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Re: The wonders of eBay
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What am I missing?

http://cgi.ebay.com/J-R-R-Tolkien-UK- ... tible&hash=item1e5e76c1dd

http://cgi.ebay.com/J-R-R-Tolkien-UK- ... tible&hash=item20b3d65122


They look to be the exact same book - but for very different prices ($189 vs $750)

Posted on: 2010/10/3 11:10


Re: The wonders of eBay
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I dont know alot about early hobbit editions but dont they have yellowish cloth boards with a bowing hobbit?

http://cgi.ebay.com/TOLKIEN-HOBBIT-1s ... tible&hash=item27b5b09ab5

Posted on: 2010/10/12 13:32


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Short answer - no, they don't! The book for sale here is what it says it is - a first edition Hobbit, with the B&W frontispiece, and 'First Printed in 1937'.

The books you speak of are reprints.


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think he/she means a 1st US the Hobbit, this is a 1st UK the Hobbit

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Yes I know; I'm just joshing. Well, not really - technically speaking, there can only be one first edition, with subsequent editions (in whichever country) being counted as reprints.

(That's what I reckon, anyway; I expect I'm probably wrong!)

But it works both ways. I have a very nice 1st ed. 'The Road Goes Ever On', published in the USA. And a very nice UK '1st', which is, really, a reprint.


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