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Re: Deluxe edition Harpercollins completed collection?
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From memory, they aren't a great match. The JRRT logo has a circle around it and is smaller. If you look at any of the publicity photos for the deluxe Sigurd and Gudrun, they actually show the standard edition in s deluxe slipcase, so you can see what it looks like from that.

http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780 ... Legend+of+Sigurd+and+Gudrún+

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Re: Deluxe edition Harpercollins completed collection?
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Earl wrote:

Stu wrote:
If it was not India paper, it would basically just be the standard 3 volume with slightly different paper covering the boards, and presumably costing more money.


But isn't that what all the current deluxe editions are anyway? Just different presentation and no new/special/exclusive content? I don't think any of the new deluxe editions add anything extra compared to other paperback and hardcover editions, e.g., Silmarillion, Hobbit, COH. Probably LOTR has those two Book Of Marzabul scans, but that hardly qualifies as special content imo.

That said, I do agree with you about the China printings. I sincerely hope the Beren and Luthien deluxe edition will not be crappy quality.


No, I'm not talking about extra content. There has never been any special content on the deluxe editions. I'm just pointing out that the quality of the trade hardack HoME is already more or less on a par with the deluxe editions (assuming recent prints haven't gone down hill), so a deluxe version would be not much different than taking a standard edition and throwing away the dustjacket. I can't personally see the point. The deluxe editons would need to be better than they typically are or the trade edition would need to be worse than they are for it to (IMHO) be a worthwhile exercise.

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Re: Deluxe edition Harpercollins completed collection?
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I'm pretty ambivalent about HoME coming as a current-format deluxe edition. If it was not India paper, it would basically just be the standard 3 volume with slightly different paper covering the boards, and presumably costing more money. I can't see them doing India paper again, due to cost. But if they did do an india paper version that was not printed in China, I'd probably consider buying it. Will not be touching any more deluxes printed in China after Kullervo.

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Re: UK Deluxe Tales from the Perilous Realm [2008]
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St. Troy wrote:
Is it known what proportion of TftPR has the original 3-color foil (how rare it is)? I hope to soon hunt one down and while I'm not fussy about most details, I do want the 3-color foil.



2,000 copies of the original (with 500 copies being signed and having a different ISBN and information sheet).

I think the first (Chinese) reprint a couple of years back was approx. 500 copies, but have no idea whether there have been further reprints. The exact number of that first reprint is recorded somewhere in these threads.

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Re: Deluxe edition Harpercollins completed collection?
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Urulöké wrote:
I agree with you St. Troy, the pictured books you specifically asked about are (from what I can tell in the photo) trade editions with the dustjackets removed.

There have been deluxe editions issued for the HoMe volumes, see here: http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/gallery.php?subsection=81

The other volumes that you asked about have not had deluxe editions put out by HarperCollins.


That's correct. The other books in the images are just regular trade editions without jackets. I've seen a couple of people on the interwebs do this to create the illusion of them being matching books, which - of course - they are not.

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