Władca Pierścieni
(Polish)

A common practice for Polish three-volume sets published by MUZA SA is to have one ISBN number for all three volumes in a set.

Władca Pierścieni, Lord of the Rings (Polish)

The paintings on this set are taken from larger works by Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). FR is from The Temptation of St. Anthony, TT and RK are from Garden of Earthly Delights. The set is unusual in showing works of art that were not commissioned specifically for use on LOTR.

I was visiting Ewelina Suchorska in Poznań and mentioned that I would like to purchase a Polish translation of The Lord of the Rings. She took me straight to a small bookshop nearby and spoke to the clerk. The clerk handed her this set and said to her that it was the best translation. Of course I didn't argue.

Władca Pierścieni (Polish A), purchased from a small bookshop in Poznań, Poland in 2006 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 1, Drużyna Pierścienia. MUZA SA, 2002. ISBN: 83-7319-285-9

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 2, Dwie Wieże. MUZA SA, 2002. ISBN: 83-7319-285-9

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 3, Powrót Króla. MUZA SA, 2002. ISBN: 83-7319-285-9

Władca Pierścieni, Lord of the Rings (Polish)
Władca Pierścieni, Lord of the Rings (Polish)

Władca Pierścieni (Polish B), purchased on-line from Book Depository, London, United Kingdom on Amazon in 2018 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Jerzy Łoziński. Vol. 1, Bractwo Pierścienia. Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo, 2017. ISBN: 978-83-8116-124-4

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Jerzy Łoziński. Vol. 2, Dwie Wieże. Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo, 2017. ISBN: 978-83-8116-174-9

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Jerzy Łoziński. Vol. 3, Powrót Króla. Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo, 2017. ISBN: 978-83-8116-175-6

Hobbit (Polish [H] B), purchased on-line from Book Depository, London, in 2021 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Hobbit, albo tam i z Powrotem. Translated by Paulina Braiter. Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo, 2017. ISBN: 978-83-8116-264-7

Silmarillion (Polish [S]), purchased on-line from Book Depository, London, in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Silmarillion. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo, 2017. ISBN: 978-83-8116-891-5

Władca Pierścieni, Lord of the Rings (Polish)

Władca Pierścieni (Polish C), purchased on-line from kailla7 on Amazon in 2020 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 1, Drużyna Pierścienia. MUZA SA, 2004. ISBN: 83-7319-455-X

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 2, Dwie Wieże. MUZA SA, 2004. ISBN: 83-7319-455-X

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 3, Powrót Króla. MUZA SA, 2004. ISBN: 83-7319-455-X

Władca Pierścieni, Lord of the Rings (Polish)

Władca Pierścieni (Polish D), purchased on-line from Księgarnia i Antykwariat Tradovium, Kraków on ebay in 2020 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 1, Drużyna Pierścienia. MUZA SA, 2019. ISBN: 978-83-287-1321-5

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 2, Dwie Wieże. MUZA SA, 2019. ISBN: 978-83-287-1321-5

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 3, Powrót Króla. MUZA SA, 2019. ISBN: 978-83-287-1321-5

Władca Pierścieni, Lord of the Rings (Polish)

Władca Pierścieni (Polish E), purchased on-line from Second Life Books on ABEbooks in 2021 (paperback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Jerzy Łoziński. Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo, 2008. ISBN: 978-83-7506-218-2

Władca Pierścieni, Lord of the Rings (Polish)

Władca Pierścieni (Polish F), purchased on-line from bidonmine on ebay in 2021 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 1, Drużyna Pierścienia. MUZA SA, 2002. ISBN: 83-7319-172-0

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 2, Dwie Wieże. MUZA SA, 2002. ISBN: 83-7319-172-0

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 3, Powrót Króla. MUZA SA, 2002. ISBN: 83-7319-172-0

Władca Pierścieni, Lord of the Rings (Polish)

Władca Pierścieni (Polish G), purchased on-line from Book Depository on AbeBooks in 2021 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. MUZA SA, 2021. ISBN: 978-83-287-0078-9

Władca Pierścieni, Lord of the Rings (Polish)

Władca Pierścieni (Polish H), purchased on-line from Book Depository, London, United Kingdom in 2021 (paperback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Jerzy Łoziński. Vol. 1, Bractwo Pierścienia. Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo, 2015. ISBN: 978-83-8116-815-1

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Jerzy Łoziński. Vol. 2, Dwie Wieże. Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo, 2021. ISBN: 978-83-8202-225-4

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Jerzy Łoziński. Vol. 3, Powrót Króla. Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo, 2020. ISBN: 978-83-8116-521-1

Władca Pierścieni (Polish I), purchased on-line from Beata Pasek, Poland, on Allegro.pl in 2022 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 1, Wyprawa. Czytelnik, 1981. ISBN: 83-07-00061-0

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 2, Dwie Wieże. Czytelnik, 1981. ISBN: 83-07-00062-9

———. Władca Pierścieni. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. Vol. 3, Powrót Króla. Czytelnik, 1981. ISBN: 83-07-00063-7

In 1981, the Poles were under occupation by the Soviet Union, a Pole had just ascended to the Throne of Saint Peter in the Vatican, and a radical anti-communist labor leader was raising hell in Gdańsk. The Polish world was in the middle of a radical change and the starkness of these illustrations by Jerzy Czerniawski certainly reflects the mood of the time. I don't know that I've ever seen a better example of LOTR covers that speak to the mood of the real world in which they were published.

Hobbit, The Hobbit (Polish)

Hobbit (Polish [H] A), purchased on-line from bidonmine on ebay in 2021 (hardback)

Tolkien, J.R.R. Hobbit, Czyli tam i z Powrotem. Translated by Maria Skibniewska. ISKRY, 1997. ISBN: 83-207-1681-0

This copy of The Hobbit came in a bundle with Polish F, but is not a part of that published set.