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Turambar wrote:
Yes, despite the lack of an impression number for The Hobbit, I certainly wasn't assuming it was a 1st.


Understood. It's a pity HC have left the impression number off the reprint as it just causes confusion.

Posted on: 2013/1/9 19:20


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Khamûl wrote:
I was actually going to mention that --but wasn't sure exactly what I'd seen. The one in Waterstones, I handled, had no indication of reprint; hence my statement above. It was, however, slightly different looking, as you say --the slipcase was definitely more green looking; a kind of deeper green. I didn't think anything of it at the time.

So, do we know any of the differentiating points between impressions, or even how many times it's likely to have been reprinted?

BH


Exactly right. The green is significantly brighter and the paper less textured than the genuine 1st.

Posted on: 2013/1/9 17:15


Re: Hobbit Format: Two Books?
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Khamûl wrote:
Have HarperCollins genuinely split The Hobbit into two books?

The Hobbit (part 1 and 2) by J. R. R. Tolkien (Paperback, 2012)

Do you think this was in anticipation of the Jackson films being split, originally, into two films?

BH



It was in anticipation if having a shortage of pointless different editions of the Hobbit on sale at the same time. Presumably they will split it into a chapter per volume next time...

Posted on: 2013/1/9 3:44


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Khamûl wrote:
The fact that H is still a 1st imp. is quite surprising; although, recently, I was in Waterstones (at Christmas) & the 2004 deluxe they had was a first, which (again) I found surprising. Interesting to note that there are definitely 2nd imp. copies of The Silmarillion out there, & that this edition has finally been reprinted too.

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It may well not be a first impression. The Deluxe Hobbit has had at least one reprint without any statement of reprinting. The paper on the slipcase and cover is slightly different than the first impression, but unless you were familiar with the "genuine" 1st, you wouldn't know. They currently have it in my local bookstore.

Posted on: 2013/1/9 3:42


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garm wrote:
Here's another -

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Boo ... 6sts%3Dt%26x%3D96%26y%3D3

Look at the price! Shome mishtake, shurely?


It is only a mistake if you buy it :)

Posted on: 2012/12/23 7:03



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