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Hobbit Deluxe - 1987, gold, 50 anniversary - how to recognize 1st/1st
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Hi,

I will change topic subject to more precise when I will know the answer.

First, please take a look on cover in attachment.
# Hardcover
# Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (November 1987)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0395454026
# ISBN-13: 978-0395454022

I would like to buy this edition but I can't find which edition is 1st/1st? Can you post here the photo or explain me how to check this? Is there inside standard numberline? There are on ebay a lot of copies but I have never seen seller who wrote in description that is 1st/1st.

Thank you in advance!

Edit: subject changed & book info added

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Posted on: 2008/8/12 10:24


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>....Which all sounds perfectly possible with HoME...

Yes, the HoME books seem to be a law unto themselves with regards to consistency. For instance, I have two GA&U 3rd impressions of BoLT1 (which were simply extras acquired when purchasing a couple of lots of books -- and I have never gotten around to selling on). Copy 1 is printed by Mackeys and is listed as "Third impression 1984". Copy 2 - also printed by Mackeys - is listed as "Third impression 1983" (and also lists the second impression, which copy 1 does not). Given the same book, printer and publisher - this seems kind of confusing! Now I think about it, I'm also pretty sure that I have seen at least one top stained BoLT2 second impression on eBay (despite mine having no top stain).

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Posted on: 2008/8/11 17:29


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Sounds good. Don't know about later impressions specifically lacking particular features; but vol's 1-4 (first impressions) have dyed top page edges.

Interestingly Andy at ADCbooks states that a copy of BoLTs I 1rst/1rst passed through his hands without dye; and that this was as issued (i.e. no sign of faded dye under scrutiny with magnifying glass.) Which all sounds perfectly possible with HoME...

BH

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Can confirm point 5. There are no top-stained copies of "The Lost Road".

Stu

Posted on: 2008/8/10 16:41


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Thanks Stu and Remy that is very useful.

So from the comments so far

1 - Book of Lost Tales 1 dyed top until the 4th Impression on GA&U copies only.
2 - Book of Lost Tales 2 1st GA&U impression only with dyed top.
3 - Lays of Beleriand 1st Impression GA&U only.
4 - Shaping of Middle-Earth 1st Impression GA&U only.
5 - Lost Road - No copies with dyed top.

Can anyone confirm this is correct?

Posted on: 2008/8/10 4:58



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