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J.R.R. Tolkien
A Middle English Vocabulary 1ST EDITION - J. R. R. TOLKIEN - 1922 RARE Separate Issue Copy - Hobbit - Lord of the Rings
London / Oxford: Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press. Please see item's description. A Middle English Vocabulary 1st EDITION - 1925 Impression - TOLKIEN - 1922 A Middle English Vocabulary TOLKIEN, J. R. R. Publisher: Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press Location: London / Oxford Date: 1925 Binding: Small octavo, original paper wrappers. Pages: Original Price: Edition: First Edition Printing: 1925 Impression Bound Separately from Sisam's Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose Description: Ultra Rare 1925 impression of Tolkien's very first professional publication, printed separately from Sisam's Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose. Most examples issued with the sheets of both bound together after printing, so few copies of A Middle English Vocabulary in this form exist. The glossary, Tolkien's first professional publication, is a vocabulary that was used as a supplement to Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose by Sisam, a groundbreaker in its day. As originally published in 1921 (Oxford, at the Clarendon Press), the 300-page "Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose" had an excellent introduction, interesting texts with informative headnotes, detailed technical endnotes, and an appendix on "The English Language in the Fourteenth Century." However, it lacked a glossary. This appeared separately the following year, as "A Middle English Vocabulary," about 170 double-column pages (no numbering), compiled by one of Sisam's colleagues, none other than the young J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien's contribution is a model of rigor, precision, and compression, and will probably be enjoyed by those in … [Click Below for Full Description]
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