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Re: Mystery Page in 50th Anniv Hobbit I Bought
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Christina and I have a copy of this too, which I document in the Descriptive Bibliography, p. 63, as "another, presumably later impression [of the Houghton Mifflin 50th anniversary edition] (but simultaneous publication?)". The "H" at the foot of the copyright page, absent from other copies, suggests a later or subsequent printing, and I suppose (at this great distance of time) that I had some evidence that this copy came out at the same time as the others we owned, probably from knowing then when we acquired them. Houghton Mifflin may well have needed multiple printings before publication to meet demand. In our copy, the original title-leaf was similarly removed a little roughly, as shown by the tear at the bottom, but the cancel leaf has been pasted in better, so that the rough stub isn't obvious unless one looks closely.

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Re: Mystery Page in 50th Anniv Hobbit I Bought
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Can't imagine the publisher doing such a rough job. I wonder if it was to remove an ex-libris stamp or somesuch. Then again, you would think if someone was trying to hide something, they would do a much tidier job, rather than just ripping a page out.

[Edit: Ignore - wiser and knowledgeable heads prevail :) ]

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Edited by Stu on 2015/2/24 13:23:57


Mystery Page in 50th Anniv Hobbit I Bought
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Hi. Maybe someone with a copy or a lot of knowledge can solve my mystery. I just bought a 50th Anniversary Hobbit with no blind-stamp and with the green marbled edges.

I'll try to add pics, but what I found is that the copyright page has been torn out and another pasted in. It isn't the same page pasted back inside, as you can tell by the pics.

Thoughts? Am I missing a page? Does this copyright page not match? I could see what might have happened if the blind-stamp was present. In that case, maybe someone replaced a Book of the Month copyright page. But in this case, I'm at a loss.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help.

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Trotter wrote:
Why

eBay Item #111602707975


Why is it so cheap???? "Condition is commensurate with age. Faded spine. Foxing/tanning to edges and/or ends. Pages tanned". It would be 800 pounds if it was in good nick! :)

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