Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

wellinghall
7 minutes ago

Trotter
16 minutes ago

laurel
26 minutes ago

Karl
1 hour 59 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
3 hours 12 minutes ago

Morgan
8 hours 18 minutes ago

Stu
9 hours 7 minutes ago

remy
19 hours 14 minutes ago

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users





Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1542
Offline
On the contents page of the GA&U Hobbit, an A* appears at the bottom.

This was only in the 10th(1958) to the 15th(1965) impressions and was dropped for the 3rd edition in 1966.

Any guesses at what it might represent?

Attach file:



jpg  Astar.JPG (353.39 KB)
10_53dccecd6e45d.jpg 1198X1600 px

Posted on: 8/2 4:43:15


Re: Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?
Home away from home
Joined:
2006/6/4 4:17
From UK
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 384
Offline
Signature mark?

Posted on: 8/2 6:43:34


Re: Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?
Home away from home
Joined:
2006/11/24 11:12
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 640
Offline
Yes, that would be my guess.

- wellinghall

Posted on: 8/2 10:08:46


Re: Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/8/10 2:07
From Queenstown, New Zealand
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 635
Offline
I haven't got a second edition, but the signature marks certainly appear (as you would expect) through the entire book on the 1946 (although the A is omitted). Presumably this is also the case on the second editions?

Posted on: 8/2 23:16:54


Re: Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1542
Offline
I will check, it looks like A* means that it is an earlier signature mark than A (though A by itself does not appear to exist, thanks Stu), I will check my copies to see if this is the case.

Thanks for all your help on this.

Posted on: 8/3 7:22:13

Edited by Trotter on 2014/8/3 7:32:13






You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You can vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]