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Re: New Book Releases
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onthetrail wrote:
Hi Stu

Not to sound confrontational as I am new but I don't understand why it remaining in Tolkien Studies alone enables many more readers to enjoy it?

We are lucky enough to read it but most people I know can not justify the expense or do not have access to the Studies in any form to have read anything in it. I like the hardcover release very much of Kullervo, I do get the opinion that a deluxe release is a bit much but a standard release surely only helps people access more of the works.


Because the publisher doesn't make it clear that is of limited interest to the typical Tolkien "fan", but markets it as if it is. I guarantee you that most people who purchase the book (or have it purchased for them) will not get a great deal of value from it.

IMHO, not everything is worthy of publishing in a separate volume, and stuff like this would be better in a volume of collected works (with less padding). That makes less money, though.

A Deluxe edition is just ridiculous.

Posted on: 2015/11/30 13:23


Re: New Book Releases
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I'm surprised there is enough interest in this for a Deluxe Edition. I'm somewhat of the opinion that it should probably have remained in Tolkien Studies.

Posted on: 2015/11/30 12:24


Re: tolkien.co.uk Black Friday Sale
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mstrind5 wrote:
I've seen the black friday offers, so thanks for the heads up.

My old paperback copies are now in need of replacing. So I'm wondering is it worth picking up some of the deluxe versions, because some other members have pointed out that the latest printings aren't always the greatest? Or should I just pick up some paper copies instead?

Thanks.



I personally don't like the later printings of the earlier Deluxe editions (if that makes sense). The UK and Italian printed ones aren't bad, although the quality of the slipcases declines between the earliest volumes and most recent.

In all honesty, I'd probably just buy nice second-hand (as new) hardbacks on eBay for Hobbit and LOTR, etc. Just go earlier than HarperCollins as the quality of the standard editions generally declined post Unwin Hyman.

Posted on: 2015/11/28 13:44


tolkien.co.uk Black Friday Sale
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http://www.tolkien.co.uk/page/Feature ... News/Black+Friday+Special

Super Deluxe S&G might be of interest to some at 175 pounds

Posted on: 2015/11/27 12:21


Re: Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (3) states
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voodoomailman wrote:
Hello... I was wondering... does anyone have information regarding the rarity of the different states of the first UK edition of Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981)? The three states are listed in Hammond pp. 350-351 and I'm curious as to how many of each are out there. My copy seems to be the 2nd state. Does anyone have the first state or either of the two variants of the third state?

Thanks!



From memory, I asked the same question on here a few years back and had a few replies (and I think there were a mixture of states). I'm not having any luck finding the thread, though. Mine is state 2, for what it is worth.

Posted on: 2015/11/25 1:11



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