Hobbit Facsimile Edition
- I have a question for the group about the hardcover
"Hobbit: 70th Anniversary Edition" published by
Harper Collins in August 2001 (available on both
Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk). The edition is described as
Facsimile First Ed. edition (320 pages)
Does anyone actually own this edition?
Is this really what it appears to be: a fascimile
reproduction of the 1937 edition complete with
the original text (including the original "Riddles
in the Dark" Chapter (ch.5) and the original
black and white illustrations. Does it include any
of the colour plates included in the first American
I am puzzled by the reference to the "70th Anniversary"
which won't occur until September of this year, unless
it refers to the time when Tolkien is first supposed to
have started composing "The Hobbit"?
Can anyone shed any light on this?
Romuald (Ronnie) Lakowski
- Hi Romauld,
I don't have a copy in front of me to check, so I forwarded your question to
the following message board where it will likely get an answer sometime today.
I hope this helps!
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872 Loyalton Drive
Campbell, CA 95008 USA
- Thanks for forwarding my request. I checked the message board
and it turns out that it is actually a reprint of the 1991/1995
edition, which I already own. I guess it was too good to be
Romuald (not Romauld) or Ronnie (if you prefer) Lakowski
(Pronounced either "romwald" or "rom-oo-ald" or "rom-u-ald")
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