Images from an Ebay 25th Edition Sale. See Bellow.
Image from an Ebay Auction
- Full Title: The Hobbit
- Price: $3.95
- Edition: 3rd Edtion, 24th Printing (First State of 3rd Edition)
- Format: Hardcover with Wrappers
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
- Print Year: 1967
- Stated Year: Not Stated (1966 Copyright)
- ISBN-10: N/A
- ISBN-13: N/A
- Pages: (Wikipedia says 317)
- Dimensions: ?
- Known Print Numbers: 15,500
- First Published August 4th 1967
- 25th has aqua boards with blue lettering and $3.95 price
- 25th has $6.95 price plus LOTR info on inner jacket (mismatched jacket?), and aqua with blue boards.
- 26th has aqua boards with blue lettering and $3.95 price
- 27th Printing is priced at $4.95
- 28th Printing is priced at $4.95
- At the latest 29th Printing explicitly mentions a 3rd edition
- 29th has $4.95 price, aqua boards with blue boards, tan inside the boards and black/white maps
- 32nd Printing seems to be inscribed as 1974 and has green cloth boards with blue lettering
- 32 has library stamp of April 1976
- 33 Printing is $6.95 and also says “when hobbit first published over 35 years ago”.
- 33 Has green boards
- A 35 Printing has $6.95 price and number line. It also says “when hobbit first published over 25 years ago”. .
- A 37th has a $6.95 price. It says hobbit first published “25 years ago”.
- Hammond and Anderson states that the first printing of the 3rd edition was either the 24th or 25th impression but a 24th has not been found. They have production numbers for the 24th though so presumably it does exist.
- Images from http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-R-R-Tolkien-Hobbit-1966-HC-DJ-1st-ed-25th-printing-/121041582155
- JRR Tolkien – A descriptive Bibliography