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Lord of the Rings first US edition/impression dust jackets
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Hello,
I was wondering if anyone out there could tell me where I might find a list of points to identify US Houghton Mifflin first edition/first impression dust jackets for all 3 books in The Lord of the Rings trilogy ('54, '55, '56). The books have been confirmed however I have not been able to find dust jacket information anywhere...
Many thanks in advance,
Jennifer

ps: wow 33 people viewed my post and no one has any suggestions as to how I might verify what I have? Yikes. Not even the name of a book I could buy with this information in it? Does it exist at all?
Thanks for anyone willing to assist!

Posted on: 2009/1/18 23:32


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Hi Jeniveve - the info. about the dust jackets of the HM 1st ed. LotR is quite involved. Steve Frisby made a masterly study of the variations in the first US edition, back in 1999; including much about the dust jackets. This was published in a magazine called _The Tolkien Collector, written and published by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull. Here's a link to their page.

http://mysite.verizon.net/wghammond/collect.html

The article was published in three parts, in issues 20, 21 and 22. Unfortunately back issues aren't available at the moment; I suggest you contact Wayne and Christina and see what the situation is.

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Thank you VERY much for the information, I appreciate it!
Jennifer

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You're welcome.

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