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"Best" version of Lord of the Rings?
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I'm looking to read through the Lord of the Rings and I'm someone who really appreciates quality-made books and readable page design.

I value paper quality (minimal ghosting) perhaps the most. I don't care if it's all in one book or separated.

So my question is, what would y'all recommend?


Also, how is the quality of this version?

http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780 ... 46/The+Lord+of+the+Rings+

I'm really drawn to the cover.

Posted on: 7/16 17:03:38

Edited by reCAPTCHA on 2015/7/16 18:17:33


Re: New Book Releases
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Tapuvae wrote:
Yes I noticed Amazon was offering the new art book as a bundle with this one. Basically, for this you get the slipcase.



Didn't know Amazon did bundles. I thought they just recommended associated items?

I don't like this type of slipcase - shape-wise, it reminds me of commercial packaging boxes for small items that are designed to sit on retailer shelves. It seems pointless for books - the top of the pages are exposed, yet pretty much the only actual benefit of a slipcase is that it protects the page edges from dust (which this one doesn't). It also does not protect the top front edge of the books from being bumped.

It is sad that the facsimile first Hobbit couldn't make it out of the starting gate, but stuff like this is being churned out.

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Re: New Book Releases
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Yes I noticed Amazon was offering the new art book as a bundle with this one. Basically, for this you get the slipcase.

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Trotter wrote:
It is cheaper from other suppliers e.g. £24.30 from Speedyhen (but they only deliver to the UK)

http://www.speedyhen.com/StoreFront/P ... iles-of-Ham-the-/17766447
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Speedyhen quite often sell Tolkien stuff on eBay as well, so might be worth keeping an eye there for non-UK buyers who think the RRP of these little books is a bit on the nose.

I made a commitment to purchase no new books from HarperCollins unless they contained new material or were finishing off an incomplete set, so this doesn't pass the rules, and the money saved will be spent on the Art of Lord of the Rings instead.

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