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Second Impression Two Towers dustjacket discussion

Sep 18 (edited)
2020/9/18 21:54:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

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Submitted by: mellon


Text appears to be 2nd impression but binding doesn't look original and isn't in great condition. Not sure if DJ is original based on what I can see of the backflap. Seems rebound.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 22:01:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

mellon wrote:


Text appears to be 2nd impression but binding doesn't look original and isn't in great condition. Not sure if DJ is original based on what I can see of the backflap. Seems rebound.

It is rebound, maybe by a library. Jacket is original.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 22:33:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks! It seems to be missing the text in the bottom corner of the backflap stating the title, author, publisher, and 21s net. Were there That's the only reason I thought it wasn't original.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 23:01:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

mellon wrote:

Thanks! It seems to be missing the text in the bottom corner of the backflap stating the title, author, publisher, and 21s net. Were there That's the only reason I thought it wasn't original.

You're absolutely right I'm sorry. I can't explain that.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 23:05:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:

mellon wrote:

Thanks! It seems to be missing the text in the bottom corner of the backflap stating the title, author, publisher, and 21s net. Were there That's the only reason I thought it wasn't original.

You're absolutely right I'm sorry. I can't explain that.

Isn't it just because it has all been trimmed down for the rebind?
Sep 18
2020/9/18 23:18:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:



Isn't it just because it has all been trimmed down for the rebind?

The '21s net' on the front flap is still there though. I don't think they could have trimmed off the lower flap text in such a way and have it look the way it does. And it just doesn't look trimmed to me, though that explanation certainly does make sense.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 23:37:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
There's something on the bottom of the rear flap, but the book is strategically placed to cover it up.

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Sep 18
2020/9/18 23:44:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
If you look at the top of the front flap it appears to state SECOND IMPRESSION

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Sep 18
2020/9/18 23:48:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

If you look at the top of the front flap it appears to state SECOND IMPRESSION

I agree. And the picture that I marked up does, to my eye, appear to be saying Printed in Great Britain, which matches Hammond's description of what is on the lower right corner of the rear flap for the first impression dustjacket. I am guessing that they dropped the information on the lower left corner that the first impression jacket had, but I can't seem to find a description of the second impression jacket offhand (and I don't have that impression myself).
Sep 19
2020/9/19 0:52:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Stu wrote:

If you look at the top of the front flap it appears to state SECOND IMPRESSION

I agree. And the picture that I marked up does, to my eye, appear to be saying Printed in Great Britain, which matches Hammond's description of what is on the lower right corner of the rear flap for the first impression dustjacket. I am guessing that they dropped the information on the lower left corner that the first impression jacket had, but I can't seem to find a description of the second impression jacket offhand (and I don't have that impression myself).

This is my copy of the 2nd impression jacket (it does say 'SECOND IMPRESSION' at the top of the front flap). There's another copy on eBay where you can see everything more clearly.

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