2005 – The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion – Hardcover – Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Hardcover: 894 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1St Edition edition (December 27, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0618642676
ISBN-13: 978-0618642670
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

This volume brings together many hard to find Tolkien-related extracts from a variety of poems, letters, manuscripts and interviews. There is also some new material, mostly in the form of letters and linguistic material. The following items are perhaps the most worthy of note:

1) A newly transcribed version of The Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings. A slightly less complete edition was published as Guide to Names in The Lord of the Rings in A Tolkien Compass (1975).

2) Part of Tolkien’s 1951 letter to Milton Waldman, previously unpublished in the UK.

The reproduction the synoptic time scheme for The Lord of the Rings that is present in the hardback edition has been omitted from the paperback edition.