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Return of the King 1st/1st; p281
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I'm curious to know (if possible) how the damaged text on p281 of the 1st impression of The Return of the King (the gap in the middle of the last word, 'Me n') matches up with the p49 variations. I have two copies, one with undamaged text and no signature mark on p49 (and a first state jacket) and the other with the damaged text and signature mark. Neither show the gap in 'Men' on p281. Anyone have a little more info on this?

Posted on: 1/24 14:16:21


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According to Deagol's site

"Variants of the text on page 281
There is another area of damaged text on the last line of page 281. There are two states, priority as follows:

There is a gap in the middle of the word Me n.
The gap has been closed - Men.

The small scale survey by Steven M. Frisby found 4 out of 10 copies checked had the defective text.
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http://tolkienbooks.net/php/1st-rotk.php#281

There is no gap in my copy though, and I wonder if it smaller than '4 out of 10' that have the error.

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Thank you Trotter... do you know if your copy has the damaged text/signature mark on p49?

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It is undamaged text and no signature mark on page 49.

Posted on: 1/25 0:05:51






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