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By laurel

Tom Bombadil Proof

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There are still gems out there!
Just picked up a T.Bom proof copy, the first one I have seen. It came in brown wrappers with a date 12/6 on the front tying in with W&C timelines.
The wrapper (assumed not issued at the time) is stamped Nov 62 and suggests aim at library sales!
Anyone ever seen one of these before ?
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Great find! I have not run across a proof for ATB before - if you feel like sharing a pic or two, that would be appreciated and enjoyed.
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By laurel

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sorry meant to attach first time around

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Nice find! And very interesting looking.

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By garm

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Nice find! - though I think the '12/6' would be the projected price - 12 shillings and sixpence.
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By Jlong

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Very Cool! Where did you find it?
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By Stu

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Nice. As Jlong pointed out, 12/6 is definitely the "Publication Price", not a date.
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By laurel

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Yes you may be right, the part is a bit faded so cant be sure. Final book price was 13/6, maybe changed mind on pricing?
Its a coincidence it ties in with being sent to Tolkien on the 13th June as well.
A odd copy for sure , will try and find out more
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By remy

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It does say "price" on the brown cover. That part is not fully faded on my copy (though the word before price is - I think it is "Published".

There is also a paper insert which cleary states "About 12s 6d. net"

Interestingly, the proof jacket has a price of 13s 6d.

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By Olwe

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I like this "Specially Recommended for Libraries" stamp - a mark of excellence :)
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