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Hobbit Deluxe - 1987, gold, 50 anniversary - how to recognize 1st/1st
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Hi,

I will change topic subject to more precise when I will know the answer.

First, please take a look on cover in attachment.
# Hardcover
# Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (November 1987)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0395454026
# ISBN-13: 978-0395454022

I would like to buy this edition but I can't find which edition is 1st/1st? Can you post here the photo or explain me how to check this? Is there inside standard numberline? There are on ebay a lot of copies but I have never seen seller who wrote in description that is 1st/1st.

Thank you in advance!

Edit: subject changed & book info added

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Re: Babel Hobbits - collection of multilingual editions of _Hobbit_
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Thank you very much for all kind words :) I'm really happy that you like my website, found it funny, interesting and useful :)

It took me a lot of time, indeed. To scan all those illustrations and write the scripts was long time task, almost a year :)

Now almost all pleasure is mine ;) to show you all these rare and fascinating books.
Did you notest 1st example (in my knowledge) of Tolkien text published in Russsia? (UCCP)

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The book is from 1975, illustrated and contains 1st chapter of the Hobbit.
http://tolkien.com.pl/hobbit/collecti ... it-russian-1975.php#photo

About ISBN, nice idea, thanks! But do you have some idea how to call this to hold hobbitish atmoshpere?
I mean like in these cases:

# Born: 1982(28 january) (1st edition published in Spain)
# City of birth: Barcelona
# Age: 26 years old
# Family size: he doesn't remember ;)

Maybe, ID Card: ISBN 000-000-000? Hmm, it's not sound enough hobbitish for me :) What do you think? Currently I don't have a good idea about it but ISBN sure could be valuable addition.

btw: on first page I have RSS feed. You can subscribe it (if you use FireFox browser I recommend you "Brief" addon) to receive some news about my collection and website (mainly when new hobbit arrives, yesterday I added 1st Spanish edition published in Spain)

Greetings!
Marek

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Babel Hobbits - collection of multilingual editions of _Hobbit_
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Under this address: http://tolkien.com.pl/hobbit you will find my personal collection of multilingual editions of "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien.

There are currently 99 _Hobbits_ (25 1st editions) in 44 languages and 1614! scanned illustrations.

I think as collectors you will like to visit them ;)

Greetings!

Marek

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The series of articles: how to protect condition of very rare books
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Hi,

Some time ago I've collected Tolkien book from 1947. This books is in marvellous condition, so good as I was very suprised and ask "how is it possible?" After 59 years? The book is in 100% original so I was start to thinking how previous owner was able to protect this book over these all years.

I have no idea about methods to protect the books before dust, humidity, sun, dirties except using dustjacket. Of course, there is always possibility to hide books in some strong protection but in this case there is no fun ;) because the book should be on the bookshelf instead of hide in some dark(even safe) place :)

I would like to read some series of articles in this matter. How to really good protect rare books and keep on bookshelf for good look.

Maybe there are some articles in the Internet but I didn't find it.

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Re: Srodziemie Profile
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Any word from the Polish TS?!? )

;) We will see :)

My best wishes to you both for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thanks and have a fun :)

Hey srodziemie, write up a collector's profile for Beren!

:D No, I'm not ready for this :D My collection is too small imho for showing between so great collectors :)

End of this topic, guys ;)

P.S. Actually I have 1st Polish Farmer Giles of Ham from 1962 year on ebay and signe prints of the greatest Polish illustrator of Tolkien. K.K. Chmiel.
I can exchange Farmer Giles for some Hobbit :) if anyone is interested :)

Posted on: 2006/12/17 13:02
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