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Re: Assistance required with identifying first UK edition The Return of the King
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Sigi,

Normally with these books, only the spine is brown from sunlight, a 50% brown dust jacket is not in fine condition.

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Re: Assistance required with identifying first UK edition The Return of the King
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The dust jackets for the First UK printing of the Lord of The Rings were a very light-grey colour.

Hammond (page 95) Tolkien (15th June 1954) remarks to Beard that 'the jacket is now much improved, and is rather striking. I like the grey paper used, and much prefer it to the other colours.'

As the colour is so light modern facsimile dust jackets are usually on white paper.

The paper when exposed to the sunlight turns brown. A perfect copy should be light-grey, but in nearly all cases the spine is brown and if the front or back of the books have also been exposed to sunlight then they would be brown as well.

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Re: Wayne & Christina 'Addenda and Corrigenda to Our Writings'
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They have not added a page yet for the Bibliography, as you can see from looking at the site from November 2006, before they added Artist & Illustrator and Roverandom pages

http://web.archive.org/web/2007020505 ... et/wghammond/addenda.html

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Re: UK Lord Of The Rings A Reader's Companion Paperback
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Thanks Remy, the White Paperback is also 894 pages with a small font, so this copy must have a larger typeface, I think I will get a copy.

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UK Lord Of The Rings A Reader's Companion Paperback
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I recently saw the new version of Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull's The Lord of The Rings A Reader's Companion in my local bookshops in England with this cover

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/im ... oks&qid=1209576659&sr=1-1

I have not had a chance to look at the book, but the physical size of the book looks a lot bigger than the previous paperback

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/im ... oks&qid=1209576700&sr=1-3

and the original Hardback.

Does anyone have this book and know if it has been changed at all, or is it just much bigger text?

Thanks in advance for any help as always.

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