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The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth - on the cover
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This item from the "Wonders of eBay" thread was claimed to be the first time that "Homecoming" actually appeared on the cover of a book. Anyone know if this is a true claim?

Not first appearance(s) of the story, but actually printed on the cover of the book.


(not shown below - the paperback with the title in question. Will try to grab a better pic.)


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Posted on: 2012/1/29 12:36
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Re: The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth - on the cover
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I think this is probably correct, Essays and Studies(1953) does not mention the articles on the cover.

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Just out of interest --who said it was the first time it had appeared on the cover of a book?

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Re: The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth - on the cover
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The paperback was released separately in 1975 with the title on the cover, the first known box holding this book was in 1976 and this box is from 1977 (can't see if which exactly, since there are different boxes in my collection with different states of the hobbit in there). So if you want to know when the "title" first appeared on the cover of a book - that is in 1975. But might need to see if there is any earlier edition of The Tolkien Reader that also holds this title... but not that I'm aware of.

Just a question... why are we discussing when it first appeared on the cover of a book? This tale was published in 1953 and maybe over 100 times since then...

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Just a question... why are we discussing when it first appeared on the cover of a book?


You have to ask this? Here?

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