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Re: Two Towers 1st/1st?
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The condition is good.

The binding is solid.

The dust jacket is in good condition probably due to the mylar which is permantly glued to it. I don't think I can seperate them without doing some damage.

There's a some fraying at the corners of the spine and the edges of the pages are a little yellowed.

The worst part is it was a library book. It has a stamp and an impression on the title page and glue from the card envelope in the back.

Posted on: 2008/10/14 16:15


Re: Two Towers 1st/1st?
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At the bottom, the title page says...

Houghton Mifflin Company Boston
The Riverside Press Cambridge
1955

So I guess this is a 1st impression.

Now what do I do with it other than put it in a plastic bag and gloat over my luck. 8)

Thank you very much for the info.

You made me a happy, happy guy!

Posted on: 2008/10/14 12:21


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Hello,

I hope you all can answer a question for me.

I was digging through a box of books I picked up several years ago and came a cross an old copy of The Two Towers. Doing some research, I found it is a 1st US edition.

My question is, how can I tell if it's the first printing?

The title page has Houghton Mifflin as the publisher dated 1955. On the back side of the title page it says Copyright 1954, first printed in the US 1955. At the bottom is says Printed in Great Britian.

I read that although the first printing was done in Nov. 1954, the American copies hadn't been bound until 1955.

It doesn't mention anything else in the way of determining which printing it is.

I'm no collector so keep the jargon to a dull roar or you'll confuse me and make my head hurt.

I'm so excited! I feel like I just found some buried treasure in my own closet!

David

Posted on: 2008/10/14 10:38



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