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New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District. 1928A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District.
Walter E. Haigh.
Foreword by J.R.R. Tolkien
1st Edition 1928.
Oxford University Press.
London.
ISBN: N/A.
Hardback with dustwrapper.
Not illustrated.
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.289-290.

Notes
This volume contains a six page Foreword by JRRT. Here Tolkien discusses the compilation of glossaries and the development of the English language in the north of England.

See pp.xiii-xviii.

In his preface, Walter Haigh thanks Tolkien: ”In the first place, I would sincerely thank Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, formerly Professor in Leeds University, now Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. Not only has he almost from the first shown his warm approval of the work, and befriended me with ever-ready advice and encouragement throughout, but he has also generously contributed a valuable Foreword to the Glossary.”

Two variants of the binding seen, one with a coat of arms stamped in gilt on the boards and one without.

Just under 300 copies were reserved for subscribers, presumably with further copies available for general sale.

Further information on Haigh’s Glossary can be found in Tolkien Studies 2007.

 
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