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Re: 1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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The only time I have actually heard anyone say it was on Chris Morris' controversial spoof news show, "Brass Eye" back in the late 90s, where Chris was interviewing notorious London gangster "Mad Frankie Fraser" (who didn't know it was a spoof). He asked him a series of questions and asked him to rate each question as to how mad it would make him, on a scale which had "Mad as a Lorry" at the upper end.

Posted on: 2015/12/8 12:17


Re: 1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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I suspect that Trotter is as Mad as a lorry.

Khamul isn't much better with his Silmarillions, mind...

Posted on: 2015/12/8 2:08


Re: 1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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Trotter wrote:
All four of the GA&U first edition Hobbits were 7s6d.

The Foyles edition was 2s6d.

The first hardback price rise was the 5th edition (1951) which was one shilling more, 8s6d.


Marvellous. I knew you would have the answer (on account of having all the books!!!)

Posted on: 2015/12/6 1:09


1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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Hi All, Does anyone happen to know what price was printed on the 1942 Hobbit DJ. I know it was 7s. 6d. NET on the 1946, but I'm imagining it was potentially a lesser amount on the '42?

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Re: signed Hobbit??
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garm wrote:
I don't like this sort of thing; destroying a book and sticking a sig. into a Hobbit. And, I'm not happy with the sig. itself.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-HOBBIT-J- ... t%3D8%26sd%3D311498406744


Agreed. I absolutely loathe this kind of book-ruining (irrespective of whether the signature is or is not genuine). It is vandalism.

Plus, a random cut signature with no provenance is worthless, anyway.

Posted on: 2015/12/3 14:18



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