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Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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I finally picked up the AU S&G, so here is a picture comparison of the UK and AU Editions. Of note is that the AU edition is a couple of mm taller, and this is reflected by the top of the jacket not being cut as much as the UK edition. The other differences are fairly obvious.

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Posted on: 2013/5/26 16:16


Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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Finally found a shop with a copy today. I can confirm that the Australians are just getting the same UK edition (no asia-pac printed version this time). Paper quality seemed quite poor, to be honest.

Seems like a very low key release compared to even S&G, which makes sense given the material and S&G didn't exactly whizz out of the stores here.

Posted on: 2013/5/25 21:16


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Jlong wrote:
Interesting title for the listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Hobbit-wi ... tible&hash=item4ac4e13441



"Book" and "Slipcase" or "Book" (actually slipcase) and "Insert". Amazing how some peoples' minds work.

Posted on: 2013/5/23 15:50


Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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I got my dispatch notifications for both copies from Book Depository yesterday. I bailed out from Amazon.co.uk, as even though I preordered when it was 10 pounds cheaper it was still going to work out about $17 more expensive to Australia than BD for the Deluxe.

No sign of it in any of the bookshops here in Brisbane yesterday, so no info as to whether the AU edition is the same printer as the UK as yet. Will keep my eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks.

Posted on: 2013/5/23 15:47


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Trotter wrote:
On first glance the two books look identical, ISBNs are the same as are impressions, but they are clearly not the same

Stu, Do you think they have better paper, buckram is a better paper for me than regular paper as Khamûl states?


Yes, the AU edition is generally of a noticeably higher quality. The Buckram (or buckram-like) boards appear much more durable than the paper covered boards of the UK edition. The pages in the AU edition are also a bit whiter.

The opposite goes for S&G. The AU edition actually has slightly thinner paper-covered boards than the UK edition.

Posted on: 2013/5/20 17:35



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