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Re: What edition and impression is this HC Deluxe Hobbit?
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Earl wrote:
Looking at my books again, I'm noticing the pages of TH are very different from those of COH, Beowulf, Kullervo, and Arthur (the only ones I have with me to compare).

TH's pages are whitish and feel smoother, while those of the other books I mention above are creamish and feel more grainy. I'm not sure if others have noticed this?



Can't say I have noticed a massive difference in the smoothness of the paper (other than Kullervo which felt a little rougher, but not bad). The Hobbit was always the odd one out in terms of having very white paper. All the others have the more usual cream. Thickness varies, as I guess it needs to, based on the wildly varying number of pages.

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Basically this seems to apply to any (almost) any mustycats auction of relatively recent books.

Why would anyone pay such inftated amounts?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tolkien-Fel ... 8953e9:g:s8kAAOSwhQhYxL3j

I remember my local bookshop in Australia having a LOT of copies of the above. And that was in Aus. They certainly aren't rare.

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Re: Fellowship 1st State Proof
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laurel wrote:
Dont disagree Stu but at right price i would buy it.

On a similar note has anyone got a review copy of the Fellowship?

Am i right in daycare mg there were only 20 of these then ?



I wish these things were more useful in Museums and Libraries, but with the Estate being so restrictive on photography (or often who is even allowed to see materials), they are almost more use in private hands.

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Re: Alan Lee UK Beren and Lúthien book signings
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Re: What edition and impression is this HC Deluxe Hobbit?
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That's first impression (thus). There is no numberline (quite often missing on first impressions, but then added for later ones).

That said, the second impression also has no numberline(or it might have a "1" -- can't remember) or statement of reprinting. But it is printed in China, which is the giveaway, given it does not identify itself as a reprint.

In terms of edition, all current printings, save for the facsimile first are fourth editions of the text.

Post #354 (https://www.librarything.com/topic/157761) shows the physical difference between the 1st and 2nd impressions. CjCostano mistakenly says "Clays" in the paragraph above the photos, when he means "L.E.G.O".

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