반지의 제왕
(Korean)

[Banjiui jewang]

반지의 제왕, Lord of the Rings (Korean)

The address label on the package began with "John McLaughlin 71463" so when a tired USPS sorter picked this up at the end of his shift in the distribution center in Salt Lake City, they saw "71463" and sent it on its way to Oakdale, Louisiana. When it reached the Amarillo distribution center on its way to Oakdale, a more alert USPS sorter saw the error and returned it to Utah.

반지의 제왕 (Korean A), purchased on-line from Hanbooks, Los Angeles in 2021 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 1, 반지 원정대. arte, 2021. ISBN: 978-89-509-9246-0

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 2, 두 개의 탑. arte, 2021. ISBN: 978-89-509-9247-7

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 3, 왕의 귀환. arte, 2021. ISBN: 978-89-509-9248-4

호빗 (Korean [H] B), purchased on-line from Hanbooks, Los Angeles, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. 호빗. Translated by Miae Lee. arte, 2022. ISBN: 978-89-509-9252-1

반지의 제왕 (Korean B), Volumes 1-3 purchased on-line from davidsmattie1 on ebay, Volume 5 purchased on-line from thriftbooks on ebay in 2021, Volumes 4 & 6 purchased on-line from Hanbooks, Los Angeles, in 2022 (paperback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Kichan Han. Vol. 1, 반지 원정대 (상). Hwanggeum Gaji, 2001. ISBN: 89-8273-288-8

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Kichan Han. Vol. 2, 반지 원정대 (하). Hwanggeum Gaji, 2001. ISBN: 89-8273-289-6

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Kichan Han. Vol. 3, 두 개의 탑 (상). Hwanggeum Gaji, 2001. ISBN: 89-8273-290-X

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Kichan Han. Vol. 4, 두 개의 탑 (하). Hwanggeum Gaji, 2001. ISBN: 89-8273-291-8

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Kichan Han. Vol. 5, 왕의 귀환 (상). Hwanggeum Gaji, 2001. ISBN: 89-8273-292-6

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Kichan Han. Vol. 6, 왕의 귀환 (하). Hwanggeum Gaji, 2001. ISBN: 89-8273-293-4

The whole set is very hard to find on-line from sources outside South Korea, so I was happy to purchase what was advertised on ebay as the 6-volume set from thriftbooks. I was disappointed to receive only Volume 5. After contacting thriftbooks they explained that a single ISBN number covers all six volumes, but they didn't notice the error when they listed the book on ebay. They refunded my money, but said not to bother returning the volume. I began the search to find Volumes 1-4 and 6. I was able to quickly locate Volumes 1-3 from a single seller on ebay (davidsmattie1). After working with a Korean speaker at my university, Jung-Ae Choi, I found a set in South Korea, but the website prohibited anyone without South Korean financial or identification connections from making purchases. I then contacted Hanbooks in Los Angeles, a bookseller from whom I had purchased Korean A, and they ordered a used set from South Korea and then sold it and shipped it to me. This completed the set (with some acceptable duplicates).

Each of the volumes in this set comprises one of the original Books of LOTR.

반지의 제왕 (Korean C), Purchased on-line from Hanbooks, Los Angeles, in 2022 (paperback in box [box design below])

Tolkien, J.R.R. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 1, 반지 원정대 I. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2013. ISBN: 978-89-5637-218-1

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 2, 반지 원정대 II. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2013. ISBN: 978-89-5637-219-8

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 3, 두 개의 탑 I. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2013. ISBN: 978-89-5637-220-4

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 4, 두 개의 탑 II. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2013. ISBN: 978-89-5637-221-1

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 5, 왕의 귀환. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2013. ISBN: 978-89-5637-222-8

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 6, 왕의 귀환. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2013. ISBN: 978-89-5637-223-5

———. 반지의 제왕. Translated by Beon Kim, Bowon Kim, and Miae Lee. Vol. 7, 해설편. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2013. ISBN: 978-89-5637-224-2

The first six volumes comprise the original six Books of LOTR. The Appendices are in the seventh volume.

호빗 (Korean [H] A), purchased on-line from Hanbooks, Los Angeles, in 2022 (paperback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. 호빗. Translated by Miae Lee. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2012. ISBN: 978-89-5637-225-9

실마릴리온 (Korean [S]), purchased on-line from Hanbooks, Los Angeles, in 2022 (paperback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. 실마릴리온. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by Bowon Kim. Vol. II. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2013. ISBN: 978-89-5637-226-6

———. 실마릴리온. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by Bowon Kim. Vol. I. Ssiaseul Ppuruneun Saram, 2015. ISBN: 978-89-5637-227-3

The first volume of this two-volume Silmarillion ends at Chapter XX, "Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad". The second volume begins at Chapter XXI, "Of Túrin Turambar" and continues through the end including the Tables and Maps.