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Help Identifying a Copy of the Hobbit

Jun 21
2022/6/21 14:58:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Hello hello! I bought a copy of the Hobbit as it was going fairly cheap. It's still in the post, but I'm a bit impatient and can't for the life of me identify it.

It's listed as "Single hardback volume : The Hobbit by J R R Tolkein 1967 Twelfth Printing by Ballantine USA."

But I'm scratching my head as I can't find any Hardbacks at that time by BB and I can't square the naked cover anywhere.

Any help gratefully appreciated!

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Jun 21
2022/6/21 15:07:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
As Ballantine produced paperback editions of The Hobbit, this looks to be a privately rebound paperback edition.

A 12th printing of this edition https://www.tolkienbooks.us/hob/us/mmpb/the-hobbit-1966
Jun 21
2022/6/21 15:25:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you for the very quick response! Seems like that's the mystery solved then.
Jun 21
2022/6/21 15:26:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
There were all sorts of different library/private binds made for these Ballantine Mass Market PB's from the 60's - 80's and it's always interesting to see what people came up with.
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