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Re: The wonders of eBay

Subject: Re: The wonders of eBay
by Trotter on 2010/10/13 1:34:58


Qweniden wrote:
Thanks for the info on the hobbit. I didn't realize the USA/UK editions of the hobbit had such different boards.


Houghton-Mifflin thought that the 1937 UK edition of the Hobbit's bindings and dust-jacket were too British for the US market, so they designed their own versions. For later printings of the US Hobbit they did use J.R.R. Tolkien's designs for the UK dust-jacket and binding.

The UK Tolkien designed dust-jacket is often credited with being one of the best designs ever for a book, and is certainly my favourite dust-jacket design.