22 June 2010
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
[TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973)] -- HIRT, Herman. Der Indogermanische Ablaut, vornehmlich in seinem Verhältnis zur Betonung. Strassburg: Karl J. Tübner, 1900.
8o. Original cloth. Provenance: J.R.R. Tolkien (signed on front free endpaper, bookplate "From the Library of J.R.R. Tolkien).
Tolkien's copy, signed by Tolkien and with corrections in ink to pages 2, 11, 33, 77, 147, and 224. Hirt's work concerns phonology of Proto-Indo-European in relation to the "Ablaut" (German for "vowel gradation").
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