version comes from drafts for The Lord of the Rings. Only the word annon
“great door, gate” can be recognised, and no full and satisfactory
interpretation has been published till now.
The text is transcribed in Elvish runes or cirth according to Tolkien’s given valuation in the Angerthas Daeron. We made use of Daniel Steven Smith’s typeface Cirth Erebor.
࿔Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel.
The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, part one.
Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
London: HarperCollins, 2002.
(The History of Middle-earth; VI).
The works of John Ronald Reuel and Christopher Tolkien are under the copyright of their authors and/or rights holders, including their publishers and the Tolkien Estate.
Quotations from other authors, editors and translators mentioned in the bibliography are under the copyright of their publishers, except for those whose copyright term has ended.
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