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Extant copies of Longman's Pleasure in Reading Hobbit

Feb 3, 2016 (edited)
2016/2/3 9:01:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter and myself were discussing estimates of how many copies of the 1968 and 1970 "Pleasure in Reading" Hobbit remain, given that they come up for sale so infrequently. I have suspicion that there might be slightly fewer second impressions than firsts. It appears from this small sample that the number of first and seconds is broadly similar.

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=21450

If you have a copy or know of a copy, please chime in here.

Known copies:

https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/w ... d/index.php?page=Longmans

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Feb 3, 2016
2016/2/3 9:25:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Have 2nd Impression
Feb 3, 2016
2016/2/3 9:32:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

remy wrote:
Have 2nd Impression

Ta. List updated. Hoping to see if there are more of one impression versus the other out there. Gut feel is that the second may be less common.
Feb 3, 2016
2016/2/3 18:39:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I too have a 2nd imp; 1970.
Feb 3, 2016
2016/2/3 19:03:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Mine is a second too.
Feb 3, 2016
2016/2/3 21:24:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Deagol wrote:
Mine is a second too.

Is the picture on your website of your copy or of another one? If it is your copy, then there are two states of the second impression (one with the illustration several mm further to the right. I had assumed that this was a difference between 1st and 2nd, but maybe not?)
Feb 3, 2016
2016/2/3 21:43:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The website image is a donation.
It is a first printing.
The owner is not on your list.
Feb 3, 2016
2016/2/3 21:49:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Deagol wrote:
The website image is a donation.
It is a first printing.
The owner is not on your list.

Ahh, cool. That means I only have one more copy to collect, not two :)
Feb 6, 2016
2016/2/6 9:26:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
For completeness, I donated mine to the Tolkien Society a couple of years ago.

- wellinghall
Nov 26, 2019
2019/11/26 19:05:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Could acquire this nice set for 20€

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