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Someone has just posted a photo on the Tolkien Society f/book page showing their copy of the facsimile Hobbit with Thror's map on the rear endpaper.

I don't know which number printing this is.

Posted on: 3/26 1:33:13


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garm wrote:
Someone has just posted a photo on the Tolkien Society f/book page showing their copy of the facsimile Hobbit with Thror's map on the rear endpaper.

I don't know which number printing this is.


That smells of cock-up. I wonder if it is a one-off or if there is a recent print-run of bad ones

Posted on: 3/26 1:54:56


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Can confirm - the copy I purchased to make my "facsimile second impression", which was from the second print (although marked as first) has the end papers reversed.

I guess we have a new variant. And I will need to use one of my other copies to make the "facsimile second impression" (whenever I get around to it).

[Edit: DB from HarperCollins has let me know that they think it was a batch of the first print run that probably had the maps loaded up incorrectly when being bound]

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Just a bit more info on the Facimsile Hobbit printing.

As of yet there has only been one printing, so the "1" is correct on all copies. The reason it became unavailable for a while is that a number of the copies were held back in Italy and were slipcased and shipped when it was seen that the book was selling well. The unavailability was due to the books being prepared and shipped from Italy.

It is likely there will be a second printing.

And to recap previous post, the number of copies with the swapped maps is unknown.

Posted on: 3/30 12:27:06






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