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GA&U 1955 Hobbit (7th Impression)

Subject: GA&U 1955 Hobbit (7th Impression)
by Trotter on 2013/6/28 23:36:36

I was looking at a David Miller Hobbit

http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/pages ... on-in-original-dustjacket

and David has stated the following in the description

"The dustjacket is price clipped, both front and rear flap, with the publishers new price printed below the impression notation on the front flap. Two months into production of the 7th Impression of the Hobbits, along with the remaining original 7th Impression dustjackets, this true UK 7th impression dustjacket was price clipped -- both front and rear flap -- by Allen & Unwin publishing company itself, with their new price of 12s.6d overprinted below the impression notation on the front flap."

and indeed looking at the picture this seems to be correct.

However looking at Deagol's article (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/earlyhobbits.php), the price increase did not happen until the 8th Impression (1956).

3,150 A&U jackets were printed in January 1956. 1,260 of these were overprinted with a new price in March 1956 and the remainder in October 1956. The price had changed from 9s.6d to 12s.6d.

Is the 7th impression commonly seen with this price increase on the dust-jacket?