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From Tolkien's personal library with his
Das schwache Präteritum und seine Vorgeschichte. (Hesperia,
Schriften zur germanischen Philologie Nr. 1 ) Göttingen, Vandenhoeck
& Rupprecht, 1912,
R R Tolkien is written
in pencil on the dark green coloured first end paper and the name Tolkien
is repeated in orange below that.
Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen . Auf Grund
des fünfbändigen ' Grundrisses der vergleichenden Grammatik der
indogermanischen Sprachen von K. Brugmann und B. Delbrück ' verfasst.
Strassburg: Karl J. Trübner, 1904, XXVIII,777pp., + 48pp. Publisher's
catalogue. half calf binding marbled paper covered boards, leather
corners. Gilt titling on spine which has 4 raised bands. Black
end papers. Spine somewhat rubbed , text sl. yellowing.
Both from the library of Lesley Seiffert (1934 – 1990) Lecturer in German at Oxford University
We purchased these titles along with several other books from Dr. Seiffert’s library
The Two Towers first edition, first impression AND The Return of the King. first edition, first impression, 2nd state. 2 Volumes.
The two towers: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954, 353pp.
3250 copies were printed. With the errors on pp. 111 and 350.
(Hammond-Anderson p. 98) ) The return of the King, 1955, 416pp., First edition, first impression, 2nd state 7000 copies
were printed. Both volumes Octavo, In splendid new full green leather bindings with 5 raised bands, panelled spines
double-ruled in gilt, gilt ring and eye embossed devices to the front boards, Gilt inner dentelles. 2 black leather title labels
on the spines, top edges stained red. which in The two towers has slightly run into the tops of the 3 first leaves. maps in
the rear. Texts slightly yellowed as usual very occas. Slight spotting. . no jackets.
there were 2 states of the first impression
of the Return of the King: (1) on p. 49 (4, recto) the signature mark 4 is present, and all lines of type sag in the middle;
(2) on p. 49 no signature mark is present, and all the lines of type are staight ( Hammond/Anderson page 86. ) £ 1350
Inner dentelles, first paste-down
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