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Re: 2nd Impression Calendars
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Berelach wrote:
Thanks Urulöké! Actually it was Parmastahir's idea to post this question here... he doesn't know either (if you can believe it! )



I have 1989 through to 2012 (I think), with the odd one missing. I can have a look and see if any marked as reprints. Won't answer your question as such, but there might be some positive hits in there, I suppose. I don't routinely bother collecting them now, to be honest, although I might pick up the 2017.

Posted on: 2016/10/7 15:53


Re: New Book Releases
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nusilver wrote:
Hi folks; having a lovely time here in New Zealand so far, and have been reading my Hobbit Facsimile First edition in the evenings. A bit too tired after a day of tramping to read so we're turning in for the evening, but wanted to ask: can anyone tell me the story with the letters of the alphabet that appear at the bottom of pages throughout this edition? Was this so in the first edition and any subsequent editions as well? I've never seen it in a book so am at a loss as to what it means exactly. The letters do appear in alphabetical order, and I have most recently encountered the letter G at the beginning of Chapter VI.



They are signature marks. They indicate how the signatures (sets of pages) need to be arranged to put the book together. Not uncommon on older books. They are present in one form or another right through to the end of the third edition (from memory).

Where abouts are you in NZ?

Posted on: 2016/10/7 3:07


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Morinehtar wrote:
My hardback copy of The Story of Kullervo is a 5th impression.


Mine is a 2nd. The firsts sold out very quickly. That said, it wasn't a title I minded not having a 1st, but was unusual in that it must be the first book I have purchased new in the last few years that wasn't one.

Posted on: 2016/10/6 23:40


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Wow, I wonder what the print runs were; Presumably fairly small.

Posted on: 2016/10/6 16:10


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Morinehtar wrote:
Amazing! I bought two and I'm hoping at least one gets here without bumps


Fingers crossed -- it really is a lottery with online book buying. These are less heavy than some of the deluxe editions, so I think they might fare a little better in the post than they sometimes do.

Posted on: 2016/10/5 21:29

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