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typo/misprint in foreword of "Sauron Defeated"
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Hello everyone,

I have a question for the experts on this forum, or really anyone who can answer it. :)

Just out of curiosity, is the following (to my mind rather funny) typo/misprint in the foreword of "Sauron Defeated" found in all first editions? And when was it corrected? (It IS corrected in my HarperCollins paperback edition, for example.)

"Since this book was set in type Mr Rateliff has pointed out to be the source of Arundel Lowdham's allusion to..." (p. x, ll. 9-10 from the bottom)

I apologize in advance if this has been asked (and answered) before...

felagund

Posted on: 2011/10/27 3:41

Edited by Trotter on 2011/10/27 5:26:43


Re: typo/misprint in foreword of "Sauron Defeated"
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My paperback copy from 1993 has me instead of be, but I don't have any earlier editions to check (of which there are not many, 2 hardbacks and 5 paperbacks) , apart from the 1st printing which has be.

Posted on: 2011/10/27 5:20

Edited by Trotter on 2011/10/27 5:47:11


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My 1st impression of the paperback (Harper Collins 1993) has me.

Posted on: 2011/10/27 11:15


Re: typo/misprint in foreword of "Sauron Defeated"
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Thanks for the quick replies! :) I guess they caught it in time for the first paperback edition, then.

Although I'm not even sure if my (HarperCollins hardcover) first edition is first or second impression (how do you tell?), or if they'd normally reset the text between impressions (my impression was that they're only likely to do that between different editions)...i.e. still not entirely sure if there might be "corrected" hardcover copies out there. Probably not, though.

Cheers,

felagund

Posted on: 2011/10/27 23:24


Re: typo/misprint in foreword of "Sauron Defeated"
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The title page should look like this with only one date mentioned on the Published by line. Second impressions would have additional text on the page, referring to the later printing.

or if they'd normally reset the text between impressions (my impression was that they're only likely to do that between different editions)...i.e. still not entirely sure if there might be "corrected" hardcover copies out there. Probably not, though.


If this mistake has been spotted after the first impression then it is entirely likely that it would have been have been changed.

If you do not already own a copy then you really need to get J.R.R. Tolkien - A Descriptive Bibliography by Wayne G. Hammond and Douglas A. Anderson, for an insight into how Tolkien's books changed by impression

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