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Re: Black and white cover of early american hobbit?
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All I can add to the conversation is that the Wikipedia article & author have been referenced (with praise) by the article author Steven M. Frisby in Scull/Hammond's "The Tolkien Collector" issue #30, but I have not seen one of these orange bindings myself. I will keep digging to see if I can find out more.

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Re: Black and white cover of early american hobbit?
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dunedain wrote:
Hi Trotter,

IMO its awfully hard to be better than the UK 1st or 2nd impressions. But, I do like the larger size of the US. Made for more comfortable reading, to me.


I had forgotten about that, and you are right, I also like the larger font size of the US edition

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Re: Black and white cover of early american hobbit?
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I conversed with the author of the Wikipedia article, and here is his clarification for the library binding states seen:

There are, in fact, library bindings that have a silk-screen of Hobbiton as it appears on the American first edition dust jacket and as the frontispiece. That is what “mimics the first edition dust jacket” refers to.

As for a hobbit on the front boards, I have seen library bindings with: The bowing hobbit at the upper right, as in the publisher’s front board; bowing hobbit in the center; and a sort of Dutch elf (at least, wooden shoes and Dutch boy’s garb) in the center, as in the eBay lot you referenced.

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Cool. Thanks, Urulöké.

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