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Re: The Hobbit HmCo 1966 pirated edition?

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This (I'm now referring to Khamul's "Silmarillion") is also a Taiwanese pirated edition, publication date is 1977.
FWIW, the publisher's name (rendered in Pinyin) is Huang Jia Publishing House Ltd., and the book was distributed by Lin Kou Book Company.
The imprint also contains info on the printer, addresses, etc, the usual stuff.
There is not, however, any further information about the original publisher beyond what's written above in English, but yes, has to be HM.

felagund


Re: The Hobbit HmCo 1966 pirated edition?

Jan 28, 2014 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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Hi!

Yes, the characters are Chinese, and it's indeed a Taiwanese (Republic of China, as opposed to People's Republic of China, that is) edition, published in 1970. And it's definitely pirated, because the first licensed editions of "The Hobbit" appeared much later.

Cheers,

felagund


Re: typo/misprint in foreword of "Sauron Defeated"

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Thanks remy, you've sated my curiosity! :) So this was only corrected in the first paperback edition, after all.

Wayne and Christina: Thanks for answering my other question(s) in your post!
Sounds like I need to start shopping for the Descriptive Bibliography in earnest. But I'll probably wait for the second edition...quite a few things have been published since 1992, after all...
Guess it's still "premature to predict a date of publication" (quoting from your website)? Now I'm being hasty again...

Cheers,

felagund


Re: typo/misprint in foreword of "Sauron Defeated"

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What happened, remy? Can't find the copy? Or haven't been home yet? :)
Still curious, is all I'm saying...thanks in advance!
Sorry for being hasty, hrum, hoom.

Cheers,

felagund


Re: typo/misprint in foreword of "Sauron Defeated"

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Thanks again everybody...

So I've learned that my copy of SD is first impression--title page looks exactly like the one Trotter uploaded (thanks for taking the time!), that is without the number line remy also describes.

Well then, anybody own a second impression (UK hardcover) copy who can enlighten us as to whether "be" was indeed changed to "me"?

BTW, would one actually find this kind of very detailed information in the Hammond/Anderson Bibliography, I mean do they really record every single misprint or other error of any kind that was ever noted and subsequently corrected (or not, as may be)?? For example, would it answer this specific question?

I've been thinking of buying the Descriptive Bibliography before (a standard work I know), but it's a little bit on the pricey side if you're not quite the serious collector...anybody have a copy they wanna sell at a low price? ;) Juuust kidding.

Cheers,

felagund


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
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typo/misprint in foreword of "Sauron Defeated"

Oct 27, 2011 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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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


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues

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Hi and thanks for the quick reply!

I assume by color plates you mean the frontispieces, so that's good news...

And I like the fact that they used paper and not cloth for the covers.

Still, I think these volumes are a bit overpriced if they're not even sewn copies ... also, the covers are a different color from the original editions ... I would've expected a bit more, especially after reading somewhere that "HarperCollins will now reprint all volumes and keep the original look & feel..." Well, not quite then, eh.

Cheers,

felagund


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently considering purchasing the HarperCollins POD reissue of the last three volumes of HoMe (I do have the Houghton Mifflin editions for these volumes, but the pages are just glued together [and shoddily at that], and the black covers tend to get moldy in no time--partly due to the tropical climate where I live, but then again, I have no such problems at all with vols. 1-9 of my HoMe collection, which are all UK copies [different cover material]).

ANYWAY, I'm just curious if anyone who has purchased the HC POD reissues of Morgoth's Ring, War of the Jewels or Peoples of Middle-earth (or any book in the series really) could tell me how the BINDING is: are these reissues properly sewn (like the first nine volumes of the originial UK release--I've never seen the last three volumes of the original UK edition, but I assume they were also sewn [?]), OR are they just glued together? If the latter is the case, I'm not interested in buying them, since the price seems a bit steep for copies that are really just glorified paperbacks (as so many hardcovers today, alas!)

Also, I assume the pagination is the same as in the original volumes?

And what exact material are the covers made of? Similar to that of the original issue? (I'd prefer that to something fancy like linen, etc, since I tend to have problems with that (mold and such, see above).

Last not least, do these reissues contain the original frontispieces for vols. 10 and 12?

Mostly, though, I'm concerned about the binding...

Thanks in advance for any replies!

felagund


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