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— J.R.R. Tolkien, (editor) Christopher Tolkien; 1986
The fourth book in the History of Middle Earth series. It describes the development of Tolkien’s mythos from its form in the Lost Tales towards what would eventually become The Silmarillion. The “Earliest Silmarillion” was composed between 1926-1930, putting it in the Early Period of the development of the Tolkien’s languages according to the terminology of this lexicon. The remaining were written in the early 1930s, putting them in the Middle Period in the terminology used in this Lexicon.
References are by page number; the first 2 digits of the decimal value are the line number, and the last 2 digits are the word position in the line.