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Re: New Book Releases
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Nothing that we don't already know in here, except for it appears that the print run is 4,000 copies. I'm glad all the defective jackets were destroyed, as there are enough of the bad facsimiles upon which it was based in the world causing confusion (I had thought about asking David for one, and then thought -- 'God, no -- I really don't want one of the damnable things!').

Posted on: 9/24 19:04:49


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Trotter wrote:
The Tolkien Society think it will be ready at the weekend, they have tweeted about it.

https://twitter.com/TolkienSociety/status/779030622190833664

I have had no confirmation of this from HarperCollins.


We know it is arriving at some point soon. They aren't going to chuck away all the books because of the jacket. I do wonder if it wll get multiple prints and the first print will be passable and subsequent prints get a better jacket. There are several fine first impression jackets out there in the big wild world that would suit their needs, and as copyright holders they should be able to get the scans that no one else can get permission to access because of the Tolkien Estate's restrictions.

(BTW - I'm pleased that the error that I thought I had made on the cleaned-up scan I supplied to HC is - in fact - not an error; It is on the original and is correct - I shouldn't second guess myself!).

Posted on: 9/23 12:16:14

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They will arrive when they arrive, I guess. I'd rather they take the time to get it right, and I'm kind of hoping they have found another source for the jacket (done on a modern A3+ scanner with no lossy compression or joins between multiple scans). That would be the best result, but I'll be OK wth whatever at this stage; It isn't an expensive book.

Posted on: 9/22 14:26:35


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Morinehtar wrote:
Hopefully not another 1 year delay, but its ok if its to get the DJ right.


I don't think it will be a long delay, but I think (know) this has been a bit of a headache for them.

Posted on: 9/21 23:24:53


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Trotter wrote:
I received this email from Amazon today, hopefully should not be a very long delay.

Hello,

We regret to inform you that the following items have been delayed:

Tolkien, J. R. R. "The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition"
Estimated arrival date: Unknown



Maybe they have managed to source a proper high-res, non-lossy original jacket scan.

Posted on: 9/21 22:10:30



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