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"The Lord of the Rings", first edition: differences in TTT and ROTK

"The Lord of the Rings", first edition: differences in TTT and ROTK

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Some days ago, I bought a first edition of "The Lord of the Rings", 1954-1955 (2/2/1). I've also the first edition 4/2/2.

I've compared the "The Two Towers" (2/2) and "The Return of the King" (1/2), and I have found some differences, that I reported in a note on my website.

http://tolkieniano.blogspot.it/2015/0 ... i-e-differenza-nella.html

What do you think about that?
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Re: "The Lord of the Rings", first edition: differences in TTT and ROTK

Feb 24, 2015 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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One of The Two Towers in the pictures looks to be the third impression, it does not have 1954 on the title page

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=41110

I think you have may have a point about the printers for the second impression, my copy is Jarrold and not K&W, but just because it was printed by one printer does not mean that it was bound by them, and the article refers to binders.
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/lotr-print-runs.php

Your points about the ROTK are answered by Deagol on this page http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/1st-rotk.php

"This was not the case - all later impressions included the damaged text, although the signature mark was removed after the second impression."



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