I just read this sentence in The Hobbit:
The feast that they now saw was more magnificent then before
and I am leaning on the verge, the very cusp of losing all faith in J.R.R. Tolkien. I am shocked to the bones at the inappropriate use of the word “then.”
Search your libraries! Tell me, is this a one-off publisher error, or is this a typo that has sat unnoticed for 50 years?