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Translations from the Elvish

Translations from the Elvish was a work, written in three volumes by Bilbo Baggins between T.A. 3001 and 3019, during his stay in Rivendell. They formed a substantial part of the Red Book of Westmarch, but were omitted from other versions. They were preserved only in Findegil's copy of the Thain's Book.[1]

Obviously it included such works as the Ainulindalë and the Valaquenta.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Translations from the Elvish"