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Beowulf

By Tolkien, J R R




On 25 November 1936, Tolkien delivered “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics” to the British Academy, and it was published the next year in the Academy's proceedings. The essay was a redaction of lectures that Tolkien wrote between 1933 and 1936, “Beowulf and the Critics.” ([Source][1].) These editions are reprints of the [Sir Israel Gollancz][2] memorial lecture in 1936, noted in the Proceedings of the [British Academy][3], London, v. 22 (1937). Here's a [review on Medieval Forum written by Tom Sharpe][4]. [1]: http://www.sfsu.edu/~medieval/Volume5/Beowulf.html [2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Gollancz [3]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Academy [4]: http://www.sfsu.edu/~medieval/Volume5/Beowulf.html


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BEOWULF Easton Press

J R R Tolkien

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. The medieval masterpiece translated to contemporary English by the immortal fantasy author...In 1926 J. R. R. Tolkien translated the Old English poem "Beowulf" into modern English, only to abandon the work. The classic tale of the hero who enters into battle against monsters and dragons is available now in the exclusive leather-bound edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics.

TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

London:: Oxford University Press,, [1960].. From the sheets of the first edition.. original printed wrappers.. Light stain and minor use to wrappers. . 8vo,. Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, British Academy, 1936. From the Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume XXII.

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Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library Edition, 1985. Printed in a Limited Edition of 100 copies. Bound in red cloth with gilt title at the spine, 51 pages. The original First Edition was published in 1936 and is quite rare and priced appropriately when found. This edition SCARCE, and especially so in such lovely condition. . Limited Edition. Cloth. Fine/No Jacket, As Issued.

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell, Deluxe Edition

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Tolkien; J. R. R.

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Tolkien, J. R. R

HarperCollins Publishers. First UK edition-first printing of this Slipcased edition. Hardcover. New/No Dj cover as issued. Mint condition.HarperCollins,2014.First UK edition-first printing of this Slipcased edition.Grey hardback with purple borders(gilt illustration on the front and back cover,gilt illustration and lettering to the spine) with purple illustrated slipcase, both in mint condition, no Dj as issued.The book is new.424pp including Note on the text of the Translation,Sellic spell,The Lay of Beowulf.Price un-clipped.Heavy book (approx 1.3 Kg). This is another paragraph Book Description: The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book. From his creative attention to detail in these lectures there arises a sense of the immediacy and clarity of his vision. It is as if he entered into the imagined past: standing beside Beowulf and his men shaking out their mail-shirts as they beached their ship on the coast of Denmark, listening to the rising anger of Beowulf at the taunting of Unferth, or looking up in amazement at Grendel's terrible hand set under the roof of Heorot. But the commentary in this book includes also much from those lectures in which, while always anchored in the text, he expressed his wider perceptions. He looks closely at the dragon that would slay Beowulf 'snuffling in baffled rage and injured greed when he discovers the theft of the cup'; but he rebuts the notion that this is 'a mere treasure story', 'just another dragon tale'. He turns to the lines that tell of the burying of the golden things long ago, and observes that it is 'the feeling for the treasure itself, this sad history' that raises it to another level. 'The whole thing is sombre, tragic, sinister, curiously real. The "treasure" is not just some lucky wealth that will enable the finder to have a good time, or marry the princess. It is laden with history, leading back into the dark heathen ages beyond the memory of song, but not beyond the reach of imagination.' Sellic Spell, a 'marvellous tale', is a story written by Tolkien suggesting what might have been the form and style of an Old English folk-tale of Beowulf, in which there was no association with the 'historical legends' of the Northern kingdoms.

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Beowulf: Monsters and the Critics, 5th Printing of 1971, Original Wrappers

Tolkien, J.R.R.

London: Oxford University Press, 1971. Original Wraps. Near Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Beowulf: Monsters and the Critics, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the 5th printing of the Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture of 1936 "reprinted lithographically in Great Britain at the University Press, Oxford from sheets of the first edition 1958, 1960, 1963, 1971." This copy is in the original stitched grey wrappers with printed titles to the front. 53, [3] PP. It is in Near Fine condition, with no foxing or offsetting, no names or writing, no tanning to the wrappers. Has a printed adhesive label to the back of the wrapper, edges a little worn. The text is the complete lecture as read by J.R.R. Tolkien at the Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture of November 25, 1936. Bound in grey wrappers with printed title and author to front, listings of previous Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lectures thru 1970, to back of wrapper. No folds, marks or faults noted. Text Block is clean and bright. Digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued.

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Beowulf: The Monsters and The Critics: Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, British Academy 1936

J.R.R. Tolkien

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1963. 4th Impression . Near Fine. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22 cm). Originally published in 1937 this is the fourth printing. Reproduced lithographically at the University Press, Oxford from sheets of the first edition. Sewn binding with grey card wraps. Very clean covers and in excellent condition throughout. Overall condition is Near Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.35; Oceania £10.90; Rest of World £10.55. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22 cm). Paperback. Printed pages: 53

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell, Deluxe Edition

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Tolkien, J. R. R

Fine condition.HarperCollins,2014.First UK edition-first printing (1).Blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine, two small dents on the edges of the cover) with Dj(two small nicks on the edges of the Dj cover), both in fine condition.The book is new.424pp including Note on the text of the Translation,Sellic spell,The Lay of Beowulf.Price un-clipped.Heavy book. This is another paragraph Book Description: The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book. From his creative attention to detail in these lectures there arises a sense of the immediacy and clarity of his vision. It is as if he entered into the imagined past: standing beside Beowulf and his men shaking out their mail-shirts as they beached their ship on the coast of Denmark, listening to the rising anger of Beowulf at the taunting of Unferth, or looking up in amazement at Grendel's terrible hand set under the roof of Heorot. But the commentary in this book includes also much from those lectures in which, while always anchored in the text, he expressed his wider perceptions. He looks closely at the dragon that would slay Beowulf 'snuffling in baffled rage and injured greed when he discovers the theft of the cup'; but he rebuts the notion that this is 'a mere treasure story', 'just another dragon tale'. He turns to the lines that tell of the burying of the golden things long ago, and observes that it is 'the feeling for the treasure itself, this sad history' that raises it to another level. 'The whole thing is sombre, tragic, sinister, curiously real. The "treasure" is not just some lucky wealth that will enable the finder to have a good time, or marry the princess. It is laden with history, leading back into the dark heathen ages beyond the memory of song, but not beyond the reach of imagination.' Sellic Spell, a 'marvellous tale', is a story written by Tolkien suggesting what might have been the form and style of an Old English folk-tale of Beowulf, in which there was no association with the 'historical legends' of the Northern kingdoms.

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Beowulf

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Beowulf; the monsters and the critics

Tolkien, J.R.R

Arden Library, 1980. limited . Hardcover. Like New. Limited edition of 150 copies, this work is in fine condition. There is no dust jacket as issued. Extra postage outside of the US.

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Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics - Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, Read 25 November 1936

Tolkien, J. R. R.

Stapled (at bottom only, top staple missing) into grey wraps printed in black, sunned along spine fold and to a lesser extent on margins, and very short split top of spine fold; a nice clean copy. No date, no publisher or place; but most likely the 1969 reprint. pp. 51 + [1 blank].. Reprint. Wraps. Near Fine..

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BEOWULF - TRADUCTION ET COMMENTAIRE

TOLKIEN J.R.R.

BOURGOIS, 2015. New.

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Beowulf

J R R Tolkien

Hardback. New. The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Hardcover. New. 8.25 x 5.5 cm.

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell

Tolkien, J. R. R.

London: Harper Collins, 2014. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. As New. octavo. xiv + 425pp., ÔThe translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been madeÕ

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

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Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2014. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/Near Fine. Full number line down to 1. In black boards with gilt and small ding to top of spine. Light wear to jacket.

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. First American edition, first printing, 2014. Black hardcover with dustjacket. Fine condition, looks and feels new and unread, tight binding, clean pages, no names or other markings, dustjacket unclipped and in mylar protector.. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

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Mariner Books. Paperback. 0544570308 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New. 2015-08-04. Reprint.

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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

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BEOWULF

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Beowulf

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Boston/New York: Mariner Books, 2015. First PB Edition 1st Printing. Trade Paperback. About Fine/Wraps. First PB Edition, First Printing. About Fine w/ lightly scuffed front cover; square w/flat spine and firm binding, interior clean and unmarked. A new Translation and Commentary on Beowulf, together with Sellic Spell. xiv, 425pp.

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Paperback. New. The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication.

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