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Re: New Book Releases
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I just confirmation - this will be a single book (the facsimile edition) in a nice slipcase.

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"This sumptuous gift set includes a replica of the very rare first edition of The Hobbit, the only edition where one can now read the original version of the story before Tolkien re-edited it nearly 30 years later"

I hope they do not really think that Tolkien re-edited The Hobbit nearly 30 years later, he made a few changes before 1967, including the second edition changes, published in 1951.

I also hope that it is not printed in China, it was originally printed in Woking in the UK.

Posted on: 8/22 9:42:39

Edited by Trotter on 2016/8/22 9:55:48
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Re: New Book Releases
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At list price £25, I can't see this being anything other than a normal HC hardback i.e. having pretty average production values.

"Sumptous gift set" doesn't fill me with hope.

BH

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Re: New Book Releases
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Here is the official page from Harper Collins:

https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/978000 ... t-facsimile-first-edition

This sumptuous gift set includes a replica of the very rare first edition of The Hobbit, the only edition where one can now read the original version of the story before Tolkien re-edited it nearly 30 years later.
The Hobbit was published on 21 September 1937 with a print run of 1,500 copies. With a beautiful cover design and nearly a dozen black & white drawings by the author himself, the book proved to be popular and was reprinted shortly afterwards, and history was already being made.

The scarcity of the first edition has resulted in copies commanding huge prices, way beyond the reach of most Tolkien fans. In addition, subsequent changes to the text - particularly those to chapter five when Tolkien decided to expand the text to marry it up to events in The Lord of the Rings - mean that the opportunity to read the book in its original form and format has become quite difficult.

This special printing reprints the first edition, so that Tolkien’s story may be enjoyed in its original form.


Product Details

ISBN: 9780007440832
ISBN 10: 0007440839
Imprint: Harper Collins
On Sale: 22/09/2016
Format: Hardcover 80th anniversary edition
Trimsize: 13.500
Pages: 312
List Price: £25.00

Posted on: 8/22 9:28:59
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I did get confirmation that the edition is real and at the printers, but I don't have any images to share yet.

Posted on: 8/22 9:25:17
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