Acknowledgements

My collection would not have been possible without the help of others.

Most important is my wife, Irina McLaughlin. Her acceptance of this rather eccentric collection is remarkable. (She let me cover a set of rarely-used double doors with bookshelves to house the collection.) She was also critical to final negotiations for Azerbaijani, Russian J, Ukrainian [S] B, and Russian M.

Then there is my family, including my daughters (Chelsea Eatough, Katie Morozova, Jenni Poster, Ana Morozova) and my mother (Nancy McLaughlin), who (sometimes begrudgingly) gave me book money for Christmas, my birthday, and Fathers Day in lieu of trying to pick something out on their own.

My sister-in-law, Svitlana Morozova, gave me Dutch A, Dutch B, Dutch C, and French B as well as served as a transit point for Swedish D. My nephew, Michael Morozov, carried French B to Utah in his luggage.

There are individuals in Europe and the United States who helped find and acquire different translations, both in person and through the magic of the internet. These are individuals who did more than just sell me a book on-line.

Ewelina Suchorska, a friend who, speaking Polish, helped acquire Polish A in Poznań, Poland.
Zinaida Biro, who sold me part of Croatian A, pointed me to Serbian B, and put me in touch with the first link of the "Macedonian chain".
The "Macedonian chain", Dinko Mihovilović, Magdalena Lazarevska, and Marija Kokanović, who found, purchased, and delivered the last set of Macedonian from the publisher.
The "Georgian connection", Khloe Smith, one of my linguistics students who told me that she had lived in Georgia and still had a friend there, and Alina Ambariani, Khloe's friend, who found and helped me acquire Georgian A.
Jung-Ae Choi, a colleague at my university who, speaking Korean, helped locate Korean B.
Jan Boom "Fangorn", who sought me out through our connections in Tolkien societies and pointed me to his auctions on ebay of some very nice translations (some of which I have won--Czech C)

Finally, thanks must go to Yvan Strelzyk, whom I have never met, but whose Elrond's Library website was of immeasurable inspiration. It is a major source of reference for anyone interested in the collection of Tolkien's works in translation. My collection is, admittedly, just a shadow of his.