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Re: 2008 HarperCollins UK Paperbacks
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Trotter wrote:
Very Sorry, but I do not think you can find this item.

The only way to get this, is if the seller gives a photo of the cover of the book that they are selling, so try that on ebay?


It will pot luck finding a copy, I think. So many sellers of cheaper items just use stock photos that finding books like this is nigh-on impossible.

Posted on: 2015/12/23 13:59


Re: Pauline Diana Baynes signature?
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And ready to waste the next person's money!

Posted on: 2015/12/13 18:25


Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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I've added 4th to 9th impressions in sequence to my earlier post (#20). Not being pure scans, they obviously aren't bibliographically valuable, but they show a reasonably accurate progression of changes to the jackets -- something I could not find anywhere on the interwebs.

Posted on: 2015/12/12 22:36

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Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Trotter wrote:
Lets have some theories, why was Tolkien's Dust-Jacket changed in the 1954 printing of the The Hobbit, UK George Allen & Unwin, to have a type-written George Allen and Unwin on the spine?

I am a huge fan of Tolkien's hand-written version on the first five UK hardback impressions :) but does anyone know why it was changed?

If not then am very open to why you think they changed it and do you think the typed version is an improvement?


My only theory would be to do with corporate identity -- if perhaps they were moving towards a standard typeface for the spine logo on all their books. I can't see any evidence of this, doing a search on Abe and trying to look at some other spines from the era, though.

I think the earlier version has its charm, but the later version probably looks a bit neater. It's good that we have both -- it makes the earlier impressions that bit more unique.

Edit: I wonder if it was nothing more than to be more cohesive with the upcoming LOTR Dustjackets, given the 6th was the first to mention LOTR in preparation?

Posted on: 2015/12/10 17:17

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Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Trotter wrote:
The fifth Impression should have a hand written George Allen & Unwin as on my avatar.


Thanks for that - I'll change it back! I didn't have a spine picture of the 5th, and for some reason I thought that was the first impression that switched over to the later version.

Posted on: 2015/12/10 0:28



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