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Re: The Wonders of...
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Am I missing something here, is this the US 1951 Hobbit or UK 1951 Hobbit, it looks like the GA&U version to me, from what little is left of the original Dust Jacket?

American Edition. Second Revised Edition, Fifth Impression. 5B. "Identical to the British 5th printing.except for the Houghton Mifflin notation at the base of the spine. The title page states "London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, Museum Street"; the colophon shows the A&U St. George and the Dragon insignia and the addresses of the publishers offices worldwide; and the title page verso shows the full printing history." Green pictorial boards. Pictorial Eps. Color frontis. Half-title verso notes "Also by J. R. R. Tolkien | Farmer Giles of Ham" / Green boards light and attractive. Light toning to edges. Small rubbing/fraying to bottom edge of boards. Faint blue stain over foot of spine (may be color bleed from jacket. Light dusting to top edge of text block. Partial jacket. Missing front panel entirely and top third of rear panel. Remains of jacket in mylar protector. Bookseller Inventory # 017163

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Boo ... y%3D1%26amp%3Btn%3Dhobbit

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Re: New Book Releases
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I got the same email as well.

I am hoping that HarperCollins would think about an independent release of the Audio CD of the so far unreleased audio, by Tolkien, from the The Hobbit, as they appear to be facing issues with producing the Facsimile Hobbit.

Posted on: 6/5 12:55:27

Edited by Trotter on 2014/6/5 13:15:47
Edited by Trotter on 2014/6/5 13:16:43


Hobbit named as 4th Favourite Children's Book
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"Winnie the Pooh has been named as the favourite children's book of the past 150 years, in a poll of 2,652 adults."

Top 10 favourite children's books

1. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne (1926)
2. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (1865)
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle (1969)
4. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (1937)
5. The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson (1999)
6. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl (1964)
7. Black Beauty - Anna Sewell (1877)
8. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)
9. The BFG - Roald Dahl (1982)
10. The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (1950)

http://www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk ... ardos-and-john-lewis.html

Posted on: 6/2 23:07:53

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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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If anybody wants a Collector's Edition Hobbit with dust-jacket from the Bookpeople then have a look at this.

eBay Item #201098935519

Posted on: 5/30 11:28:03


Re: New Book Releases
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Pocket Edition of Tom Bombadil cover.

Today we received from HarperCollins a preview of the cover of the new pocket edition of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book, in advance of the image being released to booksellers at the end of this week. The publication date remains 9 October this autumn. The cover art was adapted from the original wraparound jacket and cover painting by Pauline Baynes. As mentioned here, the new edition includes earlier versions of Tolkien’s poems together with our introduction, comments, and annotations.

http://wayneandchristina.wordpress.co ... 05/28/tom-bombadil-cover/

For reference the second image is the original, which is the back cover of the The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, in print from 1962-1975.

I really like the new version by the way, it is so well done and keeps so much of Pauline Baynes fantastic detail from the original.

Findegil, Do you know if the front cover of the original book will now be on the back of the new edition?

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Posted on: 5/29 10:38:25

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Edited by Trotter on 2014/5/29 10:53:21



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