For TAI #419, replaced Bodleian shelfmark MSs. Tolkien S 11/2, fols. 15–16 with MSs. Tolkien Drawings 118r–19r.
For TAI #422, replaced Bodleian shelfmark MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 19r with MS. Tolkien Drawings 122r; removed blue pen tag.
For TAI #423, replaced Bodleian shelfmark MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 19v with MS. Tolkien Drawings 122v; removed blue pen tag.
For TAI #443, replaced Bodleian shelfmark MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 21r with MS. Tolkien Drawings 124r and MS. Tolkien Drawings 125r.
2018-07-19: Subject collections (stars, for example) were being sorted in an almost — but not quite — random order. They are now presented correctly in order by TAI number.
2018-07-17: A four-day visit to the Bodleian Library in Oxford let me check quite a bit of information. Today’s update incorporates all of that work, as well as a few other items that have come to my attention.
Well over half the entries have had their (Bodleian or Marquette) library shelfmarks standardized; listing them all here would result in tedium for you, dear reader, as well as for the team of hedgehogs which builds this site.
For TAI #36, added watercolour, deleted green ink from media tags; added annotations regarding heraldic device orientation. Changed title to refer to entire plaque; inverted publication annotations to match.
For TAI #110, added title: Inziladûn: Númellótë (“Flower of the West”), per Unfinished Tales, p. 227 †13.
For TAI #110, added title Inziladûn: Númellótë (“Flower of the West”, per Unfinished Tales, 227 †13.
For TAI #124, added note re Christopher Tolkien’s description in The War of the Ring, p. 353.
For TAI #418, added note re Christopher Tolkien’s description in The War of the Ring, pp. 296–7. Note C.T.’s caution re the map’s orientation, but see the compass rose in the upper left confirming its north-south orientation.
For TAI #428, added note re Christopher Tolkien’s description in Sauron Defeated, p. 34, note 2.
Adjusted URLs of all tags/filters, such that (in short) the trailing “.html” becomes simply a “/” — and an optional one at that. Note that this will render invalid any bookmarks you may have made. I do not foresee further changes to the URL schema, so feel free to bookmark items you find useful. The canonical forms for individual TAI entries will never change.
Created a new tag set for contributors such as Marc Zender, for whose aid I have boundless gratitude.
Created separate book source for Pictures 2 — that is, the second edition of Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien; switched figures 23 and 24 in the first edition, which I renamed Pictures 1. This affects TAI #25, TAI #56TAI #57, and TAI #58; this also affected some of the H&A numbers. As with The Annotated Hobbit, all entries for the first edition hold true for the second unless otherwise notated; therefore, very few entries exist for Pictures 2. ht: Marc Zender
For all entries in Pictures 1 and the new Pictures 2, moved the catalogue/figure number from the page column to the figure column, and added a [bracketed] page number referring to the physical (but unnumbered) page in the book. ht: Marc Zender
Added an entry for TAI #226 to Pictures, with an annotation that this was included only in the first impression, per Christopher Tolkien’s introductory note to Pictures 2
“Errata” page has been relabelled “Updates.”
Each TAI item has been given its own singular page; cross-references now link directly to that page. The canonical URL for each TAI is now invariably "https://tai.vermontsoftworks.com/tai/" followed by the TAI number and a slash; e.g., “https://tai.vermontsoftworks.com/tai/22/” for “Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves.”
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