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1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?

Dec 6, 2015 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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Hi All, Does anyone happen to know what price was printed on the 1942 Hobbit DJ. I know it was 7s. 6d. NET on the 1946, but I'm imagining it was potentially a lesser amount on the '42?


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All four of the GA&U first edition Hobbits were 7s6d.

The Foyles edition was 2s6d.

The first hardback price rise was the 5th edition (1951) which was one shilling more, 8s6d.


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Trotter wrote:
All four of the GA&U first edition Hobbits were 7s6d.

The Foyles edition was 2s6d.

The first hardback price rise was the 5th edition (1951) which was one shilling more, 8s6d.


Marvellous. I knew you would have the answer (on account of having all the books!!!)


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I now have the first thirty GA&U hardback impressions (with Tolkien's design for the dust-jacket), from 1937 to the 50th Anniversary edition in 1987, and am stopping there, sadly two of these copies are price-clipped so am still looking for better copies


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You don't have a first impression do you?

BH
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You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


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Khamûl wrote:
You don't have a first impression do you?

BH


Yes I do :)


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I suspect that Trotter is as Mad as a lorry.

Khamul isn't much better with his Silmarillions, mind...
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Ok, I agree I am mad, but am intrigued by the phrase "as mad as a lorry", are some lorries mad and I would love to know where this phrase came from?


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The only time I have actually heard anyone say it was on Chris Morris' controversial spoof news show, "Brass Eye" back in the late 90s, where Chris was interviewing notorious London gangster "Mad Frankie Fraser" (who didn't know it was a spoof). He asked him a series of questions and asked him to rate each question as to how mad it would make him, on a scale which had "Mad as a Lorry" at the upper end.



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