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Earl wrote:

Olwe wrote:

Someone should really try and write a longish article on the WHOLE genesis of this edition, the ordering process etc. :)



I concur. I honestly have no idea what the hype about this book is, and I can't find any information anywhere about what makes it special (other than that it caters to people who can't afford a true first edition).


That is the only thing that make it special. But as Trotter pointed out, the edition is legendary for its lateness.

(I think the "hype" probably involves a very small number of people -- I don't personally see this is being a huge mainstream thing of interest)

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garm wrote:
ah - is the Mirkwood illustration a half-tone plate?


It is.

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Trotter wrote:

Stu wrote:
If you count the end paper with the map and count into the book, the page numbers work (you end up at 12, when the first actual page number appears on the page), so it doesn't come across as odd.

Wherever a page number is displayed (from p12 onward), it is as per the original.


You can count it that way, but that means that the numbering is wrong in the 1st Impression and it actually starts on page 13, not 11.



No, I'm certainly not saying it is correct per the original -- I'm just saying it doesn't come across as totally whacky in its slightly modified form. People who know the original like yourself will notice the difference, but most readers probably won't notice unless their attention is drawn to it. I'd definitely have prefered those blank sheets to have been present, of course.

I just did a comparison of a few pages against the original, and there are some minor differences, e.g. the illustration on p196 is closer to the top of the page in the original, I noticed an 'O' at the start of one of the page headers, which appears to be a little higher than on the corresponding page in the original and is misaligned with the rest of the line (will need to look again at which page that was). The Mirkwood illustration looked to be positioned in the same way as original, and overall nothing stood out on the pages where I had photos of the original to compare to.

Paper quality is nothing to write home about, but does not look out of place (obviously you will be able to comment on how it compares to the original -- I suspect the original will be somewhat better).

I'm sure we will end up with a big list of requests for a second print, should there be one :)

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Trotter wrote:

It does mean that all the page numbers are wrong in the facsimile, it looks like the first page is actually page 9 and not page 11 as in the original.

I assume the plate is Mirkwood


If you count the end paper with the map and count into the book, the page numbers work (you end up at 12, when the first actual page number appears on the page), so it doesn't come across as odd.

Wherever a page number is displayed (from p12 onward), it is as per the original.

I assume the plate that David was referring to was the Mirkwood plate.

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David Brawn told me that the omission of the two blank pages at the front was down to getting the plate to appear in the right place (and he is happy for the book to be discussed and information shared -- I was worried I had jumped the gun).

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