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Re: UK HOME Hardbacks

Subject: Re: UK HOME Hardbacks
by Stu on 2008/8/10 2:18:40

>The UK first printings of Volumes 1,2,3 and 4 had dyed top edges. I think
>all/most of the Reprints of Vols 1-4 also had dyed top edges (that is the
>reprints published under George Allen & Unwin).

The GA&U reprints of Book of Lost Tales Part 2 were not top-stained (or at least I have a 2nd impression floating around in a box somewhere which isn't). With BoLT 1, the topstain continued at least as far as the third impression. No idea about Lays of Beleriand or Shaping of Middle-Earth as I only have 1st/1sts of these.

Stu