn... Volume One 834 - 1264. Kaupmannohofn.
  • Bound in contemporary half calf. With the bookplate of the historian Charles Plummer, Tolkien's note reads "bt from..." and "by J.R.R. Tolkien" in ink. Loosely inserted are a couple of scraps of paper with notes by Tolkien (see Diplomatarium Islandicum manuscripts).[1]

Germanische Sprachwissenschaft

  • 1911: Germanische Sprachwissenschaft, by Dr. Richard Loewe. Series: Sammlung Göschen. Leipzig: G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung.
  • Description: Signed by Tolkien on the top of the inside front page (J.R.R. Tolkien Exeter Coll) and has the "From the Library of J.R.R. Tolkien" sticker at the bottom left of the inside cover. Several pages with annotations in pencil (in the hand of Tolkien); pages 80, 88, 101. Some small corrections added in black ink on page 133.[3]

Guinevere: A Study of Her Abductions

  • 1951: Guinevere: A Study of Her Abductions, by Kenneth G. T. Webster. Milton, Massachusetts: The Turtle Press.
  • Description: Inscribed on the title page in pen and ink: "Professor Tolkien / from Deborah and Deborah Webster / with our admiration & respect".[4]

Hávarðar saga Ísfirðings

Heiðreks Saga

Histoire de la Litterature latine chretienne

  • 19??: Histoire de la Litterature latine chretienne, by Pierre de Labriolle
  • Description: Signed by Tolkien in pencil to the front free endpaper.[5]

Les Juifs d'Espagnes

  • 1872: Les Juifs d'Espagnes, by Docteur H. Graetz. Paris.
  • Description: Bound in contemporary calf. Signed in pencil on the end paper, with an additional note "purchased at [unreadable...], prob. in 1920s".[1]

Den Oldnorske og Oldislandske Litteraturs Historie

  • 1920-3: Den Oldnorske og Oldislandske Litteraturs Historie, by Finnur Jónsson. Kobenhavn.
  • Description: Three volumes bound in two in contemporary calf. Each volume is signed twice; once on the front pastedown and once on the verso of the front free end paper.[1]

Scandinavian Archaeology

  • 1937: Scandinavian Archaeology, by Haakon Shetelig and Hjalmar Falk; translated by E.V. Gordon. Oxford.
  • With a typed note "with the compliments of Professor E.V. Gordon." Signed in pencil on the end paper with the additional note in Tolkien's hand "from EVG."[1]

Specimens Of Early English

  • 1935: Specimens Of Early English, by Richard Morris and Walter Skeat, part I, Oxford, 1886, repr. 1935, xcix-554 p.
  • Signed by Tolkien, apparently the third owner of the book. It is covered with a lot of notes, especially the chapter "The Ancren Riwle", but generally from the hands of students.[6][note 1]

Pictures

Photos of Specimens Of Early English
Cover  
Tolkien's signature  
Handwritten notes  
Handwritten notes  
Handwritten notes  


Swords & Sorcery

External links

Notes

  1. While the book has been certified by Hammond and Scull as being from Tolkien's library, it remains unknown if all notes were made by other owners/students, or if it includes notes by Tolkien.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "RARE - EIGHT BOOKS FROM TOLKIEN'S LIBRARY - ALL SIGNED PLUS NOTES (Item number: 190703496445)" , Ebay.co.uk (accessed 16 July 2012)
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, pp. 685
  3. Pieter Collier, "#CLP0120 - Sammlung Göschen: Germanische Sprachwissenschaft from the Library of J.R.R. Tolkien" , Tolkien Library (accessed 16 July 2012)
  4. Pieter Collier, "#PC000031 - Guinevere: A Study of her Abductions, written by the distinguished medieval scholar Kenneth G. T. Webster, from the library of J.R.R. Tolkien" , Tolkien Library (accessed 16 July 2012)
  5. Pieter Collier, "#000772 - Litterature Latine Chretienne, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien" , Tolkien Library (accessed 16 July 2012)
  6. Yvan Strelzyk, Who Am I? at Elrond's Library (accessed 16 July 2012)