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==List of books==
 
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===''Altschwedische Grammatik Mit Einschluss des Altgutnischen''===
 
===''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>
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===''Anglo-Catholicism & Re-Union''===
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*[[1923]]: ''Anglo-Catholicism & Re-Union'', by Rev S.H. Scott.
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*Description: Tolkien's inscription on the copy reads:
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"given to me by Rev. S H Scott<br>
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in the old 'Newman Bookshop'<br>
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at that time in Beaumont<br>
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Street, Oxford"<ref name=2Books>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?forum=15&post_id=14041|articlename=Books From Tolkiens Library For Sale|dated=|website=Guide|accessed=30 August 2014}}</ref>
  
 
===''Babylonisch-Assyrische Grammatik mit Übungsbuch''===
 
===''Babylonisch-Assyrische Grammatik mit Übungsbuch''===
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*Unknown issue and year of publication. Signed by Tolkien, and appears to have some annotations by him. Held at the collections of the [[Marion E. Wade Center|Wade Center]].<ref name=Wade>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter/Collections-and-Services/Collection%20Listings/~/media/Files/Centers-and-Institutes/Wade-Center/RR-Docs/Non-archive%20Listings/Tolkien_Library.pdf|articlename=J.R.R. Tolkien Library|dated=|website=[http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter Wade Center]|accessed=15 September 2012}}</ref>
 
*Unknown issue and year of publication. Signed by Tolkien, and appears to have some annotations by him. Held at the collections of the [[Marion E. Wade Center|Wade Center]].<ref name=Wade>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter/Collections-and-Services/Collection%20Listings/~/media/Files/Centers-and-Institutes/Wade-Center/RR-Docs/Non-archive%20Listings/Tolkien_Library.pdf|articlename=J.R.R. Tolkien Library|dated=|website=[http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter Wade Center]|accessed=15 September 2012}}</ref>
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===''Chambers's Etymological Dictionary''===
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*[[1903]]: Around Christmas 1903, Tolkien buys a copy of ''[[Wikipedia:Chambers Dictionary|Chambers's Etymological Dictionary]]''. In [[1973]] he added the following note in the book: "the beginning of my interest in German Philology (& Philol in general)".<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 9</ref>
  
 
===''The Children's Treasury of Literature''===
 
===''The Children's Treasury of Literature''===
 
*?[[1966]]: ''[[The Children's Treasury of Literature]]''.<ref name=C>{{CG|C}}, p. 685</ref>
 
*?[[1966]]: ''[[The Children's Treasury of Literature]]''.<ref name=C>{{CG|C}}, p. 685</ref>
*See also: [[Joy Hill 5 January 1967]] (letter)
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*See also: [[Letter to Joy Hill (5 January 1967)]] (letter)
  
 
===''Dictionary in Englysshe and Welshe''===
 
===''Dictionary in Englysshe and Welshe''===
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===''Germanische Heldensage''===
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*Edited by Hermann Schneider.
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*Tolkien's signed copies are now kept in the Taylorian Library at [[Oxford]].<ref>[[Tom Shippey]], ''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]'', 3rd edn, p. 20</ref>
  
 
===''Germanische Sprachwissenschaft''===
 
===''Germanische Sprachwissenschaft''===
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*[[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/>
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===''Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen''===
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*1904: ''Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen . Auf Grund des fünfbändigen ' Grundrisses der vergleichenden Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen von K. Brugmann und B. Delbrück ' verfasst.'', by [[Wikipedia:Karl Brugmann|Karl Brugmann]]. Strassburg: Karl J. Trübner, 1904, XXVIII, 777pp., +  48pp.
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*Signed "JRR Tolkien" on flyleaf along with the signatures of other previous and later owners.<ref name=Thornton/>
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===''The Latin Poems Commonly Attributed to Walter Mapes''===
 
===''The Latin Poems Commonly Attributed to Walter Mapes''===
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*''The Life and Death of Jason'', by [[William Morris]].
 
*''The Life and Death of Jason'', by [[William Morris]].
 
*Description: Tolkien bought this book with his Skeat Prize money in Spring [[1914]].<ref name=C51/>
 
*Description: Tolkien bought this book with his Skeat Prize money in Spring [[1914]].<ref name=C51/>
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===''A Middle English Reader''===
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*1919: ''A Middle English Reader '' by Olver Farrar Emerson.
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*Description: Inside the book is a card from University Press of Oxford that states: "To Professor Tolkien [[27 May|May, 27]] [[1930]]". On the first page is Tolkien's signature in ink, and some more notes in pencil.<ref name=2Books/>
  
 
===''Morphologische Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen''===
 
===''Morphologische Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen''===
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*1881: Brugman, Karl,and Osthoff, Herman. ''Morphologische Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen''. Parts Four and Five. Leipzig: S. Hirzel. See [[Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collection]].<ref name=Sixteen/>
 
*1881: Brugman, Karl,and Osthoff, Herman. ''Morphologische Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen''. Parts Four and Five. Leipzig: S. Hirzel. See [[Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collection]].<ref name=Sixteen/>
  
===''Phonetische Grundfragen''===
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===''Morte Arthure''===
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*1871: ''Morte Arthure'', ed. by Edmund Brock, Early English Text Society.
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*Tolkien acquired this book in September [[1919]].<ref>{{Arthur|Poem}}, p. 80</ref>
  
*1904: Jesperson, Otto. ''Phonetische Grundfragen''. Leipzig and Berlin: B.G. Teubner. See [[Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collection]].<ref name=Sixteen/>
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===''On the History of the English Present Inflections''===
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*1922: ''On the History of the English Present Inflections: Particularly -th and -s'', by Erik Holmqvist. Heidelberg: Carl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung (Verlags-Nr. 1694). Signed by Tolkien on cover.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=2122|articlename=Signed?|dated=|website=Guide|accessed=10 September 2013}}</ref>
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|File:On the History of the English Present Inflections - Signature.jpg|Tolkien's signature
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===''Den Oldnorske og Oldislandske Litteraturs Historie''===
 
===''Den Oldnorske og Oldislandske Litteraturs Historie''===
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*[[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/>
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===''Pearl''===
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*[[1910]]: ''Pearl'', edited by Charles Osgood. Tolkien inscribed his copy with his name in calligraphy, and in Latin form the date (Easter 1913) and its location in his library.<ref>Judith Priestman, ''[[Tolkien: Life and Legend]]'', pp. 26-7</ref>
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===''Phonetische Grundfragen''===
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*1904: Jesperson, Otto. ''Phonetische Grundfragen''. Leipzig and Berlin: B.G. Teubner. See [[Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collection]].<ref name=Sixteen/>
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===''The Poor Hater''===
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*[[1958]]: ''The Poor Hater'', by [[William Ready]]. Ready sent a copy of his novel to Tolkien; the latter sent him [[Letter to William Ready|a letter of thanks]].<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 540</ref>
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===''Portugais; phonétique et phonologie, morphologie, textes''===
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*[[1903]]: ''Portugais; phonétique et phonologie, morphologie, textes'', by Gonçalves Viana, A. R. (Aniceto Reis). Leipzig: B.G. Teubner.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://archive.org/details/portugaisphonti00viangoog|articlename=Portugais; phonétique et phonologie, morphologie, textes (1903)|dated=|website=[http://archive.org/ Archive.org]|accessed=22 October 2013}}</ref>
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*"Tolkien bought this from Blackwell's Booksellers in Oxford (their label is on the inside of the cover) to study. As an ex libris Tolkien signed this book at the top of the first page. Inside the books are seven annotations in pencil in the margins (usually corrections!). Tolkien donated this book to the U.S. Catholic University."<ref name=TolkienShop>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienshop.com/contents/en-uk/d228.html|articlename=Tolkien autographs|dated=|website=[http://www.tolkienshop.com/ TolkienShop.com]|accessed=22 October 2013}}</ref>
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===''Probleme der Englischen Sprache und Kultur''===
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*[[1925]]: ''Probleme der Englischen Sprache und Kultur''. Heidelberg.
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*"This collection of essays (14 in German, 1 in English) was compiled to celebrate the 60th birthday of Johannes Hoops. ... He signed it on the first flyleaf as an ex-lbiris and made four corrections in the margin."<ref name=TolkienShop>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienshop.com/contents/en-uk/d228.html|articlename=Tolkien autographs|dated=|website=[http://www.tolkienshop.com/ TolkienShop.com]|accessed=22 October 2013}}</ref>
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===''Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde''===
 
===''Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde''===
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*[[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/>
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===''Das schwache Präteritum und seine Vorgeschichte''===
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*[[1912]]: ''Das schwache Präteritum und seine Vorgeschichte''  (Hesperia, Schriften zur germanischen Philologie Nr. 1 ), by [[Wikipedia:Hermann Collitz|Hermann Collitz]]. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Rupprecht, XVI, 256pp.
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*The signature "JRR Tolkien" is  "written in pencil on the dark green coloured first end paper and the name Tolkien is repeated in orange below that".<ref name=Thornton>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?forum=15&post_id=12929|articlename=Thornton's signed books from Tolkien's library|dated=|website=Guide|accessed=13 October 2013}}</ref>
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===''The Shield of Achilles''===
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*[[1955]]: ''[[Wikipedia:The Shield of Achilles|The Shield of Achilles]]'', by [[W.H. Auden]]. Auden sent an inscribed copy of the book to Tolkien.<ref>{{CG|C}}, p. 480</ref>
  
 
===''The Screwtape Letters''===
 
===''The Screwtape Letters''===
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===''Swords & Sorcery''===
 
===''Swords & Sorcery''===
  
*[[1963]]: ''[[Swords and Sorcery|Swords & Sorcery]]''
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*[[1963]]: ''[[Swords & Sorcery]]''
  
 
===''Völsunga Saga''===
 
===''Völsunga Saga''===
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*[[1913]]: ''A Welsh Grammar Historical and Comparative: Phonology and Accidence'', by [[Wikipedia:John Morris-Jones|J. Morris-Jones]]. Oxford.
 
*[[1913]]: ''A Welsh Grammar Historical and Comparative: Phonology and Accidence'', by [[Wikipedia:John Morris-Jones|J. Morris-Jones]]. Oxford.
 
*Description: Tolkien bought this book with his Skeat Prize money in Spring [[1914]] (the book includes the inscriptions "1914" and "Skeat Prize Vol. 3"). Tolkien added several marginal notes and corrections. On page 33, Tolkien noted "I have heard it in 1920", in reaction to Morris-Jones's remark that while the spelling  ''ychain'' for Welsh ''[[Wiktionary:ychen|ychen]]'' ("oxen") is wrongly derived, the form ''ychain'' can be heard in [[Wikipedia:Gwynedd|Gwynedd]].<ref name=TW/><ref name=C51>{{CG|C}}, p. 51</ref>
 
*Description: Tolkien bought this book with his Skeat Prize money in Spring [[1914]] (the book includes the inscriptions "1914" and "Skeat Prize Vol. 3"). Tolkien added several marginal notes and corrections. On page 33, Tolkien noted "I have heard it in 1920", in reaction to Morris-Jones's remark that while the spelling  ''ychain'' for Welsh ''[[Wiktionary:ychen|ychen]]'' ("oxen") is wrongly derived, the form ''ychain'' can be heard in [[Wikipedia:Gwynedd|Gwynedd]].<ref name=TW/><ref name=C51>{{CG|C}}, p. 51</ref>
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==List of other publications==
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===Text of Introductory Address===
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*[[1954]]: "Text of Introductory Address", delivered by Professor Jeremiah J. Hogan on [[20 July]] [[1954]] on the occasion of the conferring of a honorary Doctorate of Letters on Tolkien from the National University of Ireland. Tolkien's copy of the Address is kept at the [[Bodleian Library]].<ref>{{VT|50a}}, p. 11 (note 11)</ref>
  
 
==Further reading==
 
==Further reading==

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This page is a list of books in Tolkien's library, that is, books and other publications known to have been owned by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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[edit] List of books

[edit] 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]

[edit] Anglo-Catholicism & Re-Union

  • 1923: Anglo-Catholicism & Re-Union, by Rev S.H. Scott.
  • Description: Tolkien's inscription on the copy reads:

"given to me by Rev. S H Scott
in the old 'Newman Bookshop'
at that time in Beaumont
Street, Oxford"[2]

[edit] Babylonisch-Assyrische Grammatik mit Übungsbuch

[edit] Cairo Studies in English

  • Unknown issue and year of publication. Signed by Tolkien, and appears to have some annotations by him. Held at the collections of the Wade Center.[4]

[edit] Chambers's Etymological Dictionary

[edit] The Children's Treasury of Literature

[edit] Dictionary in Englysshe and Welshe

[edit] 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]

[edit] Die Erforschung der indogermanischen Sprachen

  • 1927: Michels, Victor, and Streitberg, Wilhelm. Die Erforschung der indogermanischen Sprachen. Band 2: Germanisch. Berlin and Leipzig: Walter de Gruyter & Co. (Earlier editions by G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung; J. Guttentag, Verlagsbuchhandlung; Georg Reimer; Karl J. Trübner; Veit & Comp.) See Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collection.[3]

[edit] Germanic Words for 'Deceive'

  • 1923: Germanic Words for 'Deceive': A Study in Semantics, by Samuel Kroesch. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Series: Hesperia, Nr. 1.[9][10]
  • Signed, including year "1928".

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Photos of Germanic Words for 'Deceive'
 
 


[edit] Germanische Heldensage

  • Edited by Hermann Schneider.
  • Tolkien's signed copies are now kept in the Taylorian Library at Oxford.[11]

[edit] 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.[12]

[edit] Grundzüge der Phonetik zur Einführung in das Studium der Lautlehre der Indogermanischen Sprachen

[edit] 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".[13]

[edit] Hávarðar saga Ísfirðings

[edit] Heiðreks Saga

[edit] 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.[14]

[edit] The House of the Wolfings

[edit] Indogermanische Grammatik

  • 1927: Hirt, Hermann. Indogermanische Grammatik: Teil I: Einleitung. I. Etymologie. II. Konsonantismus. Heidelberg: Carl Winters Universitätsbuchhandlung. See Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collection.
  • 1921: ---. Indogermanische Grammatik: Teil II: Der indogermanische Vokalismus . Heidelberg: Carl Winters Universitätsbuchhandlung.
  • 1927: ---. Indogermanische Grammatik Teil III: Das Nomen. Heidelberg: Carl Winters Universitätsbuchhandlung.
  • 1928: ---. Indogermanische Grammatik Teil IV: Doppelung Zusammensetzung Verbum. Heidelberg: Carl Winters Universitätsbuchhandlung.
  • 1929: ---. Indogermanische Grammatik Teil V: Der Akzent. Heidelberg: Carl Winters Universitätsbuchhandlung.
  • 1934: ---. Indogermanische Grammatik Teil VI: Syntax 1: Syntaktische Verwendung der Kasus und der Verbalformen. Heidelberg: Carl Winters Universitätsbuchhandlung.
  • 1937: ---. Indogermanische Grammatik: Teil VII: Syntax II: Die Lehre vom einfachen und zusammengesetzen Satz. Heidelberg: Carl Winters Universitätsbuchhandlung.[3]

[edit] Indogermanen und Germanen

[edit] Introduction to Early Welsh

  • 1909: Introduction to Early Welsh (Manchester), by John Strachan.
  • Description: In his copy, Tolkien inscribed "1926".[8]

[edit] Introduction to Greek Prose Composition with Exercises

  • 1902: Introduction to Greek Prose Composition with Exercises, by Arthur Sidgwick.
  • Description: Inscribed by Tolkien with many youthful variants of his signature and accompanying dates.[16]

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Photos of Introduction to Greek Prose Composition with Exercises
 
 


[edit] 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]

[edit] Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen

  • 1904: Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen . Auf Grund des fünfbändigen ' Grundrisses der vergleichenden Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen von K. Brugmann und B. Delbrück ' verfasst., by Karl Brugmann. Strassburg: Karl J. Trübner, 1904, XXVIII, 777pp., + 48pp.
  • Signed "JRR Tolkien" on flyleaf along with the signatures of other previous and later owners.[17]

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Photos of Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen
 


[edit] The Latin Poems Commonly Attributed to Walter Mapes

  • 1841-50: Thomas Wright (ed). The Latin Poems Commonly Attributed to Walter Mapes (2 vol.).
  • Description: Each volume signed with Tolkien's name dated 1923 on front fly-leaf.[18]

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[edit] Laut- und Formenlehre der Altgermanischen Dialekte

  • 1898: Bethge, R., Bremer, O., Dieter, F., Hartmann, F., Schlüter. Laut- und Formenlehre der Altgermanischen Dialekte. Zum Gebrauch für Studierende dargestellt. Erster Halbband: Lautlehre des Urgermanischen, Gotischen, Altnordischen, Altenglischen, Altsächsichen und Althochdeutschen. Ed. Ferdinand Dieter. Leipzig: O.R. Reisland. See Cushing Memorial Library and Archives collection.[3]

[edit] The Life and Death of Jason

  • The Life and Death of Jason, by William Morris.
  • Description: Tolkien bought this book with his Skeat Prize money in Spring 1914.[15]

[edit] A Middle English Reader

  • 1919: A Middle English Reader by Olver Farrar Emerson.
  • Description: Inside the book is a card from University Press of Oxford that states: "To Professor Tolkien May, 27 1930". On the first page is Tolkien's signature in ink, and some more notes in pencil.[2]

[edit] Morphologische Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen

[edit] Morte Arthure

  • 1871: Morte Arthure, ed. by Edmund Brock, Early English Text Society.
  • Tolkien acquired this book in September 1919.[19]

[edit] On the History of the English Present Inflections

  • 1922: On the History of the English Present Inflections: Particularly -th and -s, by Erik Holmqvist. Heidelberg: Carl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung (Verlags-Nr. 1694). Signed by Tolkien on cover.[20]

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[edit] 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]

[edit] Pearl

  • 1910: Pearl, edited by Charles Osgood. Tolkien inscribed his copy with his name in calligraphy, and in Latin form the date (Easter 1913) and its location in his library.[21]

[edit] Phonetische Grundfragen

[edit] The Poor Hater

[edit] Portugais; phonétique et phonologie, morphologie, textes

  • 1903: Portugais; phonétique et phonologie, morphologie, textes, by Gonçalves Viana, A. R. (Aniceto Reis). Leipzig: B.G. Teubner.[23]
  • "Tolkien bought this from Blackwell's Booksellers in Oxford (their label is on the inside of the cover) to study. As an ex libris Tolkien signed this book at the top of the first page. Inside the books are seven annotations in pencil in the margins (usually corrections!). Tolkien donated this book to the U.S. Catholic University."[24]

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[edit] Probleme der Englischen Sprache und Kultur

  • 1925: Probleme der Englischen Sprache und Kultur. Heidelberg.
  • "This collection of essays (14 in German, 1 in English) was compiled to celebrate the 60th birthday of Johannes Hoops. ... He signed it on the first flyleaf as an ex-lbiris and made four corrections in the margin."[24]

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[edit] Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde

[edit] Die reduplizierten Perfekta des Nord- und Westgermanischen

[edit] 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]

[edit] Das schwache Präteritum und seine Vorgeschichte

  • 1912: Das schwache Präteritum und seine Vorgeschichte (Hesperia, Schriften zur germanischen Philologie Nr. 1 ), by Hermann Collitz. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Rupprecht, XVI, 256pp.
  • The signature "JRR Tolkien" is "written in pencil on the dark green coloured first end paper and the name Tolkien is repeated in orange below that".[17]

[edit] The Shield of Achilles

[edit] The Screwtape Letters

[edit] 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.[28][note 1]

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[edit] Swords & Sorcery

[edit] Völsunga Saga

  • Völsunga Saga, translated by William Morris.
  • Description: Tolkien bought this book with his Skeat Prize money in Spring 1914.[15]

[edit] A Welsh Grammar Historical and Comparative

  • 1913: A Welsh Grammar Historical and Comparative: Phonology and Accidence, by J. Morris-Jones. Oxford.
  • Description: Tolkien bought this book with his Skeat Prize money in Spring 1914 (the book includes the inscriptions "1914" and "Skeat Prize Vol. 3"). Tolkien added several marginal notes and corrections. On page 33, Tolkien noted "I have heard it in 1920", in reaction to Morris-Jones's remark that while the spelling ychain for Welsh ychen ("oxen") is wrongly derived, the form ychain can be heard in Gwynedd.[7][15]

[edit] List of other publications

[edit] Text of Introductory Address

  • 1954: "Text of Introductory Address", delivered by Professor Jeremiah J. Hogan on 20 July 1954 on the occasion of the conferring of a honorary Doctorate of Letters on Tolkien from the National University of Ireland. Tolkien's copy of the Address is kept at the Bodleian Library.[29]

[edit] Further reading

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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. 2.0 2.1 "Books From Tolkiens Library For Sale" , Tolkien Collector's Guide (accessed 30 August 2014)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Madeline J. Keyser, "Sixteen Philological Books and Notes from the Library of J.R.R. Tolkien" dated 30 December 2012, Tolkien Library (accessed 1 January 2013)
  4. "J.R.R. Tolkien Library" , Wade Center (accessed 15 September 2012)
  5. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 9
  6. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 685
  7. 7.0 7.1 Carl Phelpstead, Tolkien and Wales, "Encountering Welsh", "Tolkien's Celtic Library", pp. 9-12
  8. 8.0 8.1 Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology" , Hammond&Scull.com (accessed 31 July 2012)
  9. "JRR Tolkien Signed Book From His Library! (item number 140895525420)" dated 15 December 2012, eBay.com (accessed 24 January 2013)
  10. "Germanic words for "deceive"" , WorldCat.org (accessed 24 January 2013)
  11. Tom Shippey, The Road to Middle-earth, 3rd edn, p. 20
  12. Pieter Collier, "#CLP0120 - Sammlung Göschen: Germanische Sprachwissenschaft from the Library of J.R.R. Tolkien" , Tolkien Library (accessed 16 July 2012)
  13. 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)
  14. Pieter Collier, "#000772 - Litterature Latine Chretienne, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien" , Tolkien Library (accessed 16 July 2012)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 51
  16. "Lot 241, Auction 20139 (13 Nov 2012, London, Knightsbridge, Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photographs)" , Bonhams.com (accessed 16 November 2012)
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Thornton's signed books from Tolkien's library" , Tolkien Collector's Guide (accessed 13 October 2013)
  18. "503. Tolkien (J.R.R.).- Mapes (Walter) (Sale 689, 16th July 2009)" , BloomsburyAuctions.com (accessed 9 February 2013)
  19. J.R.R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Fall of Arthur, "The Poem in Arthurian Tradition", p. 80
  20. "Signed?" , Tolkien Collector's Guide (accessed 10 September 2013)
  21. Judith Priestman, Tolkien: Life and Legend, pp. 26-7
  22. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 540
  23. "Portugais; phonétique et phonologie, morphologie, textes (1903)" , Archive.org (accessed 22 October 2013)
  24. 24.0 24.1 "Tolkien autographs" , TolkienShop.com (accessed 22 October 2013)
  25. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Qenya Alphabet", in Parma Eldalamberon XX (edited by Arden R. Smith), pp. 6, 158
  26. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 480
  27. Humphrey Carpenter, The Inklings, p. 174
  28. Yvan Strelzyk, Who Am I? at Elrond's Library (accessed 16 July 2012)
  29. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The 'Túrin Wrapper'" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 50, March 2013, p. 11 (note 11)