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Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?

Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?

Aug 2, 2014 - in General Collecting Forum
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On the contents page of the GA&U Hobbit, an A* appears at the bottom.

This was only in the 10th(1958) to the 15th(1965) impressions and was dropped for the 3rd edition in 1966.

Any guesses at what it might represent?

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Re: Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?

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Yes, that would be my guess.

- wellinghall
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Re: Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?

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I haven't got a second edition, but the signature marks certainly appear (as you would expect) through the entire book on the 1946 (although the A is omitted). Presumably this is also the case on the second editions?
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Re: Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?

Aug 3, 2014 - in General Collecting Forum (edited)
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I will check, it looks like A* means that it is an earlier signature mark than A (though A by itself does not appear to exist, thanks Stu), I will check my copies to see if this is the case.

Thanks for all your help on this.



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