Number Line Question
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By Karl

Number Line Question

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I recently sold a copy of the 1998 First Edition Hardback of Roverandom (ISBN 0261103539) on Ebay. I described it as a first printing because it had the number line: 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. I'm not a super experienced collector, but I was under the impression that this signified a first printing because of the 1. I know that most number lines go to 10 and are often in ascending or descending sequence, but I also know there are many variations among publishers. The reason I ask is that the buyer is convinced that it is not a first printing because of the absence of 10. He's insisting that a book with anything less than 10 numbers in the number line is not a first printing. This doesn't make sense to me when I look at another HC book with the number line 7 9 8 6. Why remove "10" and then 1-5? Perhaps I'm just too much of a novice. I don't have the Hammond Bibliography. Could someone enlighten me? Did I sell a first printing or not?


By Karl

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The same buyer also was also unconvinced about a copy of the 2012 HC Hobbit Collector's Edition that I sold him. I'm quite sure it's a first printing as later impressions have an indication beneath the "Collector's Edition published by..." line on the copyright page. Is this correct? Page is attached.

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Both first printings. Your buyer is talking rot.
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Agree with Deagol, both are firsts.
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Deagol is correct.
Urulöké is correct.
You're correct.

Your buyer is talking mince!

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