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Very poor spines on the dust jackets, the red text is very faded.

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Re: Textual accuracy in the Lord of the Rings
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I have asked HarperCollins if they could let me know when they make the changes in the three volume hardback set, which are from Wayne and Christina's blog.

A11. HarperCollins three-volume trade hardback (2014), with dust-jackets reproducing Tolkien’s designs. Both this edition and D1 were meant to include the same further corrections; A11, however, missed some of these and added at least two new errors:

On pp. xvi–xix, our note on the 50th anniversary edition is reprinted from 2004, though we submitted a slightly amended version. (The latter is correctly printed in D1.)

On p. 169, l. 7 from bottom, ‘Dear Frodo,’ (the opening of Gandalf’s letter) is still indented, but should be flush with the left margin.

On p. 170, l. 9, we had noted, in regard to the original 50th anniversary setting, that the first line of the poem (‘All that is gold does not glitter,’) should be indented, that is, brought to the left measure of the poem rather than set (with a standard paragraph indent) at the left measure of the larger text block. But the typesetter failed to see that this point had been corrected already in this edition, and indented the line still further, too far to the right.

For p. 1041, n. 1 (etc.), we had discussed issues with footnotes or parts of footnotes in Appendix A which needed to be within quotation marks, to indicate ‘extracts’ from annals or tales. The typesetter has misread this in regard to n. 1 on p. 1043: here, instead of an ‘extract’, followed by a comment not within quotation marks, followed by another extract, the comment has been enclosed in quotation marks, within a larger not in quotation marks. The note should correctly read, with all quotation marks as they should be printed: ‘The sceptre was the chief mark . . . with a silver fillet’ (p. 146; pp. 848, 861, 967). In speaking of a crown . . . Aragorn’s line. ‘The sceptre of Númenor . . . crowning of Aragorn.’

On p. 1100, the death date of Bingo Baggins still reads ‘1363’ but should be ‘1360’.

On p. 1136, l. 7, the name hámfœst (with an oe digraph) has not been corrected to hámfæst (with an ae digraph).

On p. 1137, l. 29, ‘butterflies to the falcon’ has not been corrected to ‘butterflies to the swift falcon’.

On p. 1173, index col. 2, entry for ‘Spiders’, the see also note should read ‘Shelob; Ungoliant’, with a semi-colon, but has been set instead with a comma.



If, or when I get an answer to when the editions would be changed to reflect the issues, then I will update this post.

Posted on: 2014/12/28 11:03


What was the first copy of the Hobbit, LOTR and the Sil that you owned?
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I was looking at the first copies that I owned of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. I had read library copies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings before I had my own copies.

I bought all three with Christmas money at the end of 1979 and they are

Hobbit Unwin PB, 3rd edition 1979
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=22000
Lord of the Rings Unwin PB, Film Tie-In Edition 1978, 2nd Impression.
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=45450
Silmarillion Unwin PB, 1st Impression 1979
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62180

I only still have the paperback Silmarillion, lost the copy of the Hobbit, and my paperback LOTR had a fault and one leaf was repeated twice, so I binned it long ago.

What were your first copies?

Posted on: 2014/12/28 8:54

Edited by Trotter on 2014/12/28 9:08:30
Edited by Trotter on 2014/12/28 9:09:31
Edited by Trotter on 2014/12/28 9:50:02



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