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Re: Textual accuracy in the Lord of the Rings
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Nilonym wrote:
Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but...

I'm sorry to see it too. I ordered the the HC 60th anniversary boxed set and was crushed to find it was printed in China when I received it. Outside the usual issues of supporting the local economy (be it the UK for HC or the US for HM), there's absolutely a quality difference between this set and my US-printed Hobbit and UK-printed single-volume 50th anniversary LotR. Finally, and I'm not quite sure how to articulate this, I just feel it's at odds with Tolkien's legacy. I'm not an expert, but I somehow feel he wouldn't be happy about it. In any case, it won't be going on my shelf.

Does anyone have a copy of this set (A11) printed in the UK? Was A2 printed in China?


Mine is the first printing (i.e. 6th), and is Lego, SPA. I agree with you that the current Chinese production feels at odds with the author and material, and you are not the first to comment on the low production quality of the Chinese three-volume LOTR.

Posted on: 8/10 2:05:20


Re: BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4 Tolkien: The Lost Recordings
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Joss Ackland sounds heavily drugged.

Posted on: 8/7 21:27:26


Re: The Tolkien Library
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Berelach wrote:
I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give their opinion as to an estimated fair selling price for The Tolkien Library box set (1978, including H, S, and LotR). I've been trying to get my hands on one but the only listings I've seen for them have been around $700/£530 or more. Is that actually a fair price or is that just another 'Wonders of eBay' type of thing? To me it seems much too high.


I saw a fine set go for 100 pounds last year (in Scotland, IIRC -- I expect someone from here purchased it). A couple of hundred is probably fair, I'd say. You have to remember that most prices are just speculative and sellers will sit on stuff for a very long time. I guess the question is, how much do you want to pay for a slipcase, as the books themselves are basically worthless. So long as you don't mind waiting (potentially a long time), you will get a set.

Posted on: 7/31 16:50:43


Re: The Wonders of...
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Cut signature from one book and stick in another? I just see stuff like this as worthless -- two books ruined by one signature with no provenance.

eBay Item #142055857629

Posted on: 7/31 0:47:46


Re: At some point this must be correct
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I don't believe it! 2099 for S&G? -- you are an optimist.

And that many-times-reprinted 2004 Deluxe LOTR that is "available for a limited time only" must soon be going to set a record for the longest any edition has been available.

Posted on: 7/30 14:02:02



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