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Hompen 1947 - Two States of First Edition

Jul 11, 2022
2022/7/11 19:03:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

For anyone interested, there appears to be 2 states of the 1947 first swedish edition of the hobbit (Hompen).

The spacing between lines at the top of the copyright page is larger in one versus the other. And I can confirm this to be the case as I have both "states" in hand. Never noticed this before.

https://boklistor.se/wiki/index.php/Ho ... resa_Dit_och_Tillbaksigen
Jul 12, 2022
2022/7/12 9:01:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That's interesting Remy. Will check mine when i get home from hollidays.
Jul 12, 2022
2022/7/12 15:23:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I also found it interesting, thanks for sharing!
Jul 12, 2022
2022/7/12 18:03:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hi Remy, looks like my copy is 20mm in height

5090_62cdb74faeac7.jpeg 2801X1563 px
Jul 12, 2022
2022/7/12 19:31:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The person who discovered this has recorded 5 with a spacing of 20mm and 4 with 28mm.

So yours makes it 6 to 4 at the moment.
Jul 13, 2022
2022/7/13 6:02:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hi Remy, looks like my copy is 28mm in height

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Jul 13, 2022
2022/7/13 7:28:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
My copy adds another with 20mm.
Jul 13, 2022
2022/7/13 19:42:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Many thanks.

Another piece of information from UlfK (the author of the article - link in OP):

"Fiddling around with my copies over the weekend I also noted that the spine has the correct dwarf runes for "HOMPEN", but the runes on the map is not translated to swedish, even though the map is redrawn by Charles Sjöblom."
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