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TOLKIEN J R R. The Devil's Coach-Horses.. Jersey, Edward Brothers, 1925. [pirated edition 1980's ?) #THOR015 - TOLKIEN J R R. The Devil's Coach-Horses, Jersey, Edward Brothers, 1925. [pirated edition 1980's ?) - £ 30.00

The typography gives this facsimile edition away since the typeface used Monotype Bembo is a typeface only cut in 1929. 6pp.


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TOLKIEN J R R. The Devil's Coach-Horses.
Jersey, Edward Brothers, 1925. [pirated edition 1980's ?)


The typography gives this facsimile edition away since the typeface used Monotype Bembo is a typeface only cut in 1929. 6pp.

Hammond/Anderson page 346: C19: re-set from Review of English studies, 1, no. 3 (July 1925) in blue paper covered boards, with an embossed coloured design , c. 3 cm wide, on front board.

The Devil's Coach Horses is a 1925 essay by J. R. R. Tolkien ("Devil's coach-horse" is a British expression for a particular kind of rove beetle).

Tolkien draws attention to the devil's steeds called eaueres in Hali Meidhad, translated "boar" in the Early English Text Society edition of 1922, but in reference to the jumenta "yoked team, draught horse" of Joel (Joel 1:17), in the Vulgata Clementina computruerunt jumenta in stercore suo.

Rather than from the Old English word for "boar", eofor (German Eber) Tolkien derives the word from eafor "packhorse", from a verb aferian "transport", related to Middle English aver "draught-horse", a word surviving in northern dialects. The Proto-Germanic root *ab- "energy, vigour, labour" of the word is cognate to Latin opus.

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