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Re: Hobbit "ratelves" typo question
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This was around for a long time, in my UK (listed as Sixth impression 1971) Hardback Hobbit if you look at the page Listing the Illustrations in the book (this is the only place it occurs and it is right at the start of the book), it is described as "Bilbo comes to the huts of the Ratelves".

The actual illustration is correct as Tolkien wrote the text on the picture. It is corrected in the UK 1978 edition, so was probably fixed in the middle of the seventies in the UK, may still have continued in US editions though.

Posted on: 2009/7/7 10:25


Hobbit "ratelves" typo question [List of Illustrations]
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I had someone ask for some research help and can't find my sources offhand - hopefully someone here can assist more?

Original question:

Hi,
not having a copy of the Hammond & Anderson bibliography, I'm hoping someone can tell me about the typo in The Hobbit, List of Illustrations, 'Ratelves' for 'Raftelves' - was this in the first edition, and how long did it go on for before being corrected? I assume the early editions were not completely re-set?


From Hammond's Bibliography (~p. 15) - the Raft Elves image appeared in the 2nd impression only of the UK edition (no color plates in 1st impression, no plates in 3rd or fourth impressions). Not enough information on the US impressions - no mention of the "rat-elves" that I could find. I do recall reading up on this - maybe in a Tolkien Collector article?

Posted on: 2009/7/7 10:01

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Here is an interesting signature with a sketch. What do you guys think?

http://cgi.ebay.com/JRR-Tolkien-Penci ... 2|39%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

Posted on: 2009/7/7 8:42


Re: Tolkien Signature?
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Wow! That is is pretty bad.

Posted on: 2009/7/6 11:53


Re: Tolkien Signature?
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Well, it has a "Certificate of Guarentee" (sic) with it, sadly they managed to spell "Guarantee" incorrectly, not a good start really. I would like to think that anyone authenticating these signatures could at least spell "Guarantee"

Look at Picture 3 and 4.

Posted on: 2009/7/6 11:07



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