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Re: The wonders of eBay
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>>>think he/she means a 1st US the Hobbit, this is a 1st UK the Hobbit

I am a "he". Qweniden is a pseudo elvish name I made for an EverQuest character many moons ago.

Thanks for the info on the hobbit. I didnt realize the USA/UK editions of the hobbit had such different boards.

Anyone here bidding on that?

Posted on: 2010/10/12 22:02


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Yes I know; I'm just joshing. Well, not really - technically speaking, there can only be one first edition, with subsequent editions (in whichever country) being counted as reprints.

(That's what I reckon, anyway; I expect I'm probably wrong!)

But it works both ways. I have a very nice 1st ed. 'The Road Goes Ever On', published in the USA. And a very nice UK '1st', which is, really, a reprint.


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think he/she means a 1st US the Hobbit, this is a 1st UK the Hobbit

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Short answer - no, they don't! The book for sale here is what it says it is - a first edition Hobbit, with the B&W frontispiece, and 'First Printed in 1937'.

The books you speak of are reprints.


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I dont know alot about early hobbit editions but dont they have yellowish cloth boards with a bowing hobbit?

http://cgi.ebay.com/TOLKIEN-HOBBIT-1s ... tible&hash=item27b5b09ab5

Posted on: 2010/10/12 13:32



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