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Re: Need help identifying an edition of the Hobbit

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Greetings,

thank you for the comment. I have revised the item on ebay to clarify my meaning of clean - and changed the listing to the pages being fairly clean.

thanks!


Re: Need help identifying an edition of the Hobbit

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This seems to be a first U.S. printing in a library rebinding (case and endpapers). The seller seems to have his own definition of "clean" pages.

Wayne & Christina


Re: Need help identifying an edition of the Hobbit

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Greetings,

Thank you for the suggestion. I did check that article. It was useful in identifying some of the first edition points that I mentioned, but it makes no mention of any edition like the one I have. The book I have is an anomaly. I think I need an expert who has seen lots of first editions. Thanks again for the post.


Re: Need help identifying an edition of the Hobbit

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You may want to check it against this guide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_editions_of_The_Hobbit


Need help identifying an edition of the Hobbit [US library rebinding]

Sep 15, 2011 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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I need help in identifying an edition of the Hobbit- here are the details -


First - The cover illustration is of A standing Hobbit - NOT a bowing hobbit

Title page shows picture of Bowing Hobbit - This is correct for the
first US Edition First Printing of this book

Date on title page is 1938 - Correct date for first edition of this book

Copyright page reads - copyright 1937 and 1938 by JRR Tolkein

Chapter 7 is numbered Chapter 6 (book has 2 chapters numbered VI) -
Correct for First US Edition First Printing of The Hobbit

The book has the colored plates called for in the First US Edition ,
First Printing of the Hobbit

The book is an ex library book and possibly a library edition of the
Hobbit - IT has NO front and rear maps

Has a stamp on the rear end sheet F.J.B. & Co July 1940

On the copyright page is the statement "Printed in the U.S.A. "
You can see the book on ebay at -
http://tinyurl.com/3hhmpep

I would appreciate any comments.

thanks!
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Re: Signed items [Cursor Mundi]

Sep 14, 2011 - in Signatures and Autographs
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I emailed the seller, as the provenance claim (about where the copy originated) is clearly in error; or at least makes no mention of its recent sale. We'll see what the reply is.

BH
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Re: Signed items

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There's an entry in the Auction Archive (REF: 004). The image below is of the unsighted second from front, I guess. However, the original auction didn't have three pamphlets. I'll capture auction data once it's finished.

BH

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Signed items [Cursor Mundi]

Sep 14, 2011 - in Signatures and Autographs (edited)
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Seem to remember seeing these before.

eBay Item #330614166102



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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Sep 13, 2011 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I was ready to hit "buy it now" until I noticed that the slipcase was not included - how gullible do they think we are?
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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Wow!
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