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Re: New Book Releases
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Earl wrote:
So any update from HC about what the new HOME set might be?

On a related note, I liked the cut out slipcases of the LOTR and TH deluxe editions, and the three colour foil stamping. They looked very premium. Lately, except for Tales From the Perilous Realm, the rest of the slipcases have seemed pretty lazy to me.

Beren and Luthien looks like it is designed by Alan Lee. It looks nice, but I do wish they used different colours, especially since there seem to be several motifs incorporated in the design (lady, nightingale, star).



Sorry, heard nothing back. Agree with your points regard the cutouts and coloured foil.

Posted on: 4/7 19:12:17


Re: New Book Releases
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Karl wrote:
Hmm...looks like just another reprint of the 3-hardback box currently listed as "out of stock" on tolkien.co.uk. Description is identical. Price sure increased though...



Not sure, the ISBN appears to be different, and the current boxed set is described as "The Complete History of Middle-Earth". I'd be really surprised if there was enough demand for another edition, but who knows.

Posted on: 4/1 20:05:44


Re: Hobbit facsimile
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Just a bit more info on the Facimsile Hobbit printing.

As of yet there has only been one printing, so the "1" is correct on all copies. The reason it became unavailable for a while is that a number of the copies were held back in Italy and were slipcased and shipped when it was seen that the book was selling well. The unavailability was due to the books being prepared and shipped from Italy.

It is likely there will be a second printing.

And to recap previous post, the number of copies with the swapped maps is unknown.

Posted on: 3/30 12:27:06


Re: UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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Onónion wrote:
Interesting to hear you're making a facsimile, Stu, I'm eager to see the result!


I actually did all the work a while back and got stymied in terms of A3 paper that was off-white, so I put it on the backburner. I'm just going to go ahead and accept that the paper will be a bit bright and get it printed. The A3 card I have for the cover looks like a good match, based on the video.

I can see that "*Feower: twa" on SYX MYNET needs to be a fraction bolder than I currently have it. My original scan of that page was a bit rough, so the bolding wasn't that obvious. Will sort that and get the damn thing printed.

Pictures from an early prototype.

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Posted on: 3/28 20:24:38


Re: Antiques roadshow
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garm wrote:
The collector isn't a member of this group; he's a private bloke who doesn't have any internet presence at all, AFAIK.

Basically, if he doesn't want to be named, I'm not going to.



Agreed. I'm very appreciative of his choice to share. Whilst I have scans and photos of all of the pages of Songs in varying quality, some from multiple sources, the one thing that is hard to find is any actual pictures of it where you can see the construction detail a little better. So really glad to see this.

Posted on: 3/27 13:05:52



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