IV. Commonly Used Abbreviations


  JRRT       J.R.R. Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
  CT, CJRT   Christopher Tolkien (son; editor of most posthumous

  A & U, AU  George Allen & Unwin (original British publisher)
  UH         Unwin Hyman (new name for A & U c. 1987(?))
  HC         HarperCollins (purchased UH c. 1992; current British
  HM         Houghton Mifflin (American publisher)

  M-e        Middle-earth
  SA         Second Age
  TA         Third Age
  SR         Shire Reckoning

Middle-earth Works:

  H          The Hobbit
  LR, LotR   The Lord of the Rings
  FR, FotR   The Fellowship of the Ring
  TT, TTT    The Two Towers
  RK, RotK   The Return of the King

  TB, ATB    The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
  RGEO       The Road Goes Ever On
  Silm       The Silmarillion
  UT         Unfinished Tales
  Letters    The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
  HoMe       History of Middle-earth
  BLT,BoLT   Book of Lost Tales
  Lays       The Lays of Beleriand
  Treason    The Treason of Isengard
  Guide      The Guide to the Names in the Lord of the Rings
                               (published in _A Tolkien Compass_)

Other Works:

  FGH        Farmer Giles of Ham
  TL         Tree and Leaf
  OFS        On Fairy-Stories
  LbN        Leaf by Niggle
  HBBS       The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son
  SWM        Smith of Wootton Major
  SGPO       Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo
  FCL        The Father Christmas Letters

Reference Works:

  Biography  J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography; by Humphrey Carpenter
             (published in the US as Tolkien: A Biography)
  Inklings   The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles
             Williams, and Their Friends;  by Humphrey Carpenter
  RtMe       The Road to Middle-earth;  by T.A. Shippey
  Scholar    J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in
             Memoriam; edited by Mary Salu and Robert T. Farrell
  Atlas      The Atlas of Middle-earth;  by Karen Wynn Fonstad

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