|Re: Hobbit Unwin Books 1966 PB|
Subject: Re: Hobbit Unwin Books 1966 PB
by garm on 2011/5/23 12:12:56
re: the First Printing (16th Impression Stated) of the 1966 Paperback Edition of the Hobbit published by Unwin Books
It most certainly does exist - I have one here in my hand. I also have a fifteenth impression hardback (1965) and a hardback sixteenth impression (1966), and a Longman's edition.
My Unwin Books paperback is in Very Good condition; very clean white pages; unfaded cover illustration, with '8s 6d' on the front cover. A lovely copy, esp. considering the age - its only flaw being a slight crease on the upper cover.
The copyright page lists the entire history of TH, from 1937 onwards. This list concludes:
'Fifteenth impression 1965
Third edition (sixteenth impression) 1966'
Then, after the paragraph abot the Berne Convention, it reads:
'This edition c George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1966.'