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Poems from the Hobbit 1999
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Tolkienbooks.net (which I trust) lists the 1999 Poems from the Hobbit as a mini hardback. Wherever I search on the net to buy the book, using the same ISBN, it's always described as paperback/softcover. Only the Houghton Mifflin version comes up as hardback. Is there a softcover or is this just an error that's become attached to the book?

Posted on: 2014/12/27 21:15


Re: New Book Releases
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I get the feeling that it is a mistake based on the description which matches the current Mr Bliss:

"Published here for the first time with Tolkien's own colorful illustrations integrated into his comical story, this book also includes the original handwritten version of the story printed in facsimile at the back, giving readers of all ages two ways of enjoying this remarkable book."

Though if this is the case, then why not include Mr Bliss's companion Letters from Father Christmas in the series? Who knows? Personally, I'd be surprised if they did a pocket Mr Bliss.

Posted on: 2014/10/30 20:50


Re: The Lord of the Rings & the Hobbit Collection [BBC Audiobooks]
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I'm interested in purchasing CDs of the BBC Tolkien productions. This (2011) set has 19 CDs (5 Hobbit, 14 LoTR). The 2009 J.R.R. Tolkien Collection includes Tales from the Perilous Realm and J.R.R. Tolkien: An Audio Portrait. It has a total of 21 discs - with 4 each for The Hobbit and each book of the trilogy and an additional 5 for Tales and the Portrait. Does the newer set have more (Hobbit and LotR) content with its 3 additional discs (19 vs. 16)? From what I can glean from Amazon, the individually sold sets are as follows:

Tales: 3 discs
Audio Portrait: 2 discs
Hobbit: 5 discs (contains "bonus author interview")
LotR: 12 discs (one of which is music)

These seem to correlate with the 2009 set with the exception of the extra Hobbit disc (is this simply the bonus interview? - is this the same extra disc as the 2011 set?).

Can anyone sort this out for me?

Posted on: 2014/9/14 20:09


Re: Lord of the Rings + Reader's Companion Set
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Thanks for the pictures Trotter. I notice also that the sides at the opening differ as well: angled for 50th, curved for 60th. I guess I can't cheat by buying the older books separately and putting them in a newer box!

Posted on: 2014/8/25 19:32


Lord of the Rings + Reader's Companion Set
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I have the recent 4-hardback LoTR + Reader's Companion 60th Anniversary boxed set. I've been looking for the 50th Anniversary set for some time. I know it's been stated in a forum here before that the 50th set isn't all that rare, though I only see a couple a year on Ebay and elsewhere. If anyone is selling, let me know.

Anyway, my question is: are the boxes from the 50th and 60th Anniversary sets identical? I know the books are different, but I'm wondering about the box.

Posted on: 2014/8/24 20:27



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