|The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary.
Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall and Edmund Weiner.
1st Edition 2006.
Oxford University Press.
ISBN 10: 0198610696.
ISBN 13: 9780198610694.
Hardback with dustwrapper.
Page Ref.: None.
This book looks at Tolkien's time working on The Oxford English Dictionary. It also investigates his use of words and some of the unusual and interesting words he used in his writing.
The book reproduces:
1) A selection of slips on which Tolkien made notes for entries in the OED.
2) A marginal note to the verb 'pass', made in an office copy of the OED.
3) A letter to Kenneth Sisam, dated 16 March 1933. This is the first recorded use of the word 'staggerment'.
The letter is not included in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981).
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