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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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I think there was some speculation that the Middle-Earth treasury would be re-packaged Deluxe Editions of The Hobbit and LoTR in a box. It appears they will be pocket editions, so I guess much like the faux-seude HMH set, but presumably without the nasty suede.

Probably not one I'll bother picking up. I don't see a lot of utility in the Pocket Editions (and I didn't bother with the last Treasury Boxed set of reprints).

From the BD Entry:

"Deluxe boxed gift set of *pocket edition hardbacks* featuring J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular works, which together tell the tale of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and of the War of the Ring. When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set, published to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom and Bilbo's departure to the Grey Havens."

Posted on: 5/27 14:55:35


Re: Fellowship 1st State Proof
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Berelach wrote:
You're right Trotter. And I just love how they charge $10 for shipping. After $33,000, they really can't afford to offer free shipping?


I know it is an interesting item, but I always come back to -- do I really want to spend lots of money on a really scruffy (and arguably ugly) book? Sure, it is rare and interesting, but do I need to *own* it? For me, every year that goes by, the more the answer is "no". I'm not sure what the market is for these kinds of uber-expensive books, really, other than dealers/speculators looking for the bigger fool and flipping them amongst themselves. If it was a proof for almost any other author on the planet, no one would really care.

Posted on: 5/27 14:44:11


Re: Alan Lee UK Beren and Lúthien book signings
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Berelach wrote:
It is, but C. Tolkien brings the pieces together in a very engaging manner (as he always does)... his writing is such a pleasure. So sad that he says ("presumptively") that this book will be his last work from his father's writings.


I'd imagine that being 93, that has been his presumption for a while. However long he does live (and it could be a while, yet), he has had a damn good innings compared to most.

I suspect this book will be of most value to people who don't already have HoME. And it will undoubtedly make the material a bit more accessible.

Posted on: 5/26 20:40:48


Re: Alan Lee UK Beren and Lúthien book signings
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A bit more info about the content here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/tolkienfans/c ... _beren_and_luthien_today/

I believe it is - as expected - more a repackaging than anything especially new (other than the art).

Screenshot from the "Look Inside" at Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Beren-Lúthien-J-R-R-Tolkien/dp/1328791823/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495849370&sr=8-1&keywords=beren+and+luthien

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Re: Alan Lee UK Beren and Lúthien book signings
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Karl wrote:
Right - the slipcase opening is an actual curve and the spine titling is centered! Did anyone end up with a Kullervo with centered spine titling? The half-dozen I've personally examined all have left-of-centeritis.


The three that I have seen all had off-centre titling to slightly varying degrees. I wouldn't rule out there being a copy out there where the printer/binder actually managed to get it right by accident, but I expect that copy will have the text bound in upside-down or some other fault...

Posted on: 5/26 18:18:25



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